Bob Dylan to release 36CD set of all his 1966 live recordings

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It’s possible that last year’s 18CD box set featuring everything Bob Dylan recorded in 1965 and 1966 was just not quite enough of the thin wild mercury sound for you. Perhaps, in fact, you thought you could do with twice as much Dylan. If so, your prayers have been answered.

The latest massive emission from the Dylan vaults comes in the form of a 36CD box set, The 1966 Live Recordings, containing every known recording from his tours of the US, Europe and Australia. The recordings come from soundboards, CBS Records mobile recordings and audience tapes. Virtually all the material – bar the Manchester show released as Vol 4 of the Bootleg Series, and a few tracks that have appeared on other compilations – is unreleased, even by bootleggers, according to Sony, which is releasing the set.

The price, at least, isn’t as prohibitive as last year’s set – Amazon has it listed at £104.86. It is released on 11 November.

For those who like Bob Dylan, but not so much as to want 36 CDs of his live recordings from one year, Sony is also releasing a 2CD/2LP set, The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert. That album is released on 25 November.

Guardian music is predicting that next year, Dylan will release a 72CD set of all his conversations over cups of tea in 1967 and 1968.

The full disc listing for the new 18CD set is:

Disc 1 – Sydney, 13 April 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia)
Disc 2 – Sydney, 13 April 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia)
Disc 3 – Melbourne, 20 April 1966 (Soundboard/unknown broadcast)
Disc 4 – Copenhagen, 1 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 5 – Dublin, 5 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 6 – Dublin, 5 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 7 – Belfast, 6 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 8 – Belfast, 6 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 9 – Bristol, 10 May 1966 (Soundboard/audience)
Disc 10 – Bristol, 10 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 11 – Cardiff, 11 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 12 – Birmingham, 12 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 13 – Birmingham, 12 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 14 – Liverpool, 14 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 15 – Leicester, 15 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 16 – Leicester, 15 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 17 – Sheffield, 16 May 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 18 – Sheffield, 16 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 19 – Manchester, 17 May 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 20 – Manchester, 17 May 1966 (CBS Records recording except soundcheck/soundboard)
Disc 21 – Glasgow, 19 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 22 – Edinburgh, 20 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 23 – Edinburgh, 20 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 24 – Newcastle, 21 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 25 – Newcastle, 21 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 26 – Paris, 24 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 27 – Paris, 24 May 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 28 – London, 26 May 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 29 – London, 26 May 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 30 – London, 27 May 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 31 – London, 27 May 1966 (CBS Records recordings)
Disc 32 – White Plains, NY, 5 February 1966 (Audience tape)
Disc 33 – Pittsburgh, PA, 6 February 1966 (Audience tape)
Disc 34 – Hempstead, NY, 26 February 1966 (Audience tape)
Disc 35 – Melbourne, 19 April 1966 (Audience tape)
Disc 36 – Stockholm, 29 April 1966 (Audience tape)


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