The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete

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The Bootleg Series Vol. 11:
The Basement Tapes Complete
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ReleasedNovember 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)
RecordedJune–October 1967
Studio"Big Pink," West Saugerties, New York
Genre Folk, roots rock
Length6:33:49
Label Columbia
Bob Dylan chronology
The 50th Anniversary Collection 1963
(2014)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 11:
The Basement Tapes Complete

(2014)
The 50th Anniversary Collection 1964
(2014)
The Band chronology
Live at the Academy of Music 1971
(2013)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete
(2014)
Bob Dylan Bootleg Series chronology
The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969–1971)
(2013)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete
(2014)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965–1966
(2015)

The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete is a compilation album of unreleased home recordings made in 1967 by Bob Dylan and the group of musicians that would become the Band, released on November 3, 2014 on Legacy Records. It is the ninth installment of the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series, available as a six-disc complete set, and as a separate two-disc set of highlights – common to the rest of the series – entitled The Basement Tapes Raw.

Contents

Revered for decades as the "holy grail" for music collectors and Dylan fans, [1] [2] the recordings have been notoriously bootlegged by collectors in various forms throughout the years, some of which were included on what is arguably the first rock bootleg album ever, Great White Wonder , released in July 1969. [3] The Basement Tapes Complete is the first time the complete sessions, containing 138 tracks of which 117 were not previously issued, have been officially released. Of these tracks 23 are alternate takes, making 115 distinct songs in the set of which some heard in two or three different takes. The Basement Tapes Complete was universally acclaimed upon release by critics and fans alike, and went on to win Best Historical Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. [4]

The liner notes for The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 are by Sid Griffin, American musician and author of Million Dollar Bash: Bob Dylan, The Band, and The Basement Tapes. [5]

History of recordings

"Big Pink", location of the recording sessions for The Basement Tapes The Big Pink (crop).jpg
"Big Pink", location of the recording sessions for The Basement Tapes

The basement recordings were made during 1967, after Dylan had withdrawn to his Woodstock home in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident on July 29, 1966. [6] [7] Recording sessions began in a den known as "The Red Room" in Dylan's home, before moving to an improvised recording studio in the basement of a house known as Big Pink, where Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson lived. The sessions lasted roughly from May to October 1967. [8] In October 1967, a fourteen-song demo tape was copyrighted and the compositions were registered with Dwarf Music, a publishing company jointly owned by Dylan and his manager Albert Grossman. [9] Acetates and tapes of the songs then circulated among interested recording artists. [10] [a 1] Dylan has referred to commercial pressures behind the basement recordings in a 1969 interview with Rolling Stone : "They weren't demos for myself, they were demos of the songs. I was being PUSHED again into coming up with some songs. You know how those things go." [11]

Peter, Paul and Mary had the first hit with a basement composition when their cover of "Too Much of Nothing" reached number 35 on the Billboard chart in late 1967. [12] Ian & Sylvia, also managed by Grossman, recorded "Tears of Rage", "Quinn the Eskimo" and "This Wheel's on Fire". [13] In January 1968, Manfred Mann reached number one on the UK singles chart with their recording of "The Mighty Quinn". [14] In April, "This Wheel's on Fire", recorded by Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity, hit number five on the UK chart. [15] That same month, a version of "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" by the Byrds was issued as a single. Along with "Nothing Was Delivered", [16] it appeared on their country-rock album Sweetheart of the Rodeo , released in August. [17] The Hawks, officially renamed the Band, [a 2] recorded "This Wheel's on Fire", "I Shall Be Released" and "Tears of Rage" for their debut album, Music from Big Pink , released in July 1968. Fairport Convention covered "Million Dollar Bash" on their 1969 album Unhalfbricking . [18]

In July 1969, the first rock bootleg appeared in California, entitled Great White Wonder . The double album consisted of seven songs from the Woodstock basement sessions, plus some early recordings Dylan had made in Minneapolis in December 1961 and one track recorded from The Johnny Cash Show . One of those responsible for the bootleg, identified only as Patrick, talked to Rolling Stone: "Dylan is a heavy talent and he's got all those songs nobody's ever heard. We thought we'd take it upon ourselves to make this music available." [19] The process of bootlegging Dylan's work would eventually see the illegal release of hundreds of live and studio recordings, and lead the Recording Industry Association of America to describe Dylan as the most bootlegged artist in the history of the music industry. [20]

