THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: BOB DYLAN - COMPLETE BASEMENT TAPES (DISC 7 AND 8)

May 15, 2012 – 4:32 am

 

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BOB DYLAN AND THE BAND
The Complete Basement Tapes: From The Reels [no label, CD 7 and 8 of 11]

Recorded at “Big Pink”, West Saugerties, New York, 1967. This 11-CD set was released in 2001.

Philip Cohen notes:

This is the most complete Basement Tapes collection in circulation. This is not for audiophiles. It is for completists who want everything; warts and all.

Disc 7: These are the publishers’ acetates that circulated amongst musicians in the 1960s. “The Mighty Quinn” and these takes of “Too Much of Nothing” &and “Tears of Rage” are unreleased material, but as for all the other tracks on Disc 7, these are the same basic takes as heard on the official “The Basement Tapes” set, but they are different mixes with the original ragged introductions (the official releases fade up to conceal this), and without the overdubs heard on the official release. Some of the tracks, particularly towards the end of the disc do run a bit slow.

Disc 8: Tracks 4, 6, 7 ,9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 are genuine unreleased material. The other tracks are the undoctored, unedited versions of performances that later appeared (remix/overdubbed) on the official “The Basement Tapes” set.

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.

Notes from rec.music.dylan, August 2001:

In the time since this ‘fan project’ was completed, there have been a couple of other ‘Basement’ releases, one a 5 CDR set, nice quality, but lacking many tracks (…almost nothing from reel 1) emerged, and more recently the 4CD ‘Tree with Roots’ emerged. These have been carefully compared as well, and where appropriate, tracks were upgraded to the original 10CD set. Recently, someone else seems to have gotten hold of this set and and thinks that there were some other missing tracks (I’m not particularly convinced that reel 11 contains any new Basement tracks at all…) and added these tracks to reel #11.
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  1. 63 Responses to “THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: BOB DYLAN - COMPLETE BASEMENT TAPES (DISC 7 AND 8)”

  2. it’s been an incredibly wonderful week of posts here at the big o. now if some of the folks would just cut darth some slack, maybe we could all just get along. thanks again friends…

    By Billy Jack on May 15, 2012

  3. Well said Billy jack. I am starting to be ashamed of some of the remarks left.

    By Creatist on May 15, 2012

  4. yeah let`s cut the dude some slack, he knows everyone, has pictures of himself with everyone, is friends with everyone, digs through peoples garbage for identity theft, and downloads legit releases from his musician “friends” and brags about it.
    he`s awesome.

    By dungusthepaparazzi guy on May 16, 2012

  5. Can’t you screen out this dungus guy? What a bunch of jibberish….

    By strickles on May 16, 2012

  6. i guess this will be my last words on this subject. at what point does this personal attack end? darth has addressed your issues in many ways, and yet you continue. the level of spite is difficult to understand. are you trying to reduce our enjoyment of the site? are you looking for allies? are you simply attempting to be humorously belligerent and obnoxious? are you starved for attention/affection? it has simply become increasingly tiresome and old. am i the only one who feels this way? sure doesn’t seem like it. i will begin by ceasing to feed in.

    By Billy Jack on May 16, 2012

  7. Good on you Billy Jack, I also refuse to rise to the bait. This is my last post also, and if any others want to show solidarity let your conscience be your guide. Goodnight from me.

    By Creatist on May 16, 2012

  8. I`m done,I`ve made my point loud and clear.
    You`ll never hear from me again.

    By dungusthepaparazzi guy on May 16, 2012

  9. I hope the Band and Dylan fans have been getting this series it is a MUST HAVE for completists.
    I actually thought there would be more feedback about this set. Perhaps many of you already have it.
    Also must reiterate the need to get the book Million Dollar Bash, you can listen to this set and read along almost track by track all about the sessions and songs.

    By sluggo on May 16, 2012

  10. right you are sluggo. the HEYLIN “complete bob dylan recording sessions” would be another essential add for the fans…

    By Billy Jack on May 16, 2012

  11. thank u my friends. u have no idea how much this means to me.

    btw - keith says he wont appear on snl this weekend with mick. but beck will join arcade fire and the foo fighters along with mick. this promises to be a pretty decent show. wouldnt it be nice if snl turned to mostly music rather than the crappy comedy it has become. it used to be so good.

    incidentally i found 24mins worth of stones rehearsals on youtube from oct 78 in two parts. these are easily converted to mp3s and then joined with hjsplitter.

    as for the current item on this page.. these basement tapes are amazing. i cant wait to see whats on that final 11th cd. good thing we didnt give up after hearing cd1. that book would be wonderful to have. imagine a free downloadable version of it in pdf form. sigh.

    By darth on May 16, 2012

  12. just curious darth whether or not you use the youtube downloader and convert from it.I’ve dl’ed enbtire concerts like a Traffic show and burned it to windows media.

    btw, we are here for you ,lol

    By matt_the_cat on May 16, 2012

  13. billy jack I didn`t even know about this book. “HEYLIN “complete bob dylan recording sessions”
    This the same Heylin that wrote the book about bootlegs?

    By sluggo on May 16, 2012

  14. Sluggo- I got the book from the library last week. Just waiting for some time to coordinate a listen. Thanks for the tip.

    By sking on May 16, 2012

  15. Uh oh, two books have been mentioned. I got million dollar bash.

    By sking on May 16, 2012

  16. yeah sluggo. same guy who wrote “behind the shades”. had the title a bit mixed up but it’s Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions, 1960-1994: Clinton Heylin. i had heard a few years back that an update was in the works. don’t know if it ever came about.

    By Billy Jack on May 16, 2012

  17. thanks guys,..one more book for the list.

    By sluggo on May 16, 2012

  18. Thanks Mr. Cohen and BigO

    By Traner on May 16, 2012

  19. darth, thanks for your comments on SNL, i always appreciate input from internet blabbermouths who make remarks totally unrelated to the original post in a pathetic attempt to divert the attention to themselves. keith told me he might be backstage just to see if arcade fire can be half as creative as beck’s nutsack. oh, btw darth… mick and keith have no idea who the hell you are

    By Lorn Michaels on May 16, 2012

  20. Lorn (or Dung if you prefer) - enough already. Toss your insults on a Jerry Springer thread if you must toss them.

    Darth - ROCK ON!

    By TDC on May 16, 2012

  21. guess he lied about never posting again. yall didnt think hed go away did ya? only thing we can ask is that the moderator remove the attacks. if he wont what can we do?
    very kind of u tdc. friends i didnt even know i had. wow.
    hey. to those who know me and care.. i had serious surgery on monday. i survived it. as u can see. and i will see 52 on thursday. one more surgery on the 31st.

    By darth on May 16, 2012

  22. matt - i have several programs that convert yt vids to mp3s and two that will dl them as any file i wish including mp4’s so i can save the video itself. i have been using one of them lately a lot.
    if u want the best prog there is for all of this stuff.. email me.

    By darth on May 16, 2012

  23. dear diarrhea ,
    yesterday after my surgeries I watched television ,all day, all night too . every channel! I taped every performance then converted them and burnt them.
    I`ll come back tomorrow and tell you what I did today. gotta run to staples and get some blank cds, tapes, dvdr`s and a case of warm yoo-hoo for lunch. usually at lunch i try to watch something I have taped that the rest of you didn`t get to see, i think it only shows up on my televison.

    By dear diarrhea on May 16, 2012

  24. (dung)diarriah - you’ve reached an all time low. F- off!

    By sking on May 16, 2012

  25. Don’t feed the hand-held, it will get bored and go away. darth you stripling glad you are well, oh to be 52 again. Do you have the links for the stones rehearsals. A friend is s real rolling stoner and I would like to give him this for a birthday pressie. he has just hit 50. man are we getting old, but not out.

