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Bob Dylan and The Band The Basement Tapes

(NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION HYBRID SACD)

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Bob Dylan The Basement Tapes on Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity

Recorded in Basement of Big Pink with The Band: Modern Americana Starts Here

Audiophile Sound at Last: Sonic Subtleties, Loose Interplay, Organic Spirit, Warm Textures Presented Like Never Before on Definitive Mobile Fidelity Reissue

Dylan at His Most Humorous, Unguarded, Loose: Folk Tales, Weird Narratives, Rock Ballads, Inside Jokes, Allusions Pepper Alchemic Material

Includes “This Wheel’s on Fire,” “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” “Tears of Rage,” “Million Dollar Bash,” “Yazoo Street Scandal”

Ranked 291 on Rolling Stone’s List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Every Seminal Bob Dylan Album from the 1960s and 70s Available from Mobile Fidelity on LP and SACD: Get All 15 Titles

Basements have long been associated with raw, off-the-cuff rock n’ roll, the damp and dark spaces serving as the woodshedding venues for countless bands. Yet no basement is more famous, and none yielded music as familiarly weird, wholesomely American, joyously loose, and identifiably humorous as that in the upstate New York house dubbed Big Pink—the location where, during the summer and early fall of 1967, Bob Dylan and The Band played a vivid tapestry of covers, originals, and traditionals that signaled the advent of Americana. Once again, the Bard changed the world.

As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and making it available on hybrid SACD. The end result is the very finest, most transparent digital edition of The Basement Tapes ever produced. Inimitable, the particulars of The Basement Tapesespecially, the gather-‘round-in-a-huddle assembly of the instrumentalists, home-made character, domestic vibe, and low-volume nature of the recordings—come to fore here in a manner that takes the listener down the stairs at 2188 Stoll Road and brings the images of Dylan, Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, and Co. to life

Fresh off experiencing a motorcycle accident and the wrath of audiences hostile to his embrace of amplified music, Dylan elected to retreat to the comforts of rural and family life. He soon began collaborating with members of the Band in his house, ultimately moving the sessions to Big Pink. Informal, peaceful, relaxed, open-minded: The collaborations blanket country stomps, roots hootenannies, forgotten spirituals, earthy originals, chaotic marches, dreamscapes, dance tunes, folk laments, catch-as-you-can improvisations. On The Basement Tapes, mythical ghosts and dead legends reappear, reveling in the absurdity, comedy, mystery, aura, and alchemy.

In Invisible Republic, his scintillating book about the sessions, cultural critic Greil Marcus states: “At a time when the country was tearing itself apart in a war at home over a war abroad, the music was funny and comforting; it was also strange, and somehow incomplete. Out of some odd displacement of art and time, the music seemed both transparent and inexplicable when it was first heard, and it still does.” Indeed, The Basement Tapes appear to emanate from an indefinable chasm between modern and ancient, self-evident and mysterious, shapeless and fully formed, abstract and concrete, histories unwritten and chronicled. But every note chimes with freeness—a liberating fun, humble simplicity, and bond-creating camaraderie felt in every hoot, holler, laugh, and false start. 

The Basement Tapes’ capacity to remain so gloriously honest and timeless—performances that genuinely could’ve been made today, ten years from now, or back in the 1930s—helps account for their emotional resonance and unsurpassed reputation as a snapshot of how unencumbered American music, and art with deep historical roots and connective cultural tissues, is supposed to sound.

Mobile Fidelity’s reissue squares away the late-night bleariness, jovial atmosphere, low-ceiling dimensions, and ensemble-based perspective of the sessions, allowing the listener to become Hamlet, the dog who slept nearby Dylan, Robertson, and Co. as it all went down. This is not to be missed.

Given the sonic and artistic merit of this album, we anticipate huge demand. Secure your lowest-numbered collector’s copy by ordering from Music Direct today!

Bob Dylan The Basement Tapes Track Listing:

1. Odds and Ends

2. Orange Juice Blues (Blues for Breakfast)

3. Million Dollar Bash

4. Yazoo Street Scandal

5. Goin’ to Acapulco

6. Katie’s Been Gone

7. Lo and Behold

8. Bessie Smith

9. Clothes Line Saga

10. Apple Suckling Tree

11. Please Mrs. Henry

12. Tears of Rage

13. Too Much of Nothing

14. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread

15. Ain’t No More Cane

16. Crash on the Levee (Down in the Flood)

17. Ruben Remus

18. Tiny Montgomery

19. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

20. Don’t Ya Tell Henry

21. Nothing Was Delivered

22. Open the Door, Homer

23. Long Distance Operator

24. This Wheel’s on Fire

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1. Odds and Ends 2. Orange Juice Blues (Blues for Breakfast) 3. Million Dollar Bash 4. Yazoo Street Scandal 5. Goin’ to Acapulco 6. Katie’s Been Gone 7. Lo and Behold 8. Bessie Smith 9. Clothes Line Saga 10. Apple Suckling Tree 11. Please Mrs. Henry 12. Tears of Rage 13. Too Much of Nothing 14. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread 15. Ain’t No More Cane 16. Crash on the Levee (Down in the Flood) 17. Ruben Remus 18. Tiny Montgomery 19. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere 20. Don’t Ya Tell Henry 21. Nothing Was Delivered 22. Open the Door, Homer 23. Long Distance Operator 24. This Wheel’s on Fire

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