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"50th Anniversary Collection 1965" - 208 track download, Columbia/Legacy (no catalogue number) (USA), 4 Dec 2015:

This set was available only to purchasers of The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge Collector's Edition. My preliminary timing of the set is 15:22:27. This would have required around 20 LPs (or 12 CDs) to add to the 18CD Collector's Edition set!

Several of the tracks are already listed as rarities on Searching For A Gem, including those on the Don't Look Back VHS and DVD releases, see VHS & DVD 1960s (original VHS and laserdisc releases), VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1 (2000 VHS and DVD releases) VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4 (2007 DVD and Blu-ray releases), VHS & DVD 2010s (2015 DVD and Blu-ray releases) - at last we can positively identify them!

R-0294-4 To Ramona - unidentified performance, misdated as The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, England, 30 Apr 1965 (from the 2000 and 2007 Don't Look Back DVD releases, wrongly shown on the DVD insert as 4 May 1965, there was no concert on that day), see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1
This was available on bobdylan.com as BDC60 (see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) ) where the date of the Sheffield show was given correctly. However, it's definitely not Sheffield, see below, and its actual date is from
City Hall, Newcastle, 6 May 1965!

R-0295-4 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll - dated as Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965, now believed to be correct, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1

R-0296-4 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - dated as Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965, now believed to be correct, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1

R-0297-4 Love Minus Zero/No Limit - The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, England, 30 Apr 1965, misdated as City Hall, Newcastle, England, 6 May 1965 (wrongly shown on the 2000 Don't Look Back DVD insert as 9 May 1965, which was the date of the first Royal Albert Hall show in London).
However, unlike R-0294, this actually is from Sheffield, see dating information in VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1.

R-0298-4 It Ain't Me, Babe - dated correctly as Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1

R-0402-6 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - live, City Hall, Newcastle, England, 6 May 1965 (also appeared in a "Retro Rock" radio programme in 1981 about D.A. Pennebaker, see 1981)
"
This is not Newcastle but rather Manchester, 7 May 1965" - Bob Stacy (also confirmed in "The Bridge")

R-0404-5 It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) - live, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965 (also appeared in a "Retro Rock" radio programme in 1981 about D.A. Pennebaker, see 1981)

R-0405-6 Talking World War III Blues - live, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965 (also appeared in a "Retro Rock" radio programme in 1981 about D.A. Pennebaker, see 1981)

R-0718-2 Love Minus Zero/No Limit - Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965, from Martin Scorsese documentary film Bob Dylan: No Direction Home, DVD release, Sep 2005, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 3.

R-0805-3 To Ramona - live, The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, England, 30 Apr 1965 (the correct performance?)
This is the complete performance of the excerpt in the Don't Look Back film, but without the false start and tuning included there, from the 2007 release of Don't Look Back, see
VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4

R-0807-3 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - live, Odeon Theatre, Liverpool, England, 1 May 1965, from the 2007 release of Don't Look Back, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4

R-0809-3 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll- live, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, 2 May 1965
Fourth verse only - the first three verses are included in the Don't Look Back film, from the 2007 release of Don't Look Back, see
VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4

R-0802-3 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - possibly Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965, from the 2007 release of Don't Look Back, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4
Both the 9 May 1965 and 10 May 1965 performances of Don't Think Twice, It's All Right are included on this 208 track download set
. Which performance this is is yet to be identified!

R-0811-3 It's All Right, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) - live, Town Hall, Birmingham, England, 5 May 1965, from the 2007 release of Don't Look Back, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4
A shorter segment of this performance is included in the
2005 No Direction Home DVD (see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 3).

R-0812-3 It Ain't Me, Babe - live, City Hall, Newcastle, England, 6 May 1965, from the 2007 release of Don't Look Back, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4

R-0813-3 If You Gotta Go, Go Now - live, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, 7 May 1965, from the 2007 release of Don't Look Back, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4

R-0814-3 She Belongs To Me - live, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965, from the 2007 release of Don't Look Back, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4

Other songs recorded during the May 1965 UK tour including R-0403 (It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, recorded in a hotel room, Savoy Hotel, London, England, 8 May 1965) are on CD18 of The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge Collector's Edition.

Bob Stacy has conducted an extensive analysis of the live performances and has come up with these conclusions.

Sheffield – Newcastle Confusion

I don’t believe we know yet what has happened or when (we may never know) – but it is fairly obvious that there is some sort of mix up between the Sheffield and Newcastle recordings as evidenced in the respective download file sets for 50th Anniversary Collection 1965. If it weren’t for the 6-song audience tape from Sheffield to use in comparison, it might’ve been more difficult to detect and know for sure. As I said, we don’t know everything but a few things could be coming into light.

At very least, the first six songs in the Newcastle download files (#76–#81) are the performances from Sheffield. Those match the performances on the Sheffield audience tape. To my ears, the seventh Newcastle download file (#82 - Mr Tambourine Man) is also probably Sheffield since it seems to have the same general ‘sound’ characteristics (echoey line audio) as the preceding Sheffield performances. The remaining files in the Newcastle file set have a ‘sound’ characteristic which differs from the way the first seven files in that set sound.

I believe we also have at least two first half Newcastle songs to use in comparison. A complete The Times They Are A-Changin’ (Don't Look Back Outtakes) and a complete but mislabelled To Ramona (DVD bonus audio track). Both of those match the first two tracks (#16 and #17) in the Sheffield download files which indicates those two files are actually the Newcastle performances. The first seven Sheffield download files have a common ‘sound’ characteristic which differs from the way the remaining files in that group sound.

It seems likely that the first halves of these two concert recordings were switched and/or mislabelled. When, where and how that may have occurred is only conjecture. However, two of the DVD bonus audio tracks related to Sheffield and Newcastle also weren’t correctly identified and labelled in previous official releases.

