October 30, 2010 – 3:59 am

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Ten Of Swords (Disc 6/7) [Tarantula, 10LP/7CD]

Outtakes, live and unreleased tracks. calls Ten Of Swords “the most famous Bob Dylan bootleg of all time”. This 10-LP set (134 tracks, over eight hours of music) of Dylan material from 1961 to 1966 was rushed out in the summer of 1985, shortly before the release of Biograph later that autumn. also added: “The biggest problem is that most people who would like to have a copy of it, don’t. The restrictive price of the set, and the rare occurrence of it ever being for sale, severely limits the availability.”

But copies of the set were shared as cassettes and later as CD-Rs (occupying seven CDs).

Since then, tracks from Ten Of Swords have been officially released and a big word of thanks to Philip Cohen for providing the lowdown.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

These tracks are no longer available for download.

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Update: June 25, 2012

DMCA Request : Please cease Infringing Activity / remove Infringed
Title(s) from Infringing File Location(s) ASAP : thank you.

Deborah Sykes
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London W6 9DX
United Kingdom

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  1. 9 Responses to “BOB DYLAN - TEN OF SWORDS (DISC 6/7)”

  2. Kudos to BigO

    By JALTHEIMPALER on Oct 30, 2010

  3. One message to cover all three parts -

    Bravo, BigO. Thank you for this gem :)

    By tony on Oct 30, 2010

  4. More … kindness keeps on coming … thanks and cheers from where I am. Thanks

    By Canute on Oct 30, 2010

  5. Hello bIg O. Thanks again for this wonderful set, Right on time , before Sony releases the bootleg 9! This is what we call:”Être à la page”!
    One of the best blogs i know at every level. Patrick

    By Pat. on Oct 30, 2010

  6. I Don’t think that cut 618 has been officially released. Only cut 705 (an alternate take) is on the Bootleg series Vols 1 - 3.. Can you please post 618?


    By Paul on Nov 3, 2010

  7. Hello Paul

    Thanks for your comments. Track 618 - She’s Your Lover Now (piano/vocal demo) - has been liberated. Enjoy.

    By bigozine2 on Nov 3, 2010

  8. just got discs one, two ,four, five, six, and seven..missed this first time thanks to all for the hard work getting this out here and doing all the research notes..

    By sluggo on Jan 28, 2011

  9. BigO;
    I have wanted to acquire this since the “Biograph” days. It is great! All the good stuff is in one place. Dylan & BigO…a great combination!

    By Dubious141 on Jan 4, 2012

  10. Thanks!!!!

    By Billy Ray Moore on Mar 4, 2012

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