The 1966 Live Recordings
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ReleasedNovember 11, 2016
RecordedFebruary 5, 1966 – May 27, 1966
GenreFolk, rock
Length1777:01
LabelColumbia
ProducerJeff Rosen,
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The 1966 Live Recordings is a 36-CD boxset of live recordings from the 1966 Live Tour by Bob Dylan, released on Legacy Records in November 2016. It includes every known recording from the tour, including audience tapes. Most of the set was unreleased at that point and some tapes never circulated before.[1]

Background

The 1966 Live Recordings was released as a way to prevent the recordings from legally entering the public domain in Europe, in a similar fashion to The 50th Anniversary Collection (1962), The 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, and The 50th Anniversary Collection 1964. Studio sessions from 1965 and 1966 were released as part of The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (with the live recordings from 1965 offered as digital download for the purchasers of the Collector's Edition).[2]

Promotion

The set was announced on September 27, 2016,[1] the track "Tell Me, Momma" was uploaded the next day on YouTube for promotion,[3] and the release was supported by a 12-minute documentary.[4] 'The Untold Story Behind The Recordings' finally gave full recognition to the pioneering work of Richard Alderson, who recorded the European concerts; most of the concert filming was, moreover, done by Howard Alk, with only a few concerts partially filmed by D.A. Pennebaker.

Other releases

The concert from Manchester (Discs 19 and 20) was already released in 1998 as part of The Bootleg Series Vol. 4. A concert from the boxset (London, 26 May 1966 - Discs 28 and 29) was released separately in November 2016 under the title The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert. Additionally, the 13 April 1966 show in Sydney (discs 1 and 2) was released as an Australian only, limited edition double LP under the title Live in Sydney 1966.

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [5]
The New York TimesFavorable [6]
Pitchfork Media9.3/10 [7]
Uncut4/5 stars [8]

The 1966 Live Recordings currently maintains a 93% positive ("Universal acclaim") rating at Metacritic.[9] Jesse Jarnow from Pitchfork said "A classic tour from start to finish, the set’s only drawbacks owe more to the format than the music", praising the great performances but insisting on the repetition of the same setlist, though noting that the repetitive setlists could be seen as a "feature, not a bug."[7]

Track listing

All songs written by Bob Dylan except "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down".

All tracks in mono except CBS Records recording (Discs 17, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30 and 31) which are in stereo.

