Searching For A Gem and Edlis Cafe have posted the front and back artwork for the upcoming release, Bob Dylan In Concert – Brandeis University 1963. The information listed confirms previous reports for the songs included, while other information is clearly incorrect.
As you can see on the left and in the slideshow, the front cover is a black and white photograph of Dylan on stage with harmonica and acoustic guitar in front of a microphone. It is unclear if the photo was taken from the actual Brandeis concert. It looks similar to images of Dylan at the 1963 Newport Folk Festival . (Scroll down).
The back cover has the track-listing and other information in the form of a “fake” concert ticket.
Here’s most of the information:
1. Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance (incomplete)
2. Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues
3. The Ballad of Hollis Brown
4. Masters of War
5. Talkin’ World War III Blues
6. Bob Dylan’s Dream
7. Talkin’ Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues
All songs written by Bob Dylan.
Recorded live at Brandeis University , May 10, 1963 Saturday night. (Actually Friday)
All songs previously unreleased.
The “ticket” price for the “left risers” ( Row E Seat 61) was $4.40. Ticket good for day of the show only. No refunds or exchanges.(See bottom for actual ticket information)
While this tape was reported to be found in an attic, it’s really a “basement tape”. If case you missed it, Jeff Gold wrote about how he discovered the reel-to-reel tape. Here’s an excerpt:
For two or three days, Toby (Gleason, son of Ralph J.) and I explored the deep recesses of the home’s multi-room basement, which was filled with magazines, records, newspapers and reel to reel tapes. When we came to the wall of tapes, we discovered many labeled “Bob Dylan.” Gleason had been one of Dylan’s early and most vocal supporters, and became close to him. He also had a number of friends at Dylan’s label, Columbia Records (I found letters to Gleason from Dylan’s discoverer, John Hammond, among his papers.) Looking at the 40 or so Dylan tapes in the Gleason collection, it was clear some were sent to him by Columbia, some by Dylan’s management, and some from fans and readers of Gleason. Many were explicitly labeled, some only said “Dylan.” Toby and I agreed that since we didn’t know what was on them, I’d take them back to Los Angeles and listen, to see out what was on each one.
The CD, which has not been officially announced by Sony, is expected to be made available with a unique distributor in each territory (Badlands in the U.K., reportedly Amazon in the U.S.). It is to be shipped with orders of either The Original Mono Recordings box set or Bootleg Series Vol. 9 – The Witmark Demos.
Here’s some information from Badlands (when ordered with the Mono the box set):
EXTREMELY LIMITED EDITION INCLUDES FREE BONUS DISC “IN CONCERT – BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY 1963” This PREVIOUSLY UNCIRCULATED recording was sourced from Ralph Gleason’s archive and features seven songs recorded at the First Annual Folk Festival at Brandeis University, Waltham MA on May 10 1963. This bonus CD comes shrink wrapped to the box set in a card wallet.
The fansite All Along The Watchtower has the image of an original poster advertising the “Brandeis University 1st Annual Folk Festival”. Among the information listed (as written):
Ullman Auditorium, Brandeis University, Waltham 54, Mass.
Friday Eve., May 10, 8 PM: Bob Dylan, Jesse Fuller, Lilly Bros. & Don Stover, Jean Redpath, Silver Leaf Gospel Singers
Saturday Aftn., May 11, 2 PM: Nationalities Concert (Israeli, Navaho Ind., Scottish, S.E. Asian, Puerto Rican) A PANEL -4 PM: ‘Folkmusic and children’ with Pete Seeger, Jean Ritchie, Tony Saletan. Guitar Workshop with Don West. Banjo Workshop with Bob Siggins, Don Stover.
Saturday Eve., May 11, 7:30 PM: Charles River Valley Boys, Ron Eliran, Jean Richie, Pete Seeger.
TICKETS: $4.00 for all events, $2.25 per evening concert, $1 for each afternoon event.
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