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Bob Dylan – Travelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15 (Remastered) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bob Dylan – Travelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15 (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:13:44 minutes | 2,48 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

On this 15th volume, Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series contains a treasure which, until now, only listeners of pirated CDs were privy to. With 50 tracks, Travelin’ Thru 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series vol. 15 gives an inside look on the different stops Dylan made in Nashville, the Mecca of country music, between 1967 and 1969, and especially on the legendary recording sessions done with Johnny Cash as well as those for his albums John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline and Self Portrait. The meeting of these two figureheads of twentieth century music happens at a key moment. Rock’n’roll reigned supreme all over the world during the late 60s, as everyone tried to outdo each other’s decibel levels over a backdrop of the Vietnam War which had been raging since 1965. After his flamboyant trilogy Bringing It All Back Home/Highway 61 Revisited/Blonde On Blonde, Bob Dylan takes things down a notch with simpler sounds accompanied by a smaller ensemble. Here, he is celebrating classic rock’n’roll and country music by emphasising its singularity and reminding us of its links to the roots of North American pop music. Ever the elusive icon of counterculture, a label he always hated, Dylan tackles an almost historical repertoire, distancing himself from any hippie connotations which were so in style at the time. His voice is fundamentally opposite to Johnny Cash’s, yet here they both engage in a pulsing, no-frills paso doble which is as symbolic as it is forthright.

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Bob Dylan – Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid (1973) [MFSL 2019] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Bob Dylan – Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid (1973) [MFSL 2019]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:25 minutes | Scans included | 1,42 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 774 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2202

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid is the 12th studio album and first soundtrack album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on July 13, 1973 by Columbia Records for the Sam Peckinpah film, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Dylan himself appeared in the film as the character “Alias”. The soundtrack consists primarily of instrumental music and was inspired by the movie itself, and included “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”, which became a trans-Atlantic Top 20 hit.

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Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 10:32:09 minutes | 10,8 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

In 2002, Dylan dedicated volume 5 of his Bootleg Series to his famous Rolling Thunder Revue, his legendary tour from Autumn 1975/Spring 1976, which until then had only been featured on the album Hard Rain. A 57-concert adventure that followed the release of one of his best albums, Blood On the Tracks, on which he collaborated with his ex Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Joni Mitchell, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Kinky Friedman, Bob Neuwirth, T-Bone Burnett, David Bowie’s guitarist Mick Ronson and violinist Scarlet Rivera. It was an exceptional tour, partly because of how unconventional it was in the writer’s career. The songs of Dylan (who was 34 and in an emotionally chaotic time in his life) found an original style, blending folk tradition (the spirit of Woody Guthrie prevails throughout), an informal “friendly” atmosphere, and a modern spirit thanks in part to Ronson’s glam guitar. Moreover, the Zim transformed his several-month tour into a rock circus where the prevailing real fake artistic chaos took on the form of supreme art.

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Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings (Remastered Sampler) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings (Remastered Sampler) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 47:40 minutes | 541 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

“A comprehensive anthology of music from the mythic first leg of Bob Dylan’s groundbreaking Rolling Thunder Revue. The collection also provides the listener with an intimate insider’s seat for recently unearthed rehearsals at New York’s S.I.R. studios and the Seacrest Mote in Falmouth, MA plus a bonus disc showcasing one-of-a-kind performances from the tour. Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings serves as a companion piece to the new film, “”Rolling Thunder Revue – A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese,”” premiering on Netflix on June 12.

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Bob Dylan & Grateful Dead – Dylan & The Dead (1989/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Bob Dylan & Grateful Dead – Dylan & The Dead (1989/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 44:05 minutes | 485 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

Quite possibly the worst album by either Bob Dylan or the Grateful Dead, the live Dylan & the Dead completely squanders its promise. Working from an intriguing selection of songs it includes staples like “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” and more obscure gems like “Joey” the Dead and Dylan contribute listless, meandering versions that are simply boring. Both artists have done much better reportedly they have done better together, according to various bootleg fans but Dylan & the Dead is a sad, disheartening document.

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Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 (Deluxe Edition) (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 (Deluxe Edition) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 05:59:16 minutes | 6,87 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will release in November, the Bob Dylan box set that fans have really been waiting for. More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 will be available as a six-CD set that includes “every surviving take” (including the complete New York sessions) from the 1974 studio recordings made by Bob Dylan which resulted in his 1975 classic Blood On The Tracks.

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Bob Dylan – Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 – 1979-1981 (Deluxe Edition) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bob Dylan – Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 – 1979-1981 (Deluxe Edition) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 8:11:03 minutes | 7,92 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Columbia/Legacy

8 discs Deluxe Edition Box Set – the next installment in the award-winning Bootleg Series. “Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981”, focuses on the albums ‘Slow Train Coming’ (1979), ‘Saved’ (1980) and ‘Shot of Love’ (1981) and the legendary live shows from that period.

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Bob Dylan – Christmas In The Heart (2009/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Bob Dylan – Christmas In The Heart (2009/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 42:16 minutes | 488 MB | Genre: Holiday
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Columbia

Christmas in the Heart is singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s 2009 Christmas album. The record features popular Christmas tunes, hymns and carols including: “Here Comes Santa Claus”, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, “Silver Bells”, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and many more. Dylan gave all of the royalities he received to charities including Feeding America, the World Food Programme and Crisis in the UK.

Christmas in the Heart reached number 1 on Billboard‘s Holiday Chart and the Billboard Folk Album chart, number 9 on the Rock Album chart, and 23 on the Billboard Albums Chart.

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Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks (1975/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks (1975/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 51:40 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | Source: HDTracks | Columbia

Blood on the Tracks was Bob Dylan’s fifteenth studio album and is considered to be one of his best albums of his career. Full of songs about heartache, anger, and loneliness, the album has since been regarded as the standard for a confessional singer-songwriter album. After its release, Blood on the Tracks reached #1 on the Billboard 200 charts and #4 on the UK Albums Chart, and eventually went double-platinum in the US. The single “Tangled Up in Blue” reached #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

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Bob Dylan – Another Side Of Bob Dylan (1964) [Monoural – MFSL 2018] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Bob Dylan – Another Side Of Bob Dylan (1964) [Monoural – MFSL 2018]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:04 minutes | Scans included | 2,09 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,02 GB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2180 Monoural

Mastered from the original master tapes and strictly limited to 3,000 copies, this mono hybrid SACD reissue illuminates Dylan’s emotional condition – he laughs in the midst of songs, experiences a few false starts, hits a couple of bum notes, occasionally sings as if he’s stumbling down a Manhattan sidewalk after having one too many at a smoky pub, prizes rawness over perfection – with microscopic accuracy and unparalleled directness. The preferred mix at the time of the recording, the mono version presents Dylan as he and his producers originally intended. Since the separation of the stereo versions isn’t as sharp, this mono edition places Dylan’s vocals in the heart of the musical action and as one with the accompaniment. It paints listeners an incredibly accurate portrait of the attention-getting, concrete mass of sound that features no artificial panning and straight-ahead immersion into the music. This is how almost everyone first heard this timeless album – making the mono mix all the more historically valuable and truthful.

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