Disc 1 - Sydney, Australia, 13 April 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia) (45:29)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."She Belongs To Me"Incomplete03:17
2."Fourth Time Around" 04:34
3."Visions Of Johanna" 07:42
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" 05:57
5."Desolation Row" 10:49
6."Just Like A Woman" 05:24
7."Mr. Tambourine Man" 07:46
Disc 2 - Sydney, Australia, 13 April 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia) (41:27)
No.TitleLength
1."Tell Me, Momma"04:28
2."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)"05:52
3."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down"04:03
4."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"06:51
5."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"04:37
6."One Too Many Mornings"03:30
7."Ballad Of A Thin Man"07:13
8."Positively 4th Street"04:53
Disc 3 - Melbourne, Australia, 20 April 1966 (Soundboard Tracks 1-6 / Unknown Broadcast Tracks 7-9) (54:11)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."She Belongs To Me"Incomplete02:57
2."Fourth Time Around" 05:25
3."Visions Of Johanna" 09:57
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" 06:00
5."Desolation Row" 12:10
6."Just Like A Woman" 06:00
7."Tell Me, Momma"Fragment01:38
8."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down" 03:18
9."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" 06:46
Disc 4 - Copenhagen, Denmark, 1 May 1966 (Soundboard) (36:26)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."She Belongs To Me" 03:45
2."Fourth Time Around"Fragment01:02
3."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down" 03:45
4."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" 08:30
5."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"Incomplete03:32
6."Ballad Of A Thin Man" 07:54
7."Like A Rolling Stone" 07:58
Disc 5 - Dublin, Ireland, 5 May 1966 (Soundboard) (45:13)
No.TitleLength
1."She Belongs To Me"03:41
2."Fourth Time Around"04:40
3."Visions Of Johanna"07:16
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"05:18
5."Desolation Row"10:34
6."Just Like A Woman"05:28
7."Mr. Tambourine Man"08:16
Disc 6 - Dublin, Ireland, 5 May 1966 (Soundboard) (44:24)
No.TitleLength
1."Tell Me, Momma"04:41
2."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)"06:32
3."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down"03:37
4."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"06:16
5."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"03:58
6."One Too Many Mornings"03:42
7."Ballad Of A Thin Man"07:22
8."Like A Rolling Stone"08:16
Disc 7 - Belfast, Northern Ireland, 6 May 1966 (Soundboard) (39:06)
No.TitleLength
1."She Belongs To Me"03:37
2."Fourth Time Around"04:22
3."Visions Of Johanna"07:18
4."Desolation Row"10:17
5."Just Like A Woman"05:14
6."Mr. Tambourine Man"08:18
Disc 8 - Belfast, Northern Ireland, 6 May 1966 (Soundboard) (41:27)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."Tell Me, Momma" 04:19
2."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)"Previously released on Biograph05:21
3."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down" 03:46
4."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" 05:56
5."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" 03:39
6."One Too Many Mornings" 03:35
7."Ballad Of A Thin Man" 06:48
8."Like A Rolling Stone" 08:03
Disc 9 - Bristol, England, 10 May 1966 (Soundboard Tracks 1-2 / Audience Tracks 3-7) (46:41)
No.TitleLength
1."Fourth Time Around"04:52
2."Mr. Tambourine Man"09:11
3."She Belongs To Me"03:38
4."Visions Of Johanna"07:50
5."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"05:28
6."Desolation Row"10:08
7."Just Like A Woman"05:34
Disc 10 - Bristol, England, 10 May 1966 (Soundboard) (41:52)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."Tell Me, Momma" 04:25
2."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)" 05:31
3."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down" 03:51
4."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" 05:43
5."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" 03:41
6."One Too Many Mornings"Incomplete03:17
7."Ballad Of A Thin Man" 06:56
8."Like A Rolling Stone" 08:28
Disc 11 - Cardiff, Wales, 11 May 1966 (Soundboard) (46:22)
No.TitleLength
1."Tell Me, Momma"04:29
2."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)"05:57
3."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down"03:50
4."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"07:00
5."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"03:47
6."One Too Many Mornings"03:47
7."Ballad Of A Thin Man"07:46
8."Like A Rolling Stone"09:46
Disc 12 - Birmingham, England, 12 May 1966 (Soundboard) (45:43)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."She Belongs To Me" 03:39
2."Fourth Time Around" 04:30
3."Visions Of Johanna"Incomplete06:19
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" 05:51
5."Desolation Row"Incomplete10:05
6."Just Like A Woman" 06:25
7."Mr. Tambourine Man" 08:54
Disc 13 - Birmingham, England, 12 May 1966 (Soundboard) (42:35)
No.TitleLength
1."Tell Me, Momma"04:25
2."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)"05:35
3."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down"03:37
4."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"05:58
5."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"03:51
6."One Too Many Mornings"03:31
7."Ballad Of A Thin Man"07:21
8."Like A Rolling Stone"08:17
Disc 14 - Liverpool, England, 14 May 1966 (Soundboard) (1:15:39)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" 05:34
2."Desolation Row" 11:02
3."Just Like A Woman" 05:36
4."Mr. Tambourine Man" 08:54
5."Tell Me, Momma"Previously released on The Band A Musical History04:35
6."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)" 05:43
7."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down" 03:26
8."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"Previously released as the B-Side of the Single - I Want You06:51
9."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" 04:07
10."One Too Many Mornings" 03:39
11."Ballad Of A Thin Man" 07:30
12."Like A Rolling Stone" 08:42
Disc 15 - Leicester, England, 15 May 1966 (Soundboard) (48:00)
No.TitleLength
1."She Belongs To Me"03:30
2."Fourth Time Around"04:42
3."Visions Of Johanna"07:49
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"05:33
5."Desolation Row"10:59
6."Just Like A Woman"06:00
7."Mr. Tambourine Man"09:27
Disc 16 - Leicester, England, 15 May 1966 (Soundboard) (42:02)
No.TitleLength
1."Tell Me, Momma"04:29
2."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)"05:42
3."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down"03:37
4."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"05:46
5."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"04:32
6."One Too Many Mornings"03:42
7."Ballad Of A Thin Man"06:56
8."Like A Rolling Stone"07:18
Disc 17 - Sheffield, England, 16 May 1966 (CBS Records recording) (52:24)
No.TitleLength
1."She Belongs To Me"03:52
2."Fourth Time Around"04:37
3."Visions Of Johanna"08:40
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"06:00
5."Desolation Row"11:32
6."Just Like A Woman"06:36
7."Mr. Tambourine Man"11:07
Disc 18 - Sheffield, England, 16 May 1966 (Soundboard) (46:18)
No.TitleLength
1."Tell Me, Momma"04:42
2."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)"06:02
3."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down"03:32
4."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"07:36
5."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"04:05
6."One Too Many Mornings"04:16
7."Ballad Of A Thin Man"07:23
8."Like A Rolling Stone"08:42
Disc 19 - Manchester, England, 17 May 1966 (CBS Records recording) (48:15)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."She Belongs To Me"Previously released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 403:27
2."Fourth Time Around"Previously released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 404:37
3."Visions Of Johanna"Previously released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 408:09
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"Previously released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 405:46
5."Desolation Row"Previously released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 411:32
6."Just Like A Woman"Previously released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 405:52
7."Mr. Tambourine Man"Previously released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 408:52