The basement recordings became the basis for Dylan's 1975 official release The Basement Tapes . This album was criticised by Dylan critic Michael Gray because it contained recordings by the Band on their own, and because important Dylan songs were omitted from the selection. [21] Subsequent to the official 1975 release, more than 100 recordings from the Basement Tapes began to circulate in bootleg form, catalogued by Greil Marcus in his book Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes (1997) , [22] and by Sid Griffin in Million Dollar Bash: Bob Dylan, the Band, and the Basement Tapes (2007). [23]

The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete presents the original recordings, and places them in roughly chronological order. [5] The original reel-to-reel tapes were in the possession of Garth Hudson, organist for the Hawks. He brought them to fellow-Canadians, Jan Haust and Peter J. Moore who restored and digitized them for this release. Their work led them to be nominated in 2016 for a Grammy award for Best Historical Album. [24]

Reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic 99/100 [25]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg [26]
American Songwriter Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg [27]
Austin Chronicle Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg [28]
Blurt Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg [29]
Consequence of Sound A [30]
The Guardian Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg [31]
Mojo Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg [32]
Paste 10.0/10 [33]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg [34]
Under the Radar Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg [35]

The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete received unanimously positive reviews from critics. The critical aggregator website Metacritic awarded The Basement Tapes Complete a Metascore of 99, based on reviews by 18 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". [36]

Writing for AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave it five out of five stars, writing, "This is the wondrous thing about The Basement Tapes: this is music made with no expectation that anybody outside of a small circle would ever hear it." [37] Paste magazine rated the album ten out of ten, and called it "some of the most daring, creative and truly beautiful music ever recorded". [38]

In his review for American Songwriter, Jim Beviglia gave it five out of five stars and wrote:

Music fans having access to the complete archives of The Basement Tapes is somewhat akin to historians being presented with the tapes of the meetings of the Continental Congress or art buffs who receive a videotape of Da Vinci's entire process of painting The Last Supper." [39]

Discussing the song "I'm Not There", Jesse Jarnow said that "Here and everywhere, underscored by the newest remix, The Basement Tapes are almost purely beautiful — a characteristic not often associated with Dylan’s music." [40]

Not all critics, however, were entirely pleased with the overwhelming completeness of the album, and considered a large amount of the album consisted of throwaway songs that were never meant to be heard. In his review for The New Yorker magazine, Sasha Frere-Jones wrote, "Historically, these sessions have been treated with awe, as if something essential about both Dylan and popular song can be found on the tapes. That's at best half true. The performances weren't approached with any kind of gravity, and are best listened to with no reverence at all. For every moment of revelation and synthesis, there are five throwaways." [41]

Track listing

The Basement Tapes Complete

All songs written by Bob Dylan except where noted; traditional songs arranged by Dylan.

