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Audio: 1964 - "Bob Dylan In Concert"

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Revised: 28 February, 2017.


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"Bob Dylan In Concert" - Columbia acetates 77110 (mono) and 77182 (stereo), cancelled LPs: Columbia CL-2302 (USA - mono)/Columbia CS-9102 (USA - stereo), 1964:
This live album was cancelled by Columbia at the last moment because the material was considered "out of date". Peter Stone Brown remembers that the illustrations of the record sleeve shown below ("slicks") and posters with this design had already been supplied to record stores in New York for promotional purposes and were used in store/window displays! The cover slick shown has two catalogue numbers: Columbia CS-9102 (stereo) and Columbia CL-2302 (mono). Jack Singr tells me this album was actually going to be called Bob Dylan At Carnegie Hall by Columbia, even though half the songs came from New York Town Hall, and not Carnegie Hall! Thanks to Roger Ford for forwarding an article by Michael Krogsgaard from "On The Tracks" #9, Winter 1997, which describes the tape boxes for this album being labelled "Bob Dylan At Carnegie Hall" and dated "1964-03-17". The photograph on the sleeve "slick" was taken by Columbia staff photographer Dun Hunstein. The same sleeve design with another photo from the same sequence was used for the promo album Bob Dylan Live At Carnegie Hall 1963 in 2005.


Columbia CS-9102 (USA) - stereo front sleeve (no mono front sleeve has yet surfaced), picture from Jeff Gold, www.recordmecca.com
There are two versions of the album on acetates, the first acetate has Columbia job number 77710 and only a mono version is shown here. The tracklistings are on labels in the centre of the acetate along with the name of producer Tom Wilson. I assume a stereo version did exist because stereo versions of the tracks have appeared since then, notably on bobdylan.com. The second acetate has Columbia job number 77182 and again a mono version is is shown here. A stereo version made by Fantasy is shown below. The R-numbers have now been assigned on the basis that there was a mono and stereo version of each track on the two acetates, with new R-numbers now assigned where required. Mono versions now have the same R-number as the stereo version with an "M" suffix
Columbia/Legacy CSK 17254 (USA) - front of card sleeve of 2005 promo CD, scan by Gil Lamont


Columbia US acetate 77110 (mono) - Side 2 scan by Jeff Gold, www.recordmecca.com


Columbia US acetate 77110 (mono) - Side 2 label with sticker, scan by Jeff Gold, recordmecca.com

Version 1: Job Number 77110 (mono)

Side 1:

R-0373M When The Ship Comes In - live Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963 (mono version)

R-0796 Who Killed Davey Moore - live Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963 (mono version)

R-0374M Percy's Song - live Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963 (mono version with spoken intro)

R-0375M Bob Dylan's New Orleans Rag - live Town Hall, New York, 12 Apr 1963 (mono version)
Lyrics on bobdylan.com here

R-0376M Old Riley [Seven Curses] - live Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963 (mono version)

Side 2:

R-0801M Woody Poem [Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie] - live Town Hall, New York, 12 Apr 1963 (mono version), longer spoken intro than the stereo version released in 1991 on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3

R-0370M Lay Down Your Weary Tune - live Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963 (mono version)

R-0371M Dusty Old Fairgrounds - live Town Hall, New York, 12 Apr 1963 (mono version)
Lyrics on bobdylan.com here

R-0372M John Brown - live Town Hall, New York, 12 Apr 1963 (mono version)

Version 1: Job Number 77110 (stereo)

R-0373 When The Ship Comes In - live Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963 (stereo version), now released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home, 2005

Who Killed Davey Moore - live Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963 (stereo version), released in 1991 on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3

R-0374 Percy's Song - live Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963 (stereo version with spoken intro), also appeared on the "Goldmine" acetates, see 1980, and on bobdylan.com (BDC11, see Online Performances)
This has now been released on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe 6LP limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013.

R-0375 Bob Dylan's New Orleans Rag - live Town Hall, New York, 12 Apr 1963 (stereo version)
Lyrics on bobdylan.com here. This has now been released on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe 6LP limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013.

