Bob Dylan has announced the 14th instalment of his long-running Bootleg Series, More Blood, More Tracks, due out November 2nd via Columbia/Legacy. The deluxe edition box set compiles every surviving take from Dylan’s 1975 Grammy Award-winning album, Blood On The Tracks, spanning 6 CD’s, and will also be available as a condensed single-disc and 2-LP set. Additionally, the deluxe edition will feature a hardcover book featuring a complete replica of one of Bob Dylan’s notebooks from his Blood On The Tracks era.
In the liner notes for More Blood, More Tracks, author Jeff Slate observes that, “Dylan cut each of these amazing performances – some of the best he ever committed to tape – one after the other, live in the studio, without headphones, and without the types of overdubs that most performers rely on to make their records sound finished. Instead, on these tracks, we find Dylan – just a singer with a guitar and a harmonica and a batch of great songs – delivering performances that thrill you when they’re supposed to and break your heart when they need to…. The performances are also in the purest state we’ve ever experienced them. During the production of Blood on the Tracks, Dylan asked [producer Phil] Ramone to speed up many of the masters by 2-3%, a common practice in the 1960s and ’70s, especially for records sent to AM radio. It was thought that doing so would give the songs a little extra bounce to better engage listeners. Most of the songs from the New York sessions that previously circulated, officially and unofficially, are the sped-up versions that Dylan requested. On More Blood, More Tracks, for the first time, we’re hearing the songs exactly as Dylan recorded them.”
Listen to “If You See Her, Say Hello (Take 1),” the first take Dylan ever recorded of the track “If You See Her, Say Hello,” from More Tracks, More Blood below.
Bob Dylan – “If You See Her, Say Hello” (Take 1)
For more information on the upcoming release and pre-order information, head here.
Bob Dylan and his band are gearing up for an extensive 2018 North American fall tour. The tour will bring the iconic American singer/songwriter across the South and Southwest, then up to the Northeast, throughout the months of October and November, leading into the beginning of December.
Bob Dylan recently announced he will head to New York City’s Beacon Theatre with his band around Thanksgiving, with a string of November shows—November 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th, 29th, 30th—ahead of a final performance at the Beacon on December 1st. The seven-night Beacon Theatre run will precede Dylan’s highly anticipated Philadelphia, Pennsylvania performance. In May of this year, Live Nation announced that it would convert Philadelphia’s Metropolitan Opera House on North Broad Street into a new 3,500-capacity concert venue, affectionately known as The Met. Bob Dylan was tapped to headline the Met’s opening night celebration on Monday, December 3rd.
Tickets for Dylan’s seven-night Beacon Theatre run go on sale tomorrow, Friday, September 21st, at 10 a.m. (EST) via Ticketmaster.
For additional ticketing information, head to Bob Dylan’s website.
Bob Dylan 2018 North American Fall Tour
9 OCT 2018 – Midland, TX Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
10 OCT 2018 – Irving, TX The Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory
12 OCT 2018 – Tulsa, OK River Spirit Casino Resort
13 OCT 2018 – Thackerville, OK WinStar World Casino and Resort
14 OCT 2018 – Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Centre
16 OCT 2018 – Lafayette, LA Heymann Center
17 OCT 2018 – Mobile, AL Mobile Saenger Theatre
19 OCT 2018 – St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
20 OCT 2018 – Clearwater, Florida Ruth Eckerd Hall
21 OCT 2018 – Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
23 OCT 2018 – Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
24 OCT 2018 – Fort Lauderdale, FL Broward Center for the Performing Arts
26 OCT 2018 – Orlando, FL Walt Disney Theater | Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
27 OCT 2018 – Macon, GA Macon City Auditorium
28 OCT 2018 – Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theatre
30 OCT 2018 – Huntsville, AL Mark C. Smith Concert Hall – Von Braun Center
31 OCT 2018 – Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
2 NOV 2018 – Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
3 NOV 2018 – Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
4 NOV 2018 – North Charleston, South Carolina North Charleston Performing Arts Center
6 NOV 2018 – Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theatre
7 NOV 2018 – Augusta, GA The Bell Auditorium
9 NOV 2018 – Charlotte, North Carolina Ovens Auditorium
10 NOV 2018 – Roanoke, VA Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
11 NOV 2018 – Richmond, KY EKU Center for the Arts
13 NOV 2018 – Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
14 NOV 2018 – Rochester, NY Auditorium Theatre
15 NOV 2018 – Utica, NY Stanley Center for the Arts
17 NOV 2018 – Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Hotel
18 NOV 2018 – Springfield, MA Symphony Hall
20 NOV 2018 – Waterbury, CT Palace Theatre
23 NOV 2018 – New York, NY Beacon Theatre
24 NOV 2018 – New York, NY Beacon Theatre
26 NOV 2018 – New York, NY Beacon Theatre
27 NOV 2018 – New York, NY Beacon Theatre
29 NOV 2018 – New York, NY Beacon Theatre
30 NOV 2018 – New York, NY Beacon Theatre
1 DEC 2018 – New York, NY Beacon Theatre
3 DEC 2018 – Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Opera House