Bob Dylan – Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Sessions

Bob Dylan
Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid Sessions

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Original Uploader Release Notes

DISC 1 [60:49]

20 January 1973 CBS Studios, Mexico City, Mexico

1. Billy (instrumental) [0:43]
2. Billy (instrumental) [2:27]
3. Billy (instrumental) [1:35]
4. Billy [8:29]
5. Billy [6:46]
6. Turkey (instrumental) [1:19]
7. Turkey (instrumental) [1:02]
8. Turkey (instrumental) [3:54]
9. Tom Turkey (Turkey II) (Billy) [6:55]
10. Billy Surrenders (instrumental) [3:49]
11. Billy Surrenders (instrumental) [3:28]
12. And He’s Killed Me Too (instrumental) [2:55]
13. And He’s Killed Me Too (instrumental) [0:08]
14. And He’s Killed Me Too (instrumental) [0:08]
15. And He’s Killed Me Too (instrumental) [4:51]
16. Goodbye Holly [2:20]
17. Pecos Blues (instrumental) [0:46]
18. Pecos Blues (instrumental) [4:04]
19. Billy [5:10]

Complete circulating material from this session.

Backed by Terry Paul (guitar, bass, vocals), Mike Utley (organ), Sammy Creason (drums), Stephen Bruton (guitar)

This one comes from LB-1013 original set (Yassas Remaster), though I just made a simple de-equalization to make it sound closer to the original recording I had from the 2nd session.

Original Uploader’s intervention
a) Slight deamplification of -1.35 dB throughout
b) Gradual mid cut of -0.82 through -1.34 dB, slightly applied from 1k to 2.5k (through the whole set)

Lineage: shnf (LB-1013) > wav (mkwACT) > wav (adobe audition 1.5 – de-eq.) > renamed flacs (Rname-it.exe) > flac (flac 1.2.1b w/flac frontend 1.7.1 – align on SB option – level 8 – verify on)

DISC 2 [52:18]

February 1973 Burbank Studios, Burbank, California

1. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door [4:44]
2. Sweet Amarillo [1:10] – Removed due to copyright claim.
3. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door [3:52]
4. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (instrumental) [8:17]
5. Rock Me Mama [3:46]
6. Billy 7 [1:33]
7. Billy 7 [1:10]
8. (instrumental) [2:11]
9. (instrumental) [2:02]
10. Final Theme (instrumental) > Ride Billy Ride [4:18]
11. (chatter) [0:16]

Terry Paul (bass, vocals), Roger McGuinn (guitar, banjo), 1-5 Jim Keltner (drums), Carol Hunter (vocals), Donna Weiss (vocals)Brenda Patterson (vocals),Carol Hunter (guitar), Gary Foster (flute), Carl Fortina (harmonium), Fred Catz and Ted Michel (cellos), Bruce Langhorn (guitar) , Booker T (bass), Russ Kunkel (tambourine, bongos), Byron Berline (fiddle & vocal), Priscilla Jones (vocal)

This is part of LB-4820, but shn files have been decoded and converted to flac.
Lineage: shnf (Pat Garret 2nd Session fileset from LB-4820) > wav (mkwACT) > flac (flac 1.2.1b w/flac frontend 1.7.1 – align on SB option – level 8 – verify on)


November 1972 – January 1973 Sam Peckinpah’s House, Durango, Mexico

1. Billy [0:40]

Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal) with a male voice shily accompaining Bob in the background

Mono recording, 3 minutes (the segment included here is only a 40″ sample)
Received as flac from Michpom. The only one thing he did with it was to pitch it down a little bit using Magic Easy Cleaning software.
Lineage: ?>open reel>DAT>CD-R>wav(easy CDDA extractor)>magic easy cleaning(pitch down)>.flac(flac 1.2.1)>renamed flac(Rname-it.exe)

NOT INCLUDED IN THIS SET (low sound quality)

December 1972 or January 1973 Sam Peckinpah’s house, Durango, Mexico

12. (instrumental) [4:19]
13. (instrumental) [3:11]
14. Billy [3:45]

Note that not included set is just the same one as presented on last 3 tracks of the boot “PAT & BILLY / BOB & SAM”, which turned out to be fake. Track 14 is and edited/degraded version of take #5 from the 1st session (“Billy 4” on the official album) which has been probably taken from the movie soundtrack or movie outtakes discarded during the editing process (as it does include sound effects, such as boot steps and marching horses) and the instrumentals just unidentified pieces which might not indeed come from Peckinpah’s House recording as only circulating take from that event is the above mentioned 3 minutes Billy.

19 thoughts on “Bob Dylan – Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Sessions

  1. Thanks so much for this – I’ve wanted to hear the other tracks that were on the film but not the soundtrack for nearly twenty years! And now you have made it seem like all my christmas’s have come at once.

  2. Good Morning Matt my old friend,
    I finally got some time off and stumbled onto this gem.
    Don’t know how I missed this one – I love the instrumentals here.
    In reference to the above – my older links are slowly being deleted by Rapid Share,,,,,,
    but at FILE SWAP they are still kicking Arse and have hundreds upon hundreds of downloads.
    I believe FILE SWAP is the site I will be using as I try and work my way back into the MidNight Cafe forum again.
    You have the greatest members here, and I apologize for my absence, I have missed hanging out here very much.
    (The wife and I have separated and I am soon to be divorced one of these summer days).
    ; )
    Your humble bootlegging friend,

  3. I’m terribly sorry to hear about the divorce FM, I know that’s hard. You of course are always welcome here anytime you want to share music, download music or just talk about music.

    Fileswap is fine by me.

  4. Thank You Matt,
    I’m slowly learning to live single again.
    (It was just terrible and a long story).
    I have Friday off and I’m going to upload and visit my friends here at my favorite site The Midnight Cafe.
    I missed you guys!

  5. I can’t download this. I get something like files been removed due to copyright. I’m very interested in getting and hearing Sweet Amarillo on disc 2.
    Could you please help me?
    Thank you,

  6. Hi,
    first of all I would like to say thank you for sharing your work with us.
    Then I would like to ask you if is possible to you to reup this precious work or maybe you can help saying where we can “find” It.

  7. I will be happy to reup this show, but it will take awhile. I’m in the process of packing up all my stuff and moving halfway across the country. It will take me about two months to get moved and resettled. Once that happens I plan to do a whole bunch of reup requests and I’ll surely get to this one. So be patient and check back often.

  8. Comments from a deleted repost:

    Mat Brewster says:
    August 24, 2018 at 10:57 pm Edit

    I originally posted this back in 2012. At some point the copyright owner of “Sweet Amarillo” gave me a take down notice. I’ve now reposted it with that song removed. Please feel free to DM me about this.
    PoBoy says:
    August 25, 2018 at 4:28 am Edit

    Way cool, Matt! Never Heard this. Thanks!

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