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The basement tapes raw
Dylan, Bob, 1941- , composer, performer.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Columbia / Legacy, [2014]

Physical Description:
2 audio discs (55 min., 13 sec., 66 min., 24 sec.) ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.

Title from disc label.

Liner notes by Sid Griffin, Ben Rollins, and Jan Haust, and full credits on container insert.
Open the door, Homer (restored version) -- Odds and ends (alternate version) -- Million dollar bash (alternate version) -- One too many mornings (unreleased) -- I don't hurt anymore (unreleased) -- Ain't no more cane (alternate version) -- Crash on the levee (restored version) -- Tears of rage (without overdubs) -- Dress it up, better have it all (unreleased) -- I'm not there (previously unreleased) -- Johnny Todd (unreleased) -- Too much of nothing (alternate version) -- Quinn the Eskimo (restored version) -- Get your rocks off (unreleased) -- Santa-Fe (previously unreleased) -- Silent weekend (unreleased) -- Clothes line saga (restored version) -- Please, Mrs. Henry (restored version) -- I shall be released (restored version) --

You ain't goin' nowhere (alternate version) -- Lo and behold! (alternate version) -- Minstrel boy (previously unreleased) -- Tiny Montgomery (without overdubs) -- All you have to do is dream (unreleased) -- Goin' to Acapulco (without overdubs) -- 900 miles from my home (unreleased) -- One for the road (unreleased) -- I'm alright (unreleased) -- Blowin' in the wind (unreleased) -- Apple suckling tree (restored version) -- Nothing was delivered (restored version) -- Folsom prison blues (unreleased) -- This wheel's on fire (without overdubs) -- Yea! Heavy and a bottle of bread (restored version) -- Don't ya tell Henry (alternate version) -- Baby, won't you be my baby (unreleased) -- Sign of the cross (unreleased) -- You ain't goin' nowhere (without overdubs).
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Music CD


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ROCK .D997 BAS Compact Disc Open Shelf
ROCK .D997 BAS Compact Disc Central Library
ROCK .D997 BAS Compact Disc Audio Visual
ROCK .D997 BAS Compact Disc Branch Audiobook CD
ROCK .D997 BAS Compact Disc Audio Visual

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A double-disc distillation of the six-disc box The Basement Tapes Complete, The Basement Tapes: Raw can't quite be seen as an expansion of the 1975 double-LP The Basement Tapes but rather a necessary revision. Shepherded by the Band's Robbie Robertson, that 1975 double-vinyl inserted Band recordings where they didn't belong, suggesting the group were equal partners when it was really Dylan's show. The Basement Tapes: Raw rights this wrong, stripping away the excess overdubs and excising the ten Band songs -- a process which includes handing some of the tunes back over to Bob, including a wildly careening version of "Don't Ya Tell Henry" -- and then adding in all the major Dylan originals missing from the 1975 LP ("I'm Not There," "Santa-Fe," "Minstrel Boy," "Quinn the Eskimo," "Get Your Rocks Off," "Sign on the Cross") and then adding hints of the covers and general madness that can be found in the complete haul. Naturally, some gems are available only in the big box, including a bunch of folk tunes, a rangy "Big River" and "Kickin' My Dog Around," plus the goofs "See You Later Allen Ginsberg" and "All American Boy," but that's the kind of stuff that seems better in context, when it's surrounded by the heavyweight songs showcased here. On their own on this superb two-disc set, those songs amount to a version of the Basement Tapes that not only represents what happened at Big Pink more accurately, but is a thrilling, endlessly captivating listen in its own right. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine