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Bob Dylan / More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol 14

Blood On The Tracks deluxe • 6CD • 70 unreleased recordings • 2LP vinyl

Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will release in November, the Bob Dylan box set that fans have really been waiting for. More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 will be available as a six-CD set that includes “every surviving take” (including the complete New York sessions) from the 1974 studio recordings made by Bob Dylan which resulted in his 1975 classic Blood On The Tracks.

Described by the label as a ‘strictly limited’ deluxe set, this six-disc package features alternate versions of ‘Tangled Up In Blue’ , ‘Simple Twist Of Fate’ and ‘Shelter From The Storm’ and offers up a total of over 70 previously unreleased recordings! The 6CD deluxe of More Blood, More Tracks (there is also a 2LP vinyl and a single CD edition) includes the complete New York sessions in chronological order, including outtakes, false starts and ‘studio banter’.

The reissue producers have worked from best sources available, in most cases utilising the original multi-track session tapes. The only recordings remaining from the Minneapolis sessions are the multi-track masters of the five performances included on the finished Blood On The Tracks album, although these have been remixed and remastered for the deluxe edition.

Packaging looks to be consistent with previous Bootleg Series deluxe editions and features a hardcover book with sleeve notes by Jeff Slate, photographs, and most excitingly a complete reproduction of one of Dylan’s legendary handwritten 57 page notebooks, where you can follow the lyrical development of the songs that would eventually comprise Blood On The Tracks.

More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol 14 will be released on 2 November 2018. Expect that scary Amazon UK pre-order price to come right down to the £100 ballpark in the coming days/weeks… The Canadian price is crazy low, but don’t forget to factor in shipping/import duty if you are in the EU.

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More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol 14 /  6CD deluxe edition

CD 1

A & R Studios
New York
September 16, 1974

1. If You See Her, Say Hello (Take 1) – solo
2. If You See Her, Say Hello (Take 2) – solo. Previously released on The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3: Rare and Unreleased, 1961-1991
3. You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 1) – solo
4. You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 2) – solo
5. Simple Twist of Fate (Take 1) – solo
6. Simple Twist of Fate (Take 2) – solo
7. You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 3) – solo
8. Up to Me (Rehearsal) – solo
9. Up to Me (Take 1) – solo
10. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (Take 1) – solo
11. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (Take 2) – solo – included on Blood on the Tracks test pressing

CD 2

A & R Studios
New York
September 16, 1974

1. Simple Twist of Fate (Take 1A) – with band
2. Simple Twist of Fate (Take 2A) – with band
3. Simple Twist of Fate (Take 3A) – with band
4. Call Letter Blues (Take 1) – with band
5. Meet Me in the Morning (Take 1) – with band – edited version included on Blood on the Tracks test pressing and previously released on Blood on the Tracks
6. Call Letter Blues (Take 2) – with band – previously released on The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3: Rare and Unreleased, 1961-1991
7. Idiot Wind (Take 1) – with bass
8. Idiot Wind (Take 1, Remake) – with bass
9. Idiot Wind (Take 3 with insert) – with bass
10. Idiot Wind (Take 5) – with bass
11. Idiot Wind (Take 6) – with bass
12. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Rehearsal and Take 1) – with band
13. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 2) – with band
14. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 3) – with band
15. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 4) – with band
16. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 5) – with band
17. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 6) – with band
18. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 6, Remake) – with band
19. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 7) – with band
20. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 8) – with band

Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar, harmonica
Eric Weissberg, Charles Brown III, Barry Kornfeld: guitars
Thomas McFaul: keyboards
Tony Brown: bass
Richard Crooks: drums
Buddy Cage: steel guitar (5-6)

CD 3

A & R Studios
New York
September 16, 1974

1. Tangled Up in Blue (Take 1)  – with bass

A & R Studios
New York
September 17, 1974

2. You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 1, Remake)  – with bass and organ
3. You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 2, Remake)  – with bass, organ, and steel guitar –included on Blood on the Tracks test pressing and previously released on Biograph
4. Tangled Up in Blue (Rehearsal)  – with bass and organ
5. Tangled Up in Blue (Take 2, Remake)  – with bass and organ
6. Spanish Is the Loving Tongue (Take 1)  – with bass and piano
7. Call Letter Blues (Rehearsal)  – with bass and piano
8. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 1, Remake)  – with bass and piano
9. Shelter from the Storm (Take 1) – with bass and piano – previously released on the Jerry McGuire original soundtrack
10. Buckets of Rain (Take 1)  – with bass
11. Tangled Up in Blue (Take 3, Remake)  – with bass
12. Buckets of Rain (Take 2)  – with bass
13. Shelter from the Storm (Take 2)  – with bass
14. Shelter from the Storm (Take 3)  – with bass
15. Shelter from the Storm (Take 4)  – with bass – previously released on Blood on the Tracks

Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar, harmonica
Tony Brown: bass
Paul Griffin: keyboards (2-9)
Buddy Cage: steel guitar (3)

CD 4

A & R Studios
New York
September 17, 1974

1. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 1, Remake 2) – with bass
2. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 2, Remake 2) – with bass
3. Buckets of Rain (Take 1, Remake) – previously released on Blood on the Tracks

A & R Studios
New York
September 18, 1974

4. Buckets of Rain (Take 2, Remake)  – solo
5. Buckets of Rain (Take 3, Remake)  – solo
6. Buckets of Rain (Take 4, Remake)  – solo

A & R Studios
New York
September 19, 1974

7. Up to Me (Take 1, Remake)  – with bass
8. Up to Me (Take 2, Remake)  – with bass
9. Buckets of Rain (Take 1, Remake 2)  – with bass
10. Buckets of Rain (Take 2, Remake 2)  – with bass
11. Buckets of Rain (Take 3, Remake 2)  – with bass
12. Buckets of Rain (Take 4, Remake 2)  – with bass – previously released on Blood on the Tracks
13. If You See Her, Say Hello (Take 1, Remake)  – with bass – previously included on Blood on the Tracks test pressing
14. Up to Me (Take 1, Remake 2) – with bass
15. Up to Me (Take 2, Remake 2) – with bass
16. Up to Me (Take 3, Remake 2) – with bass
17. Buckets of Rain (Rehearsal) – with bass
18. Meet Me in the Morning (Take 1, Remake) – with bass – previously released on the “Duquesne Whistle” 7” single
19. Meet Me in the Morning (Take 2, Remake)  – with bass
20. Buckets of Rain (Take 5, Remake 2)  – with bass

Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar, harmonica
Tony Brown: bass (1-2, 7-20)

CD 5

A & R Studios
New York
September 19, 1974

1. Tangled Up in Blue (Rehearsal and Take 1, Remake 2)  – with bass
2. Tangled Up in Blue (Take 2, Remake 2)  – with bass
3. Tangled Up in Blue (Take 3, Remake 2)  – with bass – included on Blood on the Tracks test pressing and previously released on The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3: Rare and Unreleased, 1961-1991
4. Simple Twist of Fate (Take 2, Remake) – with bass
5. Simple Twist of Fate (Take 3, Remake) – with bass – previously released on Blood on the Tracks
6. Up to Me (Rehearsal and Take 1, Remake 3)  – with bass
7. Up to Me (Take 2, Remake 3) – with bass – previously released on Biograph
8. Idiot Wind (Rehearsal and Takes 1-3, Remake) – with bass
9. Idiot Wind (Take 4, Remake) – with bass
10. Idiot Wind (Take 4, Remake with organ overdub) included on Blood on the Tracks test pressing and previously released on The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3: Rare and Unreleased, 1961-1991
11. You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 1, Remake 2) – with bass
12. Meet Me in the Morning (Take 1, Remake 2) – with bass
13. Meet Me in the Morning (Takes 2-3, Remake 2) – with bass

Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar, harmonica
Tony Brown: bass

CD 6

A & R Studios
New York
September 19, 1974

1. You’re a Big Girl Now (Takes 3-6, Remake 2) – with bass
2. Tangled Up in Blue (Rehearsal and Takes 1-2, Remake 3) – with bass
3. Tangled Up in Blue (Take 3, Remake 3) – with bass

Sound 80 Studio
Minneapolis, MN
December 27, 1974

4. Idiot Wind – with band – previously released on Blood on the Tracks
5. You’re a Big Girl Now – with band – previously released on Blood on the Tracks

Sound 80 Studio
Minneapolis, MN
December 30, 1974

6. Tangled up in Blue  – with band – previously released on Blood on the Tracks
7. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts  – with band – previously released on Blood on the Tracks
8. If You See Her, Say Hello  – with band – previously released on Blood on the Tracks

Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar, harmonica, organ (4-5), mandolin (8)
Tony Brown: bass (1-3)
Chris Weber: guitar (4-6, 8)
Kevin Odegard: guitar (6)
Peter Ostroushko: mandolin (8)
Gregg Inhofer: keyboards (4-8)
Billy Peterson: bass (4, 6-7)
Bill Berg: drums (4-8)

All songs written by Bob Dylan except Spanish is the Loving Tongue (traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)

New York sessions originally engineered by Phil Ramone

Minneapolis sessions originally engineered by Paul Martinson

More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol 14 /  2LP vinyl track listing

Side 1
1. Tangled Up in Blue (Take 3, Remake 3)
2. Simple Twist of Fate (Take 1)
3. Shelter from the Storm (Take 2)

Side 2
1. You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 2)
2. Buckets of Rain (Take 2, Remake)
3. If You See Her, Say Hello (Take 1 Edit)

Side 3
1. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (Take 2)
2. Meet Me in the Morning (Take 1, Remake Edit)

Side 4
1. Idiot Wind (Take 4, Remake Edit)
2. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 1, Remake 2)
3. Up to Me (Take 2, Remake)

All Tracks Recorded
A & R Studios
New York 9/16 – 9/19/1974

Tracks Recorded 9/16 & 18
Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, harmonica

Tracks Recorded 9/17 & 19
Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Tony Brown – bass

All songs written by Bob Dylan

More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol 14 / single CD edition

1. Tangled Up in Blue (Take 3, Remake 3)
2. Simple Twist of Fate (Take 1)
3. Shelter from the Storm (Take 2)
4. You’re a Big Girl Now (Take 2)
5. Buckets of Rain (Take 2, Remake)
6. If You See Her, Say Hello (Take 1 Edit)
7. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (Take 2)
8. Meet Me in the Morning (Take 1, Remake Edit)
9. Idiot Wind (Take 4, Remake Edit)
10. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Take 1, Remake 2)
11. Up to Me (Take 2, Remake)

All Tracks Recorded
A & R Studios
New York 9/16 – 9/19/1974

Tracks Recorded 9/16 & 18
Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, harmonica

Tracks Recorded 9/17 & 19
Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Tony Brown – bass

All songs written by Bob Dylan

117 responses to Bob Dylan / More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol 14

  1. Scott Briggs says:

    What a bloody botch joke this box set is! I’m livid. I’m not having it. They should
    have done up an intermediate 3 CD version with the orig. album remastered, the alt. version on 1 CD, and a third CD of the best of the alt. takes or whatever from the SD edition. This should
    have been basically a no-brainer. And errors in the printing? Is this Columbia Records?
    or Mickey Mouse Records?

    • Chris Bowman says:

      Sorry I don’t agree! While the missing pages noted in other comments are disappointing the reason I bought this deluxe box set was to listen to the session recordings that supported this seminal work. The 6CD’s are excellent. These recording sessions offer a remarkable insight into Dylan’s sharp focus, his process and mastery and the superb artists who worked with him at this time.

  2. The Ragman says:

    4 pages missing from the deluxe boxset book – Sony’s solution to folks who paid £100 for the package is to download them and print them yourself… hope Paul gets on their case. 57 page booklet advertised, 53 pages delivered!

  3. Philip Birtwistle says:

    Absolute disgrace that Sony’s quality control missed the pages in the booklet. As it says near the top of the page :

    “Packaging looks to be consistent with previous Bootleg Series deluxe editions and features a hardcover book with sleeve notes by Jeff Slate, photographs, and most excitingly a complete reproduction of one of Dylan’s legendary handwritten 57 page notebooks, where you can follow the lyrical development of the songs that would eventually comprise Blood On The Tracks.”

    Don’t see a mention of a 53 page booklet.

    Come on Sony, bite the bullet and do a reprint.

  4. Brian A says:

    I’m just very very confused about this given I’m not a Dylan historian. Is the double LP a cleaned up version of the original album or is it a bunch of different takes?

  5. bob says:

    apparently there are 4 pages missing from the book in the deluxe set. specifically they are 4 pages from the portion of the book that make up the “little red notebook” and so far the only “fix” being offered are the 4 pages as pdf download from official dylan site.

  6. Are you doing the 2 cd and the booklet?

  7. Tony B says:

    Hi Paul, Just wanted to let you know Amazon UK price is currently at 99.99.

  8. The Senator says:

    £99 at Amazon UK at the moment.

  9. Murray says:

    Now 99.99 on Amazon in case that’s a dealbreaker for anyone.

  10. James C says:

    Totally confused by the extra info given with the track listing in the press release here. Which takes of ‘You’re Gonna Me Lonesome…’ and ‘Meet Me In The Morning’ were used on the original album? Are they featured in the box set?
    As for the single CD offering – is this trying to replicate the legendary Test Pressing or not? Six tracks use the same takes for sure but I’m still none the wiser whether the versions of ‘Simple Twist Of Fate’, ‘You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome…’, ‘Shelter From The Storm’ or ‘Buckets Of Rain’ use the takes included on the Test Pressing.
    Only remixing the numbers re-recorded in Minneapolis seems a missed opportunity… I’d welcome a fresh mix of Blood On The Tracks and, for £150, would expect it as part of this package.

  11. The Ragman says:

    It might have been nice to have had the test pressing mixes as a bonus after the Minnesota tracks. While it is nice to hear the songs as Dylan performed them live in the studio, he did request after hearing the tapes back that he’s like them speeded up slightly for the album release.

    I find the 1 CD song selection quite perverse – to ignore most of the test pressing selections from New York. It’s probably designed to drive those in the know to the 6 CD set instead. As others have said I don’t think it will be a one listen experience for the 6 CD set and previous sets have shown great variety in how Dylan delivers his songs from take to take.

