Bob Dylan Releasing 27-Disc, 431-Track Live Recording Box Set of 1974 Shows With The Band

Bob Dylan Releasing 27-Disc, 431-Track Live Recording Box Set of 1974 Shows With The Band

Bob Dylan will look back on one of the most exciting times in his half-century live performance career this fall with the release of a sprawling 27-disc chronicle of the singer’s iconic 1974 tour featuring The Band as his backing group.

Bob Dylan – The 1974 Live Recordings will be released by Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings on September 20 as a massive set including 431 tracks — 417 of which are previously unreleased performances — with fans getting a sneak peek on Tuesday (July 9) via a never-released version of “Forever Young” recorded in Seattle on Feb. 9, 1974.

The set’s release is timed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dylan’s return to touring that year; Dylan retired from the road following a 1966 motorcycle accident. The 40-city North American outing was Dylan’s first tour in eight years and it resulted in the live double album Before the Flood.

After making their name as Dylan’s backing band in 1966 on the folk legend’s first plugged-in tour, the group featuring Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel re-joined him in 1974 for his first arena tour. Barnstorming across North America while playing 30 shows in 42 days — sometimes performing two sets per day — the tour kicked off in Chicago on Jan. 3, 1974. According to the release, the outing helped “create the template for the major rock tour,” cementing such live concert staples as fans holding up their lighters en masse (pre-cellphone) and the bright flash of the house lights during pivotal moments in the set.

The group performed many songs for the first time on the tour, including such beloved tracks as “All Along the Watchtower,” “Forever Young” and “Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)” as well as such rarities including “Ballad of Hollis Brown,” “Song to Woody” and “Nobody ‘Cept You.”

A release announcing the box set noted that it will feature 133 of the recordings newly mixed from 16-track tape and every surviving soundboard recording of the tour, as well as new liner notes by journalist/critic Elizabeth Nelson.

A three-LP colored vinyl highlights release, The 1974 Live Recordings – The Missing Songs From Before The Flood, will be issued by Third Man Records featuring versions of every song from the 1974 tour not included on the original Before the Flood album.

Dylan, 83, is currently on the road as part of his “Never Ending Tour,” with his next show slated for July 29 at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, CA.

Listen to the 1974 recording of “Forever Young” here and see the full track listing below.

DISC 1

January 3, 1974 – Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL

1. Hero Blues

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Tough Mama

4. It Ain’t Me, Babe

5. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

6. All Along the Watchtower

7. Song to Woody

8. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll

9. Nobody ‘Cept You

10. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

11. Forever Young

12. Something There Is About You

13. Like a Rolling Stone

14. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

DISC 2

January 4, 1974 – Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL

1. Hero Blues

2. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

3. It Ain’t Me, Babe

4. Tough Mama

5. Ballad of a Thin Man

6. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

7. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

8. The Times They Are A-Changin’

9. Love Minus Zero/No Limit

10. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll

11. Nobody ‘Cept You

12. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

13. Maggie’s Farm

DISC 3

January 6, 1974 (Afternoon) – The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

1. Ballad of Hollis Brown

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. It Ain’t Me, Babe

5. Tough Mama

6. Ballad of a Thin Man

7. All Along the Watchtower

8. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

9. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

10. To Ramona

11. Mama, You Been on My Mind

12. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll

13. Nobody ‘Cept You

14. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

15. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

16. Forever Young

17. Something There Is About You

18. Like a Rolling Stone

DISC 4

January 6, 1974 (Evening) – The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

1. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. It Ain’t Me, Babe

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

6. Ballad of a Thin Man

7. All Along the Watchtower

8. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

9. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

10. The Times They Are A-Changin’

11. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

12. Song to Woody

13. Mr. Tambourine Man

14. Nobody ‘Cept You

15. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

16. Forever Young

17. Something There Is About You

18. Like a Rolling Stone

19. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

DISC 5

January 7, 1974 – The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

1. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. It Ain’t Me, Babe

5. I Don’t Believe You

(She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

6. Ballad of a Thin Man

7. All Along the Watchtower

8. Ballad of Hollis Brown

9. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

10. Just Like a Woman

11. Girl from the North Country

12. Wedding Song

13. Nobody ‘Cept You

14. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

15. Forever Young

16. Something There Is About You

17. Like a Rolling Stone

18. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

DISC 6

January 9, 1974 – Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada

1. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. It Ain’t Me, Babe

5. It Take a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry

6. Ballad of a Thin Man

7. All Along the Watchtower

8. Ballad of Hollis Brown

9. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

10. Just Like a Woman

11. Girl from the North Country

12. Wedding Song

13. Nobody ‘Cept You

14. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

15. Forever Young

16. Something There Is About You

17. Like a Rolling Stone

18. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

DISC 7

January 11, 1974 – Montreal Forum, Montreal, Canada

1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

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

5. It Ain’t Me, Babe

6. Ballad of a Thin Man

7. All Along the Watchtower

8. Ballad of Hollis Brown

9. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

10. The Times They Are A-Changin’

11. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

12. Gates of Eden

13. Nobody ‘Cept You

14. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

15. Forever Young

16. Something There Is About You

17. Like a Rolling Stone

18. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

DISC 8

January 14, 1974 (Afternoon) – Boston Gardens, Boston, MA

1. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. It Ain’t Me, Babe

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

6. Ballad of a Thin Man

7. All Along the Watchtower

8. Ballad of Hollis Brown

9. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

10. The Times They Are A-Changin’

11. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

12. Gates of Eden

13. Just Like a Woman

14. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

15. Forever Young

16. Something There Is About You

17. Like a Rolling Stone

18. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

DISC 9

January 15, 1974 – Capital Centre, Largo, MD

1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

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

5. It Ain’t Me, Babe

6. Ballad of a Thin Man

7. All Along the Watchtower

8. Ballad of Hollis Brown

9. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

10. The Times They Are A-Changin’

11. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

12. Wedding Song

13. Just Like a Woman

14. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

15. Forever Young

16. Something There Is About You

17. Like a Rolling Stone

18. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

DISC 10

January 16, 1974 – Capital Centre, Largo, MD

1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. One Too Many Mornings

5. It Ain’t Me, Babe

6. Ballad of a Thin Man

7. All Along the Watchtower

8. Ballad of Hollis Brown

9. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

10. The Times They Are A-Changin’

11. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

12. Gates of Eden

13. Nobody ‘Cept You

14. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

15. Forever Young

16. Something There Is About You

17. Like a Rolling Stone

18. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

DISC 11

January 17, 1974 – Coliseum, Charlotte, NC

1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

5. It Ain’t Me, Babe

6. Ballad of a Thin Man

7. All Along the Watchtower

8. Ballad of Hollis Brown

9. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

10. The Times They Are A-Changin’

11. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

12. Gates of Eden

13. Just Like a Woman

14. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

15. Forever Young

16. Something There Is About You

17. Like a Rolling Stone

18. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

DISC 12

January 19, 1974 (Afternoon) – Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL

1. All Along the Watchtower

2. Ballad of Hollis Brown

3. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

4. The Times They Are A-Changin’

5. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

6. Gates of Eden

7. Just Like a Woman

8. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

9. Forever Young

10. Something There Is About You

11. Like a Rolling Stone

12. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

DISC 13

January 21, 1974 – The Omni, Atlanta, GA

1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

5. It Ain’t Me, Babe

6. Ballad of a Thin Man

7. All Along the Watchtower

8. Ballad of Hollis Brown

9. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

10. The Times They Are A-Changin’

11. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

12. Gates of Eden

13. Just Like a Woman

14. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

15. Forever Young

16. Something There Is About You

17. Like a Rolling Stone

18. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

DISC 14

January 22, 1974 – The Omni, Atlanta, GA

1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

5. It Ain’t Me, Babe

6. Ballad of a Thin Man

7. Ballad of Hollis Brown

8. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

9. The Times They Are A-Changin’

10. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

11. Gates of Eden

12. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

13. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

14. Forever Young

15. Something There Is About You

16. Like a Rolling Stone

17. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

DISC 15

January 26, 1974 (Afternoon) – Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, TX

1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

5. It Ain’t Me, Babe

6. Ballad of a Thin Man

7. All Along the Watchtower

8. Ballad of Hollis Brown

9. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

10. The Times They Are A-Changin’

11. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

12. Gates of Eden

13. Just Like a Woman

14. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

15. Forever Young

16. Something There Is About You

17. Like a Rolling Stone

18. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

DISC 16

January 26, 1974 (Evening) – Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, TX

1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

5. It Ain’t Me, Babe

6. Ballad of a Thin Man

7. All Along the Watchtower

8. Ballad of Hollis Brown

9. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

10. The Times They Are A-Changin’

11. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

12. Gates of Eden

13. Just Like a Woman

14. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

15. Forever Young

16. Something There Is About You

17. Like a Rolling Stone

18. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

DISC 17

January 30, 1974 – Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. All Along the Watchtower

5. Ballad of Hollis Brown

6. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – released on Before the Flood

