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Bob Dylan / The 1966 Live Recordings / massive 36-disc box set

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Sony are to release, The 1966 Live Recordings, a 36-disc Bob Dylan box set that will contain every known recording from his legendary 1966 tour.

These recordings are issued here officially from the best available sources (soundboard, CBS Recordings, audience recording). With the exception of the Manchester concert (May 17, 1966) released as The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 in 1998, a pair of songs appearing on the 1985 Biograph compilation and a smattering of others, the overwhelming majority of tracks and performances on The 1966 Live Recordings are previously unreleased in any format – official or bootlegged – and are being made available now for the very first time.

Liner notes have been provided by Clinton Heylin, and each individual CD is housed in a custom sleeve featuring stills from colour film shot by D.A. Pennebaker (see image above).

I have it under good authority that these boxes will be very limited, so if you’re genuinely interested then best advice is don’t hang around and get your (UK) pre-order in or US link is now live.

Discs 30 and 31 will also be issued as a 2LP vinyl set called The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert (it’s on 2CD as well). The title refers to the fact that for decades, Dylan’s performance in Manchester was incorrectly labeled, ‘The Royal Albert Hall Concert’. Now, for the first time, the REAL Royal Albert Hall concert (originally recorded by CBS Records) is finally being released.

The 1966 Live Recordings will be issued on 11 November 2016. The 2CD version of The Real Albert Hall 1966 Concert comes out on the same day with the vinyl version of that release to follow on 26 November 2016.

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The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert [VINYL]

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track_listing

Overview:

CD 1 -Sydney, April 13, 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia)
1. She Belongs to Me (Incomplete)
2. Fourth Time Around
3. Visions of Johanna
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Desolation Row
6. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
7. Mr. Tambourine Man

CD 2 -Sydney, April 13, 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia)
1. Tell Me, Momma
2. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
3. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
5. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
6. One Too Many Mornings
7. Ballad of a Thin Man
8. Positively 4th Street

CD 3 -Melbourne, April 20, 1966 (Soundboard / unknown broadcast)
1. She Belongs to Me (Incomplete)
2. Fourth Time Around
3. Visions of Johanna
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Desolation Row
6. Just Like a Woman
7. Tell Me, Momma (Fragment)
8. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
9. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

CD 4 -Copenhagen, May 1, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. She Belongs to Me
2. Fourth Time Around (Fragment)
3. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
5. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Incomplete)
6. Ballad of a Thin Man
7. Like a Rolling Stone

CD 5 -Dublin, May 5, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. She Belongs to Me
2. Fourth Time Around
3. Visions of Johanna
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Desolation Row
6. Just Like a Woman
7. Mr. Tambourine Man

CD 6 -Dublin, May 5, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. Tell Me, Momma
2. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
3. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
5. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
6. One Too Many Mornings
7. Ballad of a Thin Man
8. Like a Rolling Stone

CD 7 -Belfast, May 6, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. She Belongs to Me
2. Fourth Time Around
3. Visions of Johanna
4. Desolation Row
5. Just Like a Woman
6. Mr. Tambourine Man

CD 8 -Belfast, May 6, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. Tell Me, Momma
2. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
3. Baby, Let me Follow You Down
4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
5. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
6. One Too Many Mornings
7. Ballad of a Thin Man
8. Like a Rolling Stone

CD 9 -Bristol, May 10, 1966 (Soundboard / audience)
1. Fourth Time Around
2. Mr. Tambourine Man
3. She Belongs to Me
4. Vision of Johanna
5. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
6. Desolation Row
7. Just Like a Woman

CD 10 -Bristol, May 10, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. Tell Me, Momma
2. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
3. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
5. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
6. One Too Many Mornings (Incomplete)
7. Ballad of a Thin Man
8. Like a Rolling Stone

CD 11 -Cardiff, May 11, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. Tell Me, Momma
2. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
3. Baby Let Me Follow You Down
4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
5. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
6. One Too Many Mornings
7. Ballad of a Thin Man
8. Like a Rolling Stone

CD 12 -Birmingham, May 12, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. She Belongs to Me
2. Fourth Time Around
3. Visions of Johanna (Incomplete)
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Desolation Row (Incomplete)
6. Just Like a Woman
7. Mr. Tambourine Man

CD 13 -Birmingham, May 12, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. Tell Me, Momma
2. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
3. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
5. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
6. One Too Many Mornings
7. Ballad of a Thin Man
8. Like a Rolling Stone

CD 14 -Liverpool, May 14, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
2. Desolation Row
3. Just Like a Woman
4. Mr. Tambourine Man
5. Tell Me, Momma (Incomplete – Drop Out)
6. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
7. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
8. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
9. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
10. One Too Many Mornings
11. Ballad of a Thin Man
12. Like a Rolling Stone

