Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Best of the Rolling Thunder Review

bob dylan - best of the rolling thunder review

Bob Dylan and The Rolling Thunder Revue
Best Of The Rolling Thunder Revue

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From the original uploader:

This is a bootleg created by myself documenting the whole 1975-1976 tour, with almost every (if not every) track performed by Bob Dylan in Soundboard Quality (it sounds better than a lot of official releases) and the best performances by the other Thunder Revue artists. The research done with this is INCREDIBLE. I’ve looked up for all the bootlegs of this years, i’ve listened them, and i’ve selected the best cuts (comparing every song from one performance to the others)
The tracks have been edited (fade in-fade out, normalized volume, introductions of the songs…) in order to make it a more fluid experience, and it sounds just as an official record. The bootleg has some covers too (one for each of the 7 CDs) created by myself too.
This is the best album i’ve listened about The Thunder Revue tour, and it represents the best tour of Bob Dylan incredibly well.

The CD 1, 2, 3 and 4 contain almost every track played by Bob Dylan during 1975 and 1976 in an astonishing soundboard quality.
The CD 5 contain the best songs played by the other artists touring with Dylan on these years, on soundboard quality too.
The CD 6 and 7 contain some songs and rehearsals by Dylan during these years but It’s been separated from the four first CDs because of their worse quality in comparision to the other music on the compilation. Anyways, the quality of the performance of each song is worth the noise or bad recording it has, they’re extremely worth it too.

CD1 – 1975
01. When I Paint My Masterpiece (War Memorial Coliseum, Plymouth, 10-31-75)
02. It Ain’t Me Babe (Madison Square Garden, New York City, 12-08-75 )
03. Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (Montreal Forum, Montreal, 12-04-75)
04. Never Let Me Go (War Memorial Coliseum, Plymouth, 10-31-75)
05. Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (Palace Theater, Waterbury, 11-11-75 )
06. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Madison Square Garden, New York City, 12-08-75 )
07. Romance Durango (Madison Square Garden, New York City, 12-08-75 )
08. Blowin’ In The Wind (Palace Theater, Waterbury, 11-11-75 )
09. The Times They Are A Changin’ (Madison Square Garden, New York City, 12-08-75 )
10. Dark As A Dungeon (Madison Square Garden, New York City, 12-08-75 )
11. Mama, You Been On My Mind (Madison Square Garden, New York City, 12-08-75 )
12. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine (Madison Square Garden, New York City, 12-08-75 )
13. I Shall Be Released (Madison Square Garden, New York City, 12-08-75 )

CD 2 – 1975
01. Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (Montreal Forum, Montreal, 12-04-75)
02. I Don’t Belive You (War Memorial Coliseum, Plymouth, 10-31-75)
03. One More Cup Of Coffee (War Memorial Coliseum, Plymouth, 10-31-75)
04. Simple Twist Of Fate (Madison Square Garden, New York City, 12-08-75 )
05. Oh Sister (Madison Square Garden, New York City, 12-08-75 )
06. Hurricane (Madison Square Garden, New York City, 12-08-75 )
07. Just Like A Woman (War Memorial Coliseum, Plymouth, 10-31-75)
08. Sara (War Memorial Coliseum, Plymouth, 10-31-75)
09. Tangled Up In Blue (Boston Music Hall, Boston, 11-21-75)[*]
10. Knocking On Heaven’s Door (Palace Theater, Waterbury, 11-11-75 )
11. This Land is Your Land (Palace Theater, Waterbury, 11-11-75 )

CD 3 – 1976
01. Mr.Tambourine Man (The Warehouse, New Orleans, 05-03-76 )
02. Love Minus Zero – No Limit (The Warehouse, New Orleans, 05-03-76 )
03. Vincent Van Gogh (The Warehouse, New Orleans, 05-03-76 )
04. It Ain’t Me Babe (Tarrant Convention Center, Fort Worth, 05-16-76 )
05. Maggie’s Farm (The Warehouse, New Orleans, 05-03-76 )
06. One Too Many Mornings (Tarrant Convention Center, Fort Worth, 05-16-76 )
07. Mozambique (Tarrant Convention Center, Fort Worth, 05-16-76 )
08. Isis (Tarrant Convention Center, Fort Worth, 05-16-76 )
09. Railroad Boy (The Warehouse, New Orleans, 05-03-76 )
10. I Pity The Poor Immigrant (The Warehouse, New Orleans, 05-03-76 )
11. Deportees (Tarrant Convention Center, Fort Worth, 05-16-76 )
12. Blowin’ In The Wind (Tarrant Convention Center, Fort Worth, 05-16-76 )
13. You’re A Big Girl Now (The Warehouse, New Orleans, 05-03-76 )
14. Seven Days (Convention Center, Tampa, 04-21-76)[*]

CD 4 – 1976
01. Rita Mae (The Warehouse, New Orleans, 05-03-76 )
02. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome (Tarrant Convention Center, Fort Worth, 05-16-76 )
03. I Want You (OK State Fair, Oklahoma City, 05-18-76)
04. I Threw It All Away (Tarrant Convention Center, Fort Worth, 05-16-76 )
05. Going Going Gone (Tarrant Convention Center, Fort Worth, 05-16-76 )
06. Lay Lady Lay (Tarrant Convention Center, Fort Worth, 05-16-76 )
07. Shelter From The Storm (The Warehouse, New Orleans, 05-03-76 )
08. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (The Warehouse, New Orleans, 05-03-76 )
09. Idiot Wind (Tarrant Convention Center, Fort Worth, 05-16-76 )
10. Hard Rain ( C.S.University, Fort Collins, 05-23-76)
11. Gotta Travel On (The Warehouse, New Orleans, 05-03-76 )

