Essential Listening: Bob Dylan and The Band – The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (6CD Box Set) inc. full track listing

The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (6CD Box Set)

The definitive chronicle of Dylan's legendary 1967 sessions with The Band
Historic 6-disc set includes 138 tracks
Compiled from meticulously restored original tapes
Exclusive 120 page deluxe-bound book containing rare and unseen photographs and memorabilia
Extensive liner notes

Compiled from meticulously restored original tapes – many found only recently - this historic six-disc set is the definitive chronicle of the artist's legendary 1967 recording sessions with members of his touring ensemble who would later achieve their own fame as The Band.

Over the years, the songs on The Basement Tapes have haunted and perplexed fans, with the recordings themselves representing a Holy Grail for Dylanologists. What's on the rest of those reels?

The Basement Tapes Complete brings together, for the first time ever, every salvageable recording from the tapes including recently discovered early gems recorded in the "Red Room" of Dylan's home in upstate New York. Garth Hudson worked closely 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.

The decision was made to present The Basement Tapes Complete as intact as possible. Also, unlike the official 1975 release, these performances are presented as close as possible to the way they were originally recorded and sounded back in the summer of 1967.

The tracks on The Basement Tapes Complete run in mostly chronological order based on Garth Hudson's numbering system.

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)