CD 15 -Leicester, May 15, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. She Belongs to Me
2. Fourth Time Around
3. Visions of Johanna
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Desolation Row
6. Just Like a Woman
7. Mr. Tambourine Man

CD 16 -Leicester, May 15, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. Tell Me, Momma
2. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
3. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
5. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
6. One Too Many Mornings
7. Ballad of a Thin Man
8. Like a Rolling Stone

CD 17 -Sheffield, May 16, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
1. She Belongs to Me
2. Fourth Time Around
3. Visions of Johanna
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Desolation Row
6. Just Like a Woman
7. Mr. Tambourine Man

CD 18 -Sheffield, May 16, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. Tell Me, Momma
2. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
3. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
5. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
6. One Too Many Mornings
7. Ballad of a Thin Man
8. Like a Rolling Stone

CD 19 -Manchester, May 17, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
1. She Belongs to Me
2. Fourth Time Around
3. Visions of Johanna
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Desolation Row
6. Just Like a Woman
7. Mr. Tambourine Man

CD 20 -Manchester, May 17, 1966 (CBS Records recording except Soundcheck/ Soundboard)
1. Tell Me, Momma
2. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
3. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
5. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
6. One Too Many Mornings
7. Ballad of a Thin Man
8. Like a Rolling Stone
9. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (Incomplete) Soundcheck

CD 21 -Glasgow, May 19, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
2. Desolation Row (Incomplete)
3. Just Like a Woman
4. Mr. Tambourine Man
5. Tell Me, Momma
6. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
7. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
8. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
9. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
10. One Too Many Mornings (Incomplete)
11. Ballad of a Thin Man
12. Like a Rolling Stone

CD 22 -Edinburgh, May 20, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. She Belongs to Me
2. Fourth Time Around
3. Visions of Johanna
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Desolation Row (Incomplete)
6. Just Like a Woman
7. Mr. Tambourine Man

CD 23 -Edinburgh, May 20, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. Tell Me, Momma
2. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
3. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
5. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
6. One Too Many Mornings
7. Ballad of a Thin Man
8. Like a Rolling Stone

CD 24 -Newcastle, May 21, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. She Belongs to Me (Incomplete)
2. Fourth Time Around
3. Visions of Johanna
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Desolation Row (Incomplete)
6. Just Like a Woman
7. Mr. Tambourine Man

CD 25 -Newcastle, May 21, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. Tell Me, Momma
2. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
3. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
5. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
6. One Too Many Mornings
7. Ballad of a Thin Man
8. Like a Rolling Stone

CD 26 -Paris, May 24, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. She Belongs to Me
2. Fourth Time Around
3. Visions of Johanna
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Desolation Row (Incomplete)
6. Just Like a Woman
7. Mr. Tambourine Man

CD 27 -Paris, May 24, 1966 (Soundboard)
1. Tell Me, Momma
2. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
3. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
5. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
6. One Too Many Mornings
7. Ballad of a Thin Man
8. Like a Rolling Stone

CD 28 -London, May 26, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
1. She Belongs to Me
2. Fourth Time Around
3. Visions of Johanna
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Desolation Row
6. Just Like a Woman
7. Mr. Tambourine Man

CD 29 -London, May 26, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
1. Tell Me, Momma
2. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
3. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
5. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
6. One Too Many Mornings
7. Ballad of a Thin Man
8. Like a Rolling Stone

CD 30 -London, May 27, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
1. She Belongs to Me
2. Fourth Time Around
3. Visions of Johanna
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Desolation Row
6. Just Like a Woman
7. Mr. Tambourine Man

CD 31 -London, May 27, 1966 (CBS Records recordings)
1. Tell Me, Momma
2. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
3. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
5. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
6. One Too Many Mornings
7. Ballad of a Thin Man
8. Like a Rolling Stone

CD 32 -White Plains, NY, February 5, 1966 (Audience tape)
1. She Belongs to Me
2. To Ramona
3. Visions of Johanna
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Desolation Row
6. Love Minus Zero / No Limit
7. Mr. Tambourine Man
8. Tell Me, Momma
9. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) [Incomplete]

CD 33 -Pittsburgh, PA, February 6, 1966 (Audience tape)
1. She Belongs to Me
2. To Ramona
3. Visions of Johanna
4. Desolation Row (Incomplete)
5. Love Minus Zero / No Limit (Incomplete)
6. Mr. Tambourine Man
7. Positively 4th Street
8. Like a Rolling Stone

CD 34 -Hempstead, NY, February 26, 1966 (Audience tape)
1. She Belongs to Me
2. Fourth Time Around
3. Visions of Johanna
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Desolation Row
6. Love Minus Zero / No Limit
7. Mr. Tambourine Man
8. Tell Me, Momma
9. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
10. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
11. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
12. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
13. One Too Many Mornings (Incomplete)

