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 – SydneyApril 13, 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia)
  • Disc 2 – SydneyApril 13, 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia)
  • Disc 3 – MelbourneApril 20, 1966 (Soundboard / unknown broadcast)
  • Disc 4 – CopenhagenMay 1, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 5 – DublinMay 5, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 6 – DublinMay 5, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 7 – BelfastMay 6, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 8 – BelfastMay 6, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 9 – BristolMay 10, 1966 (Soundboard / audience)
  • Disc 10 – BristolMay 10, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 11 – CardiffMay 11, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 12 – BirminghamMay 12, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 13 – BirminghamMay 12, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 14 – LiverpoolMay 14, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 15 – LeicesterMay 15, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 16 – LeicesterMay 15, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 17 – SheffieldMay 16, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
  • Disc 18 – SheffieldMay 16, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 19 – ManchesterMay 17, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
  • Disc 20 – ManchesterMay 17, 1966 (CBS Records recording except Soundcheck / Soundboard)
  • Disc 21 – GlasgowMay 19, 1966(Soundboard)
  • Disc 22 – EdinburghMay 20, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 23 – EdinburghMay 20, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 24 – NewcastleMay 21, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 25 – NewcastleMay 21, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 26 – ParisMay 24, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 27 – ParisMay 24, 1966 (Soundboard)
  • Disc 28 – LondonMay 26, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
  • Disc 29 – LondonMay 26, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
  • Disc 30 – LondonMay 27, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
  • Disc 31 – LondonMay 27, 1966 (CBS Records recordings)
  • Disc 32 – White Plains, NYFebruary 5, 1966 (Audience tape)
  • Disc 33 – Pittsburgh, PAFebruary 6, 1966 (Audience tape)
  • Disc 34 – Hempstead, NYFebruary 26, 1966 (Audience tape)
  • Disc 35 – MelbourneApril 19, 1966 (Audience tape)
  • Disc 36 – StockholmApril 29, 1966 (Audience tape)
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