  12. Pete says:

    Amazon probably will drop it to £100 and then we will think we’ve got a deal.but £100 for 6 CD’s is outrageous. If a single cd is £10 maybe a good price is £70 for the 6cd set

    • David M says:

      For outtakes I think about 30 quid is what it should be for 6 CDs. You are not getting 60 unique songs, but 10 songs repeated 10 times (more or less).

      • Jim Nolan says:

        I fully agree David M…. It is incredibly expensive… many bands including REM, Waterboys, Joe Strummer, Tom Petty etc. have released 4 or 6 CD box sets and these all retail at around the £30 (€35) mark…. But as long as the Bob sheep keep buying these box sets at these rip off prices then the cost will continue in an upward trajectory… I mean they (record company) are protecting their song copyrights, so why not release them at budget prices instead of gouging us?

  13. Peter Luke says:

    Can’t seem to find any consistent information regarding this; are the tracks on the single CD from the Test pressing, or are they just random outtakes?

    • Gerbrand says:

      Interestingly (surprisingly/disappointingly) only ONE track on the single CD comes from the Test pressing, namely Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts.

      Which begs the question why they didn’t add a second cd to the standard edition with the complete test pressing…

      • MFG says:

        I only see six tracks listed above as “test pressing”. What happened to the other four?

        Also, maybe Columbia believes that a 2-CD standard edition would discourage some fans from buying the deluxe edition? Especially since the total number of songs is a lot smaller than, say, The Cutting Edge or The Basement Tapes.

        • Gerbrand says:

          @MFG

          Listed as “test pressing” are the 5 tracks removed from the final release (because they were re-recorded in Minneapolis). And “Meet Me in the Morning (Take 1)” is listed because it appeared in edited form on the “test pressing” AND the final release. It appears here in full length for the first time.

          The remaining 4 tracks from the “test pressing” were released on Blood on the Tracks and are listed as such in the track list.

          Also interesting to note is that “Tangled Up in Blue (Take 3, Remake 2)” (from 19/9) was on the test pressing AND has been on The Bootleg Series vol.1-3 al these years. That is news because the booklet of The Bootleg Series said it was recorded on 16/9 and therefore assumed to be an alternate recording.

  14. Peter Stanton says:

    I am very much looking forward to this and hope that the price drops, when I will definitely go for it. I can remember it being released and being totally blown away by it.

    I think that I have all the Deluxe sets except 13 on CD, which I have been waiting for a deal on. Amazon Italy keeps tempting me.

    As has been said, there are a number of excellent looking boxes on the way. Time to listen to everything would be good.

  15. Fredster says:

    There is also a rumor that Blood on the tracks will be the next installment in the marvelous Mobile Fidelity “Ultradisc One-Step” collection, pressed on two 45 rpm vinyls (along with Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Texas Flood and Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On).

  16. madman says:

    “Described by the label as a ‘strictly limited’ deluxe set, this six-disc package …” . Ugh, I HATE when this happens. Why does it have to be limited? I know the running joke is “limited to as many as they can sell”, but this is something that most Dylan fans would want. I know I do, but I don’t have the money now, and by the time I do, it’ll be gone. Same thing for the “Cutting Edge” deluxe edition. Why limit the supply when Dylan and/or his people know there’s a huge demand?

    • Ben Williams says:

      I am in the exact same boat as you. The only reason I can think that Sony do this, is so that it guarantees immediate sales and profit. To them, it’s about turnover and they don’t really care about the less well-off fans. Shame that they don’t make a cheaper version in the future like the Sony ‘booksets’ (eg Springsteen’s Tracks or ACDC’s Backtracks)

    • Mazzy says:

      limited usually means one pressing they won’t go to the trouble to repress and print again as these are complicated and expensive sets to produce. Some sell fast and will sell out in six months and others in several years. The record biz is different in 2018 and labels cannot keep deluxe sets in print forever. So if you like something, buy sooner then later.

      Otherwise you end up paying a premium on the resale markets

  17. John Barleycorn says:

    I come in piece and I am not a big Dylan fan but I have a genuine question re this set.
    Is anyone really going to play this more than once? It seems total overkill to me to have 8 consecutive takes of ‘You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go’ to play, I seriously doubt anyone, bar Dylan musicologists, are going to play these takes more than once?

    Now we have some previous Bootlegs on sale perhaps some of the purchasers of those can give me their take in the ‘value’ vis-a-vis the listening pleasure of these sets or is a case of just wanting it ALL and that’s good enough?

    • J Kane says:

      In answer to the question a definite YES. I have been playing Vol 13 frequently when out walking the dog and also at home in bed (not with the dog)!. I’m not a great fan of live albums but Vol 13 blew me away – it is fantastic. I should think I will be playing More Blood More Tracks many, many times as well. Just started listening to The Cutting Edge 6 CD set and again this is awesome. I’m a massive Beatles fan as well but with these bootleg issues Dylan reigns supreme (at the moment – roll on the White Album). I am both a lover and collector of music box sets. Regards.

