Rollicking rock and roll.
Of the many sides of Bob Dylan, the most fun and energetic music of his career was probably made with a backing band that came to be known as 'The Band' who had previously backed up Ronnie Hawkins and later had massive success on their own. They paired up for Dylan's 1965 tour through England documented in the film Don't Look Back, the 1966 double-LP Blonde on Blonde, and the Basement Tapes LP that was mostly recorded in 1967 but not officially released until 1975. Above, you can listen to a newly surfaced version of "Odds and Ends" that serves as an alternate to the version that was the opening track on The Basement Tapes album.
On November 4th, the recording will be issued as part of Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series Volume 11, which is being released as a 6-CD box set with 138 tracks called The Basement Tapes Complete as well as an abridged 2-CD set with 38 tracks called The Basement Tapes Raw. Vinyl is also available if you wanna get in that '60s spirit! Click the links below for more details on the different editions and to buy at Amazon.com.
Via: Rolling Stone