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Disc one
The Times (1)
Ballad Of Hollis Brown (1)
Who Killed Davey Moore? ( 2, 3)
Boots Of Spanish Leather (1)
Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues (2, 3)
Lay Down Your Weary Tune (1, 3)
Blowin’ In The Wind
Percy’s Song (3)
Seven Curses (3)
Walls Of Red Wing
Disc two
North Country Blues (1)
Hard Rain (4)
Talking World War III Blues
Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right
With God On Our Side (1)
Only A Pawn In Their Game
Masters Of War
Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
When The Ship Comes In (3, 4)
This incredible labor of love release is an absolute must have to any size collection. Even though it is primarily a pirate release, and violates our policies on recommending pirates, for this long overdue concert we will overwhelmingly make an exception. Mainly because of the historical importance of the show, but largely because the tracks that have not seen official release have remained completely uncirculated even among the upper echelon of tape traders.  To start with, the tri-fold cardboard sleeve that houses the two nearly identically silk screen printed discs includes some of the most striking color tinted images of a young Dylan that you will ever see. The front cover photo is simply breath-taking. The images, colors, and fonts help to create an over-all visual effect that is stunningly beautiful. The title uses European spelling, as that is the origin of the release. As for the music, it is, for all intents and purposes, as pristine, crisp, and clear as an official release. The tracks are not taken from the official releases, but from mix down tapes of the master. Because of this, they are a slightly higher generation than the master, so if you actually compare this release head to head with the official releases, you'll find the official release slightly brighter and crisper on the uppermost high end... but short of this side by side comparison, you'll never notice. There is little difference here (as to the released songs) from the officially releases. The biggest difference is that there is a short spoken introduction to North Country Blues on this release that is not heard on the promo release. Every song is a highlight and high point of the show, but to point out a few notables: This is the first live performance of  The Times They Are A-Changin’. Bob had recorded what would be the title track to his upcoming LP release only three days before at CBS studios New York. Boots Of Spanish Leather is another song that would appear on the new album, but Bob had already performed this song several times by now, and it is now smoothed and honed to perfection. Another remarkable song is Lay Down Your Weary Tune. Biograph contains the only studio recording of this song, and this release presents the only live version. And of course, the standout highlights are the seven tracks that make their first appearance in four and a half decades. Before Blowin' In The Wind, Dylan tells a funny story that a friend related to him about a conversation he had had with a post grad that was studying for his masters degree. He had taken the word Blowin as meaning "to blow into". He couldn't understand how you could blow into the wind and get an answer.
All things considered, this set stands as one of the all time great musical releases. Yes, that includes legitimate Label releases as well. Dylan and CBS have truly missed the mark here by not giving a thumbs up to this shows full release. And, as only seven songs from the show have not seen official release in one form or another,  it makes no logical or economical sense to deny the complete concert. Perhaps it works out better this way. Legacy would not have created this immaculate of a package. Thank you, Hollow Horn. Long may you blow.  
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Carnegie Hall, New York, NY - October 26, 1963

Manufacturer / Catalog No.

Hollow Horn  /  None listed

Other commercial releases of Carnegie Hall:
In Concert
Talking Too Much
Official releases (see "Notes" below)

JUNE 2008


10 stars

Bob's Boots ref  # 


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Special thanks to Lincoln Park Mark

Thanks to Terry Farrington for scans

In an incredible move in the bootleg world, this title was recorded and pressed to vinyl six months after its release.
The vinyl release carries the same name


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(1Released officially on the 2005 EP Live At Carnegie Hall
This is a promotional only release. It was available in Europe, Japan, and The USA from various retailers. Different retailers and different Countries had differing rules for obtaining the "free" EP, but they all involved multiple purchases of official Dylan releases. Of course, most realized the collectible nature of promotional only release Dylan material, and many copies were set aside for retail sell on eBay and other online sites.
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2) Released officially on The Bootleg Series (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991, Volume 1.
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3) These songs were intended as part of an official live release by CBS entitled Bob Dylan In Concert, but by the time they presented the acetate to Dylan, he felt that he had already outgrown the songs and would not sign on to the release. The assassination of John F. Kennedy less than a month after the concert no doubt affected the decisions as well. Another version of the story claims that there was unrest about the long, rambling Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie that had been recorded at Town Hall and was scheduled for the same release. Though it can only be conjecture, the truth most likely lies somewhere in the middle of all of these factors; as each, no doubt, contributed to the decision to scrap the project to some degree.
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4Released officially on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack.
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