CD 35 -Melbourne, April 19, 1966 (Audience tape)
1. She Belongs to Me
2. Fourth Time Around
3. Visions of Johanna
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Desolation Row
6. Just Like a Woman
7. Mr. Tambourine Man
8. Tell Me, Momma
9. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
10. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
11. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
12. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Fragment)

CD 36 -Stockholm, April 29, 1966 (Audience tape)
1. She Belongs to Me
2. Fourth Time Around
3. Visions of Johanna
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Desolation Row (Incomplete)
6. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
7. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
8. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (Fragment)
9. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Incomplete)
10. One Too Many Mornings (Incomplete)
11. Ballad of a Thin Man (Incomplete)

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Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 85.39
Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 99.94
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Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 92.22
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131 responses to Bob Dylan / The 1966 Live Recordings / massive 36-disc box set

  1. Chris says:

    Good lord.

  2. John Ireland says:

    Order duly placed. Thanks again Paul for the heads up.

  3. Mark Hanson says:

    A release to preserve the UK copyrights on these 1966 recordings, since copyrights on unreleased material still expire after 50 years.

    • David B says:

      No they don’t. It’s 50 years until 1962. From 1963 onwards its 75 years .. so this release is nothing to do with they being 50 years old ..

      • Caroline says:

        The 75 year rule applies to released recordings, anything unreleased still falls into the 50 year bracket. Dylan did a multi-LP set in a tiny quantity a couple of years back for the same reason. They’ve obviously decided this is worth a wider release.

      • richie says:

        If the music originates from outside the European Economic Area, the copyright lasts for as long as the music is protected by copyright in its country of origin, provided that the length of time does not exceed 70 years.

        All works published in the United States before 1923 are in the public domain. Works published after 1922, but before 1978 are protected for 95 years from the date of publication. If the work was created, but not published, before 1978, the copyright lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years

  4. Ian says:

    That’s a bonkers big set for very little cost per disc! Amazing. What a fantastic gift for Dylan fans. Bet it won’t be long though before someone says, what a wasted opportunity, they left off blah blah!

  5. CJ Feeney says:

    I know its only six discs but I haven’t got through the “Cutting Edge” deluxe set yet. Too much repetitive stuff really, and this looks even worse.

    So to clarify, the vinyl edition is really from the Albert Hall, rather than the Bootlegs vol.4 edition which was called the “Albert Hall” show but was recorded in Manchester (which is presumably on discs 19 and 20 in this set).

    I’d quite like a more curated set, eg the four Columbia recordings and the Australian TV recording, to give an overview of how the band developed over the tour, as they were essentially learning on the go.

  6. Mr. Ska '57 says:

    US $138 for 36 discs ain’t a bad deal …

  7. Christian says:

    Impressive…but, can someone explain the significance of this tour that year that warrants such a box set?

    • Iain McCarthy says:

      Re Christian: The significance of the UK 1966 tour was that this was the first time that UK audiences had seen Dylan play ‘electric’ with a full band. Needless to say the ‘folkies’ were not best pleased, which culminated in the famous ‘Judas!’ taunt from a member of the audience at Manchester Free Trade Hall….the rest is history.

      • DaKraut says:

        That’s what was purported. However, the general consensus is that the playing was sloppy and the venue sounds were not good at all! Still, the “Judas” shout isn’t on the Bootleg Series version, right? Would this be found anywhere on this massive set? Anybody? Like…Paul?

        • CJ Feeney says:

          The significance of this tour is that it was 50 years ago, and is about to go out of copyright;). It is much bootlegged and as is clear above, Colombia and others recorded several concerts.

          The Judas shout IS on Bootleg 4 disc 2 just before Like A Rolling Stone.

          If you listen closely you can hear Dylan’s off-mic response to the band – “Play it F***ing LOUD”

        • Iain McCarthy says:

          Re DeKraut: judging by the Live 1966 Bootleg Series Vol 1 release, the playing is far from sloppy. Also, the ‘judas’ shout is definitely on the Bootleg Series release from the late 90s….right before ‘Like a Rolling Stone’.

        • Dougie Adam says:

          The Judas shout is on The Bootleg Series… just before Like A Rolling Stone on the second disc of the Live 1966 2 CD set that made up Volume 4 of the series

    • GARRY GALE says:

      Listening to the 36 CD set of the 1966 concerts…. my wife is getting demented….BUT I am loving it! Shades of Stravinsky premiering the Rite of Spring in Paris, May 1913. ……..Lydia Sokolova, one of the dancers on the stage that night, said the audience came prepared.
      “They had got themselves all ready. They didn’t even let the music be played for the overture. As soon as it was known that the conductor was there, the uproar began,” The performance continued to the end, despite the rowdiness of the audience, and one thing most accounts seem to agree on is that there was an ovation. Audience…” We want Bob Dylan”… Dylan….”He got sick at the interval, they sent me on instead” …and “Play Fuckin’ Loud”…. they obviously did, wild awesome music!