    By Creatist on May 17, 2012

  26. “only thing we can ask is that the moderator remove the attacks. if he wont what can we do?”

    maybe you could cut us some slack and shut up more often darth, or at least stay on topic. why don’t you just BUY the damn book from amazon, it’s under $17 with shipping. then YOU can carefully remove all the pages, scan each one, then upload it in pdf for us all to enjoy

    By dingus on May 17, 2012

  27. Anyone care to speculate on why I call him (or her) “DUNG” ???

    By TDC on May 17, 2012

  28. Darth - best wishes on your surgery and hope to read many more of your posts. I just got Springsteen tickets for Fenway and Foxboro (I know Dung, his trash has a treasure chest of used snot rags). ROCK ON, DARTH!

    By TDC on May 17, 2012

  29. What is brown and sounds like a bell?

    Dung!

    And he’s never been on topic once.

    By sking on May 17, 2012

  30. Talk in one of the Dylan blogs about the sound quality of the various reincarnations of this stuff … Personally, I think what you have been putting up here is quite tremendous. First class sound, but then my ears are passed the retirement age but thankfully I can still use them and hear perfectly. Thanks again for everything. Cheers.

    By Canute on May 18, 2012

  31. Darth’s complaints about attacks used to be referred to as “the pot calling the kettle black” before everyone worried about sounding racist by using the word black. Another old saying: “Opinions are like assholes. Everyone’s got one.” Stay Classy BigO followers!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on May 19, 2012

  32. i didnt complain about the attacks. i only suggested that they be removed because they detract from the purpose of the forum at hand. problem with reading comprehension there? i know u tried to throw in that pot kettle thing to the best of your ability but sadly it fell short. i dont see the racist connection here.
    nor do i see the correlation between everyone having an opinion and an asshole. so u know stupid sayings that dont apply. what are u trying to say here? do u even know? i would sure be embarrassed to have posted the 3 lines that u just gave us if i were u. but i guess when u do it under an assumed name that no one really knows who u are u wouldnt be that ashamed of how ridiculous u look huh?

    tdc - i figured u called him dung cuz thats what he calls himself. no?
    my surgery is fine. i knew in 24 hours that it was helping. and ill know in 2 weeks that the 2nd one will also help im sure. the pain specialists that do this sort of thing seem to know what theyre doing.

    on the topic of tv performances.. gregg allman didnt perform on the conan show but a song he did do will be on the site tomorrow. i think its not my cross to bear if the site is correct. if anyone hasnt gotten the new santana cd.. dont wait. its unbelievable. my fave new cd of the year.
    bruce & mccartney are both on fallons new cd. slash is on fallon on monday. santanas performance on tuesdays leno was fantastic. i agree with sluggo that a page for what im saying now would be wonderful.

    creatist - write to me directly.

    By darth on May 19, 2012

  33. but i guess when u do it under an assumed name that no one really knows who u are u wouldnt be that ashamed of how ridiculous u look huh?

    speaking of assumed names” DARTH “..once again, kettle , meet black pot .

    By uncle remus on May 19, 2012

  34. “i only suggested that they be removed because they detract from the purpose of the forum at hand.”

    darth, what IS the purpose of the forum? Please explain. It seems to be a venue for you to blather incessantly and namedrop about people and things unrelated to the album.

    “keith says he wont appear on snl this weekend with mick.”

    Maybe it’s because Mick never asked him, considering all the bitchy comments Keith made about him in his book. Or do you want us to think Keith told you this personally, while he was autographing his used hot dog wrapper for you after you waited outside his building for 6 hours?

    What on earth do Allman, Fallon, Conan, Slash, Santana and Leno have to do with the Basement Tapes 7 & 8??

