The sixth volume of Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series is coming to 5.0 multichannel hybrid SACD from Audio Fidelity in March. Live 1964: Concert at Philharmonic Hall was mixed into surround sound years ago by Sony, but the mix has sat on the shelf until now. It will arrive March 18 as newly remastered by Steve Hoffman (with a remastered stereo layer playable on all CD players).
First released in 2004, Bootleg Series Vol. 6 premiered Dylan’s Halloween night concert from 1964 at New York’s Philharmonic Hall (today known as David Geffen Hall) as originally recorded under the supervision of Columbia Records producer Tom Wilson. The 19-song solo acoustic show found Dylan emphasizing his topical “protest songs” as well as introducing three songs that would be included on 1965’s Bringing It All Back Home: “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)” and “Gates of Eden.” Dylan was joined by Joan Baez on striking performances of “Mama, You Been on My Mind,” “It Ain’t Me, Babe” and “With God on Her Side,” and Baez also sang a solo rendition of the traditional ballad “Silver Dagger.”
With the only known live version of “Spanish Harlem Incident,” the premiere of “If You Gotta Go, Go Now” and powerful performances of all-time Dylan staples such as “The Times They Are A-Changin'” and “All I Really Want to Do,” Bootleg Series Vol. 6 captures the 23-year old Dylan at the height of his powers as a troubadour, armed with just his voice, a guitar and a harmonica. Like the original Columbia/Legacy release, Audio Fidelity’s SACD reissue includes a 56-page booklet with liner notes and rare photographs.
The 5.0 multichannel SACD edition of The Bootleg Series Vol. 6 – Live 1964: Concert at Philharmonic Hall is due on March 18. We will update with working Amazon links as soon as they become available. You can peruse the track listing below!
- The Times They Are A-Changin’
- Spanish Harlem Incident
- Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues
- To Ramona
- Who Killed Davey Moore?
- Gates of Eden
- If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Or Else You Got to Stay All Night)
- It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
- I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Have Never Met)
- Mr. Tambourine Man
- A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
- Talkin’ World War III Blues
- Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
- The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
- Mama, You Been on My Mind – with Joan Baez
- Silver Dagger – Joan Baez
- With God On Our Side – with Joan Baez
- It Ain’t Me, Babe – with Joan Baez
- All I Really Want to Do
All tracks previously released in stereo on Columbia/Legacy C2K 86882, 2004