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Short Takes: Dylan Bonuses to Come with Bootlegs, Bernstein Box on the Way

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A pair of notes from some Sony properties today: one focuses on a bonus with Bob Dylan’s newest Bootleg Series release, the other is a big box coming from Sony devoted to one of America’s greatest composers.

Apparently, those who purchase The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 from Amazon will get a bonus disc recorded at Brandeis University’s First Annual Folk Festival in 1963. The reel-to-reel tape source had been in the collection of Rolling Stone co-founder Ralph Gleason. Read the article at Rolling Stone for more info, including a recent live set that almost became the ninth entry in The Bootleg Series and some other discussed Dylan catalogue titles.

In other Sony news, it looks like Sony may be releasing yet another oversized box set for the holidays: a set chronicling all of Leonard Bernstein’s symphonies recorded with The New York Philharmonic. There’s an Amazon listing for it, but this blog post mentions that it’ll be a 60-disc affair. Not sure where that number came from just yet, but hopefully more details will surface soon on this set, reported for an October 12 release.

Hit the jump to read the track list for the Dylan bonus disc.

Bob Dylan, Live at The First Annual Folk Festival, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA – 5/10/1963

  1. Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance (Incomplete)
  2. Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues
  3. The Ballad of Hollis Brown
  4. Masters of War
  5. Talkin’ World War Three Blues”
  6. Bob Dylan’s Dream
  7. Talkin’ Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues

Written by Mike Duquette

September 2, 2010 at 14:30

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  1. Can Canadians get the Dylan bonus disc from These articles are never very clear about the availability.


    September 2, 2010 at 17:22

  2. Ah, I think I found an answer

    Basically it says that the disc will be available in different countries through yet undecided retailers.


    September 2, 2010 at 17:52

  3. Sounds like I will have to order from Amazon.


    September 2, 2010 at 20:41

  4. Definitely getting this from Amazon! Also, I’m hoping that the Supper Club ’93 show (mentioned in the Rolling Stone article) happens. It’s a common bootleg, but it’s worth releasing. Given two decades of the Never Ending Tour, it’s unfortunate that we’ve never gotten any official releases from it.

    Also, I am STOKED to learn that the 1976 Hard Rain TV special will eventually be released! I’ve always wanted to see that. Make it happen, Sony!


    September 4, 2010 at 08:57

    • This page details several dozen live tracks from the Never Ending Tour that have popped up officially on comps, imports, promos and as B-sides over the years–and there’s also the 1995 “MTV Unplugged” set.


      September 7, 2010 at 01:21

  5. I have noticed that Amazon doesn’t say anything about the bonus disc yet.


    September 5, 2010 at 17:12

  6. […] Sony’s new batch of Bob Dylan material? As if another entry in The Bootleg Series (with some additional live bonuses depending on where you buy it) and a mono box set wasn’t enough, Columbia/Legacy is also […]

  7. […] other Dylan news, those who were waiting for confirmation on the promised Brandeis show as an Amazon exclusive now have their proof. Those who pre-order either The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 […]

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