    By dingus on May 21, 2012

  35. Man, dingus/dunghead/dangler needs to get a life!

    Mick has his own solo stuff going on, aside from (as opposed to “instead of”) the Stones. From all public accounts, it sounds like they will tour together next year in celebration of 50 years — in the meantime, they have lives outside of the band.

    And assuming that dunghead was the poster claiming to be the producer of SNL… it’s LORNE, not Lorn…

    By Jerry Dunaway on May 21, 2012

  36. Just because nobody saw my comment on the dungass virus check my final comment here-
    http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=1089
    It was swept off the list too fast and disappeared. I’m only doing this because I made myself laugh. Nothing unusual.

    By sking on May 21, 2012

  37. hysterial enough to repeat here haha -

    Warning!!! My computer has detected a new virus. It’s called the Dunguspapilloma virus. This virus infects music blog sites by interrupting intelligent conversation with persistent off topic toilet humor. It is unknown if this virus really appreciates music at all as it has never actually commented on it. It appears to be a jealous infection with no life of it’s own. This is NOT a Trojan as it has never had the opportunity to use one. When not infecting computers the Dunguspapilloma virus attaches itself to it’s mothers apron strings. It is not allowed to go outside or to play with others. To protect yourself and your computer from this harmful spirochete you must practice good personal hygiene and above all else- don’t forget to wipe yer ass folks!

    ty sking.. haha!!

    pity his father didnt use that trojan or his mother didnt swallow. he is what is known as an anal birth baby. lol.
    in any event.. since the mod refuses to stop him i think if we just all ignore him maybe he will just fade away. i have ignored him as u can see.

    ot–for fans of live perfs -
    joe bonamassa letterman mon
    slash fallon same day
    alanis ellen tues
    glenn frey leno tues
    gregg allman tavis smiley wed and the view thurs
    and train on the view fri
    hehe.

    did yall catch the mick snl perfs?
    Mick Jagger & The Foo Fighters - 19th Nervous Breakdown & It’s Only Rock & Roll (SNL NY 5-19-12)
    Mick Jagger & Arcade Fire (& Nikolai Fraiture of the Strokes) - The Last Time (SNL NY 5-19-12)
    Mick Jagger & Jeff Beck - political blues (SNL NY 5-19-12)
    even tho they all happened after midnite i labeled my mp3s as being the 19th.

    By darth on May 21, 2012

  38. While I don`t oppose free speech ,I`m greatful that every person who visits bigo doesn`t also post to tell us when they go to the doctor, dentist, vet, get an oil change, buy takeout, etcetera and then regale us with a review of what they taped on television over the last 24 hours. Seriously,this place is for everyone but can`t we use a little discretion .
    Talking about your operations ? okay..[shakes head and wonders]

    By tarnation on May 21, 2012

  39. hysterial enough to repeat here haha -

    Warning!!! My computer has detected a new virus. It’s called the Dunguspapilloma virus. This virus infects music blog sites by interrupting intelligent conversation with persistent off topic toilet humor. It is unknown if this virus really appreciates music at all as it has never actually commented on it. It appears to be a jealous infection with no life of it’s own. This is NOT a Trojan as it has never had the opportunity to use one. When not infecting computers the Dunguspapilloma virus attaches itself to it’s mothers apron strings. It is not allowed to go outside or to play with others. To protect yourself and your computer from this harmful spirochete you must practice good personal hygiene and above all else- don’t forget to wipe yer ass folks!

    ty sking.. haha!!

    pity his father didnt use that trojan or his mother didnt swallow. he is what is known as an anal birth baby. lol.
    in any event.. since the mod refuses to stop him i think if we just all ignore him maybe he will just fade away. i have ignored him as u can see.

    Yes you only devoted half a page to him this time. thats ignoring.

    By tarnation on May 21, 2012

  40. I`m going to the doctor and probably going to have a hemorrhoid removed later today.
    hope my surgery goes well.
    this is allowed right ? everyone wants to know right ?

