Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – New York, NY (04/12/63)


Bob Dylan
Town Hall
New York City, New York
12 April 1963

Links Removed as this has been officially released.


1 audience
2 Ramblin’ Down Thru The World
3 Bob Dylan’s Dream
4 Talkin’ New York
5 Ballad Of Hollis Brown
6 Walls Of Red Wing
7 All Over You
8 Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues
9 Boots Of Spanish Leather
10 Hero Blues
11 Blowin’ In The Wind
12 John Brown
13 Tomorrow Is A Long Time
14 A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

1 Dusty Old Fairgrounds
2 Who Killed Davey Moore?
3 Seven Curses
4 Highway 51 (Curtis Jones)
5 Pretty Peggy-O (trad., arranged by Bob Dylan)
6 Bob Dylan’s New Orleans Rag
7 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
8 Hiding Too Long
9 With God On Our Side
10 Masters Of War
11 Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie

Bob Dylan (guitar, harmonica, vocal).

further info Bob’s Boots

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Notes from Mat Brewster:

UPDATE: As you can read in the comments Gerbrand has pointed out this has been officially released. As such I’ve removed the link.

As I previously indicated I’ve been going through a folder on an external drive full of shows I’ve previously uploaded and re-uploading any shows with dead links. Every now and again I find a show in that folder that doesn’t seem to have ever been uploaded. I suspect that some of these have simply been lost due to me changing blog sites and hosters over the years. I could not find this particular show anywhere on the blog using various search methods. I did find this post that covers some similar ground but is definitely not this bootleg. When I went to upload it on Amazon I came to find out that I’d previously uploaded it last year (or at least it has the same date, somebody let me know if the download leads to something different).

I don’t know if I posted it and somehow the search terms I’m using aren’t leading me to it. Or if I just simply forgot to post it at all. Or if maybe I posted it and then somebody told me it had been officially released and I deleted the post completely (and if that’s the case somebody let me know again and I’ll remove the links).

If I’ve never posted it before and if its not officially released (and I did poke around for that possiblity) then please do enjoy the show. Its a good one.

12 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – New York, NY (04/12/63)

  1. I think these copyright extensions are a bit of a joke really. The material is usually live, sourced from the collectors posted and traded recordings, and put thru the Sony ‘washing macjine’ which tends to denoise and firm things up a bit. The releases themselves are vinyl only, limited edition and mail order only, and just mop up bits and pieces which have been rejected or overlooked for various compilations anyway.
    To say they have been officially released is pushing it really. In reality Sony have just created a new market for the commercial bootleggers who regularly put out CD pirate editions of the needle drops from the Sony vinyl!
    As for this material, well some of it was selected to be on the scheduled and unreleased CBS live album from the 60s, along with some tracks from the Carnegie Hall gig. Best releases for both are the Holllow Horn boots, both double CDs and complete, and both regularly posted over the years, seemingly without issues.

    1. Thanks Dave. Interesting info.

      For those of you who weren’t able to grab the live links when I had them up and can’t get them from that Guitars link drop me a private line and I can point you in the right direction.

    2. Can’t help but replying to this: agree with what you’ve said. With some of these releases, and the silly price tags that have gone along with them, I can’t help thinking that it is the kind of scam that Bob himself would have once written a protest song about! (Not that I think it is him, it is this Sony Machine!).

  2. Anytime Mat,

    The Hollow Horn releases are always troublesome due to the very essential nature of the material they usually contain. However I love ’em & I’ve been hoovering ’em up over the years, so if there is anything you need. I was intending to send you a couple of the most recent ones sometime soon anyway. One is full of guest appearances etc, the other is a live TV broadcast compendium. Both essential and both took about 3 years to find and about 2-3 weeks (no exaggeration) to dribble down to me at about 5kb/sec.

    In the meantime. If you ever come across their ver of the complete unplugged (or the Midnight Beat) please think of me. I have the Cry Cat but it that release has speed issues on the second disc.
    The only other one i’m missing lossless is ‘One Push Of The Button’ which is their version of the 60s radio broadcasts. I have 320kb but can’t find a live link or post for lossless for love or…

    Anybody else lookin’ in who might be able to help, i’ll gladly trade you for something nice!

  3. Thanks GERBRAND, I actually have a few versions of the rehearsals. They are a slightly different thing and not included in the boots i referred to above. Whilst some of the ‘Complete’ releases are obviously official I have bought the stuff several times in several audio/visual formats, so feel no guilt.
    I have the Wild Wolf ‘Afternoon Acoustic’ which is generally considered the best and most complete of this rehearsal material


    The nice thing about the ‘complete’ editions is that you just get both performance sets ‘in the raw’ so to speak. As bobs boots put it ‘This is not a substitute for the official release. It’s a companion volume. ‘

    I actually made a mistake with my post it is the Monotones rel ‘Completeley Unplugged’ I am seeking or the Hollow Horn which i believe is a copy of it.

    1. Depends on what you see as major. His first real gig was at Gerde’s Folk City in April 1961 supporting John Lee Hooker. He played Carnegie Chapter Hall in 1961 for 53 people, in Carnegie Hall in 1962 for a large audience as part of Pete Seeger’s hootenanny (live debut of A Hard Rain..) and shows in The Gaslight and Finjan Club (in Montreal) among others. So I guess his first major solo concert in a concert hall.

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