The sixth volume of Bob Dylan's The Bootleg Series will be released next year. The album, the third live set in the series, will be culled from an October 31, 1964, Dylan performance at Philharmonic Hall in New York City, dubbed the "Halloween Concert" among fans and collectors. The album will follow The Bootleg Series Volume 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975 -- The Rolling Thunder Revue, which Columbia/Legacy will release later this month.
Unlike Volume 5 and its predecessor, The Bootleg Series Volume 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966 -- Royal Albert Hall Concert, the Philharmonic show predates the release of Bringing It All Back Home and Dylan's subsequent, infamous movement away from his folk beginnings (notably his 1965 Newport Folk Festival appearance). The performance still previews several songs from Bringing, including "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)." Also represented are tracks from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan ("A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"), The Times They Are A-Changin' ("The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll") and Another Side of Bob Dylan ("Spanish Harlem Incident"). Dylan's self-titled 1962 debut album, which featured only a handful of original songs, was not represented. Several songs -- including "Mama You've Been on My Mind," "With God on Our Side" and "All I Really Want to Do" -- featured guest vocals by Joan Baez.
The Bootleg Series was initiated with the 1991 release of the three-CD rarities box set, The Bootleg Series Volume 1-3: Rare and Unreleased 1961-1991. The exact release date for Volume 6 has not yet been set.
The set list for Bob Dylan's Philharmonic Hall show (not necessarily album track listing):
The Times They Are a-Changin'
Spanish Harlem Incident
Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues
Who Killed Davey Moore?
Gates of Eden
If You Gotta Go, Go Now
It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
I Don't Believe You
Mr. Tambourine Man
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall
Talking World War III Blues
Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
Mama You've Meen on My Mind
With God on Our Side
It Ain't Me Babe
All I Really Want to Do
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