In decades of listening to these recordings in varying quality what I’ve always heard is a singer sharing some of his favorite songs in hopes of finding the inspiration to create new ones. The joys and treasures of both can be found on these six discs.
~Peter Stone Brown
It’s out.. and we’re listening. There a lot of music to binge on here.
While listening it’s also fun to read about this wonderful release, and that’s why I put together this post. It’s a collection of links to relevant articles about the “The Basement Tapes Complete”.
This post will be updated.
Great written reviews:
- As always a great read from Peter Stone Brown: The End of a Five Decade Quest – Dylan Still Down in the Basement, But Finally Out of the Vault – Peter Stone Brown
- Great stuff from Jim Beviglia: Bob Dylan & The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete – American Songwriter
- Great stuff from Tim Cumming: CD Special: The Basement Tapes Complete – theartsdesk.com
- Another great one from Anna Margaret Daniel: New Life for the Basement Tapes: A Modern American Epic – nodepression.com
OK written reviews:
- Bob Dylan and the Band: The Basement Tapes Complete review – rickety, strange and utterly timeless – The Guardian
- Bob Dylan’s legendary Basement Tapes – Financial Times
- The Band / Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes – Complete – Allmusic.com
- Album of the Week The Basement Tapes Complete – MOJO
- ‘Basement Tapes Complete’ documents a turning point for Dylan, The Band, and music – philly.com
- Bob Dylan & the Band, ‘The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11′ – ultimateclassicrock.com
- Bob Dylan and The Band: ‘The Basement Tapes Complete’ – NY Daily News
- (… and short) Bob Dylan: The Basement Tapes Complete review – the full, fabled bootleg, warts and all – The Observer
- Bob Dylan And The Band, The Basement Tapes Complete, album review: In this creative cauldron, virtually anything was possible – The Independent
Background & Other:
- Great preview of Rollingstone.com cover story & a wonderful video! – The Untold Story of Bob Dylan’s ‘Basement Tapes’: Inside the New Issue – rollingstone.com
- Heylin’s stuff is always interesting: Bob Dylan’s back pages: the truth behind the Basement Tapes (Clinton Heylin) – The Guardian
- Great stuff from Randall Roberts: Lo and behold, Bob Dylan’s ‘Basement Tapes’ are issued in full – LA Times
- Solid stuff from Sasha Frere-Jones: After The Fall – The New Yorker
- Ennyman’s Territory about The New Yorker article: After the Fall: The New Yorker Weighs In On Dylan’s Basement Tapes
- Nice stories from Harold Lepidus: Binging on Bob Dylan’s ‘Basement Tapes,’ once again – Harold Lepidus
- Hard & essential facts: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 – The Basement Tapes Raw/Complete – Searching For A Gem
- Interview with T Bone Burnett (about “The New Basement Tapes”): Bob Dylan’s thrilling basement tapes blues – The Telegraph
- More about the “The New Basement Tapes” from Randy Lewis: Back to the basement to finish a project Bob Dylan began in 1967 – LA Times
- Nice story from Michael Goldberg: Dreaming On Bob Dylan’s Mythic ‘Basement Tapes’ – daysofthecrazy-wild.com
- Info on the itune app: Bob Dylan The Basement Tapes Bootleg 11 Companion App arrives on App Store – njnnetwork.com
- Sally Grossman’s view: Dylan’s Basement Tapes: it sounded like nonsense, says his ‘cover girl’ – The Guardian
- Bob Dylan & The Band: The Genuine Basement Tapes Volume 1-5 (audio) – alldylan.com
- Bob Dylan: 20 songs from the upcoming “The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11″ (audio) – alldylan.com
- What I look most forward to on Bootleg series volume 11 The Basement Tapes Complete – alldylan.com
Not that interesting, but if you want it all…..
- Dylan issues fabled ‘Basement Tapes’ complete at last – Boston Globe
- Half-century later, Dylan wraps rock’s first bootleg – news.yahoo.com
Not only did [Bob Dylan] write the biggest volume of stuff of his career … he’s also written the best stuff of his career.
~Sid Griffin (Author of “Million Dollar Bash”)
And Off Course… You’ve gotta order this book:
- Million Dollar Bash: Bob Dylan, The Band and the Basement Tapes Revised and Updated Edition (will be released on Nov 28)
Other interesting books:
- Million Dollar Bash – Sid Griffin
- The Old, Weird America: The World of Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes – Greil Marcus
- Invisible Republic – Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes – Greil Marcus