Bob Dylan Announces ‘The Basement Tapes Complete,’ Shares “Odds and Ends”

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 08.26.14 in News

UPDATE: Dylan has announced a North American tour set to begin in mid-October. Tickets go on sale September 5. More information can be found via the artist’s website. Tour dates are listed below.

Bob Dylan and the Band‘s legendary The Basement Tapes sessions keep on giving. Already recently there was word of Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, a compilation based on lyrics Dylan wrote in this 1967 period in upstate New York; produced by T. Bone Burnett, the comp features Elvis Costello along with members of My Morning Jacket, Dawes and more. Now the original recordings — famously bootlegged and then released in overdubbed form as 1975′s The Basement Tapes — are seeing the light officially as The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11. That’s right: Dylan’s Bootleg Series has finally brought it all, as it were, back home.

The six-disc set, which you can pre-order on vinyl here and CD here, is due out on November 4 via Legacy Recordings. According to an official description, the release brings together “every salvageable recording” from these hallowed tapes for the first time. That evidently includes some “recently discovered” tracks laid down in the “Red Room” of Dylan’s home. The Band’s Garth Hudson teamed up with producer and music archivist Jan Haust to clean up the aging tapes and preserve them digitally. In contrast with the 1975 release, the presentation here is meant to be in chronological order and as close to how the original tapes sounded.

For a taste, hear an alternate take of the 1975 The Basement Tapes release’s “Odds and Ends” over at Rolling Stone.

As box-set and reissue blog Super Deluxe Edition notes, a 38-track highlights set will also be available as a double-CD or triple-vinyl collection as The Basement Tapes Raw. Check out the tracklist below, including traditional numbers as well as songs by Johnny Cash, Curtis Mayfield, Hank Williams and more.

The 10 Best Dylan Songs You Don’t Know

Bob Dylan, 'The Basement Tapes Complete' cover art, the Band

Bob Dylan, The Basement Tapes Complete (November 4, Legacy Recordings)

Disc 1
1. Edge of the Ocean
2. My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It
3. Roll on Train
4. Mr. Blue
5. Belshazzar
6. I Forgot to Remember to Forget
7. You Win Again
8. Still in Town
9. Waltzing with Sin
10. Big River (Take 1)
11. Big River (Take 2)
12. Folsom Prison Blues
13. Bells of Rhymney
14. Spanish is the Loving Tongue
15. Under Control
16. Ol’ Roison the Beau
17. I’m Guilty of Loving You
18. Cool Water
19. The Auld Triangle
20. Po’ Lazarus
21. I’m a Fool for You (Take 1)
22. I’m a Fool for You (Take 2)

Disc 2
1. Johnny Todd
2. Tupelo
3. Kickin’ My Dog Around
4. See You Later Allen Ginsberg (Take 1)
5. See You Later Allen Ginsberg (Take 2)
6. Tiny Montgomery
7. Big Dog
8. I’m Your Teenage Prayer
9. Four Strong Winds
10. The French Girl (Take 1)
11. The French Girl (Take 2)
12. Joshua Gone Barbados
13. I’m in the Mood
14. Baby Ain’t That Fine
15. Rock, Salt and Nails
16. A Fool Such As I
17. Song for Canada
18. People Get Ready
19. I Don’t Hurt Anymore
20. Be Careful of Stones That You Throw
21. One Man’s Loss
22. Lock Your Door
23. Baby, Won’t You be My Baby
24. Try Me Little Girl
25. I Can’t Make it Alone
26. Don’t You Try Me Now

Disc 3
1. Young but Daily Growing
2. Bonnie Ship the Diamond
3. The Hills of Mexico
4. Down on Me
5. One for the Road
6. I’m Alright
7. Million Dollar Bash (Take 1)
8. Million Dollar Bash (Take 2)
9. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread (Take 1)
10. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread (Take 2)
11. I’m Not There
12. Please Mrs. Henry
13. Crash on the Levee (Take 1)
14. Crash on the Levee (Take 2)
15. Lo and Behold! (Take 1)
16. Lo and Behold! (Take 2)
17. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Take 1)
18. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Take 2)
19. I Shall be Released (Take 1)
20. I Shall be Released (Take 2)
21. This Wheel’s on Fire
22. Too Much of Nothing (Take 1)
23. Too Much of Nothing (Take 2)