Sheffield and Newcastle are concerts where there were reports of microphone failures & possible mic change outs possibly occurring at the midway point or not long afterward. Some of the circulating video evidence from those two shows suggests as much. Likewise, there’s evidence of sound problems heard in these 50th Anniversary Collection 1965 files.

Until we know more, one way to assemble a ‘corrected’ concert sequence might be to intermix files from the two file groups:

*Real Sheffield* = first seven Newcastle download files (#76-#82) + final eight files in the Sheffield file set (#23 - #30)

Note: (#23 – Talkin’ WW III Blues) is apparently an audience recording, indicating that a suitable line recording of that song wasn’t available possibly due to temporary sound problems during the concert.

*Real Newcastle* = first seven Sheffield download files (#16-#22) + final eight files in the Newcastle file set (#83 - #90)

Note: During (#84 – Don’t Think Twice) there may have been a line dropout or mic failure. Dylan interrupts to ask, “Is the microphone off?” before continuing. A performance of Don't Think Twice was filmed by Pennebaker (was it Dylan at Newcastle or another concert?) and included as a partial clip in the DLB film. The Newcastle performance (#84) is not the audio for that clip. As it turns out, the Manchester audio was apparently synced to that brief video of Don’t Think Twice in the film. Manchester is the far superior performance of that song. Manchester is also the apparent source of the Don't Think Twice version heard on the Retro Rock Radio Show discs.

Retro Rock Radio Show

R-0402 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right – this is not Newcastle but rather Manchester, England, 7 May 1965. Because of its placement within the Don't Look Back film and its identification as Newcastle in the Don't Look Back Ballantine paperback book, it had long been assumed that this performance was from Newcastle. Actually, there are visual clues (Dylan’s shirt, the microphones and mike cords) indicating that the video of the song is not from Newcastle but is actually from Manchester. With the release of 50th Anniversary Collection 1965, it is now clear that the Newcastle Don’t Think Twice is quite a bit different from what is heard in the Don't Look Back film soundtrack and also different from the near-complete version available as the Retro Rock Radio Show track. The audio is the performance from Manchester with only slight edits made at the very beginning to exclude the opening applause when Dylan starts singing his first line and also to remove a barely audible cough or clearing of the throat he makes before singing "If'n you don't know by now". The corresponding section of the “real” Newcastle recording, following its partial false start, seems the most likely source for those edits.

50th Anniversary Collection 1965 file set for London Royal Albert Hall – 9 May 1965

The first half of this concert, files #107 – #113, is the same as the circulating Royal Albert Hall audience tape. The second half, files #114 – #121, are from a line recording.

Don't Look Back DVD Bonus Audio Tracks

Love Minus Zero/No Limit – (as verified previously) is Sheffield – 30 April 1965.

It is the same performance as the correct Sheffield file (#81) in the 50th Anniversary Collection 1965 download set.

To Ramona – (as suspected previously) is Newcastle – 6 May 1965.

It is the same performance as the correct Newcastle (#17) in the 50th Anniversary Collection 1965 download set.

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll/It's All Over Now, Baby Blue/It Ain't Me, Babe

These bonus audio performances are all the same as those in the 50th Anniversary Collection 1965 file set for 10 May 1965.

They are different from the respective performances in the 50th Anniversary Collection 1965 file set for 9 May 1965. The versions in the 9 May files are the same as those on the circulating Royal Albert Hall audience tape.

Note: The RAH audience tape has historically been dated as 9 May. At one time or other, there were reports and discussions that it might have been misdated and was actually from 10 May. I don’t recall specific evidence as to why the 10 May date should be the more correct date. As far as I know, most discographers still go with a 9 May date for that tape and likewise accept a 10 May attribution for the RAH bonus tracks. The versions in the 50th Anniversary Collection 1965 download support the attributions provided for the RAH bonus tracks in the DVD releases (2000 and 2007). Conventional wisdom follows that the original audience taper would’ve known which concert was being taped. It is possible that somewhere along the line, dubs from that tape might’ve been mislabelled or left unstated by others. It seems a stretch that the Nagra line recordings for both of these concerts would have also been switched or mislabelled. Dylan’s remark at the end of the Baby Blue bonus track, “I’ll see you next time,” seems more of a farewell until his next visit to England than a goodbye until the next evening’s concert.


The downloaded tracks are:


February 17, 1965 (Les Crane Show, WABC-TV Studios, New York City, New York)

1. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – 4:24

2. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – 7:25

Bob Dylan – vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica
Bruce Langhorne – electric guitar

Thanks to Fred Muller for pointing out that the spoken content of the show, available on several bootlegs, has been cut out.

R-1452 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue, Les Crane Show, WABC-TV Studios, New York City, New York, 17 Feb 1965

R-1453 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding), Les Crane Show, WABC-TV Studios, New York City, New York, 17 Feb 1965


March 27, 1965 (Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California)

3. To Ramona – 4:22

4. Gates of Eden – 7:13

5. If You Gotta Go, Go Now – 2:11

6. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – 7:34

7. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – 4:04

8. Mr. Tambourine Man – 5:27

9. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – 3:27

10. With God On Our Side [incomplete] – 1:22

11. She Belongs To Me – 3:36

12. It Ain’t Me, Babe [incomplete] – 1:10

13. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll [incomplete] – 0:20

14. All I Really Want To Do – 2:22

15. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – 4:41

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar and harmonica

R-1454 To Ramona, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 27 Mar 1965 (A)

R-1455 Gates of Eden, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 27 Mar 1965 (A)

R-1456 If You Gotta Go, Go Now, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 27 Mar 1965 (A)

R-1457 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding), Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 27 Mar 1965 (A)

R-1458 Love Minus Zero/No Limit, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 27 Mar 1965 (A)

R-1459 Mr. Tambourine Man, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 27 Mar 1965 (A)

R-1460 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 27 Mar 1965 (A)

R-1461 With God On Our Side [incomplete], Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 27 Mar 1965 (A)

R-1462 She Belongs To Me, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 27 Mar 1965 (A)

R-1463 It Ain’t Me, Babe [incomplete], Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 27 Mar 1965 (A)

R-1464 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll [incomplete], Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 27 Mar 1965 (A)

R-1465 All I Really Want To Do, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 27 Mar 1965 (A)

R-1466 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 27 Mar 1965 (A)


All the UK concert recordings are soundboard, except where shown.

April 30, 1965 (The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, England)

16. The Times They Are A-Changin' – 3:25 (actually Newcastle, 6 May 1965)

17. To Ramona – 4:24 (actually Newcastle, 6 May 1965 - R-0294, see above)

18. Gates Of Eden – 6:58 (actually Newcastle, 6 May 1965)

19. If You Gotta Go, Go Now – 2:54 (actually Newcastle, 6 May 1965)

20. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) – 8:02 (actually Newcastle, 6 May 1965)

21. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – 4:36 (actually Newcastle, 6 May 1965)

22. Mr. Tambourine Man – 6:06 (actually Newcastle, 6 May 1965)

The correct Sheffield tracks are #76-#82)!

23. Talkin’ World War III Blues – 4:49 (correctly dated as Sheffield) (A)

This track is from a different source from the other Sheffield soundboard recordings, perhaps because of a tape machine breakdown.

24. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right – 3:56 (correctly dated as Sheffield)

25. With God On Our Side – 4:49 (correctly dated as Sheffield)

26. She Belongs To Me – 4:24 (correctly dated as Sheffield)

27. It Ain't Me, Babe – 3:44 (correctly dated as Sheffield)

28. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll – 5:06 (correctly dated as Sheffield)

29. All I Really Want To Do – 2:44 (correctly dated as Sheffield)

30. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue – 5:04 (correctly dated as Sheffield)

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar and harmonica

R-1524 The Times They Are A-Changin', wrongly dated as Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965, actually City Hall, Newcastle, 6 May 1965

R-0294-4 To Ramona - unidentified performance, misdated as The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, England, 30 Apr 1965 (from the 2000 and 2007 Don't Look Back DVD releases, wrongly shown on the DVD insert as 4 May 1965, there was no concert on that day)
This was available on bobdylan.com as BDC60 (see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) ) where the date of the Sheffield show was given correctly. However, it's definitely not Sheffield, see below, and its actual date is from
City Hall, Newcastle, 6 May 1965!

R-1525 Gates Of Eden, wrongly dated as Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965, actually City Hall, Newcastle, 6 May 1965

R-1526 If You Gotta Go, Go Now, wrongly dated as Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965, actually City Hall, Newcastle, 6 May 1965

R-1527 It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), wrongly dated as Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965, actually City Hall, Newcastle, 6 May 1965

R-1528 Love Minus Zero/No Limit, wrongly dated as Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965, actually City Hall, Newcastle, 6 May 1965

R-1529 Mr. Tambourine Man, wrongly dated as Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965, actually City Hall, Newcastle, 6 May 1965)

R-1473 Talkin’ World War III Blues, correctly dated as The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965

R-1474 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, correctly dated as The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965

R-1475 With God On Our Side, correctly dated as The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965

R-1476 She Belongs To Me, correctly dated as The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965

R-1477 It Ain't Me, Babe, correctly dated as The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965

R-1478 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, correctly dated as The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965

R-1479 All I Really Want To Do, correctly dated as The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965

R-1480 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, correctly dated as The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965


May 1, 1965 (Odeon, Liverpool, England)

31. The Times They Are A-Changin' – 3:03

32. To Ramona – 4:25

33. Gates Of Eden – 7:10

34. If You Gotta Go, Go Now – 2:21

35. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) – 7:54

36. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – 3:59

37. Mr. Tambourine Man – 5:47

38. Talkin’ World War III Blues [incomplete] – 4:25

39. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right – 4:07

40. With God On Our Side – 4:46

41. She Belongs To Me – 3:57

42. It Ain't Me, Babe – 3:56

43. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll – 5:23

44. All I Really Want To Do – 2:51

45. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue – 5:07 (R-0807, see above)

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar and harmonica

R-1481 The Times They Are A-Changin', Odeon, Liverpool, England, 1 May 1965

R-1482 To Ramona, Odeon, Liverpool, England, 1 May 1965

R-1483 Gates Of Eden, Odeon, Liverpool, England, 1 May 1965

R-1484 If You Gotta Go, Go Now, Odeon, Liverpool, England, 1 May 1965

R-1485 It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), Odeon, Liverpool, England, 1 May 1965

R-1486 Love Minus Zero/No Limit, Odeon, Liverpool, England, 1 May 1965

R-1487 Mr. Tambourine Man, Odeon, Liverpool, England, 1 May 1965

R-1488 Talkin’ World War III Blues [incomplete], Odeon, Liverpool, England, 1 May 1965

R-1489 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, Odeon, Liverpool, England, 1 May 1965

R-1490 With God On Our Side, Odeon, Liverpool, England, 1 May 1965

R-1491 She Belongs To Me, Odeon, Liverpool, England, 1 May 1965

R-1492 It Ain't Me, Babe, Odeon, Liverpool, England, 1 May 1965

R-1493 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, Odeon, Liverpool, England, 1 May 1965

R-1494 All I Really Want To Do, Odeon, Liverpool, England, 1 May 1965

R-0807-3 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - live, Odeon Theatre, Liverpool, England, 1 May 1965, from the 2007 release of Don't Look Back, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4


May 2, 1965 (De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England)

46. The Times They Are A-Changin' – 2:55

47. To Ramona – 4:21

48. Gates Of Eden – 6:58

49. If You Gotta Go, Go Now – 2:14

50. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) – 7:40

51. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – 3:59

52. Mr. Tambourine Man – 5:44

53. Talkin’ World War III Blues – 4:36

54. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right – 3:52

55. With God On Our Side – 4:52

56. She Belongs To Me – 4:08

57. It Ain't Me, Babe – 3:50

58. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll – 5:20

59. All I Really Want To Do – 2:35

60. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue – 4:52

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar and harmonica

R-1495 The Times They Are A-Changin', De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, 2 May 1965

