My Back Pages - Dylan, McGuinn, Petty, Harrison, Young, Clapton...

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  1. moosie

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    And I probably forgot someone. So good, and kinda fun to watch Neil Young. When he performs, he's physically all over the place. Anyway, enjoy!

    EDIT: caught a glimpse of Steve Cropper on the backline. And who's the dude with the red Tele, matching headstock?

     
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    Wow that was amazing ! I always liked how Neil lurches forward and walks around when he’s into it
     
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    That's GE Smith with the red Tele... he seems to be calling the shots. And along with Cropper, that's Duck Dunn on bass.

    I love this song.
     
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    One of the best All-Star jams ever, and brother, both Clapton and Neil really deliver on vocals and their solos.
    Powerful, Everyone!

    ( big Neil Young fan, he is a master manipulator of his guitar, creating wonderful epic solo melodies "on the fly'- he has been doing this since Buffalo Springfield)

    Edit- Jim Keltner, Booker T. ( I think), Duck Dunn, Steve Cropper, G.E Smith- now that's a backup band!
     
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    Ah, of course! GE! I totally missed Duck, though.

    Yes, quite the backup band!
     
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    There's a close-up shot of the B-3 player 48 seconds in, and it's not Booker T. Looks like Benmont Tench.

    You can tell who Bob really likes...leaves the last verse to George and the last solo to Neil.

    A great performance, never get tired of this.
     
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    I am pretty sure that's Al Kooper on the B3. And let's not overlook Anton Fig on the drums alongside Mr. Keltner
     
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    All those voices one after the other... so iconic and recognizable.... instantly brings all their works to you after that first word.. and brings a smile to your face.. :)
     
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    My favorite Byrds (with apologies to Dylan) song. I couldn’t help thinking of one of my teenage friend’s description of Dylan’s voice “a cow with a cold”.
    Still meaningful words in current times.
     
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    Outstanding. All of it. (Well, maybe not GE's haircut.)

    There's not what you would consider a classic singer among them. Distinctive voices. Iconic.

    How intimidating for Smith, pushing that crew around? Who ever saw Neil smile like that? How much do we miss Petty?

    Thanks for digging this one back up. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
     
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    Smokin' hot house band with G.E Smith driving the bus, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn, & Anton Figg. However you slice it, this is probably one of the best Back Pages out there.
     
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    Love this version!!!! I’m a bit partial to Neil’s solo over clapton’s but that’s because it’s Neil after all, and everyone does great!
     
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    Love those guys.
     
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    That was sensory overload! Amazing. Assume this was recorded sometime in the late 80's - early 90's?
     
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    Thanks for sharing this! A lot of times all star jams are a mess, but this is different. The sound on everyone is perfect, the playing and singing tasteful, flawlessly executed. It's a treat to see Harrison and Petty again and to see GE Smith direct these titans of popular music.
     
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    By gum, you're right. I stand corrected.
     
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    Maybe the best R&R concert ever.
     
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    My favorite (non-musical) part was Clapton politely "asking" Dylan if he might step aside so that Eric could get through to the mic for his vocal. A interesting study in deference.
     
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    I concur.
     
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    I always thought that this was a great video. I would have loved to have seen it live. I recently read where Clapton and Harrison were not exactly thrilled with Neil Young’s performance. Something about Neil hogging the spotlight. I’m not sure I see that but ego-wise that may have been a tough group to get on the same page.
     
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