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Bob Dylan / The Band - The Basement Tapes album mp3
Country-Rock,Rock & Roll,Singer/Songwriter
  • Performer:
    Bob Dylan / The Band
  • Title:
    The Basement Tapes
  • Genre:
  • Style:
    Country-Rock,Rock & Roll,Singer/Songwriter
  • Date of release:
    June 26, 1975
  • Recording date:
    June, 1967 - October, 1967
  • Duration:
  • Recording location:
    Basement Of Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY
  • Size FLAC version
    1988 megabytes
  • Size MP3 version
    1156 megabytes
  • Size WMA version
    1903 megabytes
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The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete is a compilation album of unreleased home recordings made in 1967 by Bob Dylan and the group of musicians that would become The Band, released on Legacy Records November 3, 2014.

By the time it came out in June 1975, Bob Dylan and the Band's The Basement Tapes was the most famous album never released. It was also one of the most frequently bootlegged. It was written about, dissected, discussed and heralded as a masterpiece before Dylan's record company finally decided to put out some of the songs that were recorded by the singer and his onetime backing band eight years earlier. Soon, they were meeting more regularly at the Band's house in nearby West Saugerties, . where they recorded many of Dylan's new songs on a basic reel-to-reel machine in the basement. Most of these compositions, which were sprinkled among the covers the group also playfully worked their way though, were to be passed on to Dylan's publishing company, which would then pair the songs with other artists (though Dylan initially balked at this commercial proposition, he eventually relented).

Tapes bootlegs, this does feel a trifle like shutting the proverbial stable door. Still, the preponderance of Basement Tapes bootlegs tells you something about the importance heaped on the music they contain. In spring 1967, Dylan and the Band were out of step, but ahead of the curve. Now, 47 years on, even the listener overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of what’s on offer here – who doesn’t want to hear the false starts and fragments and gags – might conclude that the highlights are as timeless as rock music in the 60s got.

Redirected from Basement Tapes). The Basement Tapes is an album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and The Band. It was released on June 26, 1975, by Columbia Records and is Dylan's 16th studio album. The songs featuring Dylan's vocals were recorded in 1967, eight years before the album's release, at Big Pink and other houses in and around Woodstock, New York, where Dylan and The Band lived


Marco Aglietti - Mixing
Ed Anderson - Mixing
The Band - Performer, Primary Artist, Producer
Steven Berkowitz - Reissue Producer
Greg Calbi - Mastering
Bob Cato - Design Consultant
Rick Danko - Bass, Bass (Electric), Composer, Mandolin, Violin, Vocals
Didier C. Deutsch - Tape Research
Bob Dylan - Composer, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Harmonica, Keyboards, Liner Notes, Performer, Piano, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals
Rob Fraboni - Mixing
Levon Helm - Bass (Electric), Drums, Mandolin, Vocals
George Horn - Mastering
Garth Hudson - Accordion, Clavinet, Engineer, Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Sax (Tenor), Saxophone
Nat Jeffrey - Mixing
Mike Kull - Tape Research
Richard Manuel - Composer, Drums, Harmonica, Keyboards, Piano, Vocals
Greil Marcus - Liner Notes
Reid Miles - Photography
Robbie Robertson - Composer, Drums, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Vocals
Jeff Rosen - Reissue Producer
John Scheele - Photography
Maretha Stewart - Vocals
Traditional - Composer

Track List - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Odds and Ends Bob Dylan The Band / Bob Dylan 1:47
2 Orange Juice Blues (Blues for Breakfast) Richard Manuel The Band / Bob Dylan 3:39
3 Million Dollar Bash Bob Dylan The Band / Bob Dylan 2:32
4 Yazoo Street Scandal Robbie Robertson The Band / Bob Dylan 3:29
5 Goin' to Acapulco Bob Dylan The Band / Bob Dylan 5:27
6 Katie's Been Gone Richard Manuel / Robbie Robertson The Band / Bob Dylan 2:46
7 Lo and Behold! Bob Dylan The Band / Bob Dylan 2:46
8 Bessie Smith Rick Danko / Robbie Robertson The Band / Bob Dylan 4:18
9 Clothes Line Saga Bob Dylan The Band / Bob Dylan 2:58
10 Apple Suckling Tree Bob Dylan The Band / Bob Dylan 2:48
11 Please, Mrs. Henry Bob Dylan The Band / Bob Dylan 2:33
12 Tears of Rage Bob Dylan / Richard Manuel The Band / Bob Dylan 4:15