R-1496 To Ramona, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, 2 May 1965

R-1497 Gates Of Eden, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, 2 May 1965

R-1498 If You Gotta Go, Go Now, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, 2 May 1965

R-1499 It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, 2 May 1965

R-1500 Love Minus Zero/No Limit, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, 2 May 1965

R-1501 Mr. Tambourine Man, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, 2 May 1965

R-1502 Talkin’ World War III Blues, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, 2 May 1965

R-1503 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, 2 May 1965

R-1504 With God On Our Side, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, 2 May 1965

R-1505 She Belongs To Me, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, 2 May 1965

R-1506 It Ain't Me, Babe, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, 2 May 1965

R-1507 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, 2 May 1965 (complete song, includes R-0809)
(R-0809-3 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll- live, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, 2 May 1965
Fourth verse only - the first three verses are included in the Don't Look Back film, from the 2007 release of Don't Look Back, see
VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4.)

R-1508 All I Really Want To Do, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, 2 May 1965

R-1509 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, 2 May 1965


May 5, 1965 (Town Hall, Birmingham, England)

61. The Times They Are A-Changin' – 3:15

62. To Ramona – 4:05

63. Gates Of Eden – 6:52

64. If You Gotta Go, Go Now – 2:19

65. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) – 7:41

66. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – 4:21

67. Mr. Tambourine Man – 6:02

68. Talkin’ World War III Blues – 4:40

69. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right – 4:02

70. With God On Our Side – 4:49

71. She Belongs To Me – 4:14

72. It Ain't Me, Babe – 3:41

73. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll – 5:33

74. All I Really Want To Do – 2:56

75. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue – 4:41

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar and harmonica

R-1510 The Times They Are A-Changin', Town Hall, Birmingham, England, 5 May 1965

R-1511 To Ramona, Town Hall, Birmingham, England, 5 May 1965

R-1512 Gates Of Eden, Town Hall, Birmingham, England, 5 May 1965

R-1513 If You Gotta Go, Go Now, Town Hall, Birmingham, England, 5 May 1965

R-0811-3 It's All Right, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) - live, Town Hall, Birmingham, England, 5 May 1965, from the 2007 release of Don't Look Back, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4
A shorter segment of this performance is included in the
2005 No Direction Home DVD (see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 3).

R-1514 Love Minus Zero/No Limit, Town Hall, Birmingham, England, 5 May 1965

R-1515 Mr. Tambourine Man, Town Hall, Birmingham, England, 5 May 1965

R-1516 Talkin’ World War III Blues, Town Hall, Birmingham, England, 5 May 1965

R-1517 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, Town Hall, Birmingham, England, 5 May 1965

R-1518 With God On Our Side, Town Hall, Birmingham, England, 5 May 1965

R-1519 She Belongs To Me, Town Hall, Birmingham, England, 5 May 1965

R-1520 It Ain't Me, Babe, Town Hall, Birmingham, England, 5 May 1965

R-1521 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, Town Hall, Birmingham, England, 5 May 1965

R-1522 All I Really Want To Do, Town Hall, Birmingham, England, 5 May 1965

R-1523 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, Town Hall, Birmingham, England, 5 May 1965


May 6, 1965 (City Hall, Newcastle, England)

76. The Times They Are A-Changin' – 2:57 (actually from Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965)

77. To Ramona – 4:10 (actually from Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965)

78. Gates Of Eden – 6:51 (actually from Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965)

79. If You Gotta Go, Go Now – 2:11 (actually from Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965)

80. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) – 7:44 (actually from Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965)

81. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – 3:57 (actually from Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965 - R-0297, see above)

82. Mr. Tambourine Man – 5:26 (actually from Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965)

The correct Newcastle tracks are #16-#22)!

83. Talkin’ World War III Blues – 4:21 (correctly dated as Newcastle)

84. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [partial false start, complete] – 4:39 (correctly dated as Newcastle)

85. With God On Our Side –5:05 (correctly dated as Newcastle)

86. She Belongs To Me – 4:23 (correctly dated as Newcastle)

87. It Ain't Me, Babe – 4:10 (correctly dated as Newcastle)

88. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll – 5:34 (correctly dated as Newcastle)

89. All I Really Want To Do – 2:51 (correctly dated as Newcastle)

90. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue – 4:54 (correctly dated as Newcastle)

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar and harmonica

R-1467 The Times They Are A-Changin', wrongly dated as Newcastle, 6 May 1965, actually from The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965

R-1468 To Ramona, wrongly dated as Newcastle, 6 May 1965, actually from The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965

This may be the same as:

R-0805-3 To Ramona - live, The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, England, 30 Apr 1965 (the correct performance?)
This is the complete performance of the excerpt in the Don't Look Back film, but without the false start and tuning included there, from the 2007 release of Don't Look Back, see
VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4
Alternatively, this is possibly the Newcastle performance of To Ramona, in which case it's the same as R-0294!