Disc 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Edge of the Ocean" 2:21
2."My Bucket's Got a Hole in It" Clarence Williams 1:35
3."Roll on Train" 2:00
4."Mr. Blue" DeWayne Blackwell 1:52
5."Belshazzar" Johnny Cash 3:22
6."I Forgot to Remember to Forget" Charlie Feathers, Stanley Kesler3:19
7."You Win Again" Hank Williams 2:43
8."Still in Town" Hank Cochran, Harlan Howard 3:04
9."Waltzing with Sin"Sonny Burns, Red Hayes 2:49
10."Big River" (Take 1)Cash0:43
11."Big River" (Take 2)Cash2:23
12."Folsom Prison Blues" (Included on The Basement Tapes Raw)Cash2:46
13."Bells of Rhymney" Idris Davies, Peter Seeger 3:16
14."Spanish is the Loving Tongue" Charles Badger Clark 3:53
15."Under Control" 2:50
16."Ol' Roison the Beau" Traditional 4:55
17."I'm Guilty of Loving You" Jerry Butler, Billy Butler (misattributed to Dylan)1:09
18."Cool Water" Bob Nolan 3:04
19."The Auld Triangle" Brendan Francis Behan 5:47
20."Po' Lazarus"Traditional1:00
21."I'm a Fool for You" (Take 1) 1:06
22."I'm a Fool for You" (Take 2) 2:34
Disc 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Johnny Todd" (Included on The Basement Tapes Raw)Traditional2:05
2."Tupelo" John Lee Hooker 2:22
3."Kickin' My Dog Around"Traditional2:43
4."See You Later Allen Ginsberg" (Take 1) 0:30
5."See You Later Allen Ginsberg" (Take 2) 0:51
6."Tiny Montgomery" (Originally released in 1975 on The Basement Tapes ; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 2:57
7."Big Dog" 0:24
8."I'm Your Teenage Prayer" 3:52
9."Four Strong Winds" Ian Tyson 3:42
10."The French Girl" (Take 1)Tyson, Sylvia Tyson 2:12
11."The French Girl" (Take 2)Tyson, Tyson3:00
12."Joshua Gone Barbados" Eric Von Schmidt 2:46
13."I'm in the Mood"Bernard Besman, Hooker1:58
14."Baby Ain't That Fine" Dallas Frazier 2:11
15."Rock, Salt and Nails" Bruce Phillips 4:37
16."A Fool Such As I" (a 1969 re-recorded version was released in 1973 on Dylan )William Marvin Trader2:57
17."Song for Canada"Pete Gzowski, Tyson4:31
18."People Get Ready" Curtis Mayfield 3:15
19."I Don't Hurt Anymore" Donald Robertson, Walter Rollins; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw2:15
20."Be Careful of Stones That You Throw"Benjamin Lee Blankenship [a 3] 3:04
21."One Man's Loss" 3:52
22."Lock Your Door" 0:23
23."Baby, Won't You Be My Baby" (Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 2:53
24."Try Me Little Girl" 1:38
25."I Can't Make It Alone" 3:34
26."Don't You Try Me Now" 3:12
Disc 3
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Young But Daily Growing"Traditional5:40
2."Bonnie Ship the Diamond"Traditional3:21
3."The Hills of Mexico"Traditional3:05
4."Down on Me"Traditional0:43
5."One for the Road" (Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 4:50
6."I'm Alright" (Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 1:46
7."Million Dollar Bash" (Take 1; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 2:52
8."Million Dollar Bash" (Take 2 – Originally released in 1975 on The Basement Tapes) 2:35
9."Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread" (Take 1) 1:50
10."Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread" (Take 2 – Originally released in 1975 on The Basement Tapes; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 2:16
11."I'm Not There" (Originally released in 2007 on I'm Not There ; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 5:13
12."Please Mrs. Henry" (Originally released in 1975 on The Basement Tapes; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 2:34
13."Crash on the Levee (Down in the Flood)" (Take 1) 2:11
14."Crash on the Levee" (Take 2 – Originally released in 1975 on The Basement Tapes; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 2:06
15."Lo and Behold!" (Take 1; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 2:54
16."Lo and Behold!" (Take 2 – Originally released in 1975 on The Basement Tapes) 2:50
17."You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" (Take 1; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 2:48
18."You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" (Take 2 – Originally released with overdubs in 1975 on The Basement Tapes; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 2:46
19."I Shall Be Released" (Take 1) 4:04
20."I Shall Be Released" (Take 2 – Originally released in 1991 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 1–3 ; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 3:58
21."This Wheel's on Fire" (Originally released with overdubs in 1975 on The Basement Tapes)Dylan, Rick Danko 3:54
22."Too Much of Nothing" (Take 1 – Originally released with overdubs in 1975 on The Basement Tapes) 3:03
