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Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings

Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings is a box set of 1975 live recordings by Bob Dylan, released on June 7, 2019. For this tour, Dylan assembled a loose collective of a backing band called Guam and played across North America for several dozen shows. To tie-in with its release the Netflix documentary film, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, was released the following week. A similar compilation was released in 2002 entitled Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue, as part of Dylan's ongoing Bootleg Series.

Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings
The title in on a light pink background in red and black text, styled like the end of an admission ticket
Live album box set by
ReleasedJune 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)
Recorded1975
VenueVarious venues
GenreFolk rock
Length632:08
LabelColumbia/Legacy
Bob Dylan chronology
The Bootleg Series Vol. 14: More Blood, More Tracks
(2018)
Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings
(2019)

Contents

Critical receptionEdit

Editors of AllMusic gave the album four out of five stars, with Thom Jurek's review highlighting the quality of the packaging and recording as well as the diversity of the arrangement of songs from night to night, and the rarities, summing up, "it's immeasurably valuable for the way it illuminates a wildly spontaneous period in the songwriter's career".[1] Rolling Stone's David Fricke also gave the compilation four out of five stars, highlighting the track "Isis" and how it evolves through the performances to display Dylan's musical versatility and the chaos in his personal life.[2]

Track listingEdit

The album was released on compact Disc as well as a digital download. Discs refer to divisions in the physical release.

All songs written by Bob Dylan except: “Romance in Durango”, “Rita May”, “Joey”, Isis”, “Hurricane”, “Oh, Sister” by Bob Dylan and Jacques Levy; “This Wheel’s on Fire” by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko; “Tears of Rage” by Bob Dylan and Richard Manuel; “Rake and Ramblin’ Boy”, “Spanish Is the Loving Tongue”, “Easy and Slow”, “Wild Mountain Thyme”, “The Water Is Wide”, and “Jesse James” traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan; “People Get Ready” by Curtis Mayfield; “The Ballad of Ira Hayes” by Peter LaFarge; “This Land Is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie; “Dark as a Dungeon” by Merle Travis; “Never Let Me Go” by Joseph Scott; “Your Cheatin’ Heart” by Hank Williams; “The Tracks of My Tears” by Pete Moore, William Robinson, Jr., and Marvin Tarplin.

Disc 1 – S.I.R. Rehearsals, New York, NY – October 19, 1975

  1. "Rake and Ramblin’ Boy"* [incomplete] – 1:50
  2. "Romance in Durango"* [incomplete] – 5:24
  3. "Rita May"* – 3:22
  4. "I Want You"# [incomplete] – 2:18
  5. "Love Minus Zero/No Limit"* [incomplete] – 1:12
  6. "She Belongs to Me"* [incomplete] – 2:41
  7. "Joey" [incomplete] – 5:13
  8. "Isis" – 7:45
  9. "Hollywood Angel" [incomplete] – 2:51
  10. "People Get Ready"#~ – 2:42
  11. "What Will You Do When Jesus Comes?"# – v
  12. "Spanish Is the Loving Tongue" – 4:05
  13. "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" – 2:55
  14. "One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)"* – 3:40
  15. "Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You" – 2:58
  16. "This Land Is Your Land" – 2:32
  17. "Dark as a Dungeon* – 3:42

Disc 2 – S.I.R. Rehearsals, New York, NY – October 21, 1975

  1. "She Belongs to Me"# – 2:39
  2. "A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall" – 4:02
  3. "Isis" – 3:57
  4. "This Wheel’s on Fire"/"Hurricane"/"All Along the Watchtower" – 13:28
  5. "One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)" – 3:15
  6. "If You See Her, Say Hello" – 2:56
  7. "One Too Many Mornings"# – 2:31
  8. "Gwenevere" [incomplete] – 2:20
  9. "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts" [incomplete] – 2:21
  10. "Patty’s Gone to Laredo"# – 2:47
  11. "It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)" – 0:52

Disc 3 – Seacrest Motel Rehearsals, Falmouth, MA – October 29, 1975

  1. "Tears of Rage" – 3:32
  2. "I Shall Be Released" – 4:11
  3. "Easy and Slow" – 5:22
  4. "Ballad of a Thin Man" – 5:42
  5. "Hurricane" – 8:22
  6. "One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)" – 4:16
  7. "Just Like a Woman" – 5:14
  8. "Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door" – 4:30