7. The Times They Are A-Changin’

8. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

9. Gates of Eden

10. Just Like a Woman

11. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – Incomplete

12. Forever Young

13. Something There Is About You

14. Like a Rolling Stone

15. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

16. Blowin’ in the Wind

DISC 18

January 31, 1974 (Afternoon) – Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

1. All Along the Watchtower

2. Ballad of Hollis Brown

3. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

4. The Times They Are A-Changin’

5. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

6. Gates of Eden – Incomplete

7. Forever Young

8. Highway 61 Revisited – released on A Musical History (The Band)

9. Like a Rolling Stone – Incomplete

DISC 19

January 31, 1974 (Evening) – Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

5. It Ain’t Me, Babe

6. Ballad of a Thin Man

7. All Along the Watchtower – Incomplete

8. Ballad of Hollis Brown

9. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

10. The Times They Are A-Changin’

11. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

12. Gates of Eden

13. Just Like a Woman

14. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

15. Forever Young

16. Highway 61 Revisited

17. Like a Rolling Stone

18. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

19. Blowin’ in the Wind

DISC 20

February 9, 1974 (Afternoon) – Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA

1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. All Along the Watchtower

5. Ballad of Hollis Brown

6. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

7. She Belongs to Me

8. The Times They Are A-Changin’

9. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll

10. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

11. Wedding Song

12. Forever Young

13. Highway 61 Revisited

DISC 21

February 9, 1974 (Evening) – Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA

1. The Times They Are A-Changin’

2. Just Like a Woman

3. Wedding Song

4. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

5. It’s All Right, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

6. Forever Young

7. Highway 61 Revisited

8. Like a Rolling Stone

9. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

10. Blowin’ in the Wind

DISC 22

February 11, 1974 (Afternoon) – Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, CA

1. All Along the Watchtower

2. Ballad of Hollis Brown

3. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

4. She Belongs to Me

5. The Times They Are A-Changin’

6. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll

7. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

8. Wedding Song

9. Forever Young

10. Highway 61 Revisited

11. Like a Rolling Stone – Incomplete

12. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

13. Blowin’ in the Wind

DISC 23

February 11, 1974 (Evening) – Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, CA

1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

5. It Ain’t Me, Babe

6. Ballad of a Thin Man

7. All Along the Watchtower

8. Ballad of Hollis Brown

9. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

10. The Times They Are A-Changin’

11. Just Like a Woman

12. Gates of Eden

13. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Incomplete

14. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

15. Forever Young

16. Highway 61 Revisited – Incomplete

17. Like a Rolling Stone

18. Maggie’s Farm

19. Blowin’ in the Wind

DISC 24

February 13, 1974 – The Forum, Inglewood, CA

1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

2. Lay, Lady, Lay – released on Before the Flood

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – released on Before the Flood

5. It Ain’t Me, Babe

6. Ballad of a Thin Man

7. All Along the Watchtower

8. Ballad of Hollis Brown

9. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

10. She Belongs to Me

11. The Times They Are A-Changin’

12. Love Minus Zero/No Limit

13. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

14. Just Like a Woman

15. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

16. Forever Young

17. Highway 61 Revisited

18. Like a Rolling Stone – released on Before the Flood

19. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

20. Blowin’ in the Wind – released on Before the Flood (first two verses only)

DISC 25

February 14, 1974 (Afternoon) – The Forum, Inglewood, CA

1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)

2. Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

5. It Ain’t Me, Babe

6. Ballad of a Thin Man – released on Before the Flood

7. All Along the Watchtower – released on Before the Flood

8. Ballad of Hollis Brown

9. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

10. She Belongs to Me

11. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

12. The Times They Are A-Changin’

13. Just Like a Woman

14. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

15. Forever Young

16. Highway 61 Revisited

17. Like a Rolling Stone

18. Blowin’ in the Wind – released on Before the Flood (last verse only)

DISC 26

February 14, 1974 (Evening) – The Forum, Inglewood, CA (Pt. 1)

1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine) – released on Before the Flood

2Lay, Lady, Lay

3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

4. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

5. It Ain’t Me, Babe – released on Before the Flood

6.Ballad of a Thin Man

7. All Along the Watchtower

8. Ballad of Hollis Brown

9. Mr. Tambourine Man

10. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

DISC 27

February 14, 1974 (Evening) – The Forum, Inglewood, CA (Pt. 2) 

1. She Belongs to Me

2. The Times They Are A-Changin’

3. Just Like a Woman – released on Before the Flood

4. Gates of Eden

5. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – released on Before the Flood

6. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – released on Before the Flood

7. Forever Young

8. Highway 61 Revisited – released on Before the Flood

9. Like a Rolling Stone

10. Maggie’s Farm

11. Blowin’ in the Wind

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