R-0376 Old Riley [Seven Curses] - live Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963 (stereo version), also appeared on the "Goldmine" acetates, see 1980 and on bobdylan.com (BDC13, see Online Performances)
This has now been released on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe 6LP limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013.

Side 2:

R-0801 Woody Poem [Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie]- live Town Hall, New York, 12 Apr 1963 (stereo version), longer spoken intro than the stereo version released in 1991 on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3
Thanks to Rob Carson for reminding me of this!

R-0370 Lay Down Your Weary Tune - live Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963 (stereo version), also appeared on the "Goldmine" acetates, see 1980, on bobdylan.com (BDC5, see Online Performances), and on Bob Dylan Live At Carnegie Hall 1963, see 2005

R-0371 Dusty Old Fairgrounds - live Town Hall, New York, 12 Apr 1963 (stereo version), also released on bobdylan.com (BDC76, see Online Performances)
Lyrics on bobdylan.com here. This has now been released on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe 6LP limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013.

R-0372 John Brown - live Town Hall, New York, 12 Apr 1963 (stereo version), also released on bobdylan.com (BDC6, see Online Performances)
This has now also been released on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe 6LP limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013.

The live performance of Tomorrow is A Long Time, released in 1971 on Greatest Hits Vol. 2/More Greatest Hits, is also from New York Town Hall, 12 Apr 1963, but was not scheduled to be on this album. The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home, Sep 2005, includes two previously unreleased songs from the Town Hall concert: Blowin' In The Wind and Masters Of War plus R-0373 and A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall from Carnegie Hall.

The second acetate contains one performance as late as 3 Oct 1964, and may date from 1965. It is contained in a buff generic sleeve from Transco Products Corp., Lindberg, NJ, with the tracklisting handwritten on the sleeve as well as producer Tom Wilson's name. Jeff Gold says it sounds as if it is in mono, although it isn't labelled as such.


Columbia US acetate 77182 (mono) - Side 1 scan by Jeff Gold, recordmecca.com
Version 2: Job Number 77182 (mono)

Side 1:

R-0796-2 Who Killed Davey Moore - live Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963 (mono version)

R-0400M Gates of Eden - Live Philharmonic Hall, New York, 31 Oct 1964 (mono version)

R-0375M-2 Bob Dylan's New Orleans Rag - live Town Hall, New York, 12 Apr 1963 (mono version)
Lyrics on bobdylan.com here

R-0794M    Old Riley [Seven Curses] - live Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963 (mono version), also on bobdylan.com, Feb 1998 (see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) )
This edit has a slightly longer intro than on the first mono version of Bob Dylan In Concert (R-0376M) and ends with applause (the other edit stops abruptly)

R-0793M    Walls of Red Wing - studio out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 23 Apr 1963 (mono version), here with fake applause added on the end (purporting to be the Carnegie Hall performance)
Two live performances of this song, from Town Hall, New York, 12 Apr 1963, and Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963, have now been released on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe 6LP limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013.


Columbia US acetate 77182 (mono) - Side 1 label scan by Jeff Gold, recordmecca.com

Side 2:

R-0389M If You Gotta Go, Go Now - Philharmonic Hall, New York, 31 Oct 1964 (mono version)

R-0674M Mr Tambourine Man - previously unknown live recording, now confirmed to be from the Royal Festival Hall, London, 17 May 1964 (mono version). Has the line “hidden leaves” instead of “frozen leaves”
See below for identification details.

R-0792M Hero Blues - The Times They Are A-Changin' outtake with piano, with fake applause added on the end (mono version), lyrics on bobdylan.com here
(R-0390, this performance without applause, also appeared on early Columbia acetates in 1964, and later in 1980 and 2007 on unreleased Columbia acetates with this song which surfaced then.)

R-0795M Percy’s Song - live Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963 (mono version), from previous version of Bob Dylan In Concert (see above)
This edit has no intro as on the mono first version of Bob Dylan In Concert (R-0798) but has lots of audience coughing that is not on the first edit.

