On November 4, 2014, Columbia/Legacy will issue The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete, an official 6-CD box set of all Dylan’s available basement recordings, including 30 never-bootlegged tracks.
We’re warming up to this highly anticipated release here @ alldylan.com with a look at bootleg releases with material from Dylan & The Band’s recordings @ The Big Pink, West Saugerties, New York – June – October 1967
In the early 1990s, a virtually complete collection of all of Dylan’s 1967 recordings in Woodstock was released on a bootleg five-CD set, The Genuine Basement Tapes. The collection, which contains over 100 songs and alternate takes, was later remastered and issued as the four-CD bootleg A Tree With Roots. Greil Marcus showed the set to Garth Hudson, who declared, “They’ve got it all.”
Nonetheless, a handful of basement songs not available on A Tree With Roots or other bootlegs have been documented, including the Band’s “Even If It’s a Pig Part I” (which has circulated in fragmentary form) and “Even If It’s a Pig Part II”, and Dylan’s “Wild Wolf” and “Can I Get a Racehorse” (copyrighted as “You Own a Racehorse”).
Continue reading Bob Dylan & The Band: The Genuine Basement Tapes Volume 1-5 (audio)
I have collected all the teasers SONY has released in one post.
They sound marvelous! Needless to say, here at alldylan.com we are shivering with excitement, this got be the most anticipated release of the bootleg series so far.
In September we got:
Odds & Ends:
Continue reading Bob Dylan: 20 songs from the upcoming “The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11” (audio)
Hudson was just as crucial to the very different sounds made in the Basement the year afterwards: especially since in large part it was Garth who tape-recorded those unique, informal sessions, and had the sense to look after, afterwards, all the dozens of unknown-about extra ones beyond those of immediate interest to Dylan’s music publisher, and which only began to circulate decades later.
~Michael Gray (The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia)
It’s Garth Hudson’s 77th birthday today.
Here is a nice interview with Hudson from youtube (prismfilms) where he’s talking about the conception of “The Basement Tapes” (all the wonderful music Bob Dylan & The Band made in June-October 1967 in the basement of Big Pink)
Continue reading Garth Hudson talking about the Big Pink sessions with Bob Dylan in 1967 (videos)