Bob Dylan – The Rundown Rehearsal Tapes [4 CD Set] (2002)

Posted by Green on February 15, 2020as

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During the

winter months of 1978, Bob Dylan conducted rehearsals for his upcoming 115-date world tour in downtown Santa Monica’s aptly named Rundown Studios. Captured for posterity by engineers Arthur Rosato and Joel Bernstein, the Rundown tapes represent a remarkably panoramic window into Dylan’s creative process as he reinvents his classic songs via improvised lyrics and arrangements that gradually transform the raw, fiery melodies into larger-than-life pop fantasias seemingly earmarked for the casino ballrooms of Las Vegas. The four-CD bootleg box set The Rundown Rehearsal Tapes is an embarrassment of riches for the serious Dylan enthusiast, encompassing virtually every landmark in his storied songbook as well as some new compositions and a handful of traditional blues standards that never made it past the rehearsal stage. Even then-recent songs like “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” and “If You See Her, Say Hello” are completely reinvented into forms barely recognizable from their familiar studio LP renditions. Perhaps most noteworthy is the fourth disc, recorded in April as an audition for bassist Jerry Scheff. Both “We’d Better Talk This Over” and “Coming from the Heart” make their debut, and while the former later resurfaced on Street Legal, the latter soon disappeared forever. Sound quality is somewhat erratic, but the sheer volume and consistency of the material makes it mandatory listening regardless of its flaws.

Tracklist:

CD1
Like A Rolling Stone (1)
It’s All Over Now Baby Blue (1)
It’s All Over Now Baby Blue (2)
Blowin In The Wind
Maggie’s Farm
Like A Rolling Stone (2)
The Man In Me
To Ramona
Most Likely You Go Your Way
Simple Twist Of Fate
Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat
If Not For You
I Threw It All Away
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
Going Going Gone
You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome
Simple Twist Of Fate
My Babe
Like A Rolling Stone (3)

CD2
Just Like A Woman (1)
Just Like A Woman (2)
Blowin’ In The Wind (1)
Blowin’ In The Wind (2)
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
The Man In Me
You’re A Big Girl Now
Don’t Think Twice
I Threw It All Away
Love Minus Zero
Maggie’s Farm
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Simple Twist Of Fate
To Ramona
If You See Her Say Hello

CD3
I Don’t Believe You
Going Going Gone
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
The Times
If You See Her Say Hello
The Man In Me
I Don’t Believe You
Tomorrow Is A Long Time
You’re A Big Girl Now
Knockin’ On Heavens Door
It’s Alright Ma
Forever Young
Repossession Blues
One Of Us Must Know
Girl Of The North Country

CD4
We’d Better Talk This Over
Coming From The Heart
I Threw It All Away
Maggie’s Farm
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Simple Twist Of Fate
To Ramona
If You See Her Say Hello
I Don’t Believe You
Love Minus Zero
Stop Now (1)
Stop Now (2)
Coming From The Heart (2)
Bonus:
Am I Your Stepchild?
Do Right To Me Baby
Coming From The Heart (3)
More Than Flesh And Blood

One Comment

  • Dylzheimer says:

    W onderful, but wayoo large to d/l from Rapidgator. Could it be broken up or put on another filehost, plz? Many thanks. -D.

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