Bob Dylan Bootleg Series iOS App Expanding to Include The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11

Mobile Album App Provides Immersive Content Experience and Track-By-Track Exploration of the Year's Most Anticipated Historic Album Release

Bootleg Series iOS App Links to New "Basement Tapes Wiki" on BobDylan.com

Bob Dylan - The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11 Available Tuesday, November 4

Nov 6, 2014

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the long-awaited release of Bob Dylan - The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11 on Tuesday, November 4, Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is adding a wealth of Basement Tapes content to the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series iOS app, available for free download on the Apple App Store. (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bob-dylan-the-bootleg-series/id698723512?mt=8)

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Among its many interactive features, the revised Bob Dylan Bootleg Series iOS app will link to "The Basement Tapes Wiki," an informative new destination on BobDylan.com (wiki.bobdylan.com) compiling crowd-sourced Basement Tapes information and lore from Dylan fans all over the globe.

An acclaimed and popular mobile application, the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series iOS app was created by Columbia Records and relentlessGENERATOR, and revised by Legacy Recordings, to bring an immersive new dimension to the music of Bob Dylan. 

Launched in October 2013, the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series app originally served as a multi-media mobile companion to Another Self Portrait: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10, giving fans a chance to reappraise the pivotal recordings that marked Dylan's artistic transformation as the 1960s ended and the 1970s began.

Building on the original release of the app, which centered around Another Self Portrait, the new version of the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series iOS app showcases more than 700 pieces of content, making it the ultimate interactive companion to both Another Self Portrait and the newly released The Basement Tapes Complete.

With hundreds of pieces of newly available content, including histories, videos, and photo galleries to accompany The Basement Tapes Complete, the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series app provides unique insight into the artist, The Band and the making of The Basement Tapes. Major features of the app include:

  • Visual timelines by track 
  • In-depth biographies
  • Events that impacted Dylan's music 
  • Galleries of rare, unreleased and behind-the-scenes photos 
  • Exclusive video interviews
  • Dylan's musical influences
  • Interactive lyrics and track details

Built using a new album app format, which brings together rich and engaging multimedia content on iOS devices, the Bootleg Series app transforms Dylan's songs into a must-have digital music companion for new and old fans alike. 

The Bob Dylan Bootleg Series app is available for free download in the Apple App Store.  Users can unlock 10 tracks and access track-by-track information (including 60 exclusive app only descriptions) for the 138 songs included on The Basement Tapes Complete box set.

For more information, and to download the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series app, visit http://smarturl.it/bdb_app.

On November 4, 2014, Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings released Bob Dylan's The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11, a meticulous restoration of the original master tapes, many found only recently, of Dylan's 1967 recording sessions with members of his touring ensemble who would later achieve their own fame as The Band.

Away from the public eye for the first time since transforming pop music and culture in the early 1960s, Dylan recorded a series of tapes, along with Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson and, later, Levon Helm, mostly in the basement of a small house, dubbed "Big Pink" by the group, in West Saugerties, New York.  Over the course of several productive months, more than a hundred songs were recorded including traditional covers, wry and humorous ditties, off-the cuff performances and, most important, dozens of newly-written Bob Dylan songs, including future classics "I Shall Be Released," "The Mighty Quinn," "This Wheel's On Fire" and "You Ain't Going Nowhere."

When rumors and rare acetates of some of these recordings began to surface, an underground bootleg industry was born, driven by the demand of Bob Dylan fans hungry for new music from an artist whose last release, Blonde On Blonde, had come out in 1966.  In 1969, the mysteriously titled Great White Wonder began showing up in record shops around the country, and Dylan's music from the summer of 1967 began seeping into pop culture.  With each passing year, fans sought out this rare contraband, desperate to hear this new music from the legendary Bob Dylan. 

The actual recordings, however, remained commercially unavailable until 1975, when Columbia Records released a scant 16 of them on The Basement Tapes album (which also included eight new songs by The Band, without Dylan).

A critical and popular success, The Basement Tapes went Top 10 in the US and UK, with John Rockwell, of The New York Times, calling it "one of the greatest albums in the history of American popular music," Paul Nelson, in Rolling Stone, praising the tracks as "the hardest, toughest, sweetest, saddest, funniest, wisest songs I know"' and the Washington Post noting that "...Dylan has to rank as the single greatest artist modern American pop music has produced."  Robert Christgau gave the album an A+ rating in the Village Voice, where it topped the annual Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.

Over the years, the songs on The Basement Tapes have haunted and perplexed fans, with the recordings themselves representing a Holy Grail for Dylanologists.  What's on the rest of those reels? 

