They released their 4th album "Bookends" in March 1968 and spent a lot of time gigging that year. Clearly, playing the Hollywood Bowl, they were a big deal by 1968 and they deliver a superb set in this recording.
A wonderful performance full of energy and good humour. The performance
was recorded by Al Kooper, and was possibly intended for an official live
album. A few recording anomalies (the guitar hitting Paul's mic stand
and tape saturation) likely commanded a veto from the CBS Records
executives. It's a shame, because, aside from a few recording baubles,
the show is certainly worth an official release. I hope you enjoy this version instead! Of special note are the
performances of "Overs," "At The Zoo," "Leaves That Are Green," "The
Dangling Conversation," and "Old Friends / Bookends."
I'm told this recording was released as a bootleg entitled "Voice of Intelligent Dissent" in its original form. I hope those of you who know that enjoy what I've done with it. Its a soundboard recording of the full gig and with some noise reduction and light tidying up, it sounds superb. I hope you enjoy it.
The show is available for download HERE as 1 MP3 file.
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April Come She Will
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
A Most Peculiar Man
I Am A Rock
At The Zoo
Bye Bye Love
Leaves That Are Green
The Dangling Conversation
For Emily Wherever I May Find Her
A Poem On The Underground Wall
The Sound Of Silence
He Was My Brother