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PostPosted: Sat June 24th, 2017, 15:31 GMT 
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"The Bootleg Series" and additional retrospective releases - overview and possible future projects

I. already released

Bootleg Series:
1991 - The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991
1998 - The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert (Manchester 1966)
2002 - The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue
2004 - The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall
2005 - The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home - The Soundtrack
2008 - The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs - Rare and Unreleased 1989–2006
2010 - The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos - 1962–1964
2013 - The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait 1969–1971 (including Isle Of Wight 1969)
2014 - The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes
2015 - The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966

no official announcement yet, but confirmed by several sources:
2017 - The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: 1979-1981 (exact title unknown)

additional retrospective releases:
2005 - Live At The Gaslight 1962
2005 - Live At Carnegie Hall 1963
2010 - In Concert: Brandeis University 1963
2012 - The 50th Anniversary Collection 1962 (CD-R set)
2013 - The 50th Anniversary Collection 1963 (LPs)
2014 - The 50th Anniversary Collection 1964 (LPs)
2015 - The Basement Tape (original mono mix of 1968 publishing demo) (LP)
2015 - The 50th Anniversary Collection 1965 (download)
2016 - The 1966 Live Recordings (+ separate releases of London May 26 and Sydney)

films:
2005 - No Direction Home (covering 1941-1966)
2007 - The Other Side Of The Mirror - Live At The Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965
2007 - Don’t Look Back (covering UK Tour 1965)

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II. possible future projects

mentioned by "a source" (Jeff Rosen?) in interviews with "Rolling Stone" magazine:
- Blood On The Tracks sessions
- Rolling Thunder Review documentary
- 1978 tour
- pre-Columbia coffeehouse tapes
- Infidels sessions
- Sydney 1986 ("Hard To Handle" concerts)
- Oh Mercy sessions (this could include the very early "Emlah Court" demo sessions)

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III. my personal suggestions

audio - studio/demo tapes:
1956 The Jokers acetate (early Dylan band)
1950s rehearsal tapes of Dylan’s early bands recorded at the garage of the Zimmerman home at 2425 Seventh Avenue East, Hibbing, MN
1958 John Bucklen tape
1959 Dick Kangas tape
1960 Karen Wallace tape (the original tape has very good sound and over twenty songs, incl. early Dylan original "One-Eyed Jacks")
1977 "I'm Cold" demos (if extant – 10–12 songs were written in 1977, one song supposedly called "I'm Cold")
1978 Street Legal piano demos (if extant)
1982–1986 Infidels/Empire Burlesque/Knocked Out Loaded/Hearts Of Fire sessions
1987 Down In The Groove/"Self Portrait II" sessions
1990 Under The Red Sky (rough mix version: no "superstar" overdubs, diff. vocals/lyrics)
1992 unreleased album (recorded in Chicago, produced by David Bromberg)
2008 My Own Love Song soundtrack (18 instrumentals)
2009 Vigilante Man (The People Speak outtake)

audio - reconstruction of "lost" albums:
1963 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (original version)
1964 In Concert (cancelled album)
1974 Blood On The Tracks (original version)
1987 Down In The Groove (original version)
[These are finished albums that at one point were due for release, but either got cancelled or were replaced by reworked versions. They could be released on vinyl, recreating the original artwork.]

audio - in concert:
1976-05-16 Fort Worth
1976-05-23 Fort Collins
1978-07-15 Blackbushe (or one of the Paris shows or one of the late 1978 US shows)
1979-11-16 San Francisco
1980-04-20 Toronto (there are better shows from that era, but this show was taped and filmed)
1981-11-10 New Orleans
1984-07-07 London [or Brussels 06/07 (incl. Tangled Up In Blue – "forbidden zone"-version), Rome 06/21, Barcelona 06/28]
1987 entire tour with the Grateful Dead (12 CDs) [Mixed to match the sound as heard in the stadiums. The circulating, unmixed soundboard tapes (most of which also run too fast) are a gross misrepresentation of the shows.]
1987 entire "Temples In Flames" tour (33 CDs)
1988–present – one release to document each phase of the so-called "Never-Ending Tour“