R-1469 Gates Of Eden, wrongly dated as Newcastle, 6 May 1965, actually from The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965

R-1470 If You Gotta Go, Go Now, wrongly dated as Newcastle, 6 May 1965, actually from The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965

R-1471 It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), wrongly dated as Newcastle, 6 May 1965, actually from The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965

R-0297 Love Minus Zero/No Limit, wrongly dated as Newcastle, 6 May 1965, actually from The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965 - R-0297, see above

R-1472 Mr. Tambourine Man, wrongly dated as Newcastle, 6 May 1965, actually from The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, 30 Apr 1965

R-1530 Talkin’ World War III Blues, correctly dated as City Hall, Newcastle, 6 May 1965

R-1531 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right [partial false start, complete], correctly dated as City Hall, Newcastle, 6 May 1965

R-1532 With God On Our Side, correctly dated as City Hall, Newcastle, 6 May 1965

R-1533 She Belongs To Me, correctly dated as City Hall, Newcastle, 6 May 1965

R-0812-3 It Ain't Me, Babe - live, City Hall, Newcastle, England, 6 May 1965, from the 2007 release of Don't Look Back, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4

R-1534 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, correctly dated as City Hall, Newcastle, 6 May 1965

R-1535 All I Really Want To Do, correctly dated as City Hall, Newcastle, 6 May 1965

R-1536 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, correctly dated as City Hall, Newcastle, 6 May 1965


May 7, 1965 (Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England)

91. The Times They Are A-Changin’ – 2:59

92. To Ramona – 4:30

93. Gates Of Eden – 6:50

94. If You Gotta Go, Go Now – 2:28

95. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – 7:50

96. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – 4:14

97. Mr. Tambourine Man – 6:02

98. Talkin’ World War III Blues – 4:27

99. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – 3:32 (now known to be R-0402, see above)

100. With God On Our Side – 5:04

101. She Belongs To Me – 4:01

102. It Ain’t Me, Babe – 3:56

103. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll – 5:32

104. All I Really Want To Do – 2:46

105. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – 5:00

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar and harmonica

R-1537 The Times They Are A-Changin’, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, 7 May 1965

R-1538 To Ramona, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, 7 May 1965

R-1539 Gates Of Eden, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, 7 May 1965

R-0813-3 If You Gotta Go, Go Now - live, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, 7 May 1965, from the 2007 release of Don't Look Back, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4

R-1540 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding), Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, 7 May 1965

R-1541 Love Minus Zero/No Limit, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, 7 May 1965

R-1542 Mr. Tambourine Man, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, 7 May 1965

R-1543 Talkin’ World War III Blues, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, 7 May 1965

R-0402-6 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - live, City Hall, Newcastle, England, 6 May 1965 (also appeared in a "Retro Rock" radio programme in 1981 about D.A. Pennebaker, see 1981)
"
This is not Newcastle but rather Manchester, 7 May 1965" - Bob Stacy

R-1544 With God On Our Side, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, 7 May 1965

R-1545 She Belongs To Me, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, 7 May 1965

R-1546 It Ain’t Me, Babe, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, 7 May 1965

R-1547 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, 7 May 1965

R-1548 All I Really Want To Do, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, 7 May 1965

R-1549 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, 7 May 1965


May 8, 1965 (Savoy Hotel, London, England)

106. She Belongs To Me – 2:48

Bob Dylan – vocals & guitar

R-1550 She Belongs To Me, Savoy Hotel, London, England, 8 May 1965


May 9, 1965 (Royal Albert Hall, London, England)

107. The Times They Are A-Changin’ [incomplete] – 3:10

108. To Ramona – 4:36

109. Gates of Eden – 7:08

110. If You Gotta Go, Go Now – 2:15

111. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – 8:11 (R-0404, see above)

112. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – 3:53

113. Mr. Tambourine Man – 6:19

114. Talkin’ World War III Blues – 4:36 (R-0405, see above)

115. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – 3:36

116. With God On Our Side – 5:03

117. She Belongs To Me – 3:37

118. It Ain’t Me, Babe – 3:53

119. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll – 5:19

120. All I Really Want To Do – 2:42

121. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – 5:05

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar and harmonica

R-1551 The Times They Are A-Changin’ [incomplete], Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965

R-1552 To Ramona, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965

R-1553 Gates of Eden, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965

R-1554 If You Gotta Go, Go Now, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965

R-0404-5 It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) - live, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965 (also appeared in a "Retro Rock" radio programme in 1981 about D.A. Pennebaker, see 1981)

R-1555 Love Minus Zero/No Limit, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965

R-1556 Mr. Tambourine Man, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965

R-0405-6 Talking World War III Blues - live, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965 (also appeared in a "Retro Rock" radio programme in 1981 about D.A. Pennebaker, see 1981)

R-1557 Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965

(R-0802-3 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - possibly Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965
Both the 9 May 1965 and 10 May 1965 performances of Don't Think Twice, It's All Right are included on this 208 track download set
. Which performance R-0802 is is yet to be identified!)

R-1558 With God On Our Side, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965

R-0814-3 She Belongs To Me - live, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965, from the 2007 release of Don't Look Back, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4

R-1559 It Ain't Me, Babe, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965

R-1560 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965

R-1561 All I Really Want To Do, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965

R-1562 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 9 May 1965


May 10, 1965 (Royal Albert Hall, London, England)

122. The Times They Are A-Changin' – 3:17

123. To Ramona – 4:07

124. Gates Of Eden – 7:11

125. If You Gotta Go, Go Now – 2:13

126. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) [dropouts] – 7:34

127. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – 3:37 (R-0718, see above)

128. Mr. Tambourine Man – 5:50

129. Talkin’ World War III Blues – 4:32

130. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right – 3:58

131. With God On Our Side – 4:54

132. She Belongs To Me – 4:19

133. It Ain't Me, Babe – 3:47 (R-0298, see above)

134. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll – 5:32 (R-0295, see above)

135. All I Really Want To Do – 2:40

136. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue – 4:57 (R-0296, see above)

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar and harmonica

R-1563 The Times They Are A-Changin', Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965

R-1564 To Ramona, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965

R-1565 Gates Of Eden, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965

R-1566 If You Gotta Go, Go Now, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965

R-1567 It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) [dropouts], Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965

R-0718-2 Love Minus Zero/No Limit - Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965, from Martin Scorsese documentary film Bob Dylan: No Direction Home, DVD release, Sep 2005, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 3

R-1568 Mr. Tambourine Man, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965

R-1569 Talkin’ World War III Blues, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965

