Exciting news… Wouter, the Dutch mastering chap who worked on last year’s sensational 26CD Jan Akkerman box set, is currently working on a forthcoming Focus box set to include their seven 1970-77 albums (mastered for CD from the original master tapes for the first time) with a load of outtakes, video content and AT LAST the fantastic Paris Theatre BBC radio concert from 1972, long circulated as a bootleg as ‘The Sky Will Fall Over London Tonight’. Hurrah! 😀
With the announcement of Bowie’s “Berlin” box set, A New Career In A New Town, I’m wondering what the next one will be called? Given they are named after songs, i’d hazard a guess at Dancing With The Big Boys? Which would contain:
Let’s Dance Tonight Never Let Me Down Black Tie White Noise Serious Moonlight live Glass Spider live Re:Call 4
Any other suggestions?
As you’ll probably know, Boxzilla (The Bob version) contains 379 tracks spread over 18 CDs – everything from the studio recordings in 1965/66. I’ve had it for a few weeks now and it has occupied my waking hours fairly completely. Last night, about an hour after I finally got to the far end, I got an e-mail:
We hope you are enjoying The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Volume 12: Collector’s Edition. Thanks again for your purchase!
The holidays are coming early for you via a special gift from Columbia Records: 208 tracks encompassing more than ten hours of previously unreleased live Bob Dylan performances from his landmark 1965 tours, including 14 complete concerts – both acoustic and electric – and an array of recordings from television shows, hotel rooms, and other live appearances.
These live performances are being offered as a free download (in 320 Kbps MP3 format) exclusively to purchasers of the Collector’s Edition.
To redeem your download …
So, that’s 208 more tracks of Bob downloaded… of variable quality, and obviously in the main a copyright protection trick: but if you were dithering over whether to go for the big box this might » Continue Reading.
Out in early November in 2CD / 6 CD and 18CD editions – the cream, the trifle or the 18 course banquet with wafer thin mint of Zimmy’s 1965-1966 studio & I assume some live adventures.
I can see myself buying the 6 CD and “downloading” the 18 unless its really reasonable price. Which it won’t be. The full set is just a “copyright extension” kind of release I’m guessing
I’ve been keeping an eye on the fluctuating price of the Dylan Complete Album Collection, and it’s dropped on a certain popular website from £143.32 on Monday to a much more favourable £101.57. If you’ve been humming and haa-ing over it, or just need cheering up after last night’s debacle, you might want to grab it before it shoots up again. I’m looking at you in particualr @rigid-digit !