My sincere pleasure DylanDave and I'm pleased you regarded my info as a worthy addition to the discussion.Thanks for the detailed info AMP59, I am always grateful to people who put the hours in to read up on these things as I'm always too busy enjoying the music. In agreement with much of your summary and of course the underlying motivations for the tape compiling are very obvious in the lack of polish and balance in the various 'mastering' efforts.
OK, well I'm convinced! You two are absolutely right and I found your discussion highly informative.
I can see I am conversing with a fellow believer. Maybe my roots based music preferences (blues and jazz) which I discovered alongside Bob and Neil and Van and Joni et al back in my teens causes me to lean towards this stuff more than some others do. I am also UK based, have been to Scotland many times and had the pleasure of catching Bob in Glasgow in 91. wasn't a great gig, but it was a great weekend in the company of a trader buddy of mine from that fab city.
Oh yes, I was at one of the two shows as unfortunately work commitments prevented both nights. I believe Bob had been on a drinking spree during that period and it showed. You may recall how packed that SECC Hall 3 was as the 5,000 capacity had been ignored and they stuffed 7,000 in there. I was at the 2nd night where they opened with the instrumental "Mountains Of Mourne".
Ref "Been All Around This World", last night at Hammersmith 90. Are you sure that's the title? I don't recognise it. I do know he performed "Rambling Down Through The World" at least twice elsewhere. However, checking my notes for Feb 8th 90, the last night, the only unusual title performed was the penultimate "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me". My info has maybe fallen short and it was also excluded from my tape, but I find that very odd.