Bob Dylan is set to release a 36-CD box-set of live recordings from his famous 1966 world tour, a landmark series of concerts that followed the singer’s shock decision to go electric.
Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings will feature restored recordings of concerts performed by Dylan in the USA, Australia, and Europe.
The global tour came around a year after Dylan’s infamous Newport Folk Festival appearance in which the folk troubadour performed on electric guitar for the first time.
The extensive box-set will include his May 1966 dates at the Olympia in Paris, one of many appearances where he received a hostile audience reaction to his new sound.
Adam Block, the president of Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music, spoke to reporters about the box set on Tuesday, saying “The intensity of Bob’s live performances, and his fantastic delivery of these songs in concert, add another insightful component in understanding and appreciating the musical revolution Bob Dylan ignited some 50 years ago,”
Since his epoynmous debut record of 1962, Dylan has released a total of 37 studio albums and 11 live records.
The new album will be released on November 11th 2016.