More Tapes from Big Pink’s Basement

Dylan fans will appreciate this great Dylan bootleg site. Of particular interest are outtakes from the official release of The Basement Tapes (one of my favorite albums, especially since it features The Band, another of my favorites), which itself is an “authorized” collection of previously unreleased bootlegs:

The result of Dylan’s most reclusive stage are “The Basement Tapes” — Volumes 1 – 5. Columbia released 24 of the 105 recordings on their Basement Tapes. While Columbia’s sound is superior, their song choice is questionable. The provided material is not on Columbia’s Basement Tapes.

For bringing this find to my attention, Ben Hammersley might perhaps be forgiven his unkind critique of “Bob Bloody Dylan.”

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