38 Songs, 2 Hours 1 Minute

EDITORS’ NOTES

This RAW collection features highlights from the 139-track The Basement Tapes Complete. After Bob Dylan and The Band made these informal recordings from March 1967 to as late as 1968, these sessions (recorded on 7-inch reel-to-reel tapes, primarily in the basement of a house called Big Pink in West Saugerties, N.Y.) were the subject of rumors, unofficially released as lo-fi bootlegs, and even touched up and brought to market in 1975. In 2014, it was decided to locate and release all the tracks in their original states. In the process, even more recordings were discovered. This “missing link” in the careers of Bob Dylan and The Band career deserves every superlative hurled its way.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This RAW collection features highlights from the 139-track The Basement Tapes Complete. After Bob Dylan and The Band made these informal recordings from March 1967 to as late as 1968, these sessions (recorded on 7-inch reel-to-reel tapes, primarily in the basement of a house called Big Pink in West Saugerties, N.Y.) were the subject of rumors, unofficially released as lo-fi bootlegs, and even touched up and brought to market in 1975. In 2014, it was decided to locate and release all the tracks in their original states. In the process, even more recordings were discovered. This “missing link” in the careers of Bob Dylan and The Band career deserves every superlative hurled its way.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Absolutely Essential

Whatever version of this you get, it will serve you well. My first version of this 1967 set came by way of Bob Dylan and The Band, The Basement Tapes (1975) and that disc has some early demos from The Band not included here. But what can anyone say new about this? For me, it's essential because it taught me much about music and life. Dylan and The Band had an artistic vision to create the new from the old. We got some classics from that project, including "Too Much of Nothing" (Peter Paul & Marry), "Quinn The Eskimo" (Manfred Mann), "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" & "Nothing Was Delivered" (The Byrds with Gram Parsons) and the tracks that became part of The Band's first album. More important is the life lesson: Know where others have been; Know who you are; and Figure out from there where you are going. It's all there in the music and more, if you listen for it!

parcoleo814 ,

Thankful

I have heard most of these in various versions. To say I’m looking forward to this official release is an understatement. One of the most important musical and cultural events of the year.

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