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Bob Dylan & The Band: From the Reels - Complete Basements

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11 CD Dylan & The Hawks/Band bootleg set from 2001. It was originally a 10 disc set. Disc 11 was added later by someone else for some reason. There's a lot of repetition of tracks.

Covers, 10-CD set: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Covers, 11-CD set: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

Just in case you thought the 4CD set was definitive, this came out at the same time. Multiple takes, and looser guesses at titles, sometimes different than the usual ones. The 14 song and 20 song acetates are recreated. Most importantly it has The Band selections that were once going to be The Genuine Basement Tapes Vol 6. The "Reel" titles on the CDs suggest that these follow the original tape reels.

--from, June 2001.

Here is the concept of the original 10CD set. The order on the GBT series is unsatisfactory (and the way the bootleggers missed out Band tracks and even one Dylan track), and I preferred the order on the original tapes. Of course the order on the tapes is not the reel order either so with the help of Invisible Republic / Heylin it is possible to work out a very rough reel order. It got too hard for reels 5-7 so they are just lumped together (these are the mostly original basement tracks anyway, and they sit nicely together). As you all know the details of the reels is sketchy at best, so at times just rough 74min groupings are used. An overriding principle was to preserve the reel order.

Somewhere along the line it was realised that the 'historical artifacts' associated with the Basements were not represented, so the 14 song Acetate disk needed to be added. Then of course the alternate takes were not represented either, so the '20 song Acetate disk' was added . I know that this completly duplicated the '14 song Acetate', but the 14 song one was the acetate that was very special, and deserved a disk in it's own right!. The Publisher's demos were different again. Different tracks and different mixes. So these were added to this set as well. Finally, there were all those 'mostly Band' tracks that had emerged over the years, so they are just assembled onto a misc CD (#10).

In the time since this 'fan project' was completed, there have been a couple of other 'Basement' releases, one a 5 CDR set, nice quality, but lacking many tracks (..almost nothing from reel 1) emerged, and more recently the 4CD 'Tree with Roots' emerged. These have been carefully compared as well, and where appropriate, tracks were upgraded to the original 10CD set.

Recently, someone else seems to have gotten hold of this set and and thinks that there were some other missing tracks (I'm not particually convinced that reel 11 contains any new basement tracks at all...) and added these tracks to reel #11.

--from, August 2001.


Reel One

  1. Lock Your Door
  2. Baby Won't You Be My Baby
  3. Try Me Little Girl
  4. I Can't Make It Alone
  5. Don't You Try Me Now
  6. Young But Daily Growing
  7. Bonnie Ship the Diamond
  8. The Hills of Mexico
  9. Down on Me
  10. One for the Road
  11. I'm Alright
  12. One Single River
  13. People Get Ready
  14. I Don't Hurt Anymore
  15. Be Careful of the Stones That You Throw
  16. One Man's Loss
  17. Instrumental
  18. Baby Ain't That Fine
  19. Rocks, Salt, and Nails
  20. A Fool Such As I
  21. Silhouettes
  22. Bring It On Home
  23. The King of France
  24. Young But Daily Growing
  25. Baby Ain't That Fine

Reel Two

  1. Nine Hundred Miles
  2. Goin' Down The Road
  3. Spanish is the Loving Tongue
  4. Piano/Harmonica riffs
  5. Piano instumental
  6. On A Rainy Afternoon
  7. I Can't Come With a Broken Heart (False Start)
  8. I Can't Come With a Broken Heart
  9. Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies
  10. Under Control
  11. Ol' Roison the Beau
  12. I'm Guilty of Loving You
  13. Johnny Todd
  14. Cool Water
  15. Banks of the Royal Canal
  16. Po' Lazarus
  17. Spanish Is The Loving Tongue
  18. Under Control
  19. Ol' Roison The Beau
  20. I'm Guilty Of Loving You
  21. Johnny Todd
  22. Cool Water
  23. Banks Of The Royal Canal
  24. Po' Lazarus

Reel Three

  1. Belchezaar 1 & 2
  2. I Forgot to Remember to Forget
  3. You Win Again
  4. Still in Town
  5. Waltzin'with Sin
  6. Waltzin' with Sin
  7. Big River
  8. Big River
  9. Bells of Rhymney
  10. Folsom Prison Blues
  11. Million Dollar Bash
  12. Too Much Of Nothing
  13. You Ain't Going Nowhere
  14. Going to Acapulco
  15. Don't Ya tell Henry
  16. Please Mrs. Henry
  17. Get Your Rocks Off
  18. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread
  19. Belchezaar
  20. I Forgot To Remember To Forget
  21. You Win Again
  22. Still In Town
  23. Watzin' With Sin
  24. Big River
  25. Folsom Prison Blues
  26. Bells Of Rhymney

Reel Four

  1. I'm a Fool For You
  2. Next Time on the Highway
  3. The Big Flood
  4. You Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog
  5. See You Later Allen Ginsberg
  6. Won't You Please Come Home (?)
  7. The Spanish Song take 1
  8. The Spanish Song take 2
  9. I'm Your Teenage Prayer
  10. Four Strong Winds
  11. The French Girl take 1
  12. The French Girl take 2
  13. Joshua Gone Barbados
  14. I'm in the Mood for Love
  15. All American Boy
  16. Bourbon Street
  17. Tiny Montgomery
  18. Sign of the Cross
  19. This Wheel's on Fire
  20. You Ain't Going Nowhere
  21. Katie's Been Gone
  22. Ruben Remus
  23. Yazoo Street Scandal
  24. All American Boy

Reel Five

  1. Odds and Ends
  2. Nothing Was Delivered
  3. Million Dollar Bash
  4. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread
  5. Crash on the Levee
  6. Lo and Behold
  7. Instrumental (Harmonica--12 Seconds)
  8. You Ain't Going Nowhere
  9. Quinn the Eskimo
  10. Nothing Was Delivered
  11. Open the Door Homer
  12. Million Dollar Bash
  13. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread
  14. Too Much of Nothing
  15. I Shall Be Released
  16. I'm Not There
  17. Please Mrs. Henry
  18. Crash on the Levee
  19. Lo and Behold
  20. Odds and Ends
  21. Get Your Rocks Off
  22. Clothesline Saga (Including False Start)
  23. Apple Suckling Tree
  24. Going to Acapulco
  25. ? 9 seconds (Sounds kind of like a slower One Single River)
  26. Blues Improvisation
  27. Silent Weekend
  28. Gonna Get You Now

Reel Six

  1. Wildwood Flower
  2. See That My grave is Kept Clean
  3. She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain
  4. Instrumental
  5. Flight of the Bumblebee
  6. Confidential
  7. Yazoo Street Scandal
  8. You Say You Love Me
  9. You Say You Love Me
  10. Instrumental
  11. Instrumental
  12. Sonny Boy (With Tiny Tim)
  13. All You Have to Do is Dream #1
  14. All You Have to Do is Dream #2
  15. Instrumental (All You Have to Do is Dream #3 intro-or ending? 15 sec)
  16. Piano solo
  17. Orange Juice Blues Instrumental
  18. Ferdinand the Impostor
  19. Instrumental
  20. Be My Baby (With Tiny Tim)
  21. I Got You Babe (With Tiny Tim)
  22. Memphis Tennessee (With Tiny Tim)
  23. Ferdinand the Impostor
  24. If I Lose
  25. Instrumental
  26. Orange Juice Blues

Reel Seven - The Fourteen Song Acetate

  1. Million Dollar Bash
  2. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread
  3. Please Mrs. Henry
  4. Crash on the Levee
  5. Lo and Behold
  6. Tiny Montgomery
  7. This Wheel's on Fire
  8. You Ain't Going Nowhere
  9. I Shall Be Released
  10. Too Much of Nothing
  11. Tears of Rage
  12. Mighty Quinn
  13. Open the Door Henry
  14. Nothing Was Delivered

Reel Eight - The Twenty Song Acetate

  1. This Wheel's on Fire
  2. You Ain't Going Nowhere
  3. I Shall Be Released
  4. Too Much of Nothing
  5. Open the Door Homer
  6. Open the Door Homer
  7. Open the Door Homer
  8. Nothing Was Delivered
  9. Nothing Was Delivered
  10. Tears of Rage
  11. Tears of Rage
  12. Tears of Rage
  13. Quinn the Eskimo
  14. Quinn the Eskimo
  15. Million Dollar Bash
  16. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread
  17. Please Mrs. Henry
  18. Crash on the Levee
  19. Lo and Behold
  20. Tiny Montgomery

Reel Nine - Big Ben Demos

  1. This Wheel's on Fire
  2. Nothing Was Delivered
  3. Open the Door Homer
  4. Quinn the Eskimo
  5. You Ain;t Going Nowhere
  6. Too Much of Nothing
  7. Tears of Rage
  8. Please Mrs. Henry
  9. I Shall Be Released
  10. Million Dollar Bash
  11. Apple Suckling Tree
  12. Clothes Line Saga
  13. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread
  14. I'm Not There
  15. Odds and Ends
  16. Get Your Rocks Off
  17. Crash on the Levee
  18. Lo and Behold
  19. Tiny Montgomery

Reel Ten

  1. Jam
  2. Gloria/Banana Boat Song 1 (with count in)
  3. Instrumental
  4. Ruben Remus Instrumental
  5. Beautiful Thing
  6. Beautiful Thing
  7. Orange Juice Blues
  8. Katie's Been Gone
  9. Ruben Remus
  10. Orange Juice Blues
  11. Yazoo Street Scandal
  12. Organ riffs
  13. Blues Instrumental
  14. Ferdinand the Impostor
  15. If I Lose
  16. Bacon Fat
  17. Long Distance Operator
  18. Spoken Word/Instrumental
  19. Blue Moon (Instrumental)
  20. Gloria//Banana Boat Song 2
  21. Apple Suckling Tree
  22. Apple Suckling Tree
  23. Apple Suckling Tree
  24. Apple Suckling Tree
  25. Apple Suckling Tree
  26. Katie's Been Gone
  27. It's Just Another Tomato in the Glass
  28. Don't Ya Tell Henry
  29. Ferdinand the Imposter
  30. Ain't that a Kindness (Cuts at 57 Seconds)

Reel Eleven - Odds and Ends

  1. Silhouettes
  2. Clothes Line Saga (False Start)
  3. Clothes Line Saga
  4. Sante Fe
  5. Ginsberg Reads Poetry Over Music
  6. Too Much of Nothing
  7. Bessie Smith
  8. Ain't No More Cane

From the Reels, Complete Basements - 2001 - ?

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