video:
1956 The Jokers (early Dylan band) live on a talent show on KEYD-TV – Channel 9 – Minneapolis-St. Paul (broadcast live, probably not recorded) [Info comes from Howard Rutman.]
1958 The Golden Chords (early Dylan band) live on WDSM-TV – Channel 6 – Superior/Duluth (broadcast live, probably not recorded) [Info comes from Monte Edwardson.]
1958 The Satin Tones (early Dylan band) live on WDSM-TV – Channel 6 – Superior/Duluth (broadcast live, probably not recorded) [Info about this comes from Shelton. It is unclear if this might actually be The Golden Chords TV appearance.]
1959 Elston Gunn & The Rock Boppers (another of Dylan’s Hibbing era bands) live on WTCN-TV – Channel 11 – Minneapolis-St. Paul (broadcast live, probably not recorded) [Info comes from John Bucklen.]
1965–present – official promo films
1962–present – TV appearances
1966 Eat The Document (+ alternative D.A. Pennebaker cut)
1974 (were any shows filmed professionally?)
1976 Hard Rain (Clearwater and Fort Collins versions)
1978 Renaldo And Clara (filmed in 1975) (they should include a documentary that outlines how this movie was based on 1945 French movie "The Children Of Paradise“)
1980-04-20 Toronto (there are better shows from that era, but this show was taped and filmed)
1994-08-14 Saugerties, NY ("Woodstock '94")
2002-07-18 concert for the film Masked & Anonymous, Stage 6, Ray-Art Studios, Canoga Park, CA


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PostPosted: Sat June 24th, 2017, 15:49 GMT 

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Would LOVE to see a version of Empire Burlesque with the synths either stripped away or pushed down in the mix.


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PostPosted: Sat June 24th, 2017, 16:05 GMT 

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Four disk set of the best NET recording/performances the archivist has. Content should be career spanning.


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PostPosted: Sat June 24th, 2017, 16:52 GMT 
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There are a lot of great songs from the '74, '75 and '76 tours that never made it to official releases. I think it would be great to round up the best performances of every single song performed. Songs that got multiple treatments can be repeated. Maybe do the same with the '78 tour.

Before the flood, Hard rain, Budokan, and the RTR bootleg are great but there's so much more material and in many cases, much better performances. The big challenge would be whether or not high quality recordings exist for the best stuff.


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PostPosted: Sat June 24th, 2017, 17:45 GMT 
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I would rather see Infidels get its own Bootleg Series installment rather than be thrown in with the other 80's albums and release them all under one release. There was certainly enough material at the Infidels sessions to warrant its own retrospective.

And man I really hope those Street-Legal piano demos exist!


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Yeah Infidels definitely deserves its own Bootleg Series entry. The material is so, so strong. Every single alternative version trumps what came out on the record. Would be great to get high quality versions of all those tracks minus the white noise.


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PostPosted: Sat June 24th, 2017, 19:19 GMT 
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Do Bob's people have anything pre-Bucklen tape? - I really hope the more 'historical' stuff sees the light of day sometime!


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PostPosted: Sat June 24th, 2017, 20:23 GMT 
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^ They're going to stay above a certain bar for sound quality.


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PostPosted: Sat June 24th, 2017, 22:00 GMT 
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My Echo, My Shadow And Me wrote:

no official announcement yet, but confirmed by several sources:
2017 - The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: 1979-1981 (exact title unknown)

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II. possible future projects

mentioned by "a source" (Jeff Rosen?) in interviews with "Rolling Stone" magazine:
- Blood On The Tracks sessions
- Rolling Thunder Review documentary
- 1978 tour
- pre-Columbia coffeehouse tapes
- Infidels sessions
- Sydney 1986 ("Hard To Handle" concerts)
- Oh Mercy sessions (this could include the very early "Emlah Court" demo sessions)




Great roundup Echo, as usual.

Nice to see these possible future projects in one place, as well as the rest!
Thank you!


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PostPosted: Sat June 24th, 2017, 22:17 GMT 
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My Echo, My Shadow And Me wrote:
- Blood On The Tracks sessions


That one was ready to go five years ago, but then the copyright protection releases got in the way...

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PostPosted: Sat June 24th, 2017, 22:43 GMT 
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That's business. This ain't Dylan Inc.'s first rodeo.


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PostPosted: Sun June 25th, 2017, 05:39 GMT 
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Empire, Knocked Out Loaded, and Groove need the Another Self Portrait treatment because I am sure there are great albums hidden in them


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PostPosted: Sun June 25th, 2017, 06:00 GMT 
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Great list, Echo! it would be great to get all the things that you suggest, especially the videos.
I seriously doubt that any of that early stuff recorded for local tv stations is still available, though. I mean, wouldn't these videos have appeared somewhere in the last years/decades if they would still exist?


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PostPosted: Sun June 25th, 2017, 12:08 GMT 
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I'd like to see the Dylan / Cash sessions released. Sure they could re-master the original tapes and make a fine album - even if it's just one CD!


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PostPosted: Sun June 25th, 2017, 12:35 GMT 
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WrittenInMySoul wrote:
Great list, Echo! it would be great to get all the things that you suggest, especially the videos.
I seriously doubt that any of that early stuff recorded for local tv stations is still available, though. I mean, wouldn't these videos have appeared somewhere in the last years/decades if they would still exist?


