Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes

Fresh off experiencing a motorcycle accident and the wrath of audiences hostile to his embrace of amplified music, Dylan elected to retreat to the comforts of rural and family life. He soon began collaborating with members of the Band in his house, ultimately moving the sessions to Big Pink. Informal, peaceful, relaxed, open-minded: The collaborations blanket country stomps, roots hootenannies, forgotten spirituals, earthy originals, chaotic marches, dreamscapes, dance tunes, folk laments, catch-as-you-can improvisations. On The Basement Tapes, mythical ghosts and dead legends reappear, reveling in the absurdity, comedy, mystery, aura, and alchemy.

As part of Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's ongoing quest to deliver the foremost sounding audio entertainment, they took on the privileged task of mastering this iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on dead-quiet LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog edition of The Basement Tapes ever produced—and the first-ever analog reissue. Inimitable, the particulars of The Basement Tapes—especially, the gather-‘round-in-a-huddle assembly of the instrumentalists, home-made character, domestic vibe, and low-volume nature of the recordings—come to fore here in a manner that takes the listener down the stairs at 2188 Stoll Road and brings the images of Dylan, Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, and Co. to life.

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab ‎– MFSL 2-382, Columbia ‎– 88697946861
GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog LP 180g Series – , Original Master Recording –
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Remastered
May 2012
Rock, Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Folk Rock, Rock & Roll, Blues Rock, Country, Acoustic, Folk, Classic Rock


SKU 0821797238212
Barcode # 0821797238212
Brand Rock/Pop

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