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Bob Dylan on Liverpool Street 1966 – photo by Barry Feinstein
By Stephen Pate – Your humble – ahem – scribe stands corrected. The 1966 Live Recordings Box Set does not “every concert Bob Dylan played in North America, Europe and Australia on World Tour 1966.”
I make mistakes every day. My statement in the story Another Price Drop On Dylan Live 1966 Has The Audience Had Enough? is grossly and humorously wrong.
As Dylan scholar and author Stephan Pickering said in the comments section to that story, Dylan did 48 concerts and the Box Set only has 24 recordings.
You write: The 36-CD box set has every concert Bob Dylan played in North America, Europe and Australia on World Tour 1966′. No, it does not. It has all known recordings of the 1966 tour, the audience tapes being incomplete. There are numerous concerts for which no soundboard or audience recordings are known. From 4 February 1966 to 27 May, he did 48 concerts.
Sony/Columbia did not bill it that way either,
Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings–a highly-collectible 36CD box set containing every known recording from the artist’s groundbreaking 1966 concert tours of the US, UK, Europe and Australia Sony
I checked Wikipedia and said there were 46 concerts. Sony adds another in Melbourne for 47. I Tweeted Stephan Pickering to cross check the 48. He didn’t reply yet.
Does it matter? Probably not since 24 concerts out of 47 is probably more than most of us will listen to. It’s obvious that even 24 recorded concerts are not complete since some cover 2 CD’s and some don’t.
Here’s the list of concerts and the one’s with recordings in the box set, to the best of my knowledge. As you can see, 18 of the 21 North American/Hawaii concerts are not included. 3 of 8 Australian concerts are in the box set and almost all the European concerts were recorded.
|Feb/05/66||White Plains||Disc 32|
|Apr/13/66||Sydney||Disc 1 & 2|
|Apr/19/66||Melbourne (note below)||Disk 35|
|May/05/66||Dublin||Disc 5 & 6|
|May/06/66||Belfast||Disc 7 & 8|
|May/10/66||Bristol||Disc 9 & 10|
|May/12/66||Birmingham||Disc 12 & 13|
|May/15/66||Leicester||Disc 15 & 16|
|May/16/66||Sheffield||Disc 17 & 18|
|May/17/66||Manchester||Disc 19 & 20|
|May/20/66||Edinburgh||Disc 22 & 23|
|May/21/66||Newcastle||Disc 24 & 25|
|May/24/66||Paris||Disc 26 & 27|
|May/26/66||London||Disc 28 & 29|
|May/27/66||Disk 39 & 31|
The April 19th Melbourne concert on disk 25 is not listed in Wikipedia so I don’t know if this is correct or not.
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