23."Too Much of Nothing" (Take 2; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 2:51
Disc 4
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Tears of Rage" (Take 1)Dylan, Richard Manuel 4:04
2."Tears of Rage" (Take 2)Dylan, Manuel2:31
3."Tears of Rage" (Take 3 – Originally released in 1975 on The Basement Tapes; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw)Dylan, Manuel4:15
4."Quinn the Eskimo" (Take 1) 2:03
5."Quinn the Eskimo" (Take 2 – Originally released in 1985 on Biograph ; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 2:16
6."Open the Door Homer" (Take 1 – Originally released in 1975 on The Basement Tapes; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 2:53
7."Open the Door Homer" (Take 2) 0:58
8."Open the Door Homer" (Take 3) 3:14
9."Nothing Was Delivered" (Take 1 – Originally released in 1975 on The Basement Tapes; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 4:26
10."Nothing Was Delivered" (Take 2) 3:44
11."Nothing Was Delivered" (Take 3) 0:33
12."All American Boy" Bobby Bare 3:59
13."Sign on the Cross" (Take 3; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 7:21
14."Odds and Ends" (Take 1; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 1:48
15."Odds and Ends" (Take 2 – Originally released in 1975 on The Basement Tapes) 1:49
16."Get Your Rocks Off" (Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 3:46
17."Clothes Line Saga (Answer to Ode)" (Originally released in 1975 on The Basement Tapes; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 2:59
18."Apple Suckling Tree" (Take 1) 2:41
19."Apple Suckling Tree" (Take 2 – Originally released in 1975 on The Basement Tapes; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 2:50
20."Don't Ya Tell Henry" (Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 2:31
21."Bourbon Street" 5:05
Disc 5
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Blowin' in the Wind" (Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 6:36
2."One Too Many Mornings" (Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 3:23
3."A Satisfied Mind"Hayes, Jack Rhodes 2:01
4."It Ain't Me, Babe" 3:32
5."Ain't No More Cane" (Take 1)Traditional2:41
6."Ain't No More Cane" (Take 2; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw)Traditional1:58
7."My Woman She's A-Leavin'" 2:30
8."Santa-Fe" (Originally released in 1991 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 1–3; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 2:08
9."Mary Lou, I Love You Too" 2:30
10."Dress it Up, Better Have it All" (Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 2:53
11."Minstrel Boy" (Originally released in 2013 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 ; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 1:40
12."Silent Weekend" (Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 3:01
13."What's it Gonna Be When it Comes Up" 3:04
14."900 Miles from My Home" (Included on The Basement Tapes Raw)Traditional2:14
15."Wildwood Flower" A. P. Carter 2:11
16."One Kind Favor" (Often credited elsewhere as See That My Grave Is Kept Clean)Traditional3:33
17."She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain"Traditional1:39
18."It's the Flight of the Bumblebee" 2:09
19."Wild Wolf" 3:35
20."Goin' to Acapulco" (Originally released with overdubs in 1975 on The Basement Tapes; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 5:37
21."Gonna Get You Now" 1:31
22."If I Were a Carpenter" James Timothy Hardin 2:23
23."Confidential"Dorina Morgan1:37
24."All You Have to Do Is Dream" (Take 1) 3:56
25."All You Have to Do Is Dream" (Take 2; Included on The Basement Tapes Raw) 3:20
Disc 6
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."2 Dollars and 99 Cents" 2:35
2."Jelly Bean" 2:58
3."Any Time" 3:17
4."Down by the Station" 1:29
5."Hallelujah, I've Just Been Moved"Traditional3:04
6."That's the Breaks" 4:18
7."Pretty Mary" 3:12
8."Will the Circle Be Unbroken?"Carter2:09
9."King of France" 3:53
10."She's On My Mind Again" 4:18
11."Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad"Traditional3:21
12."On a Rainy Afternoon" 2:53
13."I Can't Come in with a Broken Heart" 2:42
14."Next Time on the Highway" 2:20
15."Northern Claim" 2:05
16."Love Is Only Mine" 1:50
17."Silhouettes" Bob Crewe, Frank Slay Jr.1:52
18."Bring it on Home" 3:07
19."Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies"Traditional2:09
20."The Spanish Song" (Take 1) 2:47
21."The Spanish Song" (Take 2) 2:16
22."900 Miles from My Home/Confidential" (Hidden track)Traditional/Dorina Morgan2:27

