New box set features all of Dylan’s concerts during famed 1966 tour

A 36-disc box set to be released Nov. 11 features every known recording from Bob Dylan’s famed 1966 tour of the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.

411988Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings comes a year after The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12. That critically acclaimed set included every song Dylan recorded in 1965 and 1966.

“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,” Legacy Recordings President Adam Block said in a news 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.”

For the tour, Dylan w as joined by Robbie Robertson on guitar, Rick Danko on bass and backing vocals, Richard Manuel on piano, Garth Hudson on organ and Mickey Jones on drums. Sandy Konikoff plays drums on a pair of shows (White Plains and Pittsburgh).

Danko, Hudson, Manuel and Robertson along with drummer Levon Helm went on to form The Band.

The 36 discs in the set are:

  • Disc 1 – Sydney, April 13, 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia
  • Disc 2 – Sydney, April 13, 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia)
  • Disc 3 – Melbourne, April 20, 1966 (Soundboard / unknown broadcast)
  • Disc 4 – Copenhagen, May 1, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 5 – Dublin, May 5, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 6 – Dublin, May 5, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 7 – Belfast, May 6, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 8 – Belfast, May 6, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 9 – 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)
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