No Direction Home (The Bootleg Series-Vol. 7) CD (2005)

Artist: Bob Dylan

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

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
Links
Author Bob Dylan
Associated Artist/Work Baez, Joan
Associated Artist/Work Band (The)
Associated Artist/Work Cash, Johnny
Associated Artist/Work Dylan, Nob
Associated Artist/Work Ferry, Bryan
Associated Artist/Work Four Seasons (The)
Associated Artist/Work Freeman, Denny
Associated Artist/Work Garcia, Jerry
Associated Artist/Work Grateful Dead
Associated Artist/Work Greene, Jackie
Associated Artist/Work Highway 61 (Bob Dylan Tribute B
Associated Artist/Work Highway 61 Revisited
Associated Artist/Work Hitchcock, Robyn
Associated Artist/Work Howe, Steve
Associated Artist/Work Jewels & Binoculars
Associated Artist/Work Jungr, Barb
Associated Artist/Work Nob Dylan & His Nobsoletes
Associated Artist/Work O'Brien, Tim
Associated Artist/Work O.S.T.
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Pickin' On
Associated Artist/Work Seeger, Pete (Folk)
Associated Artist/Work Valentino, Sal
Associated Artist/Work Vitamin String Quartet
Associated Artist/Work Wynn, Steve
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

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
amitcj $18.02 + $3.47 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.(No Direction Home:Soundtrack (Boot V7)
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Blow It Outa Here $25.17 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
All products are BRAND NEW and factory sealed. Fast shipping with tracking and delivery confirmation! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Synergy Data Inc $30.06 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
loading
$25.17 + free shipping
Rakuten Super Points Earn 26 ($0.26) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: CD
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Blow It Outa Here
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; Rakuten.com meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT