Bob Dylan’s Epic 1974 Tour Box Set

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Relive Dylan’s 1974 Arena Tour

Bob Dylan has announced the release of a monumental 27-CD box set capturing his electrifying 1974 arena tour with The Band. Titled Bob Dylan – The 1974 Live Recordings, this extensive collection arrives on September 20 and boasts an astonishing 431 tracks—417 previously unreleased. Accompanying the music are liner notes penned by esteemed journalist and Pitchfork contributor Elizabeth Nelson. For a sneak peek, Dylan released a live version of “Forever Young” from his Seattle performance on February 9, 1974. Check it out below.

Unveiling Unheard Gems

Out of the extensive tracklist, 133 songs have been freshly mixed from the original 16-track tapes. This meticulous effort promises to deliver an unparalleled listening experience. Complementing the CD box set, Third Man Records is set to release The 1974 Live Recordings – The Missing Songs From Before the Flood. This exclusive collection features every song recorded during the tour that was not included on Dylan’s 1974 live album, Before the Flood. Available on colored vinyl, this unique set can be procured through Third Man’s Vault, their direct-to-customer mail-order service. Or pre-order it on Amazon below:

Celebrating a Historic Comeback

The release of The 1974 Live Recordings commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dylan’s return to touring after an eight-year hiatus following his severe motorcycle accident in 1966. This legendary tour saw Dylan reunited with The Band, who supported all 30 concerts. The tour kicked off on January 3 at Chicago Stadium and spanned 42 days, capturing the essence of Dylan’s return to the live music scene.

Background on Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota, is an iconic figure in music history, renowned for his profound songwriting and distinctive voice. Dylan has continuously evolved, emerging from the folk music revival of the 1960s, experimenting with various musical genres while influencing generations of musicians.

Stay tuned for the release of The 1974 Live Recordings and immerse yourself in the historic sounds of Bob Dylan’s triumphant return to the stage.

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