The Basement Tapes Raw

Released alongside the "Complete" set is a two-disc collection of highlights.

Disc 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Open the Door, Homer" (Restored version) 2:52
2."Odds and Ends" (Alternate version) 1:48
3."Million Dollar Bash" (Alternate version) 2:52
4."One Too Many Mornings" (Unreleased) 3:23
5."I Don't Hurt Anymore" (Unreleased)Robertson, Rollins2:15
6."Ain't No More Cane" (Alternate version)Traditional1:57
7."Crash on the Levee" (Restored version) 2:05
8."Tears of Rage" (Without overdubs)Dylan, Manuel4:14
9."Dress It Up, Better Have It All" (Unreleased) 2:52
10."I'm Not There" (Previously released) 5:12
11."Johnny Todd" (Unreleased)Traditional2:04
12."Too Much of Nothing" (Alternate version) 2:52
13."Quinn the Eskimo" (Restored version) 2:16
14."Get Your Rocks Off" (Unreleased) 3:46
15."Santa-Fe" (Previously released) 2:08
16."Silent Weekend" (Unreleased) 3:00
17."Clothes Line Saga" (Restored version) 2:59
18."Please, Mrs. Henry" (Restored version) 2:34
19."I Shall Be Released" (Restored version) 3:55
Disc 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" (Alternate version) 2:48
2."Lo and Behold!" (Alternate version) 2:53
3."Minstrel Boy" (Previously released) 1:39
4."Tiny Montgomery" (Without overdubs) 2:56
5."All You Have to Do is Dream" (Unreleased) 3:23
6."Goin' to Acapulco" (Without overdubs) 5:36
7."900 Miles from My Home" (Unreleased)Traditional2:13
8."One for the Road" (Unreleased) 4:49
9."I'm Alright" (Unreleased) 1:45
10."Blowin' in the Wind" (Unreleased) 6:35
11."Apple Suckling Tree" (Restored version) 2:50
12."Nothing Was Delivered" (Restored version) 4:26
13."Folsom Prison Blues" (Unreleased)Cash2:46
14."This Wheel's on Fire" (Without overdubs)Dylan, Danko3:54
15."Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread" (Restored version) 2:16
16."Don't Ya Tell Henry" (Alternate version) 2:30
17."Baby, Won't You Be My Baby" (Unreleased) 2:52
18."Sign on the Cross" (Unreleased) 7:21
19."You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" (Without overdubs) 2:43

Personnel

See also

Notes

  1. The songs on the demo were: "Million Dollar Bash", "Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread", "Please Mrs. Henry", "Down in the Flood", "Lo and Behold", "Tiny Montgomery", "This Wheel's on Fire", "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere", "I Shall Be Released", "Tears of Rage", "Too Much of Nothing", "The Mighty Quinn", "Open the Door, Homer" and "Nothing Was Delivered" (Griffin 2007 , pp. 229–230).
  2. When Albert Grossman was shopping around for a recording contract for the Hawks in late 1967, the group instructed him to sign them under the name the Crackers—a derogatory term for poor white Southerners. The band also mischievously dubbed themselves the Honkies. It was only when Helm joined them in Woodstock that they settled on calling themselves the Band (Hoskyns 1993 , pp. 143–144).
  3. The attribution of "Be Careful of Stones That You Throw" to Benjamin Lee Blankenship has been questioned. (Fraser, Alan. ""Searching For A Gem": The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 – The Basement Tapes Raw/Complete".) Both Sid Griffin's Million Dollar Bash: Bob Dylan, The Band, and the Basement Tapes (Griffin 2007, p. 130) and Derek Barker's The Songs He Didn't Write: Bob Dylan Under The Influence (Barker 2008, p. 33) write the song was written by Bonnie Dodd; it was first released by Little Jimmy Dickens in 1949, and was a hit for Hank Williams, performing as Luke The Drifter, in 1952.

