Monday, July 18, 2005

No Direction Home



The two-CD chronologically sequenced package contains 28 Bob Dylan tracks -- 26 of them previously unreleased -- comprised of rare private recordings, live concert, television and festival recordings, and 12 alternate takes of songs from his Columbia LP recording sessions in New York and Nashville will arrive in stores August 30th.

This is the companion soundtrack to the two-part feature-length film, "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan," a Martin Scorsese picture. The film will make its U.S. premiere on the Public Broadcasting System's "American Masters Series" over the course of Monday and Tuesday nights, September 26-27th, respectively.

Disc one:
“When I Got Troubles” (1959)
“Rambler, Gambler” (1960)
“This Land Is Your Land” (live at New York’s Carnegie Chapter Hall, 1961)
“Song to Woody” (1961)
“Dink’s Song” (1961)
“I Was Young When I Left Home” (1961)
“Sally Gal” (“The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” outtake, 1962)
“Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” (demo, 1963)
“Man of Constant Sorrow” (1963)
“Blowin’ in the Wind” (live at New York’s Town Hall, 1963)
“Masters of War” (live at New York’s Town Hall, 1963)
“A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” (live at New York’s Carnegie Hall, 1963)
“When the Ship Comes In” (live at New York’s Carnegie Hall, 1963)
“Mr. Tambourine Man” (“Bringing It All Back Home” alternate take, 1964)
“Chimes of Freedom” (live at Newport, R.I. Folk Festival, 1964)
“It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” (“Bringing It All Back Home” alternate take, 1965)

Disc two:
“She Belongs To Me” (“Bringing It All Back Home” alternate take, 1965)
“Maggie’s Farm” (live at Newport, R.I. Folk Festival, 1965)
“It’s Take a Lot To Laugh, It Takes a Train To Cry” (“Highway 61 Revisited” alternate take, 1965)
“Tombstone Blues” (“Highway 61 Revisited” alternate take, 1965)
“Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” (“Highway 61 Revisited” alternate take, 1965)
“Desolation Row” (“Highway 61 Revisited” alternate take, 1965)
“Highway 61 Revisited” (“Highway 61 Revisited” alternate take, 1965)
“Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat” (“Blonde on Blonde” alternate take, 1966)
“Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again” (“Blonde on Blonde” alternate take, 1966)
“Visions of Johanna” (“Blonde on Blonde” alternate take, 1965)
“Ballad of a Thin Man” (live at Edinburgh’s ABC Theatre, 1966)
“Like a Rolling Stone” (live at Manchester, England’s Free Trade Hall, 1966)

Archivists and researchers reviewed more than 400 hours of recordings by Bob Dylan in the preparation of "No Direction Home." The two CDs will be packaged with a 60-page color book housed in a slipcase. The book will include separate liner notes written by Andrew Loog Oldham, and Al Kooper who sheds light on the "Highway 61 Revisited" and "Blonde on Blonde" recording sessions in New York and Nashville (for which he played organ and served as musical director). An authoritative track-by-track delineation is also included.

The first feature-length film biography ever produced on the artist, "No Direction Home" is narrated in its entirety by Dylan. In addition to hours of black-and-white and color archival footage and photography, it features exclusive interviews with Joan Baez, photographer John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers, Allen Ginsberg, Tony Glover, Al Kooper, Bruce Langhorne, Paul Nelson, Suze Rotolo, Pete Seeger, Dave Van Ronk, Izzy Young of the Folklore Center, and many others.

1 comment:

Maudie said...

Oh my hippie heart is apace... Brief anecdote:

I was a local folk-singer when in high-school. Very reluctantly succumbed to constant requests to sing for grandparents - sang "Masters of War." The requests stopped thereafter. :)