The early TV appearances went out live and in all probability were not archived by the TV stations. But you never know, maybe Bob had friends or family members capture the performances in some sort of way ... (audio tapes, Super 8 films off TV screen, photographs). Unlikely, but you never know.

They do have the 1956 The Jokers acetate, though (acquired by Dylan's people from the estate of Larry Kegan).

They also have the 1959 Dick Kangas tape.

The 1958 John Bucklen tape might still be in the possession of John Bucklen.

The 1960 Karen Wallace tape still seems to be in the possession of Karen Wallace (Moynihan).

The last we heard of the 1950s garage tapes, they were in the possession of Bob's mother. If they still exist, they are probably in the archive in Tulsa now.


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PostPosted: Sun June 25th, 2017, 13:22 GMT 
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Some great suggestions here.

I hope Sony is listening.


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2009 - vigilante man ??
Is this fake news or did he perform this around the same time he did do re me.


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2009 - vigilante man ??
Is this fake news or did he perform this around the same time he did do re me.


He did "Do Re Mi" and "Vigilante Man". Only "Do Re Mi" was released. At one point "Vigilante Man" was considered as a possible bonus track on the DVD. It remains in the vaults.

From Bjorners site:

30900

Malibu Performing Arts Center
Los Angeles, California
January 2009

1. Do Re Mi (Woody Guthrie)
2. Vigilante Man (Woody Guthrie)

Bob Dylan (vocal & acoustic guitar), Ry Cooder (electric guitar), Van Dyke Parks (piano).

Official releases
1 released on the soundtrack CD The People Speak, Verve B002UK6DTA, 8 December 2009.
1 released on the DVD The People Speak, 9 February 2010.

Notes.
1 broadcast by US TV History Channel in the film The People Speak, 13 December 2009.
2 is not in general circulation.
1 stereo studio recording, 3 minutes.

Session info updated 13 April 2011.


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PostPosted: Sun June 25th, 2017, 20:19 GMT 
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WrittenInMySoul wrote:
Great list, Echo! it would be great to get all the things that you suggest, especially the videos.
I seriously doubt that any of that early stuff recorded for local tv stations is still available, though. I mean, wouldn't these videos have appeared somewhere in the last years/decades if they would still exist?


If they exist at all, that live broadcast local yokel stuff in the late 1950's would likely have been archived as kinescopes, technically not even video. But it's doubtful that they bothered.


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My Echo, My Shadow And Me wrote:
1974 (were any shows filmed professionally?)


I remember Levon Helm saying in This Wheel's On Fire that they weren't.


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My Echo, My Shadow And Me wrote:
escapeedrifter wrote:
2009 - vigilante man ??
Is this fake news or did he perform this around the same time he did do re me.


He did "Do Re Mi" and "Vigilante Man". Only "Do Re Mi" was released. At one point "Vigilante Man" was considered as a possible bonus track on the DVD. It remains in the vaults..[/i]


Thank you, this is great news, i hope one day i get to hear/see it.


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PostPosted: Mon June 26th, 2017, 00:52 GMT 
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hcooper wrote:
My Echo, My Shadow And Me wrote:
1974 (were any shows filmed professionally?)


I remember Levon Helm saying in This Wheel's On Fire that they weren't.



I've heard that in a few places...it was a huge tour and many people wanted it filmed but Dylan was unmovable.


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Empire, Knocked Out Loaded, and Groove need the Another Self Portrait treatment because I am sure there are great albums hidden in them

That would be cool, and based on the session and tour rehearsal that just leaked (which had been previously unknown, I believe) there could be lots of stuff out there.

Agree that Infidels could make or it's own release, or perhaps be pared with Shot of Love, and that album of "stuff the record company doesn't know how to deal with" from around the same time. Though maybe some of that is due out with the rumored Gospel release.


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Is there any video footage of "live at budokan?"


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PostPosted: Mon June 26th, 2017, 08:25 GMT 
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Is there any video footage of "live at budokan?"

I hope not. If they're gonna release video footage of '78 shows there are much better ones out there than Budokan


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the_hurricane wrote:
Is there any video footage of "live at budokan?"

I hope not. If they're gonna release video footage of '78 shows there are much better ones out there than Budokan


I hope as well. Right now, you have great archives from the Los Angeles shows, the Earls Court shows in London, some snippets from Paris, and of course several videos of the American shows (mostly Terre Haute, Indianapolis, and Nashville). Also, we have audience recordings of almost every show from the tour.
Bob and Sony should better focus on the Street-Legal Tapes in my opinion. Maybe they could make some sort of compilation with Soundchecks and the Rundown rehearsals with it. Electricladyland had one ready, but since it was taken down I imagine, and we don't know when it will return, I uploaded it on youtube.
Here is a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTj-8U0WGs0


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