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“Bob Dylan and The Band – The Basement Tapes Complete” box set

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The forthcoming 6-CD “The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11” brings together all of the recordings from Bob Dylan’s so-called “Basement Tapes,” including many that have not been heard before. The box set and a 2-CD collection of highlights from the set will be released in November.

The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11

The 138-track “The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11” brings together, for the first time ever, every salvageable recording from the tapes, including the recently discovered earlier recordings made in the “Red Room” of Dylan’s home, Hi Lo Ha, in the Byrdcliffe area of Woodstock.

Those “Red Room” sessions took place between March and June of 1967, after which the sessions moved to the basement of a house dubbed “Big Pink” in West Saugerties, New York, where the bulk of the recordings were made. Dylan was backed by a group that would later become known as The Band, comprising Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson and, later, Levon Helm.

The informal sessions included recordings of traditional songs, covers of songs by the likes of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and John Lee Hooker, and many newly written Dylan songs, including “This Wheels On Fire,” “I Shall Be Released,” “You Ain’t Going Nowhere” and “The Mighty Quinn”.

The first official release of songs from these sessions was the heavily overdubbed “Basement Tapes” double album in 1975, which was overseen by Robbie Robertson. A lot of material has also leaked on bootleg, including the 5-CD 1990s set “The Genuine Basement Tapes” and the 4-CD “A Tree With Roots”. The exciting thing for Dylan fans is that “The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11” features 30 recordings that did not appear on the bootleg sets.

One of the previously unheard tracks is this alternate take of “Odds and Ends”:

“Odds and Ends” features on the full box set and also the 2-CD collection of highlights from the box set titled “The Basement Tapes Raw”.

Garth Hudson was involved with the production of the box set, working closely with Canadian music archivist and producer Jan Haust to restore the deteriorating tapes. The performances are presented as originally recorded, without overdubs, and for the most part in chronological order, based on Hudson’s numbering system.

“The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11” – Tracklist

CD 1

  1. “Edge of the Ocean”
  2. “My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It” (written by Clarence Williams)
  3. “Roll on Train”
  4. “Mr. Blue” (written by Dewayne Blackwell)
  5. “Belshazzar” (written by Johnny Cash)
  6. “I Forgot to Remember to Forget” (written by Charlie A Feathers and Stanley A Kesler)
  7. “You Win Again” (written by Hank Williams)
  8. “Still in Town” (written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard)
  9. “Waltzing with Sin” (written by Sonny Burns and Red Hayes)
  10. “Big River (Take 1)” (written by Johnny Cash)
  11. “Big River (Take 2)” (written by Johnny Cash)
  12. “Folsom Prison Blues” (written by Johnny Cash)
  13. “Bells of Rhymney” (written by Idris Davies and Peter Seeger)
  14. “Spanish is the Loving Tongue”
  15. “Under Control”
  16. “Ol’ Roison the Beau” (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  17. “I’m Guilty of Loving You”
  18. “Cool Water” (written by Bob Nolan)
  19. “The Auld Triangle” (written by Brendan Francis Behan)
  20. “Po’ Lazarus” (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  21. “I’m a Fool for You” (Take 1)
  22. “I’m a Fool for You” (Take 2).

CD 2

  1. “Johnny Todd” (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  2. “Tupelo” (written by John Lee Hooker)
  3. “Kickin’ My Dog Around” (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  4. “See You Later Allen Ginsberg (Take 1)”
  5. “See You Later Allen Ginsberg (Take 2)”
  6. “Tiny Montgomery”
  7. “Big Dog”
  8. “I’m Your Teenage Prayer”
  9. “Four Strong Winds” (written by Ian Tyson)
  10. “The French Girl (Take 1)” (written by Ian Tyson and Sylvia Tyson)
  11. “The French Girl (Take 2)” (written by Ian Tyson and Sylvia Tyson)
  12. “Joshua Gone Barbados” (written by Eric Von Schmidt)
  13. “I’m in the Mood” (written by Bernard Besman and John Lee Hooker)
  14. “Baby Ain’t That Fine” (written by Dallas Frazier)
  15. “Rock, Salt and Nails” (written by Bruce Phillips)
  16. “A Fool Such As I” (written by William Marvin Trader)
  17. “Song for Canada” (written by Pete Gzowski and Ian Tyson)
  18. “People Get Ready” (written by Curtis L Mayfield)
  19. “I Don’t Hurt Anymore” (written By Donald I Robertson and Walter E Rollins)
  20. “Be Careful of Stones That You Throw” (written by Benjamin Lee Blankenship)
  21. “One Man’s Loss”
  22. “Lock Your Door”
  23. “Baby, Won’t You Be My Baby”
  24. “Try Me Little Girl”
  25. “I Can’t Make it Alone”
  26. “Don’t You Try Me Now”.

