Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes were recorded in 1967 with musicians that would later form the Band. These sessions were released in 1975, but now the full basement tapes with recently discovered audio is getting released. Above, you can listen to one of these gems, an alternate version of "Lo and Behold! (Take 1)," that will be included on the upcoming Bob Dylan release, The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11.
The song features a young Dylan strumming simple guitar chords while he delivers the vocals in a storytelling style. A subtle but firm bassline runs underneath the song as an organ can be heard, but not very prominently. The looseness of the recording can be heard throughout as Dylan shares a spontaneous laugh. Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, and Levon Helm joined Dylan for these sessions, although we don't specifically know who played on what instruments for this song.
The six-CD set will be released by Columbia Records / Legacy Recordings and available on November 4th. Pre-orders are available through Amazon.
Bob Dylan and his band will be setting out on a North America Tour this month. You can get that information, as well as his latest music and news, by visiting his Zumic artist page.
Source: Legacy Recordings SoundCloud