Footnotes

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  3. Eric Harvey (2012-09-12). "Bob Dylan's Great White Wonder: The Story of the World's First Album Leak". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  4. "GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees for Best Historical Album". Grammy.com. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  5. 1 2 Greene, Andy (August 26, 2014). "Bob Dylan's Complete, Legendary 'Basement Tapes' Will Be Released". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  6. Scherman 2006
  7. Griffin 2007 , pp. 46, 52–53
  8. Rollins, Ben (November 1, 2014). "The Basement Tapes Track-by-Track". bobdylan.com. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  9. Sounes 2001 , pp. 209–210
  10. Griffin 2007 , pp. 229–230
  11. Griffin 2007 , p. 228. Capitals as printed in original interview.
  12. Whitburn 2004 , p. 488
  13. Griffin 2007 , p. 230
  14. Roberts 1999 , p. 278
  15. Roberts 1999 , p. 176
  16. Gilliland 1969, show 54, track 3.
  17. Griffin 2007 , p. 270
  18. Griffin 2007 , p. 280
  19. Sounes 2001 , p. 240
  20. Sounes 2001 , p. 478
  21. Gray 2000 , p. 9
  22. Marcus 1997 , pp. 235–265
  23. Griffin, Sid (2007). Million Dollar Bash: Bob Dylan, the Band, and the Basement Tapes. Jawbone. ISBN   978-1-906002-05-3.
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  31. Alexis Petridis. "Bob Dylan and the Band: The Basement Tapes Complete review – rickety, strange and utterly timeless | Music". The Guardian . Retrieved 2016-06-11.
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  33. "Bob Dylan and The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete Review :: Music :: Reviews :: Paste". Pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
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  35. Wojtas, Michael. "Bob Dylan: The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (Columbia/Legacy) Review | Under the Radar – Music Magazine". Undertheradarmag.com. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
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  38. Douglas Heselgrave, Bob Dylan and The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete Review November 11, 2014
  39. Jim Beviglia, Bob Dylan & The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete October 31st, 2014
  40. Jesse Jarnow "Secrets For Sale: Bob Dylan’s ‘Basement Tapes’ Maintain Their Mystery Despite Complete Release"
  41. Sasha-Frere Jones, "After the Fall" The New Yorker

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Big Pink is a house in West Saugerties, New York, which was the location where Bob Dylan and The Band recorded The Basement Tapes, and The Band wrote their album Music from Big Pink.

Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, author, artist, and Nobel Laureate

Robert Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author and visual artist. Often regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture during a career spanning nearly 60 years. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" (1963) and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" (1964) became anthems for the civil rights and anti-war movements. His lyrics during this period incorporated a range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences, defying pop music conventions and appealing to the burgeoning counterculture.

"Bob Dylan's Dream" is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1963. It was recorded by Dylan on April 24, 1963, and was released by Columbia Records a month later on the album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.

"I Shall Be Released" is a 1967 song written by Bob Dylan.

"You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1967 in Woodstock, New York, during the self-imposed exile from public appearances that followed his July 29, 1966 motorcycle accident. A recording of Dylan performing the song in September 1971 was released on the Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II album in November of that year, marking the first official release of the song by its author. Earlier 1967 recordings of the song, performed by Dylan and the Band, were issued on the 1975 album The Basement Tapes and the 2014 album The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete.

<i>Great White Wonder</i> 1969 compilation album (bootleg) by Bob Dylan

Great White Wonder, or GWW, is the first notable rock bootleg album, released in July 1969, and containing unofficially released recordings by Bob Dylan. It is also the first release of the famous bootleg record label Trademark of Quality. Several of the tracks presented here were recorded with The Band in the summer of 1967 in West Saugerties, New York, during the informal sessions that were later released in a more complete form in Dylan's 1975 album The Basement Tapes. Much of the other material consists of a recording made in December 1961 in a Minnesota hotel room, studio outtakes from several of Dylan's albums, and a live performance on The Johnny Cash Show. It was the first time that these previously unreleased recordings came to the market; many more would be released in similar formats over the coming years, though most were single albums, not double albums like this record.

<i>The Basement Tapes</i> 1975 studio album by Bob Dylan and the Band

The Basement Tapes is the 16th album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and his second with the Band. It was released on June 26, 1975, by Columbia Records. Two-thirds of the album's 24 tracks feature Dylan on lead vocals backed by the Band, and were recorded in 1967, eight years before the album's release, in the lapse between the recording and subsequent release of Blonde on Blonde and John Wesley Harding, during sessions that began at Dylan's house in Woodstock, New York, then moved to the basement of Big Pink. While most of these had appeared on bootleg albums, The Basement Tapes marked their first official release. The remaining eight songs, all previously unavailable, feature the Band without Dylan and were recorded between 1967 and 1975.

