Bob Dylan – LO & Behold: The Basement Tapes Complete Companion Book
“The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11” and “LO & Behold”
November 4, 2014
In the summer of 1967, Bob Dylan and his touring ensemble (later known as Bob Dylan and The Band) recorded more than a hundred traditional folk songs, new originals and off-the-cuff performances in the basement of the “Big Pink” house in West Saugerties, New York. Sixteen of these tracks were released by Columbia Records on the commercially successful “The Basement Tapes” album in 1975. However, the rest have eluded generations of fans and cultural critics.
These rare tracks – many from tapes only discovered recently – finally see the light of day in “The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11.” This boxed set is the definitive chronicle of every salvageable recording from the 1967 sessions and earlier “Red Room” tapes found in Dylan’s home in upstate New York. All tracks were digitized and restored by The Band’s Garth Hudson and music archivist and producer Jan Haust to preserve their original pristine sound.
The limited-edition deluxe “The Basement Tapes Complete” is accompanied by “LO & Behold,” an exclusive hard-bound book of rarely seen Dylan photographs and memorabilia reprinted in 120 full-color pages, designed and produced by Rare Cool Stuff Unltd.
The second edition, “The Basement Tapes Raw,” collects highlights from “The Basement Tapes Complete” in two discs. A three-LP vinyl edition is also available.