    • Kevin says:

      That’s a naive question. This will be repeatedly listened to for years on end.

  18. Steven Roberts says:

    Glad I’m not a big Dylan fan. He’d have me in the poor house!

  19. Kevin C says:

    JPC have this advertised at 39.99 Euros, too much for a single CD too little for the six CD set any chance of bottoming this out Paul?

  20. Wazza says:

    Why suddenly just a 1 disc option instead of 2 like all the rest

  21. stephen gilmour says:

    PS There WAS speculation of a 9-disc set – BOTT was originally due to be combined with the Rolling Thunder tour (including a DVD – rumoured to be Renaldo and Clara) BUT that may be next if the Supper Club box doesn’t come first.

  22. Mike M says:

    As Jules pointed out earlier, the notes on disc 5 appear to be wrong. The versions of “Tangled Up In Blue” and “Idiot Wind“ on the test pressing are not the same takes that appeared on The Bootleg Series. I don’t remember Tangled being that much different, but even without the organ overdub, the B.S. take of Idiot is noticeably different. Can’t wait to hear it all.

  23. Iain says:

    I was looking forward to this one, but not at that price, and the single cd just doesn’t cut it. (A two disc set, original album + outtakes, probably would have been better). Oh well, I wonder what’s in store with the ‘White Album’??

  24. stephen gilmour says:

    Spin CDs took my money and folded :( Fuck them.

    More Blood Less Money 63 Euro pre order last week from JPC :)

    And seriously the poster who put this is a one-listen set – a Dylan ‘fan’ lol – this is the Holy Grail!!

    • John Barleycorn says:

      If you, or anyone else, has been done by Spin CDs (and I have) then you can claim the money back from your credit card company provided you have proof of purchase and it is within a reasonable amount of time (I think it’s 3 months or maybe more). I am with NatWest. Search for ‘Start a claim for missing goods or services paid for by Debit Card’ with your own bank.

      • The Golden Age Of Whatever. says:

        I had orders in with Spin CDS worth £28, I contacted my card company in August, the orders were place the beginning of February, over 6 months. This was around a week before Spin folded. I had to provide copies of emails sent to Spin, the card company had transaction details. Within two days I was refunded in full by the card company. So the `resonable amount of time` may differ with different card companies but you should contact them. You have nothing to lose, it`s already lost! Good Luck.

        This is for Ollie below, have you heard Bob`s singing on those `Supper Club Tapes`, I don`t ever want them released because I`m daft enought to buy the feckers.

    • Ollie Carlisle says:

      Maybe for you and many others but it’s not necessarily everyone’s Holy Grail and I don’t think it’s fair to limit what determines a Dylan fan – everyone’s different, just like the man himself from album to album and night to night!

      Personally I’d get more repeat spins out of the Supper Club, the Bloomberg Sessions, Grateful Dead or Rundown rehearsals, watching a Rolling Thunder documentary or the Johnny Cash stuff.

      Yes it will be a fascinating listen but with six discs worth of only twelve songs it’s unlikely to be listened to in full that often, compared to earlier Bootleg Series instalments. Aside from the packaging it has more in common with the copyright collections in terms of content.

  25. Greg says:

    Can’t see why they didn’t release the condensed version as a 2 disc rather than 1 disc set.

    Disc 1 could have been the largely solo set that they are releasing. Disc 2 could have been the test pressing – being the album that was initially intended for release. That would leave the 6 disc set containing all the sessions from NY (and the Minnesota masters) and all speed corrected and remastered (and remixed in some cases).

    That would mean those like me who already have the LP, the CD, the Sony SACD and the MOFI SACD would still have to spring for the 6CD set to get the speed corrected BOTT.

    I’ve got all the Bootleg Series on vinyl and most on LP and most of the deluxe editions. And yet looking at this release I’m thinking: get the one disc and cherry pick the rest through downloads; and skip the vinyl because changing LPs over every ten minutes is not enjoyable even when the sound quality is good. And why am I thinking this when BOTT is my favourite Dylan album? Sorry – gotta run as these are all really questions for the therapist :)

  26. Stephen Gilmour says:

    I got pre order for 63 euro area jpc last week :) more blood less money :)

  27. kenneth tilley says:

    anyone know if there’s going to be a hi-res download (24bit-96khz) ?

  28. Steve Benson says:

    Is this the first time for the series in having the released versions included as well? Perhaps could have been 5 discs if they’d left them off or simply released a remastered version of the album separately. No 2CD highlights version this time.

  29. Rett Russell says:

    This is the long awaited bootleg and the price reflects it.
    Capitalism lives on.
    Addressing an earlier comment…….I still think the sound of the Sgt. Peppers blu-ray is the standard by which all others should be judged. and I have all the Yes, XTC, etc.

