No Direction Home (The Bootleg Series-Vol. 7)

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Rare Bob Dylan recordings surface on latest entry in 'Bootleg Series'

Columbia recording artist Bob Dylan's "No Direction Home: The Soundtrack - The Bootleg Series Vol. 7" is the companion soundtrack to the two-part feature-length film, "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan," a Martin Scorsese picture.

The two-CD chronologically sequenced package contains 28 Bob Dylan tracks -- 26 of them previously unreleased -- comprised of rare private recordings, live concert, television and festival recordings, and 12 alternate takes of songs from his Columbia LP recording sessions in New York and Nashville during this period. The songs range in time from 1959 (a high school recording of "When I Got Troubles," most likely the first original song he ever recorded), to 1966 (alternate takes of "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" and "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" from the "Blonde on Blonde" album recording sessions, as well as "Ballad of a Thin Man" and "Like A Rolling Stone" from the legendary 1966 UK tour).

Many of the songs or tracks are introduced in the film for the first time in history, or are representative of times and places covered in the film, while others are alternate takes of classic tracks that were unearthed during the making of the film. For example, the version of Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land" performed in 1961, at the intimate Carnegie Chapter Hall in New York City, was never known to have existed on any tape until now.

On the other hand, the "No Direction Home" film version of "Mr. Tambourine Man" is taken from the Newport Folk Festival, July 1964; while the CD version presents -- for the first time -- the first complete take of the song with Ramblin' Jack Elliott, recorded at Columbia Studios the month before. The track is then followed on the CD by "Chimes of Freedom" from Newport '64. Archivists and researchers reviewed more than 400 hours of recordings by Bob Dylan in the preparation of "No Direction Home." The two CDs will be packaged with a 60-page color book housed in a slipcase. The book will include separate liner notes written by Andrew Loog Oldham, and Al Kooper who sheds light on the "Highway 61 Revisited" and "Blonde on Blonde" recording sessions in New York and Nashville (for which he played organ and served as musical director). An authoritative track-by-track delineation is also included. The first feature-length film biography ever produced on the artist, "No Direction Home" is narrated in its entirety by Dylan. In addition to hours of black-and-white and color archival footage and photography, it features exclusive interviews with Joan Baez, photographer John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers, Allen Ginsberg, Tony Glover, Al Kooper, Bruce Langhorne, Paul Nelson, Suze Rotolo, Pete Seeger, Dave Van Ronk, Izzy Young of the Folklore Center, and many others.