Disc 4–5 – Memorial Auditorium, Worcester, MA – November 19, 1975

  1. "When I Paint My Masterpiece" – 4:38
  2. "It Ain’t Me, Babe" – 5:27
  3. "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" – 5:13
  4. "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" – 3:19
  5. "Romance in Durango" – 5:26
  6. "Isis" – 5:29
  7. "Blowin’ in the Wind" – 2:51
  8. "Wild Mountain Thyme" – 3:58
  9. "Mama, You Been on My Mind" – 2:43
  10. "Dark as a Dungeon" – 3:32
  11. "I Shall Be Released" – 4:23
  12. "Tangled Up in Blue" – 4:48
  13. "Oh, Sister" – 3:59
  14. "Hurricane"^* – 8:20
  15. "One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)" – 3:50
  16. "Sara" – 4:44
  17. "Just Like a Woman" – 4:17
  18. "Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door" – 4:51
  19. "This Land Is Your Land" – 4:00

Disc 6–7 – Harvard Square Theater, Cambridge, MA – November 20, 1975

  1. "When I Paint My Masterpiece" – 4:23
  2. "It Ain’t Me, Babe"#~^ – 5:20
  3. "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" – 5:23
  4. "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry"* – 3:26
  5. "Romance in Durango"^* – 5:15
  6. "Isis" – 5:27
  7. "Blowin’ in the Wind"* – 2:37
  8. "Wild Mountain Thyme" – 4:06
  9. "Mama, You Been on My Mind"^ – 3:02
  10. "Dark as a Dungeon" – 3:30
  11. "I Shall Be Released" – 4:15
  12. "Simple Twist of Fate"^* – 4:39
  13. "Oh, Sister" – 3:41
  14. "Hurricane" – 8:19
  15. "One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)" – 3:55
  16. "Sara" – 5:09
  17. "Just Like a Woman"# – 4:12
  18. "Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door"#^ – 4:03
  19. "This Land Is Your Land" – 4:05

Disc 8–9 – Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA – November 21, 1975 (afternoon)

  1. "When I Paint My Masterpiece" – 4:16
  2. "It Ain’t Me, Babe" – 5:14
  3. "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" – 5:17
  4. "A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall" – 5:25
  5. "Romance in Durango" – 4:36
  6. "Isis" – 5:50
  7. "The Times They Are A-Changin’" – 2:45
  8. "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine" – 3:03
  9. "Mama, You Been on My Mind" – 2:50
  10. "Never Let Me Go" – 2:37
  11. "I Shall Be Released"^ – 4:36
  12. "Mr. Tambourine Man"^ – 5:47
  13. "Oh, Sister" – 4:15
  14. "Hurricane" – 8:03
  15. "One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)" – 4:02
  16. "Sara"^ – 4:42
  17. "Just Like a Woman" – 4:20
  18. "Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door" – 3:59
  19. "This Land Is Your Land" – 3:42

Disc 10–11 – Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA – November 21, 1975 (evening)

  1. "When I Paint My Masterpiece" – 4:27
  2. "It Ain’t Me, Babe" – 5:13
  3. "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll"^ – 5:30
  4. "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry"#^ – 3:28
  5. "Romance in Durango" – 4:52
  6. "Isis"^ – 5:21
  7. "Blowin’ in the Wind"^ – 2:52
  8. "The Water Is Wide"^ – 5:15
  9. "Mama, You Been on My Mind" – 2:54
  10. "Dark as a Dungeon" – 3:48
  11. "I Shall Be Released" – 4:28
  12. "I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)" – 3:13
  13. "Tangled Up in Blue"#^ – 5:14
  14. "Oh, Sister"^ – 4:18
  15. "Hurricane" – 8:07
  16. "One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)"^ – 4:27
  17. "Sara" – 5:03
  18. "Just Like a Woman"^ – 4:12
  19. "Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door" – 4:10
  20. "This Land Is Your Land" – 3:50

Disc 12–13 – Forum de Montreal, Quebec, Canada – December 4, 1975

  1. "When I Paint My Masterpiece" – 4:22
  2. "It Ain’t Me, Babe" – 5:16
  3. "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll"* – 5:24
  4. "Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You"^ – 3:55
  5. "A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall"#^* – 5:19
  6. "Romance in Durango"# – 5:16
  7. "Isis"#~* – 5:17
  8. "Blowin’ in the Wind" – 2:37
  9. "Dark as a Dungeon" – 3:37
  10. "Mama, You Been on My Mind" – 2:49
  11. "Never Let Me Go"#~ – 2:57
  12. "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine"* – 3:05
  13. "I Shall Be Released" – 4:24
  14. "It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue"^ – 4:24
  15. "Love Minus Zero/No Limit"^ – 3:34
  16. "Tangled Up in Blue" – 6:32
  17. "Oh, Sister" – 3:40
  18. "Hurricane" – 7:55
  19. "One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)"#* – 4:12
  20. "Sara"# – 4:44
  21. "Just Like a Woman" – 4:49
  22. "Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door" – 4:05
  23. "This Land Is Your Land" – 3:45

