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Third Man Records unveils 1974 Vault recordings of Bob Dylan

09 July 2024, 16:27 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

In honour of the 15-year anniversary of the Vault, Third Man Records have announced its 61st Vault package, Bob Dylan’s The 1974 Live Recordings: The Missing Songs From Before The Flood.

The box set chronicles Dylan’s legendary 1974 tour with The Band, a pivotal moment that saw them performing for their largest crowds to date.

With a variety of full show performances available to cull from in the compiling of Before The Flood it was natural that some songs, no matter how compelling and powerful, would not fit on the original 2xLP release in 1974. Pressed at Third Man Pressing in Detroit on three charming green LPs, this configuration is the only vinyl release of any of the archived 1974 live recordings.

As an added bonus, Third Man has designed a classic 1970’s-styled souvenir tour book, comprising photos taken during the tour and of-the-era graphics and archival material. To top it all off, included is a 7-inch single featuring the inimitable “Blowing In The Wind” as originally included on Before The Flood backed with an incendiary take of “Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)” recorded at Madison Square Garden on January 30th, 1974.

Visit and purchase your package before midnight central time on 31 July.

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