Specifications

Label Sony
SKU 63998268
UPC 827969393727
UPC 14 00827969393727
Format CD
Release Date 8/30/2005
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Author Bob Dylan
Compilation Appearance Rare Live & Classic
Compilation Appearance Rock Of Ages (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Last Waltz (Live)
Compilation Appearance Singer/Songwriter
Compilation Appearance Newport Broadside-Newport Folk
Compilation Appearance Rattle & Hum
Compilation Appearance Forrest Gump-Special Collector's Edition (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Natural Born Killers (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Music Never Stopped-Roots Of T
Compilation Appearance Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame-Conce
Compilation Appearance Big Lebowski
Compilation Appearance Folk Hits Of The Sixties
Compilation Appearance Touched By An Angel
Compilation Appearance Sopranos
Compilation Appearance Live At Newport
Compilation Appearance Best Of Broadside 1962-88
Compilation Appearance Ballad Of Ramblin' Jack
Compilation Appearance Sopranos-Peppers & Eggs (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Blow
Compilation Appearance Timeless-Hank Williams Tribute
Compilation Appearance American Roots Music
Compilation Appearance This Land Is Your Land: songs Of Freed
Compilation Appearance Essential Johnny Cash
Compilation Appearance Royal Tenenbaums (Collector's Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Vanguard: roots Of Folk
Compilation Appearance Is It Rolling Bob Dub Versions
Compilation Appearance The Legend
Compilation Appearance Musical History
Compilation Appearance Great American Baseball Box
Compilation Appearance Concert For Bangladesh
Compilation Appearance Ricky Jay Plays Poker
Compilation Appearance Best Of A Musical History
Compilation Appearance Every Child Deserves A Lifetime:songs
Compilation Appearance I'm Not There (Soundtrack)
Compilation Appearance Folkways:vision Shared
Compilation Appearance Jerry Maguire (ost)
Compilation Appearance Temptation:music From The Showtim(ost
Compilation Appearance Hear It Now The Sound Of The '60s
Compilation Appearance 100 Greatest
Compilation Appearance Essential 3.0(Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Tell Tale Signs: Bootleg Series, Vol. 8
Compilation Appearance Rock Classic Of 70'S
Compilation Appearance Away We Go (Ost)
Compilation Appearance Nick Drake's Jukebox
Compilation Appearance Men Of Christmas
Compilation Appearance Singers Songwriters
Compilation Appearance Chimes Of Freedom:songs Of Bob Dylan
Compilation Appearance 60'S Music Revolution
Compilation Appearance Complete Columbia Collection
Compilation Appearance Silver Linings Playbook (Ost)
Compilation Appearance West Of Memphis:voices/justice (Ost)
Compilation Appearance Basement Tapes Influences
Compilation Appearance Jukebox
Compilation Appearance Inside Llewyn Davis (Ost)
Compilation Appearance 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Of Johnny Cash Due
Compilation Appearance Boyhood (ost)
Compilation Appearance Americana Christmas
Compilation Appearance St Vincent (ost)
Compilation Appearance Men Women & Children (ost)
Compilation Appearance Art Of Mccartney
Compilation Appearance Only Folk Collection You'll Ever Need
Compilation Appearance Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City
Associated Artist/Work Baez, Joan
Associated Artist/Work Band (The)
Technical Info
Engineer Frank Bruno; George Knuerr; Jeff Zaraya; Tony Glover
Producer Jeff Rosen; Steve Berkowitz; Martin Scorsese; Tom Wilson; Bob Johnston; John F. Hammond; Tom Wilson; Bob Johnston; John Hammond; Jeff Rosen (Compilation); Steve Berkowitz (Compilation); Bruce Dickinson (Compilation); Martin Scorsese (Compilation)
CatalogID 93937
Lable Name Columbia/Legacy
Released 08/30/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Mixed
UPC 00827969393727
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, piano); Bob Dylan; Michael Bloomfield (guitar, electric guitar); Joe South, Charlie McCoy (guitar); Harvey Brooks , Henry Strzelecki, Rick Danko, William E. Lee, Jerome Arnold, Joseph Macho Jr. (bass guitar); Al Gorgoni, Robbie Robertson, Wayne Moss, Bruce Langhorne (guitar); Richard Manuel, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Paul Griffin , Frank Owens (piano); Garth Hudson, Al Kooper, Barry Goldberg (organ); Kenny Buttrey, Levon Helm, Mickey Jones , Sam Lay, Bobby Gregg (drums).
Audio Mixers: Steven Berkowitz; Chris Shaw ; Mark Wilder; Michael Brauer.
Liner Note Authors: Al Kooper; Eddie Gorodetsky; Andrew Loog Oldham.
Recording information: ABC Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland; Carnegie Chapter Hall, New York, NY; Carnegie Hall, New York, NY; Columbia Recording Studios, New York, NY; Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN; Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England; Minneapolis, MN; Newport Folk Festival, RI; Town Hall, New York, NY.
Photographers: Daniel Kramer ; Jerry Schatzberg; Barry Feinstein; Joe Alper; John Cohen.
Arranger: Bob Dylan.
The soundtrack to Martin Scorcese's two-part PBS documentary on Bob Dylan, NO DIRECTION HOME is a two-disc affair consisting almost entirely of previously unreleased material. One couldn't start any further towards the beginning of Dylan's career than this collection's first track, "When I Got Troubles," a modest, folkish tune caught on tape by a high school friend and presumed to be the first original Dylan song ever recorded. From there, we follow the breakneck trajectory of Dylan's early career, as he develops at an unprecedented rate, from young Woody Guthrie acolyte (a rare version of Guthrie's signature tune "This Land is Your Land") to his own protest songs (Town Hall, NYC performances of "Masters of War" and "Blowin' in the Wind").
It's Disc Two where things really kick into overdrive; having made the leap from folk balladry to surreal word paintings, we hear Dylan developing musically by leaping into electric rock & roll. It's an undeniable thrill to hear the sacred texts of HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED and BLONDE ON BLONDE anew via the alternate takes included here, with modified lyrics and rhythmic inflections. NO DIRECTION HOME manages to provide hardcore Dylan fans with fresh meat while simultaneously chronicling the high points and songwriting milestones of this visionary artist's first several years of work.
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) (p.128) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[A] zigzaggy but intriguing tour through some dusty corners of his vaults, as well as in its own piecemeal way illustrating his journey from Woody Guthrie wannabe to king of folk rock."
Disc 1
1 When I Got Troubles,She Belongs To Me - (alternate take)
2 Rambler, Gambler - (home recording),Maggie's Farm
3 This Land Is Your Land,It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry - (alternate take)
4 Song To Woody,Tombstone Blues - (alternate take)
5 Dink's Song - (home recording),Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - (alternate take)
6 I Was Young When I Left Home - (home recording),Desolation Row - (alternate take)
7 Sally Gal - (alternate take),Highway 61 Revisited - (alternate take)
8 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - (demo),Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat - (alternate take)
9 Man Of Constant Sorrow,Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again - (alternate take)
10 Blowin' in the Wind,Visions Of Johanna - (alternate take)
11 Masters of War,Ballad of a Thin Man
12 Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, A,Like a Rolling Stone
13 When the Ship Comes In
14 Mr. Tambourine Man - (alternate take)
15 Chimes of Freedom
16 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - (alternate take)
Disc 2
1 When I Got Troubles,She Belongs To Me - (alternate take)
2 Rambler, Gambler - (home recording),Maggie's Farm
3 This Land Is Your Land,It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry - (alternate take)
4 Song To Woody,Tombstone Blues - (alternate take)
5 Dink's Song - (home recording),Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - (alternate take)
6 I Was Young When I Left Home - (home recording),Desolation Row - (alternate take)
7 Sally Gal - (alternate take),Highway 61 Revisited - (alternate take)
8 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - (demo),Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat - (alternate take)
9 Man Of Constant Sorrow,Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again - (alternate take)
10 Blowin' in the Wind,Visions Of Johanna - (alternate take)
11 Masters of War,Ballad of a Thin Man
12 Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, A,Like a Rolling Stone
13 When the Ship Comes In
14 Mr. Tambourine Man - (alternate take)
15 Chimes of Freedom
16 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - (alternate take)
Product Attributes
Artist Dylan,Bob
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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