Track List - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Too Much of Nothing Bob Dylan The Band / Bob Dylan 3:04
2 Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread Bob Dylan The Band / Bob Dylan 2:15
3 Ain't No More Cane Traditional The Band / Bob Dylan 3:58
4 Crash on the Levee (Down in the Flood) Bob Dylan The Band / Bob Dylan 2:04
5 Ruben Remus Robbie Robertson The Band / Bob Dylan 3:16
6 Tiny Montgomery Bob Dylan The Band / Bob Dylan 2:47
7 You Ain't Goin' Nowhere Bob Dylan The Band / Bob Dylan 2:42
8 Don't Ya Tell Henry Bob Dylan The Band / Bob Dylan 3:13
9 Nothing Was Delivered Bob Dylan The Band / Bob Dylan 4:23
10 Open the Door, Homer Bob Dylan The Band / Bob Dylan 2:49
11 Long Distance Operator Bob Dylan The Band / Bob Dylan 3:39
12 This Wheel's on Fire Rick Danko / Bob Dylan The Band / Bob Dylan 3:52

This is one of those albums that needs to be listened to multiple times to gain appreciation but once you get it, you realize what a masterpiece it is. The spontaneity, the humor, the effortless collaboration makes this collection (which was never meant to be released) a true masterpiece and so unique. The highlights to me are some of the lesser known tracks such as Lo and Behold , Please Mrs. Henry, Tiny Montgomery and especially Open the Door Homer. if you've never listened, listen, if you've listened once or twice, listen ten more times more, then you will truly understand what I mean.
A tossed-off vibe, a complete lack of focus and continuity, and poor fidelity: doesn't sound like a recipe for a rock-era touchstone, does it? Yet these elements are exactly what give The Basement Tapes its considerable charm. Recorded in the summer of 1967 at the "Big Pink" house near Woodstock, N.Y., this set captures Dylan and The Band woodshedding, bouncing ideas off the walls and each other. Steeped in traditional American roots music, these 24 tracks have the feel of a laid-back song swap. Though many of the tracks here are silly, sarcastic, or just downright weird, some display an elegance, beauty, and gravity that add much-needed balance. Songs like "Tears of Rage," "This Wheel's on Fire," and "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" would later become beloved classics, but even the lesser-known cuts ("Bessie Smith," "Katie's Been Gone") here are stirring and memorable.
There is such a careless and spontaneous feel to this album, that it is almost as if they are sitting on the lawn and just having a laugh! Lots of great songs, and the relaxed mood and humor is refreshing!My favorites: Apple Suckling Tree, Million Dollar Bash, Katie's Been Gone, Bessie Smith, Please Mrs. Henry, Long Distance Operator and more :)
For those of us wondering what Dylan was doing after Blonde On Blonde and before John Wesley Harding, he was making music and not the music we all were expecting. The Basement Tapes are a look at Dylan at his loosest and most humorous. The Band's contributions may not shine as brightly as Dylan's, but their influence allowed for the loose environment and made for some truly lighthearted and enjoyable moments. The rawness of the recording and the relaxed atmosphere may lead some away from this album and more towards the Bootleg Series compilation, but I believe both to be extremely essential. Key tracks are Odds And Ends, Million Dollar Bash, Lo And Behold!, Tears Of Rage, Too Much Of Nothing, Nothing Was Delivered, and This Wheel's On Fire.
Americana doesn't mean the U.S. solely. America is much bigger than the U.S.. It includes a few countries you may not have heard of.
The Dylan songs on this album deserve 5 stars but this original edition of the legendary Basement Tapes is very dissapointing. So many great songs were left off in favour of very average material by The Band (some of which weren't even part of The Basement Tapes) and overdubs have sucked the life out of the original songs. It was a revelation at the time as we had waited nearly a decade for it to come out but in hindsight with the wealth of material we have now I would avoid this and seek out The Bootleg Series version. For completists only.
while the album is vastly overrated (largely due to its historical context), it's certainly a pretty good affair, with myriad above average country tunes. While both Dylan and the Band normally excel in this department, neither is on top of their game, breeding a degree of monotony into the proceedings, but even so the album is still quite enjoyable, no matter how marred by the nonexistent production, comparatively inferior songwriting or innate sameness that afflicts the double LP. It's certainly not a classic and it feels rather hastily jumbled together (which in fact it was), but most of the songs are strong enough, and the album cultivates a sufficiently absorbing atmosphere, so that it overcomes its flaws and limitations and amounts, in the long run, to a quite enjoyable listening experience by masters of this genre who've elected to simply have some fun together rather than devoting themselves to crafting a great album.
I agree with STE that this is great American music; although of the five members of The Band, only the drummer, Levon Helm, was American. The other four are Canadian.