Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Los Angeles, CA (02/14/74) “Before the Flood Completed”

Bob Dylan & The Band
Los Angeles Forum
Los Angeles, CA
FEB 14, 1974
All Officially Released Tracks Have Been Removed

Download: FLAC/MP3


1 Lay Lady Lay 04:05
2 Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues 05:52
3 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 03:24
4 It Ain’t Me Babe 03:37
5 Ballad Of A Thin Man 03:58
6 Stage Fright 04:47
7 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 04:39
8 King Harvest (Has Surely Come) 03:32
9 When You Awake 03:27
10 I Shall Be Released 03:33
11 Up On Cripple Creek 05:07
12 All Along The Watchtower 04:03
13 Ballad Of Hollis Brown 04:37
14 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door 03:58

Set 2
1 She Belongs To Me 03:05
2 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue 04:55
3 The Times They Are A-Changin’ 04:00
4 Just Like A Woman 05:22
5 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) 06:27
6 Rag Mama Rag 04:17
7 This Wheel’s On Fire 03:16
8 The Weight 04:57
9 Forever Young 05:14
10 Highway 61 Revisited 04:08
11 Like A Rolling Stone 07:05
12 Blowin’ In The Wind 03:36 – Officially Released

Set 3

1 Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine) 03:29 – Officially Released
2 Lay Lady Lay 02:59
3 Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues 06:54
4 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 03:41
5 It Ain’t Me Babe 03:27 – Officially Released
6 Ballad Of A Thin Man 04:17
7 Stage Fright 04:58 – Officially Released
8 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 04:38 – Officially Released
9 King Harvest (Has Surely Come) 03:35
10 When You Awake 03:26 – Officially Released
11 I Shall Be Released 03:36
12 Up On Cripple Creek 04:28 – Officially Released
13 All Along The Watchtower 03:22
14 Ballad Of Hollis Brown 05:28
15 Mr. Tambourine Man 04:41
16 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door 04:02

Set 4
1 She Belongs To Me 02:44
2 The Times They Are A-Changin’ 03:19
3 Just Like A Woman 05:18 – Officially Released
4 Gate Of Eden 04:53
5 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right 04:31 – Officially Released
6 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) 06:24 – Officially Released
7 Rag Mama Rag 03:44
8 Endless Highway 05:07 – Officially Released
9 Shape I’m In 04:04 – Officially Released
10 The Weight 04:52
11 Forever Young 05:01
12 Highway 61 04:20 – Officially Released
13 Like A Rolling Stone 07:36
14 Maggie’s Farm 03:56
15 Bob Dylan Gets Bill Graham On Stage 00:58
16 Blowin’ In The Wind 03:24

Bob Dylan – guitar, piano, vocals, harmonica;
Robbie Robertson -guitar, vocals;
Rick Danko – bass, fiddle, vocals;
Richard Manuel – piano, vocals, drums;
Garth Hudson – organ, clavinet, piano, synthesizer, saxophone;
Levon Helm – drums, mandolin, vocals

8 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Los Angeles, CA (02/14/74) “Before the Flood Completed”

  1. Hi Mat,

    I’m gonna break some kind of record for the number of times, and the number of different formats/labels etc i’ve downloaded these two gigs. I’ve no idea if these are any better or different to the regular circulating soundboards, or whether any attempt has been made to process either the unofficial or the official trax to match ’em to the other etc!

    My first guess is that these are all from the regular circulating SBDs (Kokay ‘LK’ or otherwise) and that this is also true for the ‘official’ trax. If so then the removal must be part of the absurd Dime policy or whatevera s these gigs have been posted complete on countless occasions!!

    Oh well, only one way to find out i guess

    1. It came with the officially released tracks but I went ahead and killed them for my blog. Better to be safe, etc. If anyone wants the missing tracks drop me a line and I’m sure I can point you in the right direction.

      1. I’d be interested in the missing tracks, too, Mat. Thanks in advance and for what you’ve put up so far.

  2. Thanks Mat,
    Really appreciate this one and have shared a link to your blog to point folks your way . . . .Before The Flood remains a favourite album and this is just plain astonishing, great notes and artwork as well as being highly listenable

  3. OK, this is the Original Master Series (decent enough label) release, which utilises the Wolfgangs Vault Stream from ’09. The source is therefore different to that on the Wonderland Records ‘Complete ’74 Soundboards’ which is basically a clone of the Les Kokay collection discs, which was posted here recently. They are roughly comparable in quality terms (this is clearer but also a bit harsher).

    Important to note that both releases are basically ‘as it happened’ raw House PA mix, and not multi-track mixdown outtakes from ‘Before The Flood’.

    Nice packaging as usual from OMS.

    Anyone interested should look here


  4. Oh Boy, revisiting these old friends thru this new (to me) mix has been a real revelation. Long time readers of my occasional inane ramblings will well know my strong preference for the early gigs of this tour, this is principally based on the sweeter, more nuanced vocals from Bob. Listening to these shows in this mix thru the headphones however sheds new light. Most noteable is the sheer ferocity of the arrangements and playing (particularly for the eve set). In this context Bob really has no option except to dive in. In fact the playing at times is so dense and ferocious that the effect of the multi-track mixdown for the official album is clear. For the album the cleaner clear seperation of the instrumentation, together with the raised levels of Bob’s vocals combine to give a false representation. What has been done to create a sense of excitement, has resulted in a heightened impression that Bob is shouting.

    In fact this is a unique document of a unique musical chemistry. If the backing on this gig had come from any other musicians then this would make absolutely no sense musically. As it is, perfect pitch is maintained despite your brain yelling at you that they are just playing too damn fast. In this regard it brings to mind the best of bebop and post bop jazz, the ghosts of Charlie Parker et al.

    Despite the sound limitations from its original lossy (web stream) source, this remains essential listening. You can hear ’em if you listen really hard, so just don’t. Fuel up on cheap whisky or good tequila and just dive in.

    Cheers for another classic post Mat

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