R-1570 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965

R-1571 With God On Our Side, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965

R-1572 She Belongs To Me, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965

R-0298-4 It Ain't Me, Babe - dated correctly as Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1

R-0295-4 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll - dated as Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1

R-1573 All I Really Want To Do, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965

R-0296-4 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - dated as Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 10 May 1965, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1


June 1, 1965 (BBC Studios, London, England)

137. Ballad Of Hollis Brown – 4:52

138. Mr. Tambourine Man – 5:55

139. Gates Of Eden – 6:50

140. If You Gotta Go, Go Now – 2:34

141. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll – 6:03

142. It Ain’t Me, Babe – 3:51

143. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – 3:39

144. One Too Many Mornings – 4:00

145. Boots Of Spanish Leather – 6:21

146. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – 8:35

147. She Belongs To Me – 4:25

148. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – 4:58

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar and harmonica

R-1574 Ballad Of Hollis Brown, BBC Studios, London, England, 1 Jun 1965

R-1575 Mr. Tambourine Man, BBC Studios, London, England, 1 Jun 1965, previously released on a 1992 Italian CD Bob Dylan 2 accompanying an issue of Il Dizionario del Rock (The Dictionary of Rock) - a series of magazines in the early 1990s (Q-0013, see Questionable Releases)

R-1576 Gates Of Eden, BBC Studios, London, England, 1 Jun 1965

R-1577 If You Gotta Go, Go Now, BBC Studios, London, England, 1 Jun 1965

R-1578 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, BBC Studios, London, England, 1 Jun 1965, previously released on a 1992 Italian CD Bob Dylan 2 accompanying an issue of Il Dizionario del Rock (The Dictionary of Rock) - a series of magazines in the early 1990s (Q-0018, see Questionable Releases)

R-1579 It Ain’t Me, Babe, BBC Studios, London, England, 1 Jun 1965, previously released on a 1992 Italian CD Bob Dylan 2 accompanying an issue of Il Dizionario del Rock (The Dictionary of Rock) - a series of magazines in the early 1990s (Q-0015, see Questionable Releases)

R-1580 Love Minus Zero/No Limit, BBC Studios, London, England, 1 Jun 1965

R-1581 One Too Many Mornings, BBC Studios, London, England, 1 Jun 1965

R-1582 Boots Of Spanish Leather, BBC Studios, London, England, 1 Jun 1965, previously released on a 1992 Italian CD Bob Dylan 2 accompanying an issue of Il Dizionario del Rock (The Dictionary of Rock) - a series of magazines in the early 1990s (Q-0019, see Questionable Releases)

R-1583 It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding), BBC Studios, London, England, 1 Jun 1965, previously released on a 1992 Italian CD Bob Dylan 2 accompanying an issue of Il Dizionario del Rock (The Dictionary of Rock) - a series of magazines in the early 1990s (Q-0017, see Questionable Releases)

R-1584 She Belongs To Me, BBC Studios, London, England, 1 Jun 1965, previously released on a 1992 Italian CD Bob Dylan 2 accompanying an issue of Il Dizionario del Rock (The Dictionary of Rock) - a series of magazines in the early 1990s (Q-0016, see Questionable Releases)

R-1585 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue, BBC Studios, London, England, 1 Jun 1965, previously released on a 1992 Italian CD Bob Dylan 2 accompanying an issue of Il Dizionario del Rock (The Dictionary of Rock) - a series of magazines in the early 1990s (Q-0014, see Questionable Releases)


July 24, 1965 (Contemporary Songs Workshop, Newport Folk Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, Rhode Island)

149. Tombstone Blues – 5:25

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar and harmonica

R-1586 Tombstone Blues, Contemporary Songs Workshop, Newport Folk Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, Rhode Island, 24 Jul 1965


July 25, 1965 (Newport Folk Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, Rhode Island)

150. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry – 3:29

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar and harmonica, Michael Bloomfield – guitar, Barry Goldberg – organ, Al Kooper – bass, Sam Lay – drums

R-1587 It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry, Newport Folk Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, Rhode Island, 25 Jul 1965 (then known as "Phantom Engineer")

Of the other tracks performed that day:


August 28, 1965 (Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York)

151. She Belongs To Me – 4:05

152. To Ramona – 4:22

153. Gates of Eden – 6:31

154. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – 3:36

155. Desolation Row – 9:31

156. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – 5:01

157. Mr. Tambourine Man – 5:36

158. Tombstone Blues – 5:37

159. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) – 4:38

160. From A Buick 6 – 3:14

161. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues – 5:22

162. Maggie’s Farm – 4:42

163. It Ain’t Me, Babe – 4:34

164. Ballad Of A Thin Man – 5:41

165. Like A Rolling Stone – 5:59

Tracks 151-157: Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar and harmonica

Tracks 158-165: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar and harmonica), Robbie Robertson (guitar), Al Kooper (organ), Harvey Brooks (bass) and Levon Helm (drums)

R-1588 She Belongs To Me, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York, 28 Aug 1965 (A)

R-1589 To Ramona, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York, 28 Aug 1965 (A)

R-1590 Gates of Eden, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York, 28 Aug 1965 (A)

R-1591 Love Minus Zero/No Limit, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York, 28 Aug 1965 (A)

R-1592 Desolation Row, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York, 28 Aug 1965 (A)

R-1593 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York, 28 Aug 1965 (A)

R-1594 Mr. Tambourine Man, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York, 28 Aug 1965 (A)

R-1595 Tombstone Blues, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York, 28 Aug 1965 (A)

R-1596 I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met), Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York, 28 Aug 1965 (A)

R-1597 From A Buick 6, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York, 28 Aug 1965 (A)

R-1598 Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York, 28 Aug 1965 (A)

R-1599 Maggie’s Farm, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York, 28 Aug 1965 (A)

R-1600 It Ain’t Me, Babe, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York, 28 Aug 1965 (A)

