This summer, American folk-rock hero Bob Dylan will release Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings. The mammoth box set will include a mind-blowing 148 tracks from five full Dylan sets that were professionally recorded throughout the 1975 caravan/tour. The ambitious box set will also include three discs of rehearsals and one disc of rare performances.
On Tuesday, Dylan shared a recording of him and his band rehearsing “One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)”, which took place prior to the tour at the Seacrest Motel in Falmouth, MA.
The rehearsal of the song, which would go on to appear on Dylan’s 1976 Desire LP, hears Dylan opening the performance with the strumming of his acoustic guitar before powerfully belting out the song’s opening lyrics. Dylan and his guitar are accompanied in the raw recording by limited instrumentation including the violin, a simple drum beat, and backing vocalists during the song’s folk-like chorus. In all, the recording sounds more like a collaboration between passing gypsies in the street than that of the generation’s most acclaimed songwriters–which perfectly matches the spirit of Rolling Thunder‘s touring caravan of musicians. Fans can hear the new recording in the video below.
Bob Dylan – “One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)”
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Fans will also get the chance to dive into the wild world of Dylans’ 1975 tour when the Martin Scorsese-directed documentary, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, arrives on Netflix just a few days after the arrival of the box set on June 11th. The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings is scheduled to arrive on June 7th. Fans can click here to pre-order the album box set.