Bob Dylan Announces 'The Basement Tapes Complete' as 11th Installment to 'The Bootleg Series'

Aug 28, 2014 12:11 PM EDT

Bob Dylan Announces 'The Basement Tapes Complete' as the 11th Installment to 'The Bootleg Series'
Bob Dylan hanging out in London, England in 1965. (Photo : Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)

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Another addition to the Dylan canon has been announced by Bob himself: The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11, a six-disc set that is essential for the most avid of Dylanologists.

The forthcoming collection compiles "every salvageable recording" from his sessions with The Band at his home in upstate New York. These reels included covers, traditional numbers and original tunes and were released in 1975 as the original Basement Tapes.

But the initial series came highly criticized as all the recordings in the set were remastered and lost the edge that characterized them as "bootlegs." Luckily, producer and organist for The Band Garth Hudson, along with archivist Jan Haust, are overseeing the project, making sure that the songs don't lose their authenticity.

The six-CD set will include 138 tracks of epic proportions. And for the more mild fans, an abridged version, The Basement Tapes Raw will offer a mere 38 songs on two CDs.

On November 4, Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will release the compilation. A track list can be found at Pitchfork (and it's quite a read).

An alternate version of "Odds and Ends," too, can be found below.

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