In December of 2007 I discovered Bob Dylan. I spent the next year listening to all of his albums in chronological order. My listening habits, however, were weighted towards the studio work, so I'm not as familiar with some of the concert albums.
While fiddling with my new MP3 player, just now, I stumbled across a live version of "It Aint Me Babe" from 1984's Real Live... and it blew my mind.
The 80's are often thought of as the low point in Dylan's career, and yet, here, in this performance of an old Dylan standard, the man sounds as good as ever. I think what really sends shivers up my spine is the moment when Dylan reaches the first chorus and sings, "It aint me babe," and then, suddenly, a crowd of thousands takes over, singing, the "No, no, no's". Dylan becomes silent, letting the crowd sing the next "It aint me babe", before coming in for the final, "It aint me you're looking for, babe," to finish the chorus.