    By tarnation on May 21, 2012

  41. i do, tarnation, just be sure to tell us what you watched on tv before during and after your op. can you send me the mp3’s of the operating room banter? pls make sure they’re 320, thx.

    train is on the view this friday, darth?? be sure to post an mp3 for us, dude! i don’t know what’s worse- appearing on the view, or watching it

    maybe i’ll repost this somewhere else tomorrow so the entire internet can see how witty i am

    By barth on May 22, 2012

  42. barth I now have the mp3 of you wondering how witty you are !

    By tarnation on May 22, 2012

  43. Thanks for all these Bigo. Darth, I enjoy your posts. Sometimes off topic is interesting and its nice to know people in this community. I enjoy Ed also, checked out other artists I never even heard of before. Dung, Tarnation or whatever…you are just a hypocrite. You can say that others go off topic and then you post a bunch of BS. You should join facebook and play farmville or something if you are that bored.

    By oberts on May 22, 2012

  44. and sometimes off topic is self absorbed and boring, especially when it happens over and over and over oberts. tarnation how did you label the mp3? everyone needs to know

    By barth on May 22, 2012

  45. I called it “self absorbed epiphany” I didn`t want to get too maudlin.

    By tarnation on May 22, 2012

  46. Dung, Tarnation or whatever…you are just a hypocrite. You can say that others go off topic and then you post a bunch of BS.

    hey oberts it`s called sarcasm and satire. you want to hear about some dudes trips to the doctor? Is that why you log on to bigo?

    By tarnation on May 22, 2012

  47. when i mentioned that i had surgery it was to inform my friends on here in one sentence not half a page whats up with me. when i mention whats on tv shows its music related - live performances etc. i dont see how u can not understand this. that they can be owned and downloaded and recorded by others here who read and download by people who read these posts is my purpose for mentioning what i do here. those who read my postings appreciate it. i get mail from people who want to know about some of these recordings and some of them ask me for some of these recordings privately. i share what i download and / or record when its not as easily downloadable. for example… slash on fallon last nite. he did 2 songs. one was aired one wasnt. they were both excellent. sadly joe bonamassa’s performances were during commercial breaks and he didnt do a song on letterman so we have nothing from his appearance on that show. worthless for us home viewers.
    my postings may be off topic to the item on the actual page that i am posting to but consider the initial purpose of my posting. it may be to respond to some idiot. in all likelihood all the different postings regardless of the name we see are by the same idiot. hes responding to his own postings.
    regarding the shows such as the view.. no i dont watch that garbage. they have an area of youtube especially designed for them where one can view their musical performances and therefore download them. im only bringing the appearance of the artists to the attention of the readers here that might appreciate such musicians as gregg allman and train. u dont have to like all the bands or artists i mentioned that were coming up. i didnt even include everyone upcoming. only those i deemed worthy of mentioning. i dont bother with country for example. i dont download everything offered on this site either. its personal choice. if u dont like what i discuss then dont read it. if what i post bothers u then skip past it. no one is enjoying nor appreciating your postings. u said u would stop. why havent u? im not going to stop my postings. ever!! are u going to continue to ruin this site for everyone? the administrator who gave us this forum didnt do this for u to abuse it this way. this forum isnt for your abuse of supposed freedom of speech here. what u are doing is abusive. if this comments section is removed it hurts us all. why would u prefer that? whats the point? why not just leave me alone? how many people have to ask u to stop before u stop?? im not going to stop posting what i do. u are going to have to stop. is this getting thru yet? hello???

    By darth on May 22, 2012

  48. earth to darth, quit whining . you are the only one here abusing the the forums. You stop , we stop.

    By tarnation on May 22, 2012

  49. when i mentioned that i had surgery it was to inform my friends on here in one sentence not half a page whats up with me.
    ———————————
    You think that is appropriate ?
    You think it is okay for you to hijack someone elses blog to announce your personal affairs.?

    You are wrong. If everybody did this it would be terrible.

