Bob Dylan - The Basement Tapes

Double Album 2LP 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Remastered

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The Basement Tapes is the sixteenth studio album by American singer songwriter Bob Dylan, originally released in June 1975 via Columbia Records.

The songs featuring Dylan's vocals were recorded in 1967, eight years before the album's release, at houses in and around Woodstock, New York, where Dylan and the Band lived. Although most of the Dylan songs had appeared on bootleg records, The Basement Tapes marked their first official release.

During his world tour of 1965–66, Dylan was backed by a five-member rock group, the Hawks, who would subsequently become famous as The Band. After being injured in a motorcycle accident in July 1966, four members of the Hawks gravitated to the vicinity of Dylan's home in the Woodstock area to collaborate with him on music and film projects. While Dylan was concealed from the public's gaze during an extended period of convalescence in 1967, they recorded more than 100 tracks together, incorporating original compositions, contemporary covers and traditional material.

Dylan's new style of writing moved away from the urban sensibility and extended narratives that had characterized his most recent albums, toward songs that were more intimate and which drew on many styles of traditional American music. While some of the basement songs are humorous, others dwell on nothingness, betrayal and a quest for salvation. In general, they possess a rootsy quality anticipating the Americana genre.

For some critics, the songs on The Basement Tapes, which circulated widely in unofficial form, mounted a major stylistic challenge to rock music in the late sixties.

When Columbia Records prepared the album for official release in 1975, eight songs recorded solely by The Band were added to sixteen songs taped by Dylan and The Band. Overdubs were added in 1975 to songs from both categories.

The Basement Tapes was critically acclaimed upon release, reaching number seven on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Check out a video by Rolling Stone magazine with Garth Hudson talking about the Big Pink and recording of The Basement Tapes.

This double LP record set is a Music On Vinyl, 2011 remaster, reissued on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve, pressed in Europe.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Odds And Ends

1:47

A2

Orange Juice Blues

3:39

A3

Million Dollar Bash

2:32

A4

Yazoo Street Scandal

3:29

A5

Goin’ To Acapulco

5:27

A6

Katie’s Been Gone

2:46

B1

Lo And Behold

2:46

B2

Bessie Smith

4:18

B3

Clothes Line Saga

2:58

B4

Apple Sucking Tree

2:48

B5

Please, Mrs. Henry

2:33

B6

Tears Of Rage

4:15

C1

Too Much Of Nothing

3:04

C2

Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread

2:15

C3

Ain’t No More Cane

3:58

C4

Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood)

2:04

C5

Ruben Remus

3:16

C6

Tiny Montgomery

2:47

D1

You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

2:42

D2

Don’t Ya Tell Henry

3:13

D3

Nothing Was Delivered

4:23

D4

Open The Door, Homer

2:49

D5

Long Distance Operator

3:39

D6

This Wheel’s On Fire

3:52

SKU 8713748982836
Record Label Colombia Records
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP429
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 08 December 2011
Original Release Date (Year) 26 June 1975
Barcode # 8713748982836
Shipping Weight 0.5350kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Remastered Audio, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Folk Rock
Genre Country Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Genre Rock
Format VINYL LP

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