Bob Dylan "Live At The Gaslight 1962", new Bob Dylan album out August 30, 2005 (distributed exclusively by Starbucks).
Starbucks Hear Music and Sony BMG Custom Marketing Group today announced plans to release and distribute Bob Dylan "Live at the Gaslight 1962," an album consisting of newly restored, live recordings culled from the best of Dylan's legendary 1962 performances at New York's Gaslight Cafe. Long sought after by fans, this album represents the first time these historic recordings have been professionally produced and officially released. Beginning on August 30, 2005, the album will be available exclusively at Starbucks Company-operated stores in the U.S. and Canada.
These archival recordings capture a young Bob Dylan at a pivotal moment in his career when he began to find his voice as an innovative artist and songwriter. The 10-song CD, culled from the best of Bob Dylan's renowned 1962 sets at the Gaslight Cafe, includes the earliest surviving live recordings of "A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall" and "Don't Think Twice It's Alright," both of which Bob Dylan later released to great acclaim. Additional tracks include a third Bob Dylan original, "John Brown," as well as covers of traditional folk songs such as "The Cuckoo" and "Barbara Allen."
For the past four decades, a limited number of poor quality "bootleg" versions of Bob Dylan's performances at the Gaslight Cafe have circulated among collectors and fans. To produce this landmark album, Sony BMG mastering and audio production engineers completely remastered the best available recordings to create an album which offers a pristine version of these historical recordings -- the only version ever released with proper pitch and speed.
The exclusive release of Bob Dylan: "Live at the Gaslight 1962" coincides with the release of éNo Direction Home: Bob Dylan", a Martin Scorsese picture. The first feature-length film biography of Bob Dylan, the film is scheduled to make its U.S. broadcast premiere on American Masters, Thirteen/WNET New York's award-winning series, in September on PBS (check local listings). Beginning on August 30, the film biography's two-CD soundtrack, entitled "Bob Dylan No Direction Home: The Soundtrack - Bootleg Series Volume 7", will also be available at Starbucks Company-operated stores in the U.S. and Canada as well as at traditional retail.
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