  30. KB says:

    In a nutshell this is the one we’ve been waiting for. Shame that the cover is so terrible. Also would have been nice to have a box set style vinyl with a nice book, maybe a 4 LP like Another Self Portrait would have been great, not sure why they have changed the system here? Great that we are now starting to get complete recording sessions, this stuff will all be free on the public domain in years to come i’m sure. Let’s hope The Beatles start putting ore of their studio outages out there in appropriate formats, roll on The White Album. :)
    the price will drop, £99 on HMV currently as mentioned.

  31. Phil Cohen says:

    To my surprise, Bob Dylan’s website no longer has a “store”, but rather they simply offer a link to amazon.com. This marks the end of Dylan’s website offering an exclusive extra, whether it be a poster or a bonus CD. Then what becomes of the Gaslight Tapes 1962 project, taken from the newly discovered original master tapes supplied by Dylan’s 1962-66 touring soundman Richard Alderson?
    With the announcement of “More Blood,More Tracks”, the only major upcoming “Classic Rock” archival products yet to be announced are The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who. I was hoping that there would be some Bruce Springsteen or Led Zeppelin product for the holiday shopping season, but it is apparently not to be.

    • Ben Williams says:

      Springsteen special on Netflix in December, Stones have a Blues compilation out soon.

      • Phil Cohen says:

        But the music on The Rolling Stones blues compilation was COMPILED by The Rolling Stones. It is a collection of vintage recordings by artists who influenced The Stones.
        But actual Rolling Stones archival product is on the way from both Rolling Stones Records and from ABKCO. Video releases from both ABKCO & Rolling Stones Records and audio material from ABKCO.
        One item has already been announced. It is a DVD + BluRay release of the film “Sympathy For The Devil” from ABKCO. There is bonus material but none of it features (or is related to) The Rolling Stones.

    • kennethtilley says:

      what’s in the pipeline for the rolling stones and the who ?

      • Phil Cohen says:

        DVD & Blu-ray reissues of the films “Sympathy For The Devil” & “Rock N’Roll Circus” from ABKCO and a video programme called “Vooddo Lounge Uncut” from Rolling Stones Records and Eagle Rock. It is apparently the Miami show, being presented complete for the first time ever (Previous VHS,Laserdiscs & DVD releases were cut down to 90 minutes). and there will be some sort of Deluxe Edition for the 1968 album “Beggar’s Banquet”.
        One Who album will receive the deluxe boxed set treatment, but we don’t know which one yet.

    • Kevin says:

      Zeppelin is apparently going to offer a a streaming service of live shows.

  32. Kenny says:

    And how times have changed. Bootleg Series Vol.1 on sale for £7:50 for three discs.

    • Dean says:

      The first release in the bootleg series is so strange. It’s 3-discs, but they’re called Volumes 1, 2, and 3 respectively. Really, it’s just Volume 1 in the series. I guess it means they didn’t have a clear idea they’d be carrying the series on, so kind of goofed up on the first set.

      By the way, there are three versions of this set out there – the long box, the book format, and the fatbox. I recently got the fatbox, because my long box is in storage. Now I’m not one to complain about small writing, my eyes work just fine. But seriously, the booklet in the fatbox is useless. I’ve never seen print smaller, other than copyright notices. Ridiculous.

  33. Pablo says:

    It is so expensive compare it with the previous Series…

    • The Golden Age Of _ _ _ _ _ _ ' _ says:

      It’s the same initial price as the other SE box sets in the series have been. The price a WILL drop. The price on Badlands is £99.99, sorry not sure how to provide links with my iPad.

  34. Philip Birtwistle says:

    “CJ Feeney says:
    September 20, 2018 at 15:41
    ……………watch sites like Spin CDs……………”

    Spin CDs finally gone t*ts up, takling £50 of my cash with them.

  35. andrew R says:

    Any idea how ltd this is likely to be ? Limited in todays market has ceased
    to have any real meaning. 30 000 50 000 ?? Any ideas

  36. J Kane says:

    The one I’ve been waiting for – ordered from Amazon UK as it will come down in price. There are so many outstanding box sets coming soon – The White Album, John Lennon Imagine, Tom Petty, David Bowie and Elvis Complete Special 50th Anniversary – I’m going to be out a fortune – but just think of the enjoyment – priceless.

  37. RJS says:

    It’s £99.99 on HMV so the Amazon UK price will almost definitely drop to match it.

  38. David M says:

    On previous version amazon uk has allowed download of all the tracks on purchase of the vinyl version. This may not have been intended, but I hope it happens again …

  39. Kevin says:

    I’m in. It is pricey, I’ll admit, though. But wasn’t the six-disc Cutting Edge at least $150+ at first blush?

    It’s hard to tell from the picture. I have to imagine since it’s six disc, that the dimensions of the box would be the same/similar to the six-disc Cutting Edge. Paul, can you give any credence to the dimensions?

