BOB DYLAN – ” Rolling Thunder Revue Box Set “

Posted: April 30, 2019 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Sony’s Legacy Recordings will issue a massive 14CD box set edition of Bob Dylan‘s 1975 ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ tour next month

A new boxset chronicling Bob Dylan’s famous Rolling Thunder Revue will be released as a companion piece to Martin Scorsese’s upcoming documentary about the 1975 tour, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese. The boxset will be released June 7th, while the film hits Netflix and select theaters June 12th.

Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings will comprise 14 CDs and 148 tracks, capturing five full Dylan sets from the tour that were professionally recorded. It will also include recently discovered tapes from Dylan’s tour rehearsals, which took place at S.I.R. studios in New York. An exact track list has yet to be announced.

Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour took place between 1975 and 1976 and found the musician playing theater shows with little advanced notice. The tour famously featured Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, while one-off special guests included Ringo Starr, Patti Smith and Joni Mitchell.

The Rolling Thunder Revue box set has reportedly been in the works for several years (a selection of songs from the tour were featured on 2002’s The Bootleg Series Vol. 5). In 2017, a source close to Dylan’s camp said “It’s a great period and there’s so much music that was so well-recorded. I think that’ll be a great companion piece to the film. We have incredible, incredible stuff.”

The 14-disc set will include five complete Dylan performances professionally recorded during the 1975 tour, along with previously unheard rehearsal audio. The collection will arrive on June 7th. The comprehensive 14CD box set includes all five of Dylan’s full sets from that tour that were professionally recorded. The collection also delivers recently unearthed rehearsals at New York’s S.I.R. studios and the Seacrest Motel in Falmouth, MA plus a bonus disc showcasing one-of-a-kind performances from the tour.

Dylan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour has long been the stuff of legend. The trek saw the rock icon hit the road with many of his closest friends — including Roger McGuinn, Joan Baez, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Bob Neuwirth and Allen Ginsberg. Other top musicians, such as Joni Mitchell and Ringo Starr, also took part in some of the shows. The performances earned Dylan some of the best live reviews of his career.

The box features 148 tracks in all, with more than 100 of those never previously released. This box comes with a 52-page booklet featuring rare and never-before-seen Rolling Thunder Revue photos and an essay by novelist/musician Wesley Stace.

Bob Dylan fans have been eagerly awaiting news regarding the Martin Scorsese-helmed documentary about the singer’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour ever since it was announced in January.

Scorsese’s documentary about the tour was also long-rumored before Netflix confirmed its arrival in January. The film is expected to feature a rare on-camera interview with Dylan, as well as other performers from the tour. The majority of the interviews were reportedly conducted by Dylan’s longtime manager, Jeff Rosen, who also did the interviews for Scorsese’s 2005 Dylan film, No Direction Home.

The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings 14CD box set

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