Audio: Bob Dylan At The Tivoli – Brisbane, Australia, AUg. 27, 2014 – ‘All Along The Watchtower,’ ‘Blowin’ In The WInd’


Photo of Dylan and band at The Tivoli via Paleearth/Instagram.

Bob Dylan did a show at The Tivoli, a 1500-capacity club in Brisbane, Australia, on August 27, 2014.

This was the ticket that Instagram Dylan fan Paleearth had for the show.

Here are the encore songs, the only clips that have surfaced so far that I can find.

“All Along The Watchtower”:

“Blowin’ In The Wind”:

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Video: Watch Arcade Fire Perform Bo Diddley’s ‘Who Do You Love?’ In Chicago

Arcade Fire photo via Arcade Fire’s Facebook page.

Arcade Fire have been covering songs relevant to where they happen to be performing.

In this case, we get some of their take on the great Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love?”

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Video/Audio: Bob Dylan in Brisbane, Australia – Aug. 25, 2014 – ‘All Along The Watchtower,’ ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ + U.S. Tour Announced

Tickets for Bob Dylan’s U.S. shows just announced at bobdylan.com.

Here I’ve got a couple songs that Bob Dylan and his band performed at the Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, Australia, August 25, 2014.

And over at www.bobdylan.com it was announced today that tickets for Dylan’s North America tour will be on sale Sept. 5, 2014.

Read all about the U.S. tour at Rolling Stone.

“All Along The Watchtower”:

And another fan recording:

“Blowin’ In The Wind”:

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Rare ‘Basement Tapes’ Period Photo of Bob Dylan and Rick Danko – ‘Complete Basement Tapes’ To Include 29 Unheard Recordings

A rare, previously unseen March 1967 photo of Rick Danko and Bob Dylan taken prior to the ‘Basement Tapes’ sessions. It’s “unknown” where the photo was taken, but it’s not from the actual sessions. “No photos exist of the actual basement tapes sessions,” said a source close to the “Basement Tapes” project. “It’s from earlier that year.” Photo courtesy Arie de Reus.

More than four decades after Bob Dylan and the musicians that would become The Band recorded a crazy mix of original compositions, standards and obscurities – recordings that became known as the ‘Basement Tapes’ – “every salvageable recording from the tapes” is finally being officially released on November 4, 2014, according to bobdylan.com.

Hear a version of “Odds & Ends” that will appear on the new set:

The six-CD deluxe set, titled The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11, will sell for $149.98 and will include a 120-page booklet with liner notes by Dylan expert Syd Griffin, author of “Million Dollar Bash: Bob Dylan, the Band, and the Basement Tapes.”

Although bootlegs of many of the recordings have circulated since a batch of them were first released on the bootleg album, The Great White Wonder, in 1969, and most recently on an 11-CD bootleg, From the Reels – Complete Basement Tapes, the official boxed set will include 29 recordings that have not been previously released.

According to Larry Jenkins, who is involved with the project, determining what hasn’t been heard before is “kind of complicated, because this is the first time that all the original sources have been used. So, ultimately all of the recordings sound different.”

Rolling Stones’s Andy Greene writes:

The previously unknown tracks include an epic, apocalyptic rocker, “Wild Wolf”; an early draft of “I Shall Be Released” with slightly different lyrics; a cover of Hank Williams’ 1949 classic “My Bucket’s Got a Hole In It”; and country-fied versions of “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “It Ain’t Me Babe” and “One Too Many Mornings,” featuring Band keyboardist Richard Manuel handling lead vocals on the first verse.

In going through the tracks being released on the new set, and what has previously been released, I come up with this unverified list of previously unreleased ‘Basement Tapes’ recordings. Please let me know if any of these versions have seen the light of day before.

1. Edge of the Ocean
2. My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It (written by Clarence Williams)
3. Roll on Train
4. Mr. Blue (written by Dewayne Blackwell)
5. I’m a Fool for You (Take 2)
6. Big Dog
7. Song for Canada (written by Pete Gzowski and Ian Tyson)
8. Blowin’ in the Wind
9. One Too Many Mornings
10. A Satisfied Mind (written by Joe Hayes and Jack Rhodes)
11. It Ain’t Me, Babe
12. My Woman She’s A-Leavin’
13. Mary Lou, I Love You Too
14. Dress it up, Better Have it All
15. What’s it Gonna be When it Comes Up
16. One Kind Favor (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
17. Wild Wolf
18. If I Were A Carpenter (written by James Timothy Hardin)
19. 2 Dollars and 99 Cents
20. Jelly Bean
21. Any Time
22. Down by the Station
23. Hallelujah, I’ve Just Been Moved (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
24. That’s the Breaks
25. Pretty Mary
26. Will the Circle be Unbroken (written by A.P. Carter)
27. She’s on My Mind Again
28. Northern Claim
29. Love is Only Mine

What became know as the ‘Basement Tapes’ sessions began in the “red room” of Bob Dylan’s house, Hi Lo Ha, in upstate New York. “Oddly enough, it was referred to as the ‘red room’, but it was not red,” Jenkins said. ‘At one time, it was probably painted red and the name stuck.”