R-1601 Ballad Of A Thin Man, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York, 28 Aug 1965 (A)

R-1602 Like A Rolling Stone, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Queens, New York, 28 Aug 1965 (A)


September 3, 1965 (Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California)

166. She Belongs To Me – 3:44

167. To Ramona – 4:00

168. Gates of Eden – 6:13

169. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – 4:48

170. Desolation Row – 9:38

171. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – 3:38

172. Mr. Tambourine Man – 5:41

173. Tombstone Blues [incomplete] – 4:37

174. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) – 4:19

175. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues – 4:47

176. From A Buick 6 – 2:57

177. Maggie’s Farm – 4:19

178. It Ain’t Me, Babe – 4:13

179. Ballad Of A Thin Man – 5:38

180. Like A Rolling Stone – 5:31

Tracks 166-172: Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar and harmonica

Tracks 173-180: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar and harmonica), Robbie Robertson (guitar), Al Kooper (organ), Harvey Brooks (bass) and Levon Helm (drums)

R-1603 She Belongs To Me, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, 3 Sep 1965

R-1604 To Ramona, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, 3 Sep 1965

R-1605 Gates of Eden, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, 3 Sep 1965

R-1606 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, 3 Sep 1965

R-1607 Desolation Row, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, 3 Sep 1965

R-1608 Love Minus Zero/No Limit, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, 3 Sep 1965

R-1609 Mr. Tambourine Man, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, 3 Sep 1965

R-1610 Tombstone Blues [incomplete], Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, 3 Sep 1965

R-1611 I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met), Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, 3 Sep 1965

R-1612 Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, 3 Sep 1965

R-1613 From A Buick 6, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, 3 Sep 1965

R-1614 Maggie’s Farm, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, 3 Sep 1965

R-1615 It Ain’t Me, Babe, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, 3 Sep 1965

R-1616 Ballad Of A Thin Man, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, 3 Sep 1965

R-1617 Like A Rolling Stone, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, 3 Sep 1965

The recordings of the Hollywood Bowl concert are taken from the PA system, not the soundboard or an audience recording.


October 29 or 31, 1965 (Back Bay Theater, Boston, Massachusetts)

181. Tombstone Blues [dropouts] – 4:46

182. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) [incomplete] – 2:02

183. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down [partial, intro clipped] – 3:24

184. Ballad Of A Thin Man [partial, intro clipped, dropouts and tape speed varies] – 5:15

Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar and harmonica), Robbie Robertson (guitar), Richard Manuel (piano), Garth Hudson (organ), Rick Danko (bass) and Levon Helm (drums)

R-1618 Tombstone Blues [dropouts], Back Bay Theater, Boston, MA, 29 or 31 Oct 1965 (A)

R-1619 I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) [incomplete], Back Bay Theater, Boston, MA, 29 or 31 Oct 1965 (A)

R-1620 Baby, Let Me Follow You Down [partial, intro clipped], Back Bay Theater, Boston, MA, 29 or 31 Oct 1965 (A)

R-1621 Ballad Of A Thin Man [partial, intro clipped, dropouts and tape speed varies], Back Bay Theater, Boston, MA, 29 or 31 Oct 1965 (A)

Considerable research by Dylan fans has determined that these four performances are actually from Chicago, IL, 26 Nov 1965!


October 30, 1965 (Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CT)

185. She Belongs To Me – 3:21

186. To Ramona [incomplete] – 0:18

187. Gates of Eden [incomplete] – 0:25

188. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – 4:51

189. Desolation Row [incomplete] – 0:16

190. Love Minus Zero/No Limit [incomplete] – 0:49

191. Mr. Tambourine Man – 6:36

192. Tombstone Blues – 5:21

193. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down – 3:19

194. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues [incomplete] – 0:28

195. Maggie’s Farm – 3:56

196. It Ain’t Me, Babe – 5:27

197. Ballad Of A Thin Man [incomplete] – 0:47

198. Positively 4th Street – 4:29

199. Like A Rolling Stone – 2:52

Tracks 185-191: Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar and harmonica

Tracks 192-199: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar and harmonica), Robbie Robertson (guitar), Richard Manuel (piano), Garth Hudson (organ), Rick Danko (bass) and Levon Helm (drums)

R-1622 She Belongs To Me, Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CT, 30 Oct 1965 (A)

R-1623 To Ramona [incomplete], Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CT, 30 Oct 1965 (A)

R-1624 Gates of Eden [incomplete], Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CT, 30 Oct 1965 (A)

R-1625 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue, Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CT, 30 Oct 1965 (A)

R-1626 Desolation Row [incomplete], Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CT, 30 Oct 1965 (A)

R-1627 Love Minus Zero/No Limit [incomplete], Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CT, 30 Oct 1965 (A)

R-1628 Mr. Tambourine Man, Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CT, 30 Oct 1965 (A)

R-1629 Tombstone Blues, Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CT, 30 Oct 1965 (A)

R-1630 Baby, Let Me Follow You Down, Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CT, 30 Oct 1965 (A)

R-1631 Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues [incomplete], Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CT, 30 Oct 1965 (A)

R-1632 Maggie’s Farm, Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CT, 30 Oct 1965 (A)

R-1633 It Ain’t Me, Babe, Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CT, 30 Oct 1965 (A)

R-1634 Ballad Of A Thin Man [incomplete], Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CT, 30 Oct 1965 (A)

R-1635 Positively 4th Street, Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CT, 30 Oct 1965 (A)

R-1636 Like A Rolling Stone, Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CT, 30 Oct 1965 (A)


December 4, 1965 (Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California)

200. Tombstone Blues [incomplete] – 4:54

201. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) – 5:04

202. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down – 3:55

203. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues – 5:35

204. Long Distance Operator – 3:45

205. It Ain’t Me, Babe – 5:33

206. Ballad Of A Thin Man – 5:34

207. Positively 4th Street – 4:33

208. Like A Rolling Stone – 5:55

Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar and harmonica), Robbie Robertson (guitar), Richard Manuel (piano), Garth Hudson (organ), Rick Danko (bass) and Bobby Gregg (drums)

All songs written by Bob Dylan except "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down" arranged by Bob Dylan.