Disc 20 - Manchester, England, 17 May 1966 (CBS Records recording except Track 9 Soundcheck / Soundboard) (48:14)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."Tell Me, Momma"Previously released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 405:10
2."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)"Previously released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 406:07
3."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down"Previously released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 403:46
4."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"Previously released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 406:50
5."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"Previously released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 404:50
6."One Too Many Mornings"Previously released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 404:22
7."Ballad Of A Thin Man"Previously released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 407:55
8."Like A Rolling Stone"Previously released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 408:05
9."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"Incomplete [Soundcheck]01:09
Disc 21 - Glasgow, Scotland, 19 May 1966 (Soundboard) (1:19:10)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" 05:48
2."Desolation Row"Incomplete10:13
3."Just Like A Woman" 07:10
4."Mr. Tambourine Man" 09:52
5."Tell Me, Momma" 04:58
6."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)" 05:29
7."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down" 03:41
8."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" 06:12
9."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" 04:19
10."One Too Many Mornings"Incomplete03:59
11."Ballad Of A Thin Man" 07:09
12."Like A Rolling Stone" 10:20
Disc 22 - Edinburgh, Scotland, 20 May 1966 (Soundboard) (50:13)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."She Belongs To Me" 04:06
2."Fourth Time Around" 04:49
3."Visions Of Johanna" 10:01
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" 06:42
5."Desolation Row"Incomplete08:52
6."Just Like A Woman" 06:42
7."Mr. Tambourine Man" 09:01
Disc 23 - Edinburgh, Scotland, 20 May 1966 (Soundboard) (44:56)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."Tell Me, Momma" 04:47
2."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)" 05:38
3."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down" 03:43
4."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" 05:49
5."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" 03:55
6."One Too Many Mornings" 04:21
7."Ballad Of A Thin Man"Previously released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 707:41
8."Like A Rolling Stone" 09:02
Disc 24 - Newcastle, England, 21 May 1966 (Soundboard) (47:25)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."She Belongs To Me"Incomplete02:42
2."Fourth Time Around" 04:57
3."Visions Of Johanna" 07:52
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" 05:50
5."Desolation Row"Incomplete10:12
6."Just Like A Woman" 06:12
7."Mr. Tambourine Man" 09:40
Disc 25 - Newcastle, England, 21 May 1966 (Soundboard) (43:24)
No.TitleLength
1."Tell Me, Momma"04:27
2."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)"05:30
3."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down"03:47
4."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"06:16
5."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"04:07
6."One Too Many Mornings"03:27
7."Ballad Of A Thin Man"07:28
8."Like A Rolling Stone"08:22
Disc 26 - Paris, France, 24 May 1966 (Soundboard) (55:59)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."She Belongs To Me" 04:32
2."Fourth Time Around" 05:19
3."Visions Of Johanna" 09:43
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" 07:34
5."Desolation Row"Incomplete08:03
6."Just Like A Woman" 11:30
7."Mr. Tambourine Man" 09:18
Disc 27 - Paris, France, 24 May 1966 (Soundboard) (45:32)
No.TitleLength
1."Tell Me, Momma"04:18
2."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)"05:52
3."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down"03:37
4."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"07:04
5."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"04:11
6."One Too Many Mornings"03:47
7."Ballad Of A Thin Man"07:50
8."Like A Rolling Stone"08:53
Disc 28 - London, England, 26 May 1966 (CBS Records recording) (49:00)
No.TitleLength
1."She Belongs To Me"03:51
2."Fourth Time Around"04:32
3."Visions Of Johanna"07:57
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"05:53
5."Desolation Row"12:05
6."Just Like A Woman"05:26
7."Mr. Tambourine Man"09:16
Disc 29 - London, England, 26 May 1966 (CBS Records recording) (45:18)
No.TitleLength
1."Tell Me, Momma"04:52
2."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)"06:27
3."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down"03:43
4."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"06:15
5."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"04:05
6."One Too Many Mornings"04:08
7."Ballad Of A Thin Man"07:23
8."Like A Rolling Stone"08:25
Disc 30 - London, England, 27 May 1966 (CBS Records recording) (59:59)
No.TitleLength
1."She Belongs To Me"05:12
2."Fourth Time Around"05:25
3."Visions Of Johanna"10:41
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"07:01
5."Desolation Row"13:23
6."Just Like A Woman"07:48
7."Mr. Tambourine Man"10:29
Disc 31 - London, England, 27 May 1966 (CBS Records recording) (55:47)
No.TitleLength
1."Tell Me, Momma"08:54
2."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)"05:45
3."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down"03:44
4."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"08:19
5."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"04:07
6."One Too Many Mornings"05:18
7."Ballad Of A Thin Man"09:45
8."Like A Rolling Stone"09:55
Disc 32 - White Plains, NY, USA, 5 February 1966 (Audience tape) (52:22)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."She Belongs To Me" 03:16
2."To Ramona" 04:57
3."Visions Of Johanna" 07:25
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" 05:24
5."Desolation Row" 10:51
6."Love Minus Zero/No Limit" 04:21
7."Mr. Tambourine Man" 07:26
8."Tell Me, Momma" 04:02
9."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)"Incomplete04:40
Disc 33 - Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 6 February 1966 (Audience tape) (43:05)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."She Belongs To Me" 03:37
2."To Ramona" 06:12
3."Visions Of Johanna" 07:27
4."Desolation Row"Incomplete02:54
5."Love Minus Zero/No Limit"Incomplete03:53
6."Mr. Tambourine Man" 07:43
7."Positively 4th Street" 04:22
8."Like A Rolling Stone" 06:57
Disc 34 - Hempstead, NY, USA, 26 February 1966 (Audience tape) (1:04:02)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."She Belongs To Me"Incomplete02:59
2."Fourth Time Around" 03:56
3."Visions Of Johanna" 06:59
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" 04:55
5."Desolation Row" 09:53
6."Love Minus Zero/No Limit" 03:48
7."Mr. Tambourine Man" 07:02
8."Tell Me, Momma" 03:42
9."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)" 05:29
10."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down" 03:44
11."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" 06:20
12."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" 03:58
13."One Too Many Mornings"Incomplete01:17
Disc 35 - Melbourne, Australia, 19 April 1966 (Audience tape) (1:04:18)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."She Belongs To Me" 03:40
2."Fourth Time Around" 04:49
3."Visions Of Johanna" 07:39
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" 05:30
5."Desolation Row" 09:27
6."Just Like A Woman" 05:56
7."Mr. Tambourine Man" 07:46
8."Tell Me, Momma" 04:11
9."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)" 05:34
10."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down" 03:50
11."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" 05:43
12."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"Fragment00:13
Disc 36 - Stockholm, Sweden, 29 April 1966 (Audience tape) (44:43)
No.TitleInfoLength
1."She Belongs To Me" 03:13
2."Fourth Time Around" 04:07
3."Visions Of Johanna" 07:18
4."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" 05:10
5."Desolation Row"Incomplete04:30
6."I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)" 05:02
7."Baby, Let Me Follow You Down" 03:19
8."Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"Fragment00:37
9."Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"Incomplete03:09
10."One Too Many Mornings"Incomplete02:15
11."Ballad Of A Thin Man"Incomplete06:03