  8. baward says:

    You have my symathies if you’re a Dylan fan as well as a Floyd fan!

  9. Bassel hassouna says:

    Other than the 36 discs, will there be a booklet with it with notes from the tour? I doubt it at that price

  10. Ben Williams says:

    Wow, wasn’t expecting this! Wish that the 18-disc edition of Cutting Edge was priced as per Uk Amazon price for this release!

    Will be getting the 2-disc edition. Massive Dylan fan but too much coming out on Nov 11th!

    • Heinz says:

      Hi Ben!
      What else of interest is coming out on Nov 11th,
      apart from the Pink Floyd set?

      • Ben Williams says:

        Sting’s new album, George Michael reissue of Listen Without Prejudice. Beatles Eight Days A Week dvd/bluray deluxe is out 10 days after and Leonard Cohen’s new album is out two weeks before all these come out. So many good releases this autumn/fall and not enough cash :-D
        Plus I have to buy two copies of Pink Floyd’s Creation, one for me and one for my dad whose birthday is that week!

        • Heinz says:

          Thanks Ben!
          Wow, hard times a-comin’…….
          even more as I recently purchased the new Bowie-box, Stones in Mono,
          Graham Parker, Led Zep, Van, Nick Cave, The Beatles,…………..

      • Philip Cohen says:

        What else is coming out Nov.11th? “The Who-My Generation” 5-CD set, which includes the first “Physical Format” release of the 2014 wide stereo remix of the group’s 1965/66 Shel Talmy productions. This remix was previously released only as a high resolution download. The set will also include alternate takes and Pete Townshend songwriting demos.
        And, a few weeks later, Universal will release a boxed set of Alan Parsons Project’s “Tales of Mystery and Imagination”, including previously unreleased outtakes, a Blu-Ray disc with a 5.1 surround mix, and a 2-L.P. 45 RPM vinyl set of the album.

      • Paul Murphy says:

        Well, if Paul will permit me, also out on November 11th is the re-issue of my long-out-of-print but still somewhat highly sought-after [and with even more new jokes this edition] Bob Dylan spoof, ‘Don’t Look Sideways – The Life & Times of Bob Wordsworth’. Happy to do a limited run of signed copies exclusively for SDE members Paul, just let me know.

  11. Dean says:

    Amazing. Just amazing.

  12. Kevin says:

    Wow! Yeah, I dunno. The value is certainly good. Even as a pretty devoted Dylan fan – especially of this era, this seems a bit excessive. I think boiling all these down to, say something in between the 2 disc and the 36 would be good.

    Plus, this feels like a bit of a data dump and not really curated in any way.

  13. Marcel says:

    I can’t imagine anyone actually listening to every disc in that set more than once. Then again, Mr. Zimmerman is not my cup of tea. But I wouldn’t listen to any artist’s 36 disc live box set, I think.

  14. BritinDetroit says:

    So there I was, thinking the bootleg series #13 would be Blood on the Tracks or the Born Again music – these things are normally announced around September 26 of each year and ….POW

    There is only a place marker at amazon.com for this, so duly ordered from amazon.co.uk and at 90.46 pounds shipped to the USA or $118 +/- it will take some beating

    Now I should live long enough to get through all the material.

    • Jim says:

      This isn’t Bootleg Series 13, though.

    • Ben Williams says:

      I reckon that the Bootleg Series Vol.13 has already been curated for next year and will be Blood on the Tracks themed; this set is just a copyright extension without the need for piracy like the 1963 Collection that should have been released like this.

  15. RJSWinchester says:

    Excellent value box set but even as a Dylan aficionado, I couldn’t suffer the repetition! I’ve ordered the 2 disc set instead.

  16. phantomengineer says:

    I know this may not be true for others, but for a Dylan ‘obsessive’ like me (I admit it), this is another part of the motherlode. I have the eight disc ‘Genuine Live 1966’ bootleg series gold disc thing, and I’ve listened to each show many times over the years, and like the Dead’s live recordings, there are nuances in the arrangements, playing, and yes, Dylan’s vocal delivery, that make every show something different, despite the virtually, non-changing set lists. So yes I’m on board for the box and the double vinyl, as I was with 18 disc version of ‘The Cutting Edge’.
    By the looks of the picture (above), the shows are in individual card sleeves. As to the price, let’s not complain that by the standards of the 18 disc ‘Cutting Edge’ it’s cheap. The box appears to be just larger than CD sized, and the apparent book looks like the size of a CD. As live recordings, they are presumably only two- and sometimes three-track masters, so there’s likely not a great deal of mixing possible, keeping post-production costs down, and giving us punters a lower cost also.
    So the only decision is what do I do about the Pink Floyd and Big Star box set orders?????????????????