R-1637 Tombstone Blues [incomplete], Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 4 Dec 1965 (A)

R-1638 I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met), Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 4 Dec 1965 (A)

R-1639 Baby, Let Me Follow You Down, Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 4 Dec 1965 (A)

R-1640 Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues, Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 4 Dec 1965 (A)

R-1641 Long Distance Operator, Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 4 Dec 1965 (A)
This is the only recorded performance of this song by Bob, the performance on the 1975 double album The Basement Tapes is by The Band with vocals by Rick Danko. The song was performed live by Bob on other occasions in late 1965, but this is the only known recording. Thanks to Bob Stacy who writes: "In the "Chicago Tribune", 27 Nov 65 (the day following the show at Aire Crown Theater, 26 Nov 65), the reviewer Bruce Plowman noted, "Dylan introduced a new song last night, one which he wrote, called 'Long Distance Operator'." Also, Bruce says someone who attended the show at San José, CA, 12 Dec 1965, remembers hearing the song. No studio version is known.

R-1642 It Ain’t Me, Babe, Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 4 Dec 1965 (A)

R-1643 Ballad Of A Thin Man, Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 4 Dec 1965 (A)

R-1644 Positively 4th Street, Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 4 Dec 1965 (A)

R-1645 Like A Rolling Stone, Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 4 Dec 1965 (A)

The Berkeley tape was recorded by Allen Ginsberg. However, Stephan Pickering says: "Allen Ginsberg donated almost all of his archive to Stanford University's Special Collections.

MO 733, Ginsberg Papers Subseries 11.b. Reel-to-reel tapes; 7 in.

Box 119, Reel 7. "Bob Dylan, San José, CA, Civic Auditorium, 12 December 1965"
Box 134, Reel 5. "San Francisco, CA, Dylan undated" [Allen Ginsberg had identified this tape as Berkeley 4 December 1965 after it was catalogued as 'San Francisco, Dylan undated.'] 
Box 120, Reel 1: "[Untitled] 1965 Dec 12"

I have not had the opportunity to listen to Box 120 Reel 1, and I would like to know who has re-identified these tapes, and on what documentary basis. No doubt, these are the Stanford archived tape reels. This means the Berkeley 4 December 1965 (Box 134 Reel 5) released by Jeff Rosen is actually 11 December 1965 San Francisco. What happened to 4 December 1965 Berkeley? I was there, and saw Reb Allen taping the electric segment, the acoustic 'Freeze Out' premiered that night, but he wasn't able to tape it."

Stephan Pickering later says: "The Berkeley December 4th show does NOT exist. It has been mislabeled all these years, it is actually the San José set. The electric set from San José is the exact circulating recording that has been available over the years labeled as Berkeley Community Theater."

It would now appear that Box 134 contains the entire San Francisco Masonic Memorial Temple concert from December 11th, complete acoustic and electric sets (except for She Belongs To Me which is missing).

Setlist:
She Belongs To Me (missing)
To Ramona
Gates of Eden
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Desolation Row (in the conversation for definitive live version)
Love Minus Zero/No Limit
Visions of Johanna (first recorded live performance and in the conversation for definitive live version, epic, introduced as "Alcatraz to the 9th Power Revisited", has the nightingale's code line, hard to make out but he appears to tell the audience that "I sang this song last week in concert" - which would likely mean he played Visions at Berkeley)
Mr. Tambourine Man (rivals Sheffield and RAH2 as definitive live version. Harp solos rival Sheffield, unbelievably)

Tombstone Blues (cuts in at first chorus)
I Don't Believe You
Baby Let Me Follow You Down
Tom Thumb's Blues (very slight cut in)
Long Distance Operator ("Murder you with her smile")
It Ain't Me Babe (singing is better here than in the San José show)
Ballad of a Thin Man ("You're positive something is happening here now but you ain't got the faintest idea what it is", better version than San José)
Positively 4th Street (This is the definitive live version of this song. The singing is unreal, "screeeam iiiiiiiit!" "To see yooooooooouu!" wow, Bob is clearly having fun. Garth crushes it)
Like a Rolling Stone (Epic, last chorus epic)

The San Francisco show immediately enters the "best concert of his career" conversation. It is an unbelievable listen. Dylan's interaction with the audience is special here, the entire crowd is sitting on the edge of their seats. The San Francisco show is of lesser sound quality on both acoustic and electric sets, but still very good. In the San Francisco electric set Dylan's vocals are higher in the mix than on the San José tape. The San José electric set is a sound quality upgrade from what has been circulating.

San José, CA, 12 Dec 1965

Acoustic set:
She Belongs To Me (new)
To Ramona (new)
Gates Of Eden (new)
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (new)
Desolation Row (new)
Love Minus Zero/No Limit (new)
Mr. Tambourine Man (new)

Electric set:
Tombstone Blues (upgrade to R-1637)
I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) (upgrade to R-1638)
Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (upgrade to R-1639)
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (upgrade to R-1640)
Long Distance Operator (upgrade to R-1641)
It Ain’t Me, Babe (upgrade to R-1642)
Ballad Of A Thin Man (upgrade to R-1643)
Positively 4th Street (upgrade to R-1644)
Like A Rolling Stone (upgrade to R-1645)

Dylan says to Ginsberg during the intermission of the San José show that "what you are seeing now is a typical concert, last night was wild, I sort of felt who they were out there". Bob was still very much beaming from the SF show 24 hours later.

The tracks from these two shows have not been given R-numbers because they are not officially released. They are however available on the Internet.

Thanks to Bob Stacy, Harold Lepidus, Stephan Pickering and "The Bridge" issue 54, pages 103-107, for information.


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