Bob Dylan – The Basement Tapes (Dylan Vinyl Edition)

Bob Dylan – The Basement Tapes (Dylan Vinyl Edition)

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Format 2LP 
Label Columbia
Catalogue Number DVE15

The Basement Tapes can be heard as a manifesto for the '90s' underlying americana agenda or as the greatest album never intended for commercial release. Homegrown 1967 recordings taped in the band's fabled big pink hermitage in Saugerties, New York, many of the 24 songs resonated across American and English rock and folk long before their belated 1975 release through studio interpretations by the Byrds, Fairport Convention, Manfred Mann, Peter, Paul and Mary, and numerous other acolytes, as well as through myriad unauthorized bootlegs. Good as the covers were, Dylan and the Band rolled their own with an extraordinary coherence that sounds only more authentic in these rough-hewn, intimate, always musical performances, which dovetail with Dylan's stark John Wesley Harding and the Band's stunning debut, Music From Big Pink as well as the presciently lo-fi the band. At a time when most rock culture was entranced with its post-atomic origins, these songs sounded timeless, plunging into pre-industrial folk, turn of the (20th) century barrelhouse and blues, and crackling, vintage rock and roll excursions with offhand verve and a thrilling disregard for what was hip. Time has only reinforced their visionary power.


Odds And Ends 
Orange Juice Blues (Blues For Breakfast)
Million Dollar Bash 
Yazoo Street Scandal 
Goin' To Acapulco
Katie's Been Gone 
Lo And Behold! 
Bessie Smith 
Clothes Line Saga 
Apple Suckling Tree 
Please, Mrs. Henry 
Tears Of Rage 
Too Much Of Nothing 
Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread 
Ain't No More Cane 
Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood) 
Ruben Remus 
Tiny Montgomery
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere 
Don't Ya Tell Henry 
Nothing Was Delivered 
Open The Door, Homer 
Long Distance Operator 
This Wheel's On Fire