  17. phantomengineer says:

    I should have added: “…now if only they’d release the long rumoured, complete Blood on the Tracks sessions, as well as a box with all the soundboards from the Rolling Thunder tour (’75 and ’76 legs)…”.

    • CJ Feeney says:

      Re: Blood on the Tracks. Is there anything unreleased? I thought the whole of the original version was available on Biograph (now duplicated on Side Tracks) plus Bootleg series 1-3 if anyone wanted to assemble the original track listing. I’m not in the market for a cutting edge style set with every false start and minor variation.

      More Rolling Thunder/Hard Rain era live stuff would be good, though.

      • J says:

        CJ
        Yes there are mountains of unreleased. I just took a quick look & the shows for Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth (?), Full Hughes Stadium & on & on & on. I count about 40 or so
        J

      • Dougie Adam says:

        None of the takes of Tangled Up In Blue, Simple Twist of Fate, Idiot Wind, You’re a Big Girl Now etc that were on the first test pressing of Blood on the Tracks have been released on Biograph or the Bootleg Series 1-3. Clinton Heylin’s Recording Sessions book describes the selection of takes included on Bootleg Series 1-3 as bizarre when the takes on the test pressing and almost released were overlooked in favour of takes which were never in the running for release (the same thing also happened when it came to Infidels… mixes approved by producer Mark Knopfler were overlooked on disc 3). The test pressing LPs have been widely bootlegged.

  18. Tom says:

    Wow. Thirty-six discs? With many repeated songs. I love the Elvis 10-disc box set That’s the Way It Is, but even then there were repeated songs. I can’t imagine going through that many discs.

  19. Daniel says:

    I’m a Dylan fan but don’t know enough about the detailed nuances of his career. All of these CDs seem to be a similar length. Was he always playing 8-10 song sets at that time? Or will this be a situation where this massive set comes out only to find out later that these CDs were edited down and deluxe versions of some shows will be released at a later date?

    On the surface, this looks like a really impressive set. I have no idea how I would get through it more than once but maybe that is a challenge worth facing.

    • Philip Cohen says:

      The format for these concerts was 7 acoustic songs, then 8 electric songs. Many of you don’t understand that this show provided the prototype for the modern rock concert: Dylan was the first rock musician to bring his own sound system. and he was performing a 95 minute show(without an opening act) for a non-screaming audience. By contrast, The Beatles & The Rolling Stones were playing 27 minute shows through sports arena P.A. systems that were not intended for music, and what inadequate sound levels that these sound systems could supply was drowned out by a screaming audience that wasn’t there to listen, but rather to participate in an “event”.
      These Dylan shows were groundbreaking.

  20. Hermen says:

    Is this on cbs/sony?

  21. Spencer says:

    Being somewhat of a new Dylanite, are these solo acoustic shows or electric band shows? Any help would be appreciated. Looks great for the price, though.

  22. Eric says:

    This should be available for download.

  23. Paul Waddington says:

    The 36 disc set is coming up as currently unavailable on Amazon.

  24. Stevie B says:

    As of now! 17.15 It’s no longer available on Amazon UK! Seems this IS nothing more than a limited set designed to keep his copyrights under lock and key!

  25. Randy Layton says:

    This is already gone? went to website and it’s not even orderable.

  26. Mark Hanson says:

    Now listed as “Currently unavailable” on Amazon UK.

  27. tomas clancy says:

    Looks fabulous, but when i click on the pre-order ( 5.15pm 27th Sept, it suggest it is currently unavailable and offers to email me ) am i too late already…probably…also is now ( 5.23pm ) amazon’s No.1 best “seller” box set. Go Dylan !

    oh well, it will give me more time to whittle the extra shelf space !

  28. Edu says:

    Paul, is it possible to know if the 2 cd will be different from bootleg series vol.4? It seems the tracklist is the same.

    tks.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Yes, because Vol 4 was the Manchester concert, which had been mislabelled as London. That’s why the new set is called The REAL Royal Albert Hall concert.

  29. ANDREW R. says:

    Amazon have it as “currently unavailable” dont know when or if? Sold out on pre-order already?
    Paul please clarify. Thanks

  30. Yousef says:

    Holy crap.

    I slavishly collected the bootlegs but this promises to be fabulous. Completely unexpected too… One of the few occasions where I think I could quite merrily listen to the same set played over and over (and over) again.

    It’s back up again on Amazon UK btw.

  31. Simon F says:

    Just been to Amazon UK (17:58pm) and the full box set is still up there for pre-order.

  32. Ciaran says:

    It’s back on Amazon UK. Order placed. Thanks Paul!

  33. Christian Fex says:

    WTF? At least it’s not crackling vinyl ;-)

  34. Philip Cohen says:

    Of course, I ordered it. I prefer that Sony issue this material to the general public, and at a very reasonable price(which they will), rather than issue a limited edition of 400 CD-R sets or 1000 vinyl sets. With no reasonable chance of obtaining those scarce sets, I found “other” methods of obtaining the music. But if Sony were to have a change of heart and offer those “50th Anniversary Collection” sets on a widely available CD release, attractively packaged and with liner notes…..I’d buy them.

  35. fan says:

    as long as “bootleg series vol4” is overpriced on vinyl,
    this is a VERY GOOD opportunity to get a gig on vinyl from this tour for a HONEST price
    (as long as discogs b***ards don’t buy all the stock to re-sell it 10x the price)

  36. Mark Hanson says:

    Ordered for total of 91 GBP including postage (no VAT for us Americans), or about $120 US. Pretty good deal!

  37. Marc says:

    This is what my wife envisions the soundtrack to Hell to be like.

  38. ANDREW R. says:

    Not available from this seller …. again .Frustrating

  39. Randy Layton says:

    just tried again and showing unavailable

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Yes, unavailable again… Amazon must be worried about being able to fulfil orders. For once this appears to be genuinely limited and I think that might be why they have stopped taking orders.

  40. Out of stock at Amazon. Cannot order the full 36-disc set as of 9/27!

  41. Horslips says:

    Got in there after about 12 attempts – at 20.58 GMT. Kept saying only available from other sellers and then there was nothing behind the other sellers link.

    Thanks Paul.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Yes, it’s weird, it says “available from these sellers” and if you click on that then you can order from Amazon (at least at the moment) but on the front page it doesn’t show an ordering option…

  42. Simon Taylor says:

    Just seen this, a bit late I know. Immediately concerned as a new Dylan release appears to be sold out but then checking the tracklisting the words “audience recording/fragment/incomplete” appear too often. Plus the price too high for bootleg material. I can understand why they’ve done this but i’ll settle for the double vinyl version for £18.30 plus postage. Will settle for this.

  43. I’d like to believe that Sony doesn’t limit this set. I had to pass on the 18-CD Cutting Edge set due to price but 1966 is a great value.

  44. Spencer says:

    Paul,
    Thanks for the heads up on this. Looks great. Just pre-ordered it on Amazon USA. Can’t wait.

  45. Roberto says:

    Incredible.
    One of the first live boot cds I bought was the ‘Albert Hall’ show – it was copied from a scratchy vinyl boot. I would later rebuy that show multiple times until it was officially released. This show is one of my all time favorites and I’ll pick up anything released related to it. The Dylan sets are the finest

  46. Gav says:

    Just ordered in uk via badlands online

  47. ANDREW R. says:

    Amazon uk link live again,ordered, but will they fufil? or cancel? white knuckle time till November
    methinks!

  48. Jhon says:

    Sorry, who is really listening to all that???

  49. Mark Phillips says:

    Frustrating to miss out on Amazon UK. Any idea if these will be all mono or if some will be stereo?

    • Philip Cohen says:

      4 of them were recorded on multitrack(albeit 3-track) and may be presented in stereo. Those are Sheffield, Manchester & the two London shows. All of the others are definitely in mono.

  50. Stevieb says:

    What, no soundchecks included!

  51. simon taylor says:

    I posted the comments about this being potentially limited availability over on the Steve Hoffman forum and received a pretty much universal response that this was not the case. Unless there is evidence of it being limited I’d assume we can expect this to be available on amazon.uk again soon.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      It is the case. But if the Steve Hoffman forum tell you otherwise then feel free to go with that.

      • simon taylor says:

        Paul – can you advise where your information on limited availability is coming from? I don’t suggest you are wrong, or indeed that the Hoffmanites are also wrong in suggesting that this release will be plentiful, just would like to understand as don’t think you have confirmed. Thanks.

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          Not really… there are sensitivities. I’m not bothered if people don’t believe me, just giving you the best info I can. I think the fact that Amazon in the UK are no longer selling it confirms that it is limited, doesn’t it? They cannot take endless amounts of orders because Sony won’t be able to fulfil.

          • Tim H says:

            Amazon in the UK are still selling it.

          • Paul Sinclair says:

            It’s back now but it’s been unavailable for most of the last 12 hours.

          • Dougie Adam says:

            And to add to Paul’s comments, some of the larger disc Bootleg Series releases have been limited in quantity, particularly the 18 disc Cutting Edge version, followed by the 1965 live shows (freebie to those who paid for 18 disc 1965/6 studio recordings).