"One Too Many Mornings" is a song by Bob Dylan, released on his third studio album The Times They Are a-Changin' in 1964. The chords and vocal melody are in some places very similar to the song "The Times They Are A-Changin'". "One Too Many Mornings" is in the key of C Major and is fingerpicked.

"Tears of Rage" is a song with lyrics written by Bob Dylan and melody by Richard Manuel. Dylan and the Band first recorded the song in 1967, but it was not released until 1975 on The Basement Tapes album. In 1968, the Band recorded it for their debut album Music from Big Pink.

Watching the River Flow Song by Bob Dylan

"Watching the River Flow" is a blues rock song by American singer Bob Dylan. Produced by Leon Russell, it was written and recorded during a session in March 1971 at the Blue Rock Studio in New York City. The collaboration with Russell formed in part through Dylan's desire for a new sound—after a period of immersion in country rock music—and for a change from his previous producer. The song was praised by critics for its energy and distinctive vocals, guitar, and piano. It has been interpreted as Dylan's account of his writer's block in the early 1970s, and his wish to deliver less politically engaged material and find a new balance between public and private life.

Down in the Flood is a song by Bob Dylan, originally recorded by Dylan in 1967 with the Band, and copyrighted that autumn. One of the 1967 recordings was released on the 1975 album The Basement Tapes and re-released in 2014 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete, along with a preceding take.

<i>Im Not There</i> (soundtrack) 2007 soundtrack album by Various Artists

The soundtrack album for the Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There was released as a double CD on October 30, 2007. It features only one recording by Dylan himself—his previously unreleased recording of the title song "I'm Not There" recorded during The Basement Tapes' sessions in 1967—plus various other artists' recordings of songs written by Dylan. These CDs do not contain the movie sound track. Fragments from less than half of the titles are heard in the film, which features more of Dylan's own recordings. The end credits relay a complete list of music heard in the film.

Bob Dylan bootleg recordings are unreleased performances by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, that have been circulated throughout the public without undergoing an official, sanctioned release. It is commonly misconceived that bootlegs are only restricted to audio, but bootleg video performances, such as Dylan's 1966 film Eat the Document, which remains officially unreleased, are considered to be bootlegs. Dylan is generally considered to be the most bootlegged artist in rock history, rivaled only by the Grateful Dead.

<i>The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962–1964</i> 2010 compilation album by Bob Dylan

The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962–1964 is a compilation album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, containing demo recordings he made for his first two publishing companies, Leeds Music and M. Witmark & Sons, from 1962 to 1964. The ninth installment of the ongoing Bob Dylan Bootleg Series, it was released on October 19, 2010 on Legacy Records.

"Santa-Fe" is a song that was recorded by Bob Dylan and the Band in the summer or fall of 1967 in West Saugerties, New York. It was recorded during the sessions that would in 1975 be released on The Basement Tapes but was not included on that album. These sessions took place in three phases throughout the year, at a trio of houses, and "Santa-Fe" was likely put on tape in the second of these, at a home of some of the Band members, known as Big Pink. The composition, which has been characterized as a "nonsense" song, was copyrighted in 1973 with lyrics that differ noticeably from those on the recording itself.

"Mama, You Been on My Mind" is a song by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Written in 1964 during a trip to Europe, the song dealt with his recent breakup with his girlfriend, Suze Rotolo. Dylan first recorded the song in June of that year during a session for his album Another Side of Bob Dylan. However, the song was not included on the album, and Dylan's version remained unreleased until 1991. In total, in the 1990s and 2000s four versions were put out on Dylan's Bootleg Series of releases, including two live performances with Joan Baez from 1964 and 1975.

<i>Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes</i> 2014 studio album by The New Basement Tapes

Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes is an album produced by T Bone Burnett featuring a collective of musicians recording under the moniker The New Basement Tapes—Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford.

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