Disc 4
1. Tears of Rage (Take 1)
2. Tears of Rage (Take 2)
3. Tears of Rage (Take 3)
4. Quinn the Eskimo (Take 1)
5. Quinn the Eskimo (Take 2)
6. Open the Door Homer (Take 1)
7. Open the Door Homer (Take 2)
8. Open the Door Homer (Take 3)
9. Nothing Was Delivered (Take 1)
10. Nothing Was Delivered (Take 2)
11. Nothing Was Delivered (Take 3)
12. All American Boy
13. Sign on the Cross
14. Odds and Ends (Take 1)
15. Odds and Ends (Take 2)
16. Get Your Rocks Off
17. Clothes Line Saga
18. Apple Suckling Tree (Take 1)
19. Apple Suckling Tree (Take 2)
20. Don’t Ya Tell Henry
21. Bourbon Street

Disc 5
1. Blowin’ in the Wind
2. One Too Many Mornings
3. A Satisfied Mind
4. It Ain’t Me, Babe
5. Ain’t No More Cane (Take 1)
6. Ain’t No More Cane (Take 2)
7. My Woman She’s A-Leavin’
8. Santa-Fe
9. Mary Lou, I Love You Too
10. Dress it up, Better Have it All
11. Minstrel Boy
12. Silent Weekend
13. What’s it Gonna be When it Comes Up
14. 900 Miles from My Home
15. Wildwood Flower
16. One Kind Favor
17. She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain
18. It’s the Flight of the Bumblebee
19. Wild Wolf
20. Goin’ to Acapulco
21. Gonna Get You Now
22. If I Were A Carpenter
23. Confidential
24. All You Have to do is Dream (Take 1)
25. All You Have to do is Dream (Take 2)

Disc 6
1. 2 Dollars and 99 Cents
2. Jelly Bean
3. Any Time
4. Down by the Station
5. Hallelujah, I’ve Just Been Moved
6. That’s the Breaks
7. Pretty Mary
8. Will the Circle be Unbroken
9. King of France
10. She’s on My Mind Again
11. Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad
12. On a Rainy Afternoon
13. I Can’t Come in with a Broken Heart
14. Next Time on the Highway
15. Northern Claim
16. Love is Only Mine
17. Silhouettes
18. Bring it on Home
19. Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies
20. The Spanish Song (Take 1)
21. The Spanish Song (Take 2)

Bob Dylan, The Basement Tapes Raw (November 4, Legacy Recordings)

Disc 1
1. Open the Door, Homer
2. Odds and Ends
3. Million Dollar Bash
4. One Too Many Mornings
5. I Don’t Hurt Anymore
6. Ain’t No More Cane
7. Crash on the Levee
8. Tears of Rage
9. Dress it up, Better Have it All
10. I’m Not There
11. Johnny Todd
12. Too Much of Nothing
13. Quinn the Eskimo
14. Get Your Rocks Off
15. Santa-Fe
16. Silent Weekend
17. Clothes Line Saga
18. Please, Mrs. Henry
19. I Shall be Released

Disc 2
1. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
2. Lo and Behold!
3. Minstrel Boy
4. Tiny Montgomery
5. All You Have to Do Is Dream
6. Goin’ to Acapulco
7. 900 Miles from My Home
8. One for the Road
9. I’m Alright
10. Blowin’ in the Wind
11. Apple Suckling Tree
12. Nothing Was Delivered
13. Folsom Prison Blues
14. This Wheel’s on Fire
15. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread
16. Don’t Ya Tell Henry
17. Baby, Won’t You be My Baby
18. Sign on the Cross
19. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

Bob Dylan Tour Dates:

October 17 Seattle, WA—Paramount Theatre
October 18 Seattle, WA—Paramount Theatre
October 19 Seattle, WA—Paramount Theatre
October 21 Portland, OR—Keller Auditorium
October 24 Los Angeles, CA—Dolby Theatre
October 25 Los Angeles, CA—Dolby Theatre
October 26 Los Angeles, CA—Dolby Theatre
October 28 Oakland, CA—Paramount Theatre
October 29 Oakland, CA—Paramount Theatre
October 30 Oakland, CA—Paramount Theatre
November 1 Denver, CO—Bellco Theatre
November 4 Minneapolis, MN—Orpheum Theatre
November 5 Minneapolis, MN—Orpheum Theatre
November 6 Minneapolis, MN—Orpheum Theatre
November 12 Cleveland, OH—State Theatre
November 14 Boston, MA—Orpheum Theatre
November 15 Providence, RI—Providence Performing Arts Center
November 17 Toronto, ON—Sony Center
November 18 Toronto, ON—Sony Center
November 21 Philadelphia, PA—Academy of Music
November 22 Philadelphia, PA—Academy of Music
November 23 Philadelphia, PA—Academy of Music
November 25 Washington, DC—DAR Constitution Hall
November 26 Newark, NJ—New Jersey Performing Arts Center
November 28 New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
November 29 New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
December 1 New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
December 2 New York, NY—Beacon Theatre