Disc 14 – Rare Performances

  1. "One Too Many Mornings"* – 3:45
    October 24 – Gerdes Folk City, New York City, New York
  2. "Simple Twist of Fate"* – 5:53
    October 28 – Mahjong Parlor, Falmouth, MA
  3. "Isis" – 7:16
    November 2 – Technical University, Lowell, MA
  4. "With God on Our Side" – 5:36
    November 4 – Afternoon – Civic Center, Providence, RI
  5. "It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)" – 5:44
    November 4 – Evening – Civic Center, Providence, RI
  6. Radio advertisement for Niagara Falls shows – 0:59
    Niagara Falls, NY
  7. "The Ballad of Ira Hayes"* – 2:53
    November 16 – Tuscarora Reservation, NY
  8. "Your Cheatin’ Heart"* – 1:51
    November 23
  9. "Fourth Time Around" – 3:07
    November 26 – Civic Center, Augusta, Maine
  10. "The Tracks of My Tears" – 2:03
    December 3 – Chateau Champlain, Montreal Canada
  11. "Jesse James" – 1:51
    December 5 – Montreal Stables, Montreal, Canada
  12. "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" – 3:32
    December 8 – “Night of the Hurricane,” Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
# included in the film Renaldo and Clara (1978 film)
~ released on 4 Songs from Renaldo and Clara (1978 album)
^ released on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975 (2002 album)
* included in Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019 film)

PersonnelEdit

All songs but the rarities Disc:
  • Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica

Guam

Guest musicians

  • Joan Baez – vocals and guitar on "Tears of Rage", "I Shall Be Released", "Blowin' in the Wind", "Wild Mountain Thyme", "Mama, You Been on My Mind", "Dark as a Dungeon", "The Times They Are A-Changin'", "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine", "Never Let Me Go", "The Water Is Wide", and "This Land Is Your Land"
  • Roger McGuinn – guitar and vocals on "Knockin" on Heaven's Door" and "This Land Is Your Land"

Disc 14:

  • Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica with
  • Eric Andersen – guitars on "Simple Twist of Fate", member of Guam on "Isis", "The Tracks of My Tears", and "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry"
  • Joan Baez – vocals on "Simple Twist of Fate"
  • Larry Keegan – vocals on "Your Cheatin' Heart"
  • Rob Stoner – bass guitar on "Simple Twist of Fate"
  • Robbie Robertson – guitar on "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry"
  • Arlen Roth – guitars on "Simple Twist of Fate", member of Guam on "Isis", "The Tracks of My Tears", and "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry"

ChartsEdit

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 50
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 12
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 18
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 42
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[7] 31
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[8] 10
Irish Albums (IRMA)[9] 81
Italian Albums (FIMI)[10] 66
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[11] 26
Scottish Albums (OCC)[12] 5
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 17
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 18
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 20
US Billboard 200[16] 100

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings – Bob Dylan". Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  2. ^ Fricke, David (June 7, 2019). "The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings Goes Deep Inside Bob Dylan's Legendary Rock & Roll Medicine Show". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue - The 1975 Live Recordings". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue - The 1975 Live Recordings" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue - The 1975 Live Recordings" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue - The 1975 Live Recordings" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue - The 1975 Live Recordings" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue - The 1975 Live Recordings" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  9. ^ "Irish Albums Chart: 14 June 2019". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  10. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue - The 1975 Live Recordings". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  11. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue - The 1975 Live Recordings". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue - The 1975 Live Recordings". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue - The 1975 Live Recordings". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  15. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  16. ^ "Bob Dylan Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 18, 2019.

Further readingEdit

  • Shelter from the Storm: Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Yearbook, by Sid Griffin (Jawbone Press, London), 2010 ISBN 978-1906002275
  • Rolling Thunder Logbook by Sam Shepard (The Viking Press, New York City), 1977 ISBN 978-0670603251
  • On the Road with Bob Dylan by Larry "Ratso" Sloman (Three Rivers Press, New York City), 2002 ISBN 978-1400045969

External linksEdit