Bob Dylan to release all ‘Basement Tapes’ recordings, including 30 you’ve never heard

May 10, 1966 Bristol Colston Hall - Bob Dylan stares out the window of his limo during a rainy day in Bristol, England in early May 1966. Photo by Flickr user Paul Townsend

May 10, 1966 Bristol Colston Hall – Bob Dylan stares out the window of his limo during a rainy day in Bristol, England in early May 1966. Photo by Flickr user Paul Townsend


In the spring of 1967, Bob Dylan was on societal retreat near Woodstock, New York, following a motorcycle accident months before. With the “Blonde on Blonde” tour cancelled, the Band joined him there, and in the garage of a house known as Big Pink, the group created what would become the acclaimed “Basement Tapes.”

“Basement Tapes” was first released in 1975. Image courtesy of Columbia.

The recordings trickled out in bootleg albums, including the 1969 LP “The Great White Wonder.” And in 1975, 13 songs were released on the “Basement Tapes” double album.

But until now, not all have been made public. That will change on November 4 when all 138 recordings — “30 tracks that even fanatical Dylan fans never knew existed,” reports Rolling Stone — will be revealed in their entirety, nearly 50 years after those first recordings.

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