American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has released 38 studio albums, 91 singles, 26 notable extended plays, 40 music videos, 13 live albums, 14 volumes comprising The Bootleg Series, 19 compilation albums, 13 box sets, 7 soundtracks as main contributor, 5 music home videos and 2 non-music home videos. Dylan has been the subject of 5 documentaries, starred in 3 theatrical films, appeared in an additional 8 films and 10 home videos, and is the subject of the biographical tribute film I'm Not There
Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series pretty much gave up on the casual fan about five years ago when it explored, in depth and on two CDs, the mostly maligned 1969-71 period that yielded Self Portrait, an album that proved the voice of a generation was fallible. Since then, the series has gone deep with six discs of The Basement Tapes, 18 CDs of the celebrated 1965-66 period and a nine-disc look at the born-again era that comes close to Self Portrait for its hatred among Dylanphiles.
This, the eighth volume of The Bootleg Series isn't only about outtakes, alternate takes, and songs never heard. It's also about making the musical connections, connections that cover the wide canvas of American popular music. This is something that Bob Dylan has done not only during the 18 years this album covers, but for his entire career. Show all. Lyrics 1961-2012.
Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings. More Blood, More Tracks – The Bootleg Series Vol. 14. 2018. Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13, 1979-1981.
Intended for publishing purposes and for fun, these tapes capture Bob Dylan and The Band from March 1967 to as late as 1968 as they work through new songs and covers of classic folk, country, blues, and gospel, inadvertently jumpstarting the entire al. ountry movement. It’s an essential 139-track celebration of American music. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete Bob Dylan.
Nothing could be further from the truth. The album boasts a delightfully relaxed version of Blonde on Blonde’s Stuck Inside of Mobile. In a weird way, the chorus -delivered much faster, with the initial Oh momma, could this really be the end? abbreviated - sounds more natural musically, and certainly snappier. Of course, the weird, strangled-sounding chorus of the Blonde on Blonde is edgier and more iconic - more in line with the reckless energy of that record.
The seventh volume of Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series doubles as the soundtrack to No Direction Home, Martin Scorsese's feature-length documentary covering Dylan's career from its beginnings to 1966 (it was aired in two parts on PBS in September 2005 and released in expanded form on DVD that same month)