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The Basement Tapes

The Basement Tapes
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Description: The Basement Tapes can be heard as a manifesto for the '90s' underlying Americana agenda or as the greatest album never intended for commercial release. Homegrown 1967 recordings taped in the Band's fabled Big Pink hermitage in Saugerties, New York, many of the 24 songs resonated across American and English rock and folk long before their belated 1975 release through studio interpretations by the Byrds, Fairport Convention, Manfred Mann, Peter, Paul & Mary, and numerous other acolytes, as well as through myriad unauthorized bootlegs. Good as the covers were, Dylan and the Band rolled their own with an extraordinary coherence ... (more)
Manufacturer: Columbia
Release date: 25 October 1990
EAN: 0074643368223 UPC: 074643368223
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Pandoras Folly rated this 8/10 6 days, 19 hours ago
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""Dylan and the Band juiced up rock and folk into a loose-limbed stoner free-for-all during these sessions, most of which took place in 1967 in the basement of the Band's house in Woodstock, New York. Bootleggers turned tracks such as "This Wheel's on Fire" into classics, and Tapes was officially released eight years later.""

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"I Shall Be Released They say ev'ry man needs protection, They say ev'ry man must fall. Yet I swear I see my reflection Some place so high above this wall. I see my light come shining From the west unto the east. Any day now, any day now, I shall be released. Listen to I Shall Be Released Dylan wrote it, The Band popularized it and many others have covered it. But my favorite version of I Shall Be Released is sung by Nina Simone. When she sings about freedom, you feel it. Her version has such a"

Vix added this to a list 7 years, 8 months ago

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