            I would imagine that with the Manchester show already released on volume 4, that Sony will reckon the most sales will go to the 2 disc REAL RAH concert as many people buying that could already have the Manchester version and the jump from a 2 disc version up to 36 disc with no 6 disc option will mean even though the 36 disc option is at a bargain price not many will make the time to listen to all the discs well.

  52. tyrone says:

    A very good price for 36 CD’s – although I suspect 2 shows would have filled 1 CD

    Cheers Paul.

  53. MikeH says:

    Don’t panic! From http://www.bobdylanisis.com.

    “We don’t have a firm price from Sony yet but the box is likely to retail for around £105.00. The firm price and ordering details will follow soon. Please be aware that this is not a numbered/limited edition.”

    And given that Legacy are promoting this on FB I don’t see how it can be that limited – why bother pushing it if that is the case……

  54. Howie says:

    People complaining about not being able to sit through 36 CDs of basically the same tracks should try getting through The Beatles 72 CD Let it Be Day by Day series. I jumped ship at CD 4. At least there’s no chance of that getting an official release.

    • Randy Layton says:

      I have that too, never got close. Imgaine being the beatles going through that. miserable.

    • Dougie Adam says:

      The difference being DYlan and the Band live in 1966 were consistently good… I had a few Let It Be outtakes CDs and found them to be boring… and the bleeps from the camera synch signal irritating on top of the Twickenham sessions not really having many great performances to listen to, just hours of rehearsals, run throughs etc and lots and lots of chat.

  55. Andrea says:

    This is obviously a copyright renewal clearance as others have already said. The price is interesting, but as much as I love Dylan, the repetition of material is discouraging. Too much of a good thing, to be exact 19-20 times a good thing (19 Tambourines, 19 Johannas, 19 Babies blue, 20 Pill Box Hats…).

    I also have some doubts about the audio quality, being soundboard tapes or audience recording, I don’t see myself listening to so many repetitions if they don’t at least have a fantastic audio.

    With so many great music being release this autumn, this is something I won’t be purchasing any time soon…

  56. RJSWinchester says:

    It’s back on sale on amazon.co.uk and it’s also for sale on amazon.com. Yesterday it was at No.1 in the amazon.co.uk sales chart for music (not just box sets). If it is limited edition, it’s in the thousands or tens of thousands of copies produced. Very good value for money though – looks like a nicely produced product (i.e. no overly excessive packaging) and similar in style to the Complete Bob Dylan box set from a couple of years ago. I tried to resist but…

  57. MikeH says:

    My logic is that if it is limited to a couple of hundred copies as the previous one then why put the weight of Legacy behind it – it will sell out without any effort.

    ISIS say it is not limited – and they are usually right.

  58. Randy Layton says:

    well, I keep getting this. Just now: The 1966 Live Recordings Box set
    Bob Dylan (Performer) Format: Audio CD
    #1 Best Sellerin Box Sets
    Currently unavailable.
    We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock.

  59. Gavin says:

    Unavailable on Amazon at moment

  60. GHB says:

    This has always been badged as limited, and while I appreciate this is a (very very!) loosely used term in the music sales business, even some of the independents who specialise in Dylan (for example badlands.co.uk and bobdylanisis.com) are now showing this as unavailable/out of stock (and these folk often get good [preferential?] stock of limited items) …. while Sony may (?) respond to demand this actually looks like, certainly at present, it is indeed limited …. interesting …..

  61. Ronnie says:

    We are thrilled to announce Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings, a new boxset that will contain every known live recording from the legendary 1966 tour with (what became known as)The Band.

    The overwhelming majority of tracks and performances on Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings are previously unreleased in any format -official or bootlegged and are being made available now for the very first time.

    Liner notes have been provided by Clinton Heylin. Each individual CD is housed n a custom sleeve featuring stills from colourfilm shot by D.A.Pennebaker, who’s footage from Dylan’s 1965 and 1966 tours became the cinemaverite classics Don’t Look Back and Eat The Document.

    Looking forward :) !

  62. J says:

    Paul
    Thank you for the tip. I just purchased on amazon USA and it gave me an order #. Oddly the page said there was only one (1) available. I changed it to two (2) and it charged about $340 and I got an order number. Hopefull!!!
    Oh by the way, for people who think this it is to many cds just play one a week and it just 36 weeks you will have heard them all.
    Cheers
    J

    • Eamonn says:

      Like Sunday Mass! I’m looking forward to hearing these shows, I’ve only heard Sydney,acoustic Dublin and Manchester already, can anyone confirm how many (if any) have never been available before on boots?

  63. noyoucmon says:

    Paul, do you have any intel on why this isn’t part of the Bootleg Series? Apologies if I missed something in the comments.

