By Stephen Pate – For Bob Dylan vinyl music fans, the price on the collectible version of legendary The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (Vinyl) just dropped to $69.99 – $30 off list.
The Basement Tapes were recorded on a two-track stereo tape recorder in basements in Saugerties, New York with Bob Dylan and The Band (then The Hawks.) Meant as demo tapes for the music publisher, copies got bootlegged and became some of the most coveted Dylan recordings.
While the CD boxsets are still for sale years later, the vinyl Bootlegs of Bob Dylan generally get one pressing and then are sold out.
Some of the vinyl Bob Dylan bootleg’s I’ve collected over the decades are worth double what I paid.
To vinyl fans, the vinyl discs sound better and the accompanying booklets are collectible and fun to read, as in big enough not to strain your aging eyes.
Of course, I’m not selling yet. I’ll leave that to others.
What’s in the 3-LP set?
- Special deluxe LP-set on 180-gram vinyl
- Featuring 3 LP’s of 38 highlights from Dylan’s legendary 1967 sessions with The Band
- Compiled from meticulously restored original tapes
- Includes exclusive 12×12” booklet with extensive liner notes and rare photographs
- Also includes all the tracks on 2 CD’s
The New Yorker just reviewed The Basement Tapes in the article After the Fall. It is a decent long-style article if you skip the “first time I heard Bob Dylan” part, which has none of the interest of say “the first time I kissed Lucy Partridge”.
Tracks on the LP’s
|1. Open the Door, Homer|
|2. Odds and Ends|
|3. Million Dollar Bash|
|4. One Too Many Mornings|
|5. I Don t Hurt Anymore|
|6. Ain t No More Cane|
|7. Crash on the Levee|
|8. Tears of Rage|
|9. Dress it up, Better Have it All|
|10. I m Not There|
|11. Johnny Todd|
|12. Too Much of Nothing|
|1. Quinn the Eskimo|
|2. Get Your Rocks Off|
|4. Silent Weekend|
|5. Clothes Line Saga|
|6. Please, Mrs. Henry|
|7. I Shall be Released|
|8. You Ain t Goin Nowhere|
|9. Lo and Behold!|
|10. Minstrel Boy|
|11. Tiny Montgomery|
|12. All You Have to do is Dream|
|13. Goin to Acapulco|
|14. 900 Miles from My Home|
|1. One for the Road|
|2. I m Alright|
|3. Blowin in the Wind|
|4. Apple Suckling Tree|
|5. Nothing Was Delivered|
|6. Folsom Prison Blues|
|7. This Wheel s on Fire|
|8. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread|
|9. Don t Ya Tell Henry|
|10. Baby, Won t You be My Baby|
|11. Sign on the Cross (Unreleased)|
|12. You Ain t Goin Nowhere|
The same 19 songs are included on the 2-CD’s in the vinyl box set (normally $19.99). Therefore, The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (Vinyl) really only costs $50.00.
You will need the CD’s to rip the mp3’s to activate the Apple Bob Dylan Bootleg app which releases Nov 4, 2014 along with the music.
Ordering in Canada
Canadians can’t save money by ordering The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (Vinyl) from Amazon.ca for a total of $107.73 HST and shipping (free) included.
From Amazon.com, the landed price is only $103.25 for The Basement Tapes Raw Vinyl . It’s close but no cigar.
If you order from Canada tell me in a comment how long it took to get your discs SVP.
Personally, I ordered the iTunes version for the complete set and The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (Vinyl). I always want the vinyl no matter what my head says.
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By Stephen Pate, NJN Network