  40. johnnyv says:

    Money, money, money must be funny…

  41. Chucky says:

    6 CDs for £120??

    Is the IRS after Bob?

  42. Jules Gray says:

    Some of those “previously released” track details are wrong. It’s well known that they used the ‘wrong’ (ie non-test pressing) versions of the New York songs on Bootleg Series 1-3. For instance, Idiot Wind didn’t have a whiff of an organ overdub.

    • Mike M says:

      Yep, the test pressing takes of “Idiot Wind” & “Tangled Up In Blue” are not the same takes that showed up on the Bootleg Series.

  43. Stephen Towler says:

    I’ve been waiting for this but not at this price. If you allow, say, £20 for the book it’s still in excess over £20 per disc.

  44. Jay Pasternak says:

    This seems like Bootleg 12; The Cutting Edge, for the scrupulous fan who wants every step of the journey to mount Olympus that is Blood on the Tracks.

    I thought this relesee would be like answered prayers; however, the price and tracklisting says otherwise. This will not be the revelation that was tell tale signs, another dylan, and trouble no more.

    I’ll get the single cd and download the rest for free from my public library freegal service, same as i did for the deluxe Trouble no More.

    Anyway, great day for Dylan Fans, so don’t want to rain on it

  45. RJS says:

    Classic album and looking forward to this very much but I wish they would also release a bare bones CD version for people who don’t want the read only once books and a box. Obviously it’s all about maximising profits. I’m very tempted to get the digital version of this. Currently £31.99 on Google Play Music.

    • StevieB says:

      Yes, a 2-CD version (original album plus a disc of extras) would suit me fine. Still, it is a great re-issue series and, assuming that the price falls to around £100 or less a must-have for the hardcore Dylan fan. I’ll get the single disc though.

  46. mark turrell says:

    This is the one i’ve been waiting for, so i can ditch my ‘blood on the tapes’ bootlegs …

  47. DPman says:

    This could be called definitive and complete.

  48. Jim Ackerman says:

    What assholes Columbia/Sony are. They never learn.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Er…?

      • Oliver says:

        Think the above comment refers to the disgusting price tag. £20 a disc is ferociously overpriced for material this old and this longed for. It just always feels like Sony are taking the piss out of passionate Dylan fans by overcharging so heavily. The complete vol. 12, for example, was hideously priced at over £500 for the 18 discs.

    • Scott Briggs says:

      I have a dinosaur for a representative, it’s got a small brain and refuses to learn! (Graham Parker)

  49. Ronnie says:

    £99.99 at Badlands, so expect Amazon’s final price to be similar

  50. Gary says:

    Crikey! Blood On The Tracks is a classic, but at £25 per disc….

  51. tom m hans says:

    This is great and crazy at the same time: upcoming releases: Tull, Lennon, White Album, More Blood, More Tracks. Timing is still everything. Bring it on. Thankfully I have a long commute back and forth.

  52. Dave Beaney says:

    It’s not cheap but boy it looks it! The cover is terrible.
    I would have thought they could have come up with something in keeping with the original album art work.

  53. Robert b says:

    This is what Ive been waiting for. I’ve had the boot of this for ages, and like the basement tapes, im glad to see it finally get an official release. I’m sure the set will drop in price as all the others have. I do wish others had followed Dylans bootleg series format, for example Springsteen and U2, and these sets have been some of my favorites.

  54. Ben Williams says:

    1-disc version has been ordered for a nice £9.99. If I had the money, I would spring for the 6 disc set as having all the sessions is like a gift from heaven for me, especially with the notebook reproduction – I hope the promise that once it is sold out they won’t make anymore is a lie.. I hope to get the deluxe edition one day!

  55. Francis maher says:

    Absolute gem… OK what’s next

  56. AndyB says:

    I don’t like digital and I know this site is about the physical releases, but I think that, in this case, it is worth noting that the iTunes preorder of the 6 disc version is just 50 USD. I have pre-ordered the physical set, but if the price doesn’t come down substantially, I will have to shift to the single disc version and settle for the download of the larger set. That would not make me happy!

  57. Kevin Pascual says:

    My favorite Dylan album…

  58. JULIA A STEVENS says:

    It would seem the 9 cd set previously speculated on has been reduced to 6 even in Japan

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Yes, definitely just the six CDs

    • The Golden Age Of _ _ _ _ _ _ ` _ says:

      There was never going to be a 9 disc set. What were they going to put on the 3 extra CDs? They`ve put everything available from the New York sessions on the discs. The Minneapolis sessions tapes, apart from the tracks on Disc 6, also on the original BOTT, have been lost for years.

      This is the only way these songs could have been presented in a box set. To have mixed the tracks up and avoiding repetition would have been stupid.