    By dungus decrees on May 22, 2012

  50. “this forum isnt for your abuse of supposed freedom of speech here”
    I could say the same thing to you, darth.

    “whats the point? why not just leave me alone?”
    I could say the same thing to you, darth.

    “how many people have to ask u to stop before u stop??”
    I could say the same thing to you, darth.

    “im not going to stop posting what i do. u are going to have to stop. is this getting thru yet? hello???”
    I could say the same thing to you, darth.

    Please stay on topic, darth. Leave the personal details for your own blog, or contact your friends here directly. Thank you.

    By barth on May 23, 2012

  51. sigh…
    yes i think what i do is appropriate. its about music. what u are doing isnt.
    no u cant say the same things to me!!!
    those things dont apply to me. thats my point.
    im not the one who is harassing u. u are the one who is harassing me. so u cant say the same thing to me. u are the one hijacking this blog. there is no ‘we’ its all u!!! just because u are using more than one name to do it doesnt make it a ‘we’.
    no one else is asking me to stop. everyone is asking u to. so u cant say the same thing to me. it doesnt apply both ways. it only applies to u.
    u dont have the right to tell me what to do here. dont tell me to stay on topic. thats not for u to demand. its not your blog. mind your own business and what u dont wish to read.. dont read!!! move on!! this isnt your blog! there are more people here who enjoy my postings than yours. YOU ARE THE PROBLEM HERE!! IM NOT!! GO AWAY!!! LEAVE ME ALONE!! i am not going to stop posting. youre not going to accomplish anything here with what u are doing so what is the point? u even said u made your point and u were done. so why are u still doing this? be gone now. we are all tired of u. ALL OF US!!

    By darth on May 23, 2012

  52. I’m with you, Darth. ROCK ON!!!

    By TDC on May 23, 2012

  53. (and the way the bootleggers missed out Band tracks and even one Dylan track), This is what i meant: Which Dylan Track is the “missing one”? Thank You, Todd S.

    By Todd S. on May 23, 2012

  54. friday i’m having bloodwork done. i didn’t watch mick on snl. does that make this an appropriate post? btw i’m only one person.

    By barth on May 23, 2012

  55. barth- I’ve never met a stalker before. Tell me, is your obsession with darth of a sexual nature?

    By sking on May 24, 2012

  56. no it isn’t sking. how long have you been homophobic?

    By barth on May 24, 2012

  57. I’m also with you, Darth.

    Barf-Tarnation-Dung, all of us here are Barfophobic, and it started as soon as you dragged your stinky sxxt in here. Whatsamatter, got bored with politics? Why don’t you go back to Troll-ville and do something useful - like making fun of czars and Big Record Labels and their attorneys hassling poor folks.

    By 4yrsnojob on May 24, 2012

  58. Not homophobic. But now I know you are a dude. If you had been a girl I would have been jealous of all the attention you are showering on darth.

    By sking on May 24, 2012

  59. thanks for your astute comments on the basement tapes 7 & 8, sking

    By barth on May 24, 2012

  60. Sorry but it’s called satire Mr. barth.

    By sking on May 24, 2012

  61. found this at the top of the page of the recent black sabbath post from the big O:

    As always, we request readers follow the golden rule “do not do unto others what you would not want done unto you”.

    just sayin’…

    By Billy Jack on May 24, 2012

  62. Lorn dung those comments are hilarious, you’re killin’ me! Room temperature Yoohoo is squirting out of my nose.

    By George Martini on May 27, 2012

  63. 4yrs - YOU ROCK TOO!!

    By TDC on May 27, 2012

  64. The idea and concept of this site was so foreign a couple of decades ago. The concept of having all this music at your fingertips with use a computer and a internet connection is so incredible. Remember 8 tracks , Maxell cassettes and VHS tapes. Thanks for the music and all you do BIGO. Rock on!

    By Tuna Fan on May 27, 2012

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