The Basement Tapes Complete brings together, for the first time ever, every salvageable recording from the tapes, including recently discovered early gems recorded in the "Red Room" of Dylan's home in upstate New York.  Garth Hudson worked closely with Canadian music archivist and producer Jan Haust to restore the deteriorating tapes to pristine sound, with much of this music preserved digitally for the first time.

The decision was made to present The Basement Tapes Complete as intact as possible.  Also, unlike the official 1975 release, these performances are presented as close as possible to the way they were originally recorded and sounded back in the summer of 1967.  The tracks on The Basement Tapes Complete run in mostly chronological order based on Garth Hudson's numbering system.

The Bob Dylan Bootleg Series iOS app, the Bob Dylan - The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11, and the new "Basement Tapes wiki" on BobDylan.com are three interconnected resources that bring new access to, and fresh perspectives on, some of the most surprising, enigmatic and influential recordings in American musical history.

BOB DYLAN - THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE:
THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 11
(all songs written by Bob Dylan unless otherwise noted)

CD 1
1. Edge of the Ocean
2. My Bucket's Got a Hole in It (written by Clarence Williams)
3. Roll on Train
4. Mr. Blue (written by Dewayne Blackwell)
5. Belshazzar (written by Johnny Cash)
6. I Forgot to Remember to Forget (written by Charlie A Feathers and Stanley A Kesler)
7. You Win Again (written by Hank Williams)
8. Still in Town (written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard)
9. Waltzing with Sin (written by Sonny Burns and Red Hayes)
10. Big River (Take 1) (written by Johnny Cash)
11. Big River (Take 2) (written by Johnny Cash)
12. Folsom Prison Blues (written by Johnny Cash)
13. Bells of Rhymney (written by Idris Davies and Peter Seeger)
14. Spanish is the Loving Tongue
15. Under Control
16. Ol' Roison the Beau (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
17. I'm Guilty of Loving You
18. Cool Water (written by Bob Nolan)
19. The Auld Triangle (written by Brendan Francis Behan)
20. Po' Lazarus (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
21. I'm a Fool for You (Take 1)
22. I'm a Fool for You (Take 2)

CD 2
1. Johnny Todd (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
2. Tupelo (written by John Lee Hooker)
3. Kickin' My Dog Around (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
4. See You Later Allen Ginsberg (Take 1)
5. See You Later Allen Ginsberg (Take 2)
6. Tiny Montgomery
7. Big Dog
8. I'm Your Teenage Prayer
9. Four Strong Winds (written by Ian Tyson)
10. The French Girl (Take 1) (written by Ian Tyson and Sylvia Tyson)
11. The French Girl (Take 2) (written by Ian Tyson and Sylvia Tyson)
12. Joshua Gone Barbados (written by Eric Von Schmidt)
13. I'm in the Mood (written by Bernard Besman and John Lee Hooker)
14. Baby Ain't That Fine (written by Dallas Frazier)
15. Rock, Salt and Nails (written by Bruce Phillips)
16. A Fool Such As I (written by William Marvin Trader)
17. Song for Canada (written by Pete Gzowski and Ian Tyson)
18. People Get Ready (written by Curtis L Mayfield)
19. I Don't Hurt Anymore (written By Donald I Robertson and Walter E Rollins)
20. Be Careful of Stones That You Throw (written by Benjamin Lee Blankenship)
21. One Man's Loss
22. Lock Your Door
23. Baby, Won't You be My Baby
24. Try Me Little Girl
25. I Can't Make it Alone
26. Don't You Try Me Now

CD 3
1. Young but Daily Growing (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
2. Bonnie Ship the Diamond (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
3. The Hills of Mexico (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
4. Down on Me (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
5. One for the Road
6. I'm Alright
7. Million Dollar Bash (Take 1)
8. Million Dollar Bash (Take 2)
9. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread (Take 1)
10. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread (Take 2)
11. I'm Not There
12. Please Mrs. Henry
13. Crash on the Levee (Take 1)
14. Crash on the Levee (Take 2)
15. Lo and Behold! (Take 1)
16. Lo and Behold! (Take 2)
17. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Take 1)
18. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Take 2)
19. I Shall be Released (Take 1)
20. I Shall be Released (Take 2)
21. This Wheel's on Fire (written by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko)
22. Too Much of Nothing (Take 1)
23. Too Much of Nothing (Take 2)

