Bob Dylan "Genuine Basement Tapes, Vols. 1-5"

May-Aug 1967, Saugerties NY, with the Band, 5CDs (66, 65, 61, 57, 68 min), Sound varies: A-/B+

Volume 1

  1. All You Have to Do is Dream #1
  2. I Can't Make it Alone
  3. Down on Me
  4. Bonnie Ship the Diamond
  5. One Man's Loss
  6. Baby Ain't That Fine
  7. Rock Salt and Nails
  8. A Fool Such as I
  9. Stones that You Throw
  10. Hills of Mexico
  11. It's Alright
  12. One Single River
  13. Try Me
  14. One for the Road
  15. I Don't Hurt Anymore
  16. People Get Ready
  17. Lock Your Door/Baby, Won't You be my Baby
  18. Don't You Try Me Now
  19. All You Have to Do is Dream #2
  20. You Say You Love Me
  21. Young But Daily Growing
Volume 2
  1. Odds and Ends #1
  2. Nothing Was Delivered #1
  3. Odds and Ends #2
  4. Get Your Rocks Off
  5. Clothesline Saga
  6. Apple Suckling Tree #1, #2
  7. Going to Acapulco
  8. Gonna Get You Now
  9. Tears of Rage #1, #2, #3
  10. Quinn the Eskimo #1, #2
  11. Open the Door, Homer #1, #2, #3
  12. Nothing Was Delivered #2, #3
  13. I'm Not There (1956)
  14. Don'tcha Tell Henry
  15. Too Much of Nothing #2
Volume 3
  1. Million Dollar Bash #1
  2. Yea Heavy and a Bottle of Bread #1
  3. Million Dollar Bash #2
  4. Yea Heavy and a Bottle of Bread #2
  5. Please Mr Henry
  6. Crash on the Levee #1, #2
  7. Lo and Behold #1, #2
  8. Ferdinand the Imposter (cut)
  9. Tiny Montgomery
  10. This Wheel's on Fire
  11. You Ain't Going Nowhere
  12. I Shall Be Released
  13. Too Much of Nothing #2
  14. Even a Tomato (instrumental)
  15. Santa Fe
  16. Silent Weekend
  17. Too Much of Nothing #1
  18. Sign on the Cross
Volume 4
  1. You Ain't Going Nowhere #1
  2. Bourbon Street
  3. All American Boy
  4. Wild Wood Flower
  5. See That My Grave is Kept Clean
  6. Comin' Round the Mountain
  7. Flight of the Bumble Bee
  8. Confidential to Me
  9. I'm a Fool for You
  10. Next Time on the Highway
  11. The Big Flood
  12. Don't Know Why They Kick My Dog
  13. See You Later, Allen Ginsberg
  14. The Spanish Song #1, #2
  15. I Am a Teenage Prayer
  16. I'm in the Mood
  17. Belchezaar #1, #2
  18. Bring It on Home
  19. The King of France
  20. If I Lose
Volume 5
  1. Four Strong Winds
  2. The French Girl #1, #2
  3. Joshua Gone Barbados
  4. I Forgot to Remember to Forget
  5. You Win Again
  6. Still in Town
  7. Waltzing with Sin
  8. Big River
  9. Folsom Prison Blues
  10. Bells of Rhymney
  11. Nine Hundred Miles
  12. No Shoes on my Feet
  13. Spanish is the Loving Tongue
  14. On a Rainy Afternoon
  15. I Can't Come in with a Broken Heart
  16. Under Control
  17. Ol' Roison the Beau
  18. I'm Guilty of Loving You
  19. Johnny Todd
  20. Cool Water
  21. Banks of the Royal Canal
  22. Po' Lazarus
Moe's Review (Deep Beneath the Waves)
BobDylan and the Band, Spring-Fall 1967, Saugerties, NY
Tracks: 104  Time: 5 hrs+   Source: Reel-Reel   Quality: VG>Exc

A "genuine" re-issue of the original Scorpio release presenting the legendary Basement Tapes sessions in the best quality around. Over 104 tracks spread nicely over 5 disks and including such unreleased gems as SignOnTheCross & I'mNotThere(1956), not to mention may wild, alternate versions of what appeared on the official Basement Tapes release and numerous covers like BigRiver, YoungButDaily Growing, AllYouHaveToDoIsDream, etc. The set is too overwhelming to go into detail, suffice it to say that each disk is stellar and the set as a whole is "required" listening. Disk 3 of the set is now in stereo. Quality is very good to excellent throughout, though certainly not official release quality.

John Howell's has reviewed this set song by song and his essay can be found on his excellent BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME Dylan home page.