Bob Dylan And The Band - The Basement Tapes: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11

 (Raw Edition 3 LP + 2 CD)


Label:

Legacy

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
ALEG 61314
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

Vinyl Box Sets


No. of Discs: 5
Note: 180 Gram



2016 Grammy Award winner - Best Historical Album

Featuring Bob Dylan and The Band

Chronicling Dylan's legendary 1967 sessions with The Band!

Special deluxe LP set on 180-gram vinyl, 3 LPs of 38 highlight tracks

Compiled from meticulously restored original tapes

Exclusive 12" booklet with extensive liner notes and rare photographs

Also includes all the tracks on two CDs

The Basement Tapes Complete brings together, for the first time ever, every salvageable recording from Bob Dylan's legendary 1967 recording sessions with members of his touring ensemble who would later achieve their own fame as The Band.

Having transformed music and culture during the early 1960s, Bob Dylan reached unparalleled heights across 1965 and 1966 through the release of three historic albums, the watershed single "Like A Rolling Stone," a controvversial and legendary "electric" performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival and tours of the U.S., Britain and Europe. Dylan's mercurial rise and prodigious outpouring of work stopped in July 1966 when he was reported to have been in a serious motorcycle accident in upstate New York.

While recovering, Dylan ensconced himself, along with Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson and later, Levon Helm, in the basement of a small house dubbed "Big Pink" by the group, in West Saugerties, New York. This collective, which would come to be known as Bob Dylan and The Band, recorded more than a hundred songs over the next several months including traditional covers, wry and humorous ditties, off-the-cuff performances and most important, dozens of newly-written Bob Dylan songs, including future classics "I Shall Be Released," "The Mighty Quinn," "This Wheel's On Fire" and "You Ain't Going Nowhere."

When rumors and rare acetates of some of these recordings began surfacing, it created a curiosity strong enough to fuel an entirely new segment of the music business: the bootleg record. In 1969, an album mysteriously titled Great White Wonder began showing up in record shops around the country carrying this new contraband Dylan music.

The actual recordings remained commercially unavailable until 1975 when Columbia Records released a scant 16 of them on The Basement Tapes album (that album also included eight new songs by The Band, without Dylan).

A critical and popular success, The Basement Tapes went Top 10 in the U.S. and U.K., with John Rockwell of The New York Times calling it "one of the greatest albums in the history of American popular music." Still, over the years the songs on The Basement Tapes have haunted and perplexed fans, with the recordings themselves representing a Holy Grail for Dylanologists, causing them to wonder "What's on the rest of those reels?"

The answer arrives via The Basement Tapes Complete, which brings together for the first time every salvageable recording from the tapes including recently discovered early gems recorded in the "Red Room" of Dylan's home in upstate New York. Garth Hudson worked closely with Canadian music archivist and producer Jan Haust to restore the deteriorating tapes to pristine sound, with much of this music preserved digitally for the first time.

The decision was made to present The Basement Tapes Complete as intact as possible. Also, unlike the official 1975 release, these performances are presented as close as possible to the way they were originally recorded and sounded back in the summer of 1967. The tracks on The Basement Tapes Complete run in mostly chronological order based on Garth Hudson's numbering system.



LP 1
Side 1
1. Open the Door, Homer (Restored version)
2. Odds and Ends (Alternate version)
3. Million Dollar Bash (Alternate version)
4. One Too Many Mornings (Unreleased)
5. I Don't Hurt Anymore (Unreleased)
6. Ain't No More Cane (Alternate version)
7. Crash on the Levee (Restored version)
Side 2
8. Tears of Rage (Without overdubs)
9. Dress it up, Better Have it All (Unreleased)
10. I'm Not There (Previously released)
11. Johnny Todd (Unreleased)
12. Too Much of Nothing (Alternate version)

LP 2
Side 1
1. Quinn the Eskimo (Restored version)
2. Get Your Rocks Off (Unreleased)
3. Santa-Fe (Previously released)
4. Silent Weekend (Unreleased)
5. Clothes Line Saga (Restored version)
6. Please, Mrs. Henry (Restored version)
7. I Shall be Released (Restored version)
Side 2
8. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Alternate version)
9. Lo and Behold! (Alternate version)
10. Minstrel Boy (Previously released)
11. Tiny Montgomery (Without overdubs)
12. All You Have to do is Dream (Unreleased)
13. Goin' to Acapulco (Without overdubs)
14. 900 Miles from My Home (Unreleased)

LP 3
Side 1
1. One for the Road (Unreleased)
2. I'm Alright (Unreleased)
3. Blowin' in the Wind (Unreleased)
4. Apple Suckling Tree (Restored version)
5. Nothing Was Delivered (Restored version)
6. Folsom Prison Blues (Unreleased)
Side 2
7. This Wheel's on Fire (Without overdubs)
8. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread (Restored version)
9. Don't Ya Tell Henry (Alternate version)
10. Baby, Won't You be My Baby (Unreleased)
11. Sign on the Cross (Unreleased)
12. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Without overdubs)

CD 1
1. Open the Door, Homer (Restored version)
2. Odds and Ends (Alternate version)
3. Million Dollar Bash (Alternate version)
4. One Too Many Mornings (Unreleased)
5. I Don't Hurt Anymore (Unreleased)
6. Ain't No More Cane (Alternate version)
7. Crash on the Levee (Restored version)
8. Tears of Rage (Without overdubs)
9. Dress it up, Better Have it All (Unreleased)
10. I'm Not There (Previously released)
11. Johnny Todd (Unreleased)
12. Too Much of Nothing (Alternate version)
13. Quinn the Eskimo (Restored version)
14. Get Your Rocks Off (Unreleased)
15. Santa-Fe (Previously released)
16. Silent Weekend (Unreleased)
17. Clothes Line Saga (Restored version)
18. Please, Mrs. Henry (Restored version)
19. I Shall be Released (Restored version)

CD 2
1. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Alternate version)
2. Lo and Behold! (Alternate version)
3. Minstrel Boy (Previously released)
4. Tiny Montgomery (Without overdubs)
5. All You Have to do is Dream (Unreleased)
6. Goin' to Acapulco (Without overdubs)
7. 900 Miles from My Home (Unreleased)
8. One for the Road (Unreleased)
9. I'm Alright (Unreleased)
10. Blowin' in the Wind (Unreleased)
11. Apple Suckling Tree (Restored version)
12. Nothing Was Delivered (Restored version)
13. Folsom Prison Blues (Unreleased)
14. This Wheel's on Fire (Without overdubs)
15. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread (Restored version)
16. Don't Ya Tell Henry (Alternate version)
17. Baby, Won't You be My Baby (Unreleased)
18. Sign on the Cross (Unreleased)
19. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Without overdubs)

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