Wednesday 2 November 2016

#100 BOB DYLAN - Carnegie Hall, New York - 1963 (Flac)

Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY
October 26, 1963

The complete Carnegie Hall concert began circulating in 2008 via torrent sites as did the six month earlier concert at Town Hall, both shows are superb and will surely be released someday on the official bootleg series. Bob Dylan was moving so fast and leaving a trail of music behind that Columbia’s plans for releasing a concert from these two shows were abandoned. The planned album made it to the acetate stage and crackling copