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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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100 Greatest American Albums of All Time (100 music items)

"The most influential bootleg of all After a 1966 motorcycle crash nearly killed him, Dylan spent nine months recording new songs with what would become the Band. The result was almost the birth of country-rock, but Dylan declined to release it. Bootleggers spread the word until Dylan saw the error of his ways in 1975. Standout tracks: “This Wheel’s on Fire,” “Bessie Smith”"

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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"These homemade demos are quintessential Dylan performances, gritty and spontaneous. Recorded in 1967 with his new group, the Band, they easily outshine many of the tracks on his official albums. Standout track: “This Wheel’s On Fire”"

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