  64. Mark says:

    Is that an article about Scott Walker on the cover of the box set? Now THAT’s cool.
    PS my uncle was at the Melbourne gig, one of the earliest in this set.

  65. John Ireland says:

    Just got an email from Spin CDs in Newcastle. Now advertising at £139 instead of £99.99. Clicking on the link they are indicating that the UK allocation for this set is now sold out and the more expensive set is U.S. Looks like Sony have either underestimated demand or it’s a heavily restricted copyright extension exercise. I’m puzzled why it isn’t part of The Bootleg Series.

  66. GHB says:

    I hadn’t thought about the Bootleg Series question (as to why this isn’t part of that series) – certainly (for the ‘full’ 36CD set anyway) the physical format is different (box, paper sleeves compared to the 7″ format with hardback book used in the preceding four Bootleg Series sets), but this could have been got around by their designers I’m sure. Add to this the limited nature of the release (which wasn’t the case for previous Bootleg Series ‘full’ sets except the [very expensive] 18CD Cutting Edge set) …. interesting …. can’t imagine this means an announcement for the next in the official bootleg series in November this year, though with Sony who knows. Wouldn’t be good for the wallet mind to have two in a two months!

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  68. AFGreenwood says:

    I’ve ordered it from Amazon.fr just in case. it is about £103 there unless Sterling collapses further!

  69. RJSWinchester says:

    It’s back on amazon.co.uk again.

  70. Mike says:

    Zoom have it (they are owned by the record company) at £99.99 and 10% off for new customers, so just under £90

    https://www.zoom.co.uk/product/the_1966_live_recordings_bob_dylan_box_set_cd

  71. Gabriele says:

    I already have bootlegs from all the shows, but this ain’t too expensive, so I think I’ll get it!
    But pay attention, ‘coz some shows are poorly recorded.

  72. Steve says:

    Wow! what a mammoth box set ! Incredible. Never thought I’d ever see this released ? I think I’ll be getting the 2-CD set of this though.

  73. L Lawrie says:

    It was briefly at £99.99 at Amazon.co.uk last night. So this should be the price we’ll be charged.

  74. Phil Wilson says:

    Noticed the release date for the Dylan box is now 18th November in France but still showing as 11th in UK, might be a nervous wait for those who have cancelled their UK order

  75. B_Mag44 says:

    Amazon Prime price is $106 (US$) with free shipping. That’s $3.50 per disc for the 30 prefessionally recorded CDs. I’m not going to include what will likely be abysmal sound quality of the 6CDs of audience recordings that make up the tail end of the set. They should have included the Fall 1965 Hollywood Bowl show, which circulates in excellent soundboard quality and includes rare live outings of “Tombstone Blues” and “From A Buick 6,” neither of which appears on the box set. The setlists do indeed give new meaning to REPETITION but for the price you can’t go wrong.

  76. Shane says:

    I’m no fan at all of his music but I just wanted to ask, 36 CDs of one tour? How did it happen that they ever recorded so much? I mean, by today’s standards I can totally see it, but back then? Who decided to record so much? What was the intention?

    • Klaus says:

      I suppose that Dylan’s sound engineer originally comes from the 22nd century and went back to 1966 with his Delorean because he of course knew how many people would be grateful to spend 100 GBP/EUR/USD/fill in any currency you like for a box set of this… Hold your breath: At around 2025 a massive 88CD (or whatever will be used to sell music then)-set of all the gigs from Lady Gaga’s infamous “Artpop” world tour will be released (price tba, but don’t expect it to be less than a 1000 in whatever currency).

    • phantomengineer says:

      The vast majority was recorded by film-makers for potential use as the soundtrack to a 1966 ‘tour film’, replicating the 1965 tour film’s release of ‘Don’t Look Back’. With the 1966 stuff though, very little was ultimately used in the film that eventually resulted, ‘Eat the Document’, which to this day has only had limited cinema showings, and never had an official, commercial video or DVD release. We can only but hope on that one!
      A few shows were recorded by CBS on multi-track, presumably for potential use as a live album, as was the case with various shows in both 1963 and 1964 (which also were never released at the time), and which are only now seeing the official light of day in the (if but very limited) so called Copyright Extension releases which Dylan’s management are generating for release by what is now Sony.
      Thirty-one of the thirty-six CDs, therefore, should be in excellent quality, and as I said in an earlier posting, despite the use of the same set list for virtually every show, should reveal the differences and nuances night to night in Dylan’s performances, unlike those of modern day artists replicating their albums note for note, solo by solo.

  77. JWL says:

    There seems to be a vinyl pressing of the Sydney show (opening show of the tour) on the way – at least for the Australian market: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/music/Whats-Hot/folk-rock/bob-dylan-live-in-sydney-1966-vinyl/327304/

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