As for what color the now historic site of the beginnings of the ‘Basement Tapes’ was?

“That information is lost to the sands of time,” said another source close to the project.

For some reason Dylan and company decided to move the sessions to ‘Big Pink,’ the house shared by Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson in West Saugerties, New York. That’s where the rest of the sessions took place.

The musicians who are on these recordings: Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson and Levon Helm.

Garth Hudson, who was keyboardist in The Band, and who played on most of the ‘Basement Tapes’ recordings, worked with Canadian music archivist and producer Jan Haust “to restore the deteriorating tapes to pristine sound, with much of this music preserved digitally for the first time,” according to bobdylan.com.

Greil Marcus wrote in his book “Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes”:

There is no common memory, let alone documentation, to provide the exact dates when Bob Dylan and the former Hawks began meeting to try their hand at old songs, or when old songs gave way to a long burst of mockery and novelty (“Bob would be running through an old song,” Robbie Robertson says, “and he’d say, ‘Maybe there’s anew song to be had here’”). Certainly they began playing, and occasionally taping the results, in the Red Room in Dylan’s house in Woodstock. Most of the commonplace or covered material, the least finished and sure, from Ian and Sylvia hits to “Johnny Todd,” from Johnny Cash classics to “Cool Water,” comes from there, beginning in the early summer of 1967. The basement of Big Pink, the house Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel were renting in West Saugerties, was more of a hideaway, or a hideout. Sessions there went on through the summer, then off and on through the rest of the year and into the next. The first few months produced most of the best-known basement originals, and the series of parodies and breakdowns that stretches from “Tupelo” through “I’m in the Mood” into “See You Later, Allen Ginsberg.”

The deluxe edition will include these songs:

BOB DYLAN – THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE:
THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 11
(all songs written by Bob Dylan unless otherwise noted)

CD 1
1. Edge of the Ocean
2. My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It (written by Clarence Williams)
3. Roll on Train
4. Mr. Blue (written by Dewayne Blackwell)
5. Belshazzar (written by Johnny Cash)
6. I Forgot to Remember to Forget (written by Charlie A Feathers and Stanley A Kesler)
7. You Win Again (written by Hank Williams)
8. Still in Town (written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard)
9. Waltzing with Sin (written by Sonny Burns and Red Hayes)
10. Big River (Take 1) (written by Johnny Cash)
11. Big River (Take 2) (written by Johnny Cash)
12. Folsom Prison Blues (written by Johnny Cash)
13. Bells of Rhymney (written by Idris Davies and Peter Seeger)
14. Spanish is the Loving Tongue
15. Under Control
16. Ol’ Roison the Beau (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
17. I’m Guilty of Loving You
18. Cool Water (written by Bob Nolan)
19. The Auld Triangle (written by Brendan Francis Behan)
20. Po’ Lazarus (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
21. I’m a Fool for You (Take 1)
22. I’m a Fool for You (Take 2)

CD 2
1. Johnny Todd (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
2. Tupelo (written by John Lee Hooker)
3. Kickin’ My Dog Around (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
4. See You Later Allen Ginsberg (Take 1)
5. See You Later Allen Ginsberg (Take 2)
6. Tiny Montgomery
7. Big Dog
8. I’m Your Teenage Prayer
9. Four Strong Winds (written by Ian Tyson)
10. The French Girl (Take 1) (written by Ian Tyson and Sylvia Tyson)
11. The French Girl (Take 2) (written by Ian Tyson and Sylvia Tyson)
12. Joshua Gone Barbados (written by Eric Von Schmidt)
13. I’m in the Mood (written by Bernard Besman and John Lee Hooker)
14. Baby Ain’t That Fine (written by Dallas Frazier)
15. Rock, Salt and Nails (written by Bruce Phillips)
16. A Fool Such As I (written by William Marvin Trader)
17. Song for Canada (written by Pete Gzowski and Ian Tyson)
18. People Get Ready (written by Curtis L Mayfield)
19. I Don’t Hurt Anymore (written By Donald I Robertson and Walter E Rollins)
20. Be Careful of Stones That You Throw (written by Benjamin Lee Blankenship)
21. One Man’s Loss
22. Lock Your Door
23. Baby, Won’t You be My Baby
24. Try Me Little Girl
25. I Can’t Make it Alone
26. Don’t You Try Me Now