CD 3

  1. “Young but Daily Growing” (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  2. “Bonnie Ship the Diamond” (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  3. “The Hills of Mexico” (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  4. “Down on Me” (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  5. “One for the Road”
  6. “I’m Alright”
  7. “Million Dollar Bash (Take 1)”
  8. “Million Dollar Bash (Take 2)”
  9. “Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread (Take 1)”
  10. “Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread (Take 2)”
  11. “I’m Not There”
  12. “Please Mrs. Henry”
  13. “Crash on the Levee (Take 1)”
  14. “Crash on the Levee (Take 2)”
  15. “Lo and Behold! (Take 1)”
  16. “Lo and Behold! (Take 2)”
  17. “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Take 1)”
  18. “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Take 2)”
  19. “I Shall be Released (Take 1)”
  20. “I Shall be Released (Take 2)
  21. “This Wheel’s on Fire” (written by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko)
  22. “Too Much of Nothing (Take 1)”
  23. “Too Much of Nothing (Take 2)”.

CD 4

  1. “Tears of Rage (Take 1)” (written by Bob Dylan and Richard Manuel)
  2. “Tears of Rage (Take 2)” (written by Bob Dylan and Richard Manuel)
  3. “Tears of Rage (Take 3)” (written by Bob Dylan and Richard Manuel)
  4. “Quinn the Eskimo (Take 1)”
  5. “Quinn the Eskimo (Take 2)”
  6. “Open the Door Homer (Take 1)”
  7. “Open the Door Homer (Take 2)”
  8. “Open the Door Homer (Take 3)”
  9. “Nothing Was Delivered (Take 1)”
  10. “Nothing Was Delivered (Take 2)”
  11. “Nothing Was Delivered (Take 3)”
  12. “All American Boy” (written by Bobby Bare)
  13. “Sign on the Cross”
  14. “Odds and Ends (Take 1)”
  15. “Odds and Ends (Take 2)”
  16. “Get Your Rocks Off”
  17. “Clothes Line Saga”
  18. “Apple Suckling Tree (Take 1)”
  19. “Apple Suckling Tree (Take 2)”
  20. “Don’t Ya Tell Henry”
  21. “Bourbon Street”.

CD 5

  1. “Blowin’ in the Wind”
  2. “One Too Many Mornings”
  3. “A Satisfied Mind” (written by Joe Hayes and Jack Rhodes)
  4. “It Ain’t Me, Babe”
  5. “Ain’t No More Cane (Take 1)” (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  6. “Ain’t No More Cane (Take 2)” (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  7. “My Woman She’s A-Leavin'”
  8. “Santa-Fe”
  9. “Mary Lou, I Love You Too”
  10. “Dress it up, Better Have it All”
  11. “Minstrel Boy”
  12. “Silent Weekend”
  13. “What’s it Gonna be When it Comes Up”
  14. “900 Miles from My Home” (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  15. “Wildwood Flower” (written by A.P. Carter)
  16. “One Kind Favor” (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  17. “She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain” (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  18. “It’s the Flight of the Bumblebee”
  19. “Wild Wolf”
  20. “Goin’ to Acapulco”
  21. “Gonna Get You Now”
  22. “If I Were A Carpenter” (written by James Timothy Hardin)
  23. “Confidential” (written by Dorina Morgan)
  24. “All You Have to do is Dream (Take 1)”
  25. “All You Have to do is Dream (Take 2)”.

CD 6

  1. “2 Dollars and 99 Cents”
  2. “Jelly Bean”
  3. “Any Time”
  4. “Down by the Station”
  5. “Hallelujah, I’ve Just Been Moved” (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  6. “That’s the Breaks”
  7. “Pretty Mary”
  8. “Will the Circle be Unbroken” (written by A.P. Carter)
  9. “King of France”
  10. “She’s on My Mind Again”
  11. “Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad” (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  12. “On a Rainy Afternoon”
  13. “I Can’t Come in with a Broken Heart”
  14. “Next Time on the Highway”
  15. “Northern Claim”
  16. “Love is Only Mine”
  17. “Silhouettes” (written by Bob Crewe and Frank C Slay Jr.)
  18. “Bring it on Home”
  19. “Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies” (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  20. “The Spanish Song (Take 1)”
  21. “The Spanish Song (Take 2)”.

“The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11” – Tracklist

The two-disc, stripped down collection features the following tracks:

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) (written by Donald I Robertson and Walter E Rollins)
  6. Ain’t No More Cane (Alternate version) (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  7. Crash on the Levee (Restored version)
  8. Tears of Rage (Without overdubs) (written by Bob Dylan and Richard Manuel)
  9. Dress it up, Better Have it All (Unreleased)
  10. I’m Not There (Previously released)
  11. Johnny Todd (Unreleased) (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  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) (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
  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) (written by Johnny Cash)
  14. This Wheel’s on Fire (Without overdubs) (written by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko)
  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).

“The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11” and “The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11” will be released in November and are available to pre-order now via the links below:

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