Bob Dylan fans are about to be placed in the DeLorean and sent back 50 years to 1966 for 36 discs of live music.
According to bobdylanisis.com, in November Sony will release the massive box set of all recorded Dylan concerts of 1966 including shows from his Australian tour.
bobdylanisis.com reports, “The 1966 Live Recordings” box set will contain 36 CDs presenting all of the available recordings from Bob Dylan’s momentous 1966 tour. You will have already read in ISIS magazine (issue 187) that all of the European shows (apart from the opening night in Copenhagen) were captured either whole or in part by Dylan’s soundman Richard Alderson on a Nagra reel-to-reel recorder. All of these ‘professionally recorded shows plus the available audience recordings from Down Under will be included in the upcoming box. Some of the audience recordings are said to be quite poor quality and one person described them to me as “Frisbees”; The Nagra’s though are wonderful”.
Details of the tracklisting are forthcoming. The price is expected to retail for around for around $US135.