CD 3
1. Young but Daily Growing (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
2. Bonnie Ship the Diamond (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
3. The Hills of Mexico (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
4. Down on Me (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
5. One for the Road
6. I’m Alright
7. Million Dollar Bash (Take 1)
8. Million Dollar Bash (Take 2)
9. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread (Take 1)
10. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread (Take 2)
11. I’m Not There
12. Please Mrs. Henry
13. Crash on the Levee (Take 1)
14. Crash on the Levee (Take 2)
15. Lo and Behold! (Take 1)
16. Lo and Behold! (Take 2)
17. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Take 1)
18. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Take 2)
19. I Shall be Released (Take 1)
20. I Shall be Released (Take 2)
21. This Wheel’s on Fire (written by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko)
22. Too Much of Nothing (Take 1)
23. Too Much of Nothing (Take 2)

CD 4
1. Tears of Rage (Take 1) (written by Bob Dylan and Richard Manuel)
2. Tears of Rage (Take 2) (written by Bob Dylan and Richard Manuel)
3. Tears of Rage (Take 3) (written by Bob Dylan and Richard Manuel)
4. Quinn the Eskimo (Take 1)
5. Quinn the Eskimo (Take 2)
6. Open the Door Homer (Take 1)
7. Open the Door Homer (Take 2)
8. Open the Door Homer (Take 3)
9. Nothing Was Delivered (Take 1)
10. Nothing Was Delivered (Take 2)
11. Nothing Was Delivered (Take 3)
12. All American Boy (written by Bobby Bare)
13. Sign on the Cross
14. Odds and Ends (Take 1)
15. Odds and Ends (Take 2)
16. Get Your Rocks Off
17. Clothes Line Saga
18. Apple Suckling Tree (Take 1)
19. Apple Suckling Tree (Take 2)
20. Don’t Ya Tell Henry
21. Bourbon Street

CD 5
1. Blowin’ in the Wind
2. One Too Many Mornings
3. A Satisfied Mind (written by Joe Hayes and Jack Rhodes)
4. It Ain’t Me, Babe
5. Ain’t No More Cane (Take 1) (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
6. Ain’t No More Cane (Take 2) (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
7. My Woman She’s A-Leavin’
8. Santa-Fe
9. Mary Lou, I Love You Too
10. Dress it up, Better Have it All
11. Minstrel Boy
12. Silent Weekend
13. What’s it Gonna be When it Comes Up
14. 900 Miles from My Home (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
15. Wildwood Flower (written by A.P. Carter)
16. One Kind Favor (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
17. She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
18. It’s the Flight of the Bumblebee
19. Wild Wolf
20. Goin’ to Acapulco
21. Gonna Get You Now
22. If I Were A Carpenter (written by James Timothy Hardin)
23. Confidential (written by Dorina Morgan)
24. All You Have to do is Dream (Take 1)
25. All You Have to do is Dream (Take 2)

CD 6
1. 2 Dollars and 99 Cents
2. Jelly Bean
3. Any Time
4. Down by the Station
5. Hallelujah, I’ve Just Been Moved (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
6. That’s the Breaks
7. Pretty Mary
8. Will the Circle be Unbroken (written by A.P. Carter)
9. King of France
10. She’s on My Mind Again
11. Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
12. On a Rainy Afternoon
13. I Can’t Come in with a Broken Heart
14. Next Time on the Highway
15. Northern Claim
16. Love is Only Mine
17. Silhouettes (written by Bob Crewe and Frank C Slay Jr.)
18. Bring it on Home
19. Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
20. The Spanish Song (Take 1)
21. The Spanish Song (Take 2)

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Video: 51 Years Ago Bob Dylan Performed at the ‘March On Washington For Jobs And Freedom’ – ‘When the Ship Comes In’ & More

Joan Baez and Bob Dylan in Washington D.C., 1963.

On August 28, 1963 Bob Dylan was at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. for the “March On Washington,” performing “When The Ship Comes In” with Joan Baez and “Only A Pawn In Their Game” solo before Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his remarkable “I have a dream” speech.

The video below not only shows Dylan performing the first song with Baez and the second alone, but lets us get a sense of what the event was like.

This was “one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history,” according to Wikipedia.

Peter, Paul & Mary sing “Blowin’ In The Wind” at the March On Washington”:

Peter, Paul & Mary sing “If I Had a Hammer”:

This video includes some of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speech:

If you just want to hear Dylan’s songs, here they are:

“When The Ship Comes In,” August 28, 1963 (performed with Joan Baez at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.):

When That Ship Comes In by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Only A Pawn In Their Game,” August 28, 1963 (performed at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.):

Only A Pawn In Their Game by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

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Video: Thurston Moore & His Supergroup Do 13-Minute ‘Forevermore’

Thurston Moore and his new band.

Thurston Moore and his new supergroup, which includes Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelly and My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe, performed at Belgium’s Pukkelpop festival this past weekend.

Moore’s got a new album called The Best Day due October 21, 2014.

Here is Moore and his band performing a song off the new album, “Forevermore.”

Thirteen minutes worth!

Plus here’s an old Sonic Youth track, “Climbers & Creepers,” that you might not have heard. This was part of Peter Coffin’s”Music For Plants” series.

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Video/ Audio: One Year Ago Bob Dylan Released A Masterpiece, ‘Another Self Portrait’

A year ago, on August 26 in Europe, and on August 27 in the U.S., a masterpiece comprised of recordings Bob Dylan made in 1969, 1970 and 1971 was released.

It was such a joy to hear the songs on Another Self Portrait, (1969-1971) – The Bootleg Series Vol. 10, which included an amazing version of the old folk song, “Pretty Saro,” wonderful demos of “I Went To See The Gypsy” and “When I Paint My Masterpiece,” and so many more.

While I always liked the original Self Portrait, Another Self Portrait is the better album. Of the songs that appeared on Self Portrait, for Another Self Portrait the Nashville overdubs were removed. Overall, what we get are much more intimate versions of those songs, plus many songs that Dylan chose not to release on Self Portrait. Plus a previously unreleased (officially, anyway) ‘Basement Tapes’ gem, “Minstrel Boy.”

But really, we don’t have to choose between those albums, as they both now exist.

I wrote a lengthy review of Another Self Portrait which you can read here.

For me, “Pretty Saro” remains the standout track because of both how Dylan’s voice sounds, and the way he sings the song.

“Pretty Saro”:

Below is a very cool 11 minute mini-documentary on the making of Another Self Portrait. If you haven’t yet seen it, now is the time.

Bob Dylan – Another Self Portrait Documentary Short from Columbia Records on Vimeo.

Here’s a Spotify sampling from Another Self Portrait:

Or listen to the entire deluxe version of the album including the Isle of Wight live tracks here.

And here’s the original Self Portrait:

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Video: Jack White Covers (Briefly) Beck’s ‘Devil’s Haircut’ & Much More in San Francisco

Jack White with new short haircut in San Francisco.

At his show last night, Jack White covered some of Beck’s “Devil’s Haircut” during “Sixteen Saltines.”

The show took place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA.

Skip to the 11 minute mark to hear “Devil’s Haircut,” or better yet, enjoy all 11-plus minutes which includes some of a”Lazaretto,” “Steady As She Goes,” and “Sixteen Saltines”/”Devil’s Haricut.”

More of the show:

“Fell In Love With A Girl”:

“Just One Drink”:

“Bead Leaves and the Dirty Ground”:

“Temporary Ground”:

“Love Interruption”:

“Hotel Yorba”:

Theremin Madness with guitar:

“Top Yourself”:

“You Know That I Know”:

More “You Know That I Know”:

“Hypocritical Kiss”:

“I’m Slowly Turning Into You”:

“Ball and Biscuit”:

“High Ball Stepper”:

“Seven Nation Army”:

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Video: Arcade Fire Cover the Pixies’ ‘Alec Eiffel’ in Boston

Arcade FIre in Boston.

Hear Arcade Fire’s latest cover, the Pixies’ “Alec Eiffel” off 1991′s Trompe le Monde.

They performed this at the Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA.

You’ll hear the group play a bit of the group Boston’s “More Than A Feeling,” and then into “Alec Eiffel.”

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Audio/ Video: Bob Dylan at Newport, 1965 – Complete – ‘Like A Rolling Stone,’ ‘Phantom Engineer’ & More

Bob Dylan, Michael Bloomfield at Newport, 1965.

OK, so I’ve posted this landmark set before, but someone just uploaded most of it again yesterday so why not give it another listen.

This never gets old for me.

This was Bob Dylan’s first public electric performance (OK, of course he played rock ‘n’ roll as a teenager, but after he started making records as a folk singer, this was the first electric show).

This took place on Sunday, July 25, 1965.

Here’s audio for the set opener, “Maggie’s Farm”:

Maggies Farm (Newport '65) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

This clip is the audio with the exception of “Maggie’s Farm.”

0:00 – Pre-show/Intro
2:20 – Maggie’s Farm (BLOCKED – Can be seen in “The Other Side of the Mirror”)
8:07 – Like a Rolling Stone
14:39 – Phantom Engineer (It Takes a lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry)
18:00 – Intermission/Intro
22:04 – It’s all Over Now, Baby Blue
29:34 – Mr. Tambourine Man

Here’s some of the video but no audio:

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