      Comparisons with the Imagine SE are also stupid. Imagine is a one off, there will be no more Lennon SE releases, not for 3-4 years if any. Bob Dylan`s ongoing Bootleg Series is the finest series of special editions by any artist, both in quality and quantity with, in recent years a new BS edition every year. I include The Beatles in that statement and I`m a massive fan who buys everything. In fact the Jethro Tull, Yes, XTC put the Beatles in the shade. Having said that we have only had two Beatles SEs (Magical Mystery Tour and Sgt Pepper) with the White Album 50th due in November.

      • Ollie Carlisle says:

        Hi ‘The Golden Age Of’, not sure why you think the comparison with Imagine is stupid. That’s also a 6 disc set with a book and focusses on one famously classic album. However, Imagine has got a greater variety of content (5.1 for example) and is significantly cheaper. So it’s very much comparable in terms of format but noticeably different in terms of price or content.

        I agree that the Bootleg Series is both the original and one of the finest archive series around. This instalment just doesn’t have the same breadth of content as earlier releases. Fine for completists but even they are likely to have heard a fair bit of this content before so it’s just not as much of a revelation as earlier Bootleg Series deluxe editions.

        • The Golden Age Of Special Editions says:

          Hi Ollie, I stand by what I said. Dylan’s Bootleg Series team are constantly looking to release new editions of the series, these days on 12 monthly schedule. Sometimes more than one release. The 1966 tour box for example.

          The Imagine SE is a one off, as I said I doubt if any more Lennon SEs will be released in the next 3/4 years. The Imagine box has also been in preparation for over 2 years.

          There is also no comparison between Blood On The Tracks and Imagine. Imagine is a good album, Blood On The Tracks is one of the finest albums ever released.

          I agree about the pricing, Imagine’s price took everyone by surprise, BOTT will come down and I bet it will be available for -£65 when one of the Euro Amazon’s runs one of their promo sales. It’ll be no good to me because I’m in for it on the day of release, as I am for John Lennon’s SE.

      • RJS says:

        “Bob Dylan`s ongoing Bootleg Series is the finest series of special editions by any artist, both in quality and quantity”

        Agreed. Nothing comes even close to the Bootleg Series.

  59. Ollie Carlisle says:

    More Versions, Same Tracks!

    Much as I love Bob and box sets this seems more like a one-listen deal so the single disc alternate version will probably get more spins. The emphasis on the limited edition nature of the six disc version makes me think the record company realise they might have to sell this one harder than usual, even though it’s a legendary album. I really expected to be more excited about this but compared to previous Bootleg Series I’m strangely non-plussed.

    And contrasted with something like the Imagine box set, it doesn’t really match up in terms of content or price (even though I like Blood On The Tracks more).

    • Rawstudiomix-fan Take 24 says:

      I bet How? (take 40) (Raw Studio Mix) from the Imagine set won’t sound too much different than the 39 others. Any given Dylan take will definitely sound different from the take before it, let alone 39 others (not that he’d even bother recording that many in the first place).
      I can’t see “Elements” tracks from Imagine even getting a whole play through – it’s not that kind of album, and they want to treat it like it’s The Smile Sessions or something. It’s the same thing from 20 different angles, none of which will shed any more light or offer up anything that new on the project – but other albums are doing it, so why not Lennon and blah blah blah.
      Apparently, Eskimos have 40 different words for “Imagine”.

  60. Bogdan says:

    A dream come true!

  61. JULIA A STEVENS says:

    Amazon were advertising a 9 disc set from Japan?

  62. Pete says:

    The price £149.99 for 6cds is beyond belief

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Pretty sure that will come down soon…

      • Hope so. I’ve only a passing interest in Dylan, but love Blood on the Tracks and would be tempted to invest, but at around the thirty quid mark, tops.

        I’ve not looked at the pricing for previous Bootleg Series releases – does this one fit a pattern or have they upped it for heretics such as myself?

        • Anthony Squires says:

          Thirty quid would be wildly optimistic. It’s not just 6 cds, there’s hardback books with photos, liner notes etc etc (or at least that was the case for Vols 8. 10, 11, 12, 13).

          But I’d be disappointed if the Amazon UK price didn’t drop to around £100 at some point before release. That would fit with the pattern of previous releases and at least one other independent UK retailer has it up for that price already.

        • CJ Feeney says:

          Most of the Super Deluxe sets get to the £10 per disc mark. But not all of them. Expect Black Friday deals and watch sites luke Spin CDs and What Records as well as the SDE widget.

          I dont want the 6 disc set, but the one disc seems a bit thin. Why couldn’t they put together a decent 2 disc selection like the Cutting Edge and Basement Tapes set?

          • KevinK says:

            I agree there should have been a two CD option – with the addition of the original album but using the remixed, remastered and speed corrected versions of those takes.

            btw, Spin CDs is no longer trading!

        • Jules Gray says:

          They certainly never drop as low as £30. Amazon sometimes do them for around £50 if you bide your time. Might be a risk with this one being called “strictly limited” though. Mind you, I’m not sure how limited the previous boxes were, so maybe no need to panic.

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