Musicians

Musicians per Olof Bjorner.[10][11][12][13]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Bob Dylan – The 1966 Live Recordings". Bob Dylan. September 27, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Second Disc – Still On "The Cutting Edge"". December 4, 2015. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "Tell Me, Momma". Bob Dylan. September 28, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2017 – via YouTube.
  4. ^ "Youtube – The Untold Story Behind The Recordings". Bob Dylan. November 11, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (November 11, 2016). "The 1966 Live Recordings". AllMusic. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  6. ^ Jon Pareles; Jon Caramanica; Nate Chinen (December 14, 2016). "Dylan's '66 Tour, A-Track and Leon Redbone". New York Times. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Jesse Jarnow (December 15, 2015). "The 1966 Live Recordings". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  8. ^ Uncut Review by Damien Love (November 11, 2015). "The 1966 Live Recordings". AllMusic. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  9. ^ "The 1966 Live Recordings". Metacritic. 2016-11-11. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  10. ^ Bjorner (February 17, 2000) Island Garden, Hempstead, February 26, 1966 Bjorner's Still on the Road. Retrieved July 21, 2010
  11. ^ Bjorner Jacksonville Coliseum, Jacksonville, March 5, 1966 Bjorner's Still on the Road. Retrieved July 21, 2010
  12. ^ Bjorner (March 13, 2009) PNE Agrodome, Vancouver, March 26, 1966 Bjorner's Still on the Road. Retrieved July 21, 2010
  13. ^ Bjorner (August 7, 2000) Arie Crown Theater, Chicago, November 26, 1965 Bjorner's Still on the Road. Retrieved July 20, 2010