R-0675M Eternal Circle - previously unknown live recording, now confirmed to be from the Royal Festival Hall, London, 17 May 1964 (mono version). Dedicated by Bob to “...anybody who plays an instrument. It’s not so easy.”. The opening line is “I strummed” instead of “I sang”
See below for identification details.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo acetate LP, Fantasy 77182 (USA), tracks recorded 1963-64, acetate mastered 1972-80, surfaced Jul 2004:


Fantasy acetate 77182 (USA) - Side 1 picture from Keith Venturoni
Fantasy Records was based in Berkeley, CA, and run by Saul Zaentz. It was famous for its jazz catalogue, and also for discovering Creedence Clearwater Revival. Thanks to Keith Venturoni for information about this acetate. He has been in touch with Fantasy Records, and confirmed that the tape from which this acetate was made came from Ralph Gleason, who was a co-owner of Fantasy at the time. The acetate was made from the tape between 1972-80 by David Turner, Fantasy's then chief engineer (this may have been during the period when Bob wasn't signed to Columbia). Fantasy think they still have the tape in the vaults, along with that of a concert by Bob at Berkeley Community Theater (which is likely to be 4 Dec 1965, not 22 Feb 1964 as I originally speculated). This acetate, believed to be stereo, is now revealed to be a copy of the second acetate above, using the same job number 77182.

Version 2: Job Number 77182 (stereo)

Side 1:

Who Killed Davey Moore - live Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963, released in 1991 on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3

R-0400   Gates of Eden - live Philharmonic Hall, New York, 31 Oct 1964, released in 2004 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live 1964

R-0375-2 Bob Dylan’s New Orleans Rag - live Town Hall, New York, 12 Apr 1963 (stereo version), from first version of the cancelled Columbia US album Bob Dylan In Concert (see above)
Lyrics on bobdylan.com here

R-0794    Old Riley [Seven Curses] - live Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963 (stereo version), from the first version of the cancelled Columbia album Bob Dylan In Concert (see 1964), also on bobdylan.com, Feb 1998 (see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) )
This edit has a slightly longer intro than on the first version of Bob Dylan In Concert (R-0376) or bobdylan.com and ends with applause (the other edits stop abruptly)

R-0793    Walls of Red Wing - studio out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 23 Apr 1963 (stereo version), released in 1991 on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, here with fake applause added on the end (purporting to be the Carnegie Hall performance)
Two live performances of this song, from Town Hall, New York, 12 Apr 1963, and Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963, have now been released on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe 6LP limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013.

 

Fantasy acetate 77182 (USA) - Side 2 picture from Keith Venturoni

Side 2:

R-0389 If You Gotta Go, Go Now - Philharmonic Hall, New York, 31 Oct 1964, released in 2004 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live 1964

R-0674 Mr Tambourine Man - previously unknown live recording, now confirmed to be from the Royal Festival Hall, London, 17 May 1964 (stereo version). Has the line “hidden leaves” instead of “frozen leaves”
See below for identification details.

R-0792 Hero Blues - The Times They Are A-Changin' outtake with piano, with fake applause added on the end (stereo version), lyrics on bobdylan.com here
(R-0390, this performance without applause, also appeared on early Columbia acetates in 1964, and later in 1980 and 2007 on unreleased Columbia acetates with this song which surfaced then.)

R-0795 Percy’s Song - live Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963 (stereo version), from previous version of Bob Dylan In Concert (see above), also on bobdylan.com, Jan 1998 (see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) )
This edit has no intro as on the first version of Bob Dylan In Concert (R-0374) or bobdylan.com but has lots of audience coughing that is not on the first edit.

R-0675 Eternal Circle - previously unknown live recording, now confirmed to be from the Royal Festival Hall, London, 17 May 1964 (stereo version). Dedicated by Bob to “...anybody who plays an instrument. It’s not so easy.”. The opening line is “I strummed” instead of “I sang”
See below for identification details.


Mr Tambourine Man and Eternal Circle

As for the origin of R-0674 and R-0675, Bob Stacy says: "The source for the two "new" songs could be the concert at London Royal Festival Hall (May 17, 1964) which was recorded for Columbia by Pye Records Ltd onto four 4-in reels in 3-tracks. In "On The Tracks #8", Michael Krogsgaard mentioned he was able to hear parts of the Royal Festival Hall reels in addition to a special work reel which had two songs lifted from that show. Perhaps not coincidentally, the two Royal Festival Hall songs on the work reel were Eternal Circle and Mr Tambourine Man. Per Krogsgaard, it was apparently decided that those two songs were good enough to be cut to a work reel for possible future use. On the master reel, Mr. Tambourine Man featured a long harmonica intro that was apparently cut from the track on the work tape [to me, the beginning of the acetate track does sound like it actually picks up in mid-strum; i.e., it's possible a preceding intro could've been excised]. For Eternal Circle, Krogsgaard said Dylan's introduction was something like "Here is a song about what happens to singers ..." [That's not exactly same as what's on the acetate introduction but is fairly similar in context. Similar enough to suggest Krogsgaard may have been quoting Dylan from memory and not from detailed notes.]"

In "Isis" magazine, Clinton Heylin says of this acetate: "I now know what it is – it’s an alternate (i.e. later) version of In Concert. The number on the acetate label, 77182, is surely a Columbia Job No. The first version of In Concert had a job no. of 77110, I believe. If my memory serves me at all, there was an article in an early "Look Back" that ‘showed’ that In Concert was originally scheduled for release between Another Side and Bringing It All Back Home. Well, I can check with my friend at Sony NY but I suspect Job No. 77182 will turn out to be winter 1965 – hence the cuts from Halloween. Curious that they should NOT use the Mr. Tambourine Man from there, but this performance is exquisite (clearly superior). The clear echo on Dylan’s voice could be electronically created, but very, very unlikely. So it’s an echoey room. Everything points to Royal Festival Hall. Listen to the way Dylan has to pick the melody line whilst taking a (superb, tingling) harmonica break. He’s hanging on every word. And we know Royal Festival Hall was taped for Columbia by Pye. It also explains why Mr. Tambourine Man and Eternal Circle appear ‘together’ . Also, the clumsy way that applause has been dubbed onto Hero Blues suggests that (i) Mr. Tambourine Man is live, because the applause sounds ‘natural’ and; (ii) that Dylan (presumably) had expressed dissatisfaction with the Town Hall version on the original In Concert, hence the ‘odd’ substitution.

The Gleason connection is easy on this. Gleason was commissioned by Columbia to write the sleeve-notes for In Concert (undoubtedly at Dylan’s request). So, if In Concert was reconfigured, Gleason would obviously have needed to revise those sleeve notes (seemingly now lost) – hence the need for another acetate. With a cover slick all ready, and Dylan’s new-found success, this album of largely unreleased ‘acoustic’ Dylan must have seemed an obvious stop gap measure for the label after Bringing It All Back Home. Little did Columbia expect Dylan to deliver a second studio album less than six months after Bringing It All Back Home!! The rest, as they say, is history. Another piece in the jigsaw, and a rather fine one."

Thanks to Roger Ford for forwarding an article by Michael Krogsgaard from "On The Tracks" #9, Winter 1997, which describes exactly this acetate as the final version of the unreleased Bob Dylan In Concert album, and dates Mr. Tambourine Man and Eternal Circle from the Royal Festival Hall, London, 17 May 1964, the first two tracks from that professionally recorded concert to surface. Michael Krogsgaard wrongly assumes the source of The Walls Of Red Wing and Hero Blues to be New York Town Hall, 12 Apr 1963. It seems strange that fake applause was added to two studio tracks instead, but several people have told me this practice was not unknown at that time. Thanks also to Derek Barker, Ian Woodward and John Wraith. For the first incarnation of the Bob Dylan In Concert album, see above.

For details of a Fantasy Records acetate 77182 which surfaced in 2004 with this tracklist, see above. Thanks to Geoff Gans for information that a Fantasy Records acetate with the original tracklist titled "Bob Dylan Live" has also surfaced in 2004, more details of that required.

For details of Bob Dylan Live At Carnegie Hall 1963, a six-track excerpt from the Carnegie Hall show with five previously unreleased songs which uses a variant of this sleeve, see 2005.

The complete performance from the Royal Festival Hall, London, 17 May 1964, including R-0674 and R-0675, comprises Sides E, F, G and H (LPs 3 and 4) of the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe limited edition 9LP set The 50th Anniversary Collection 1964, see 2014.


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