CD 5 – Other Artists
01. Alabama Dark (War Memorial Coliseum, Plymouth, 10-31-75) (Bob Neuwirth)
02. Too Good to be Wasted (Montreal Forum, Montreal, 12-04-75) (Rob Stoner)
03. I’m a Ramblin’ Boy (Montreal Forum, Montreal, 12-04-75) (Ramblin’ Jack Elliot)
04. Flint Hill Special (The Warehouse, New Orleans, 05-03-76 ) (Earl Scruggs)
05. Werewolves Of London (The Warehouse, New Orleans, 05-03-76 ) (Bobby Neuwirth)
06. Life On Mars (Palace Theater, Waterbury, 11-11-75 ) (Mick Ronson)
07. Coyote (Montreal Forum, Montreal, 12-04-75) (Joni Mitchell)
08. Silver Dagger (War Memorial Coliseum, Plymouth, 10-31-75) (Joan Baez)
09. Long Black Veil (Madison Square Garden, New York City, 12-08-75) (Joan Baez)
10. Love Song To A Stranger, Pt. 2 (Palace Theater, Waterbury, 11-11-75 ) (Joan Baez)
11. Oh, Happy Day (War Memorial Coliseum, Plymouth, 10-31-75) (Joan Baez)
12. Lover Of The Bayou (The Warehouse, New Orleans, 05-03-76 ) (Roger McGuinn)
13. Eight Miles High (Palace Theater, Waterbury, 11-11-75 ) (Roger McGuinn)
14. Diamonds And Rust (Madison Square Garden, New York City, 12-08-75) (Joan Baez)
15. Silver Mantis (Tarrant Convention Center, Fort Worth, 05-16-76) (T-Bone Burnett)
16. Dancin’ In The Streets (The Warehouse, New Orleans, 05-03-76 ) (Joan Baez)
17. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (War Memorial Coliseum, Plymouth, 10-31-75) (Joan Baez)

CD 6 – Bonus
01. Abandoned Love (Other End Club, New York City, 07-03-75)
02. Fourth Time Around (Civic Center, Augusta, 11-26-75)
03. Wild Mountain Thyme (Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, 12-02-75)
04. Ballad Of Hollis Brown [Rehearsal] (Bellevue hotel, Clearwater, 04-15-76)
05. Most Likely You Go Your Way (Bellevue Biltmore Hotel, Clearwater, 04-22-76)
06. Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, 05-11-76)
07. Seven Days (Bellevue Biltmore Hotel, Clearwater, 04-22-76)
08. Weary Blues From Waiting (Lakeland, Florida, 04-18-76)
09. Like A Rolling Stone (Bellevue Biltmore Hotel, Clearwater, 04-22-76)
10. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bayfront Civic Center Auditorium, St. Petersburg, 04-20-76)
11. When I Paint My Masterpiece (Bellevue Biltmore Hotel, Clearwater, 04-22-76)
12. People Get Ready [Rehearsal] (SIR rehearsals, New York, 1075)
13. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (Lakeland, Florida, 04-18-76)
14. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (OK State Fair, Oklahoma City 05-18-76 )

CD 7 – Bonus
01. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere [Rehearsal] (Los Angeles, CA, 01-22-76)
02. The Times They Are A-Changin’ (Bellevue Biltmore Hotel, Clearwater, 04-22-76)
03. It’s Alright Ma (Civic Center, Providence, 04-11-75)
04. Hold Me In Your Arms [Rehearsal] (Belleview Biltmore Hotel, Clearwater, 04-15-76)
05. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Houston Astrodrome, Houston, 01-25-76)
06. Isis [Rehearsal] (Bellevue hotel, Clearwater, 04-15-76)
07. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, 04-29-76)
08. One Of Us Must Know (Henry Levitt Arena, Wichita, 05-19-76)
09. Tangled Up In Blue (Hughes Stadium, Fort Collins, 05-23-76)
10. You Angel You [Rehearsal] (Bellevue hotel, Clearwater, 04-17-76)
11. Visions Of Johanna (Lakeland, Florida, 04-18-76)
12. Simple Twist Of Fate [TV Broadcast] (The World of John Hammond, Chicago, 09-10-75)
13. If You See Her, Say Hello (Lakeland, Florida, 04-18-76)
14. With God On Our Side (Civic Center, Providence, 04-11-75)
15. Positively 4th Street (Houston Astrodrome, Houston, 01-25-76)

28 thoughts on “Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: Bob Dylan – Best of the Rolling Thunder Review

  1. Great work! Thank you very much for your diligence. The RTR has always been a favourite of mine, there’s so much energy in the songs.

  2. For someone (like me) who is not such a big fan as to explore the individual shows, this is a perfect sample for this band. Massive post, clearly a labour of love.. Many thanks Mat!

  3. This looks awesome!! I am only able to download parts 1 and 2 so far… thanks in advance for anything you can do, I really appreciate it Mat!

  4. Alright gang, I don’t know what’s going on. Downloads aren’t working on my end either. I’m not getting any problem messages from Amazon. At this point I’m going to assume its something on their end and that they will fix it. I’m always a little leery to ask for their help as my content isn’t exactly super duper kosher. Something like this happened a few months back and it cleared up after a couple of days. Let’s give it the weekend, ok?

  5. Hi Matt…
    I said ‘seems to be fixed’ earlier…
    Well…not really…
    It only downloads a tiny bit and then stops…

  6. Mat….Thank you. Thank You. Thank you. Superb. Great covers too. Thanks for all your hard work on this….simon

  7. This collection is totally amazing, I cannot stop playing it. Everything about it is astonishing. Thank you very very much Mat..

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