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Bob Dylan announces massive 36-disc box set of 1966 live recordings

on September 28, 2016, 10:46pm

Bob Dylan spent much of 1966 on the road, a stint that included back-to-back appearances at London’s Royal Albert Hall along with other concerts throughout the US and Europe. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of Dylan’s most productive years, a massive 36-disc box set called The 1966 Live Recordings will be released on November 11th. Dylan has marked the announcement by sharing a version of “Tell Me, Momma”, recorded at Royal Albert Hall, via Rolling Stone. Listen in below.


Other recordings in the set have been compiled from soundboards, CBS Records mobile recordings, and audience tapes. “While doing the archival research for The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12, last year’s box set of Dylan’s mid-60s studio sessions, we were continually struck by how great his 1966 live recordings really are,” said Legacy Recordings president Adam Block in a press release. “The intensity of Bob’s live performances and his fantastic delivery of these songs in concert add another insightful component in understanding and appreciating the musical revolution Bob Dylan ignited some 50 years ago.” With the exception of a May 17, 1966 concert in Manchester, many of the tracks in the collection have never been released.

Dylan’s first Royal Albert Hall performance on May 26, 1966 will also receive a standalone release called The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert, due out as a double-LP set on November 25th and as a 2-CD collection on December 2nd.

The 1966 Live Recordings Contents:
Disc 01 – Sydney, April 13, 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia)
Disc 02 – Sydney, April 13, 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia)
Disc 03 – Melbourne, April 20, 1966 (Soundboard / unknown broadcast)
Disc 04 – Copenhagen, May 1, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 05 – Dublin, May 5, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 06 – Dublin, May 5, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 07 – Belfast, May 6, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 08 – Belfast, May 6, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 09 – Bristol, May 10, 1966 (Soundboard / audience)
Disc 10 – Bristol, May 10, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 11 – Cardiff, May 11, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 12 – Birmingham, May 12, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 13 – Birmingham, May 12, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 14 – Liverpool, May 14, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 15 – Leicester, May 15, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 16 – Leicester, May 15, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 17 – Sheffield, May 16, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 18 – Sheffield, May 16, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 19 – Manchester, May 17, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 20 – Manchester, May 17, 1966 (CBS Records recording except Soundcheck / Soundboard)
Disc 21 – Glasgow, May 19, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 22 – Edinburgh, May 20, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 23 – Edinburgh, May 20, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 24 – Newcastle, May 21, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 25 – Newcastle, May 21, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 26 – Paris, May 24, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 27 – Paris, May 24, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 28 – London, May 26, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 29 – London, May 26, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 30 – London, May 27, 1966 (CBS Records recording)\
Disc 31 – London, May 27, 1966 (CBS Records recordings)
Disc 32 – White Plains, NY, February 5, 1966 (Audience tape)
Disc 33 – Pittsburgh, PA, February 6, 1966 (Audience tape)
Disc 34 – Hempstead, NY, February 26, 1966 (Audience tape)
Disc 35 – Melbourne, April 19, 1966 (Audience tape)
Disc 36 – Stockholm, April 29, 1966 (Audience tape)

 Bob Dylan announces massive 36 disc box set of 1966 live recordings

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