Bob Dylan Unearths ‘Can’t Wait’ & ‘Girl From The North Country’ In Stockholm

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Bob Dylan brought his Never Ending Tour to Stockholm on Wednesday night, where he dusted off rarities “Can’t Wait” and “Girl From The North Country” as part of his 20-song performance at Ericsson Globe. Dylan hadn’t played those tunes live in seven years and five years respectively.

The legendary artist has been focusing his tour efforts solely on Europe in 2019. Bob had stuck to a similar setlist for most of the year as he performed the same songs in the same order at the end of a leg that concluded in Spain last month and at the start of the current leg, which began this past Friday in Norway. Last night was a different story thanks to the inclusion of “Can’t Wait” from 1997’s Time Out of Mind and “Girl From The North Country” from 1963’s The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan and his band completely reworked “Can’t Wait” since its last performance on September 4, 2012 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Last night’s rendition was funky and swampy as compared to the slow dirges of the past. The song was the fifth of the night played in Stockholm, while “Girl From The North Country” appeared as the 14th song of the set. Dylan hadn’t performed the former live staple since August 27, 2014 at The Tivoli in Brisbane, Australia. Bob’s arrangement of “Girl From The North Country” in Stockholm focused on piano with sparse accompaniment from upright bass and pedal steel guitar.

Listen to audio of both rarities shared by secondo44:

Can’t Wait

Girl From The North Country

Setlist

Bob Dylan at Ericsson Globe

  • Things Have Changed
  • It Ain't Me, Babe
  • Highway 61 Revisited
  • Simple Twist of Fate
  • Can't Wait  
  • When I Paint My Masterpiece
  • Honest With Me
  • Tryin' to Get to Heaven
  • Scarlet Town
  • Make You Feel My Love
  • Pay in Blood
  • Like a Rolling Stone
  • Early Roman Kings
  • Girl From the North Country  
  • Love Sick
  • Thunder on the Mountain
  • Soon After Midnight
  • Gotta Serve Somebody
Encore
  • Blowin' in the Wind
  • It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry

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