Bob Dylan Shares 1966 Live Recordings Mini-Documentary
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Bob Dylan yesterday released Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings, a massive 36-disc box set featuring every known recording that exists of his notorious 1966 World Tour. A behind-the-scenes look into the innovative steps taken to stage and record the acoustic/electric concerts has been shared in a new mini-documentary.
The 12-minute short Bob Dylan – The 1966 Live Recordings: The Untold Story Behind The Recordings mixes archival footage from 1966 with an interview with sound engineer Richard Alderson. He describes the challenges with amplifying live performances of the electric band made up of future The Band members – guitarist Robbie Robertson, bassist Rick Danko and keyboardists Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel – as well as drummer Mickey Jones.
“I wanted the tapes to sound good,” Alderson says. “I don’t know why, because, I didn’t know until now that they would ever become anything. And I’m glad that it’s getting appreciated after all this time.”
Watch Bob Dylan – The 1966 Live Recordings: The Untold Story Behind The Recordings here: