Preliminary details have begun to emerge about an upcoming multi-disc box set and Martin Scorsese-directed Netflix documentary celebrating the 1975 leg of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour. As first reported in Variety, Dylan’s legendary tour will be commemorated on June 7 with a 14-CD, 148-track live box set. The mammoth collection brings together all five professionally recorded Dylan sets from October and November 1975, as well as recently discovered rehearsals recorded at New York’s S.I.R. Studios, and a bonus disc of miscellaneous rare live tracks. [A full track listing for the box set was briefly posted on a pre-order page at Dylan’s web store, but it has since been removed.]
On June 12, Netflix will premier Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese. The documentary runs over two hours and tells the story of the wild 1975 tour with help from many of the guests who joined Dylan onstage that year. The film will also screen in select theaters on June 11 in London, Paris, Washington, D.C., Nashville, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Portland, Tulsa, Tempe, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York City, Minneapolis, Bologna and Sydney.
We’ll have more exciting details about the Rolling Thunder Revue box set (including the confirmed track listing) and documentary when Legacy Recordings unveils their official press release. So stay tuned for more coverage!