The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue

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The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue
A black-and-white photograph of Dylan looking over his shoulder
Live album by Bob Dylan
Released November 26, 2002 (2002-11-26)
Recorded November 19–21 and December 4, 1975
Genre Folk rock, rock and roll
Length 102:00
Label Columbia
Producer Steve Berkowitz and Jeff Rosen
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The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue is a live album by Bob Dylan released by Columbia Records in 2002. The third installment in the ongoing Bob Dylan Bootleg Series on Legacy Records, it documents the Rolling Thunder Revue led by Dylan prior to the release of the album Desire. Until the release of this album, the only official live documentation of the Rolling Thunder Revue was Hard Rain, recorded during the (less critically well received) second leg of the tour.

The two-disc set got a warm reception from critics and fans, though some lamented that it does not document, or emulate, a typical complete show from the tour.[1] Fans have also expressed exasperation at the omission of certain revered performances, notably the cover of Johnny Ace's "Never Let Me Go".

A bonus DVD accompanying the initial release of this album featured two video excerpts from Dylan's 1978 film Renaldo and Clara: a November 21, 1975 performance of "Tangled Up in Blue" (included in audio form on the main album) and a December 4, 1975 performance of "Isis" (which had been included in audio form on the 1985 compilation Biograph). It spent nine weeks on the chart and was certified and awarded a gold record on March 12, 2003 by the RIAA. The album reached number 69 in the U.K.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Music Box4/5 stars[3]
Stylus MagazineA+[4]
Tiny Mix Tapes5/5 stars[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bob Dylan, except where noted. All songs recorded live in concert.

Disc one
No.TitlePlace and dateLength
1."Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You"Montreal Forum, Canada, December 4, 19753:55
2."It Ain't Me Babe"Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 20, 19755:25
3."A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall"Montreal Forum, Canada, December 4, 19755:16
4."The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll"Boston Music Hall, November 21, 1975 (second show)5:25
5."Romance in Durango" (Bob Dylan, Jacques Levy)Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 20, 19755:22
6."Isis" (Bob Dylan, Jacques Levy)Boston Music Hall, November 21, 1975 (second show)5:11
7."Mr. Tambourine Man"Boston Music Hall, November 21, 1975, First Show5:39
8."Simple Twist of Fate"Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 20, 19754:17
9."Blowin' in the Wind"Boston Music Hall, November 21, 1975 (second show)2:43
10."Mama, You Been on My Mind"Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 20, 19753:11
11."I Shall Be Released"Boston Music Hall, November 21, 1975 (first show)4:33
Disc two
No.TitlePlace and dateLength
1."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"Montreal Forum, Canada, December 4, 19754:34
2."Love Minus Zero/No Limit"Montreal Forum, Canada, December 4, 19753:13
3."Tangled Up in Blue"Boston Music Hall, November 21, 1975 (second show)4:41
4."The Water Is Wide" (traditional)Boston Music Hall, November 21, 1975 (second show)5:16
5."It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry"Boston Music Hall, November 21, 1975 (second show)3:12
6."Oh, Sister" (Bob Dylan, Jacques Levy)Boston Music Hall, November 21, 1975 (second show)4:04
7."Hurricane" (Bob Dylan, Jacques Levy)Memorial Auditorium, Worcester, MA, November 19, 19758:15
8."One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)"Boston Music Hall, November 21, 1975 (second show)4:14
9."Sara"Boston Music Hall, November 21, 1975 (second show)4:29
10."Just Like a Woman"Boston Music Hall, November 21, 1975 (second show)4:31
11."Knockin' on Heaven's Door"Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 20, 19754:22

Personnel[edit]

Technical personnel

Notes[edit]

The "Blowin' In The Wind" and "Mama, You Been On My Mind" duets of Dylan and Baez on disc one were originally listed in reverse order on bobdylan.com. However, the respective recording dates of 20 November 1975 in Cambridge and 21 November 1975 (evening show) in Boston were not changed on the final insert. Baez' spoken intro to "Mama, You Been On My Mind" is definitely from Cambridge, not Boston, while "Blowin' In The Wind" is definitely from Boston.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic ((( The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975 - The Rolling Thunder Revue > Overview )))
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue at AllMusic
  3. ^ Metzger, John. "Bob Dylan - Live 1975 - The Rolling Thunder Revue Bootleg 5 (Album Review)". www.musicbox-online.com. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  4. ^ Weiner, Matthew. "Bob Dylan – Live 1975: (The Bootleg Series Volume 5, The Rolling Thunder Revue) – Review – Stylus Magazine". stylusmagazine.com. Archived from the original on September 17, 2006. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975 | Music Review | Tiny Mix Tapes". tinymixtapes.com. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  6. ^ Fraser, Alan. "The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Live 1975 (2002)". www.searchingforagem.com. Retrieved 11 April 2018.