CD 4
1. Tears of Rage (Take 1) (written by Bob Dylan and Richard Manuel)
2. Tears of Rage (Take 2) (written by Bob Dylan and Richard Manuel)
3. Tears of Rage (Take 3) (written by Bob Dylan and Richard Manuel)
4. Quinn the Eskimo (Take 1)
5. Quinn the Eskimo (Take 2)
6. Open the Door Homer (Take 1)
7. Open the Door Homer (Take 2)
8. Open the Door Homer (Take 3)
9. Nothing Was Delivered (Take 1)
10. Nothing Was Delivered (Take 2)
11. Nothing Was Delivered (Take 3)
12. All American Boy (written by Bobby Bare)
13. Sign on the Cross
14. Odds and Ends (Take 1)
15. Odds and Ends (Take 2)
16. Get Your Rocks Off
17. Clothes Line Saga
18. Apple Suckling Tree (Take 1)
19. Apple Suckling Tree (Take 2)
20. Don't Ya Tell Henry
21. Bourbon Street

CD 5
1. Blowin' in the Wind
2. One Too Many Mornings
3. A Satisfied Mind (written by Joe Hayes and Jack Rhodes)
4. It Ain't Me, Babe
5. Ain't No More Cane (Take 1) (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
6. Ain't No More Cane (Take 2) (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
7. My Woman She's A-Leavin'
8. Santa-Fe
9. Mary Lou, I Love You Too
10. Dress it up, Better Have it All
11. Minstrel Boy
12. Silent Weekend
13. What's it Gonna be When it Comes Up
14. 900 Miles from My Home (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
15. Wildwood Flower (written by A.P. Carter)
16. One Kind Favor (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
17. She'll be Coming Round the Mountain (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
18. It's the Flight of the Bumblebee
19. Wild Wolf
20. Goin' to Acapulco
21. Gonna Get You Now
22. If I Were A Carpenter (written by James Timothy Hardin)
23. Confidential (written by Dorina Morgan)
24. All You Have to do is Dream (Take 1)
25. All You Have to do is Dream (Take 2)

CD 6
1. 2 Dollars and 99 Cents
2. Jelly Bean
3. Any Time
4. Down by the Station
5. Hallelujah, I've Just Been Moved (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
6. That's the Breaks
7. Pretty Mary
8. Will the Circle be Unbroken (written by A.P. Carter)
9. King of France
10. She's on My Mind Again
11. Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
12. On a Rainy Afternoon
13. I Can't Come in with a Broken Heart
14. Next Time on the Highway
15. Northern Claim
16. Love is Only Mine
17. Silhouettes (written by Bob Crewe and Frank C Slay Jr.)  
18. Bring it on Home
19. Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
20. The Spanish Song (Take 1)
21. The Spanish Song (Take 2)

BOB DYLAN - THE BASEMENT TAPES RAW:
THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 11
(all songs written by Bob Dylan unless otherwise noted)

CD 1
1. Open the Door, Homer (Restored version)
2. Odds and Ends (Alternate version)
3. Million Dollar Bash (Alternate version)
4. One Too Many Mornings (Unreleased)
5. I Don't Hurt Anymore (Unreleased) (written by Donald I Robertson and Walter E Rollins)
6. Ain't No More Cane (Alternate version) (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
7. Crash on the Levee (Restored version)
8. Tears of Rage (Without overdubs) (written by Bob Dylan and Richard Manuel)
9. Dress it up, Better Have it All (Unreleased)
10. I'm Not There (Previously released)
11. Johnny Todd (Unreleased) (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
12. Too Much of Nothing (Alternate version)
13. Quinn the Eskimo (Restored version)
14. Get Your Rocks Off (Unreleased)
15. Santa-Fe (Previously released)
16. Silent Weekend (Unreleased)
17. Clothes Line Saga (Restored version)
18. Please, Mrs. Henry (Restored version)
19. I Shall be Released (Restored version)

CD 2
1. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Alternate version)
2. Lo and Behold! (Alternate version)
3. Minstrel Boy (Previously released)
4. Tiny Montgomery (Without overdubs)
5. All You Have to do is Dream (Unreleased)
6. Goin' to Acapulco (Without overdubs)
7. 900 Miles from My Home (Unreleased) (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan)
8. One for the Road (Unreleased)
9. I'm Alright (Unreleased)
10. Blowin' in the Wind (Unreleased)
11. Apple Suckling Tree (Restored version)
12. Nothing Was Delivered (Restored version)
13. Folsom Prison Blues (Unreleased) (written by Johnny Cash)
14. This Wheel's on Fire (Without overdubs) (written by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko)
15. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread (Restored version)
16. Don't Ya Tell Henry (Alternate version)
17. Baby, Won't You be My Baby (Unreleased)
18. Sign on the Cross (Unreleased)
19. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Without overdubs)

Musicians:
Bob Dylan
Robbie Robertson
Rick Danko
Richard Manuel
Garth Hudson
Levon Helm

(Lead vocals are sung by Bob Dylan. Harmony and instrumentation are unknown because all involved were multi-instrumentalists and vocalists, and no records remain.)

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Wiki page on the Basement Tapes Complete: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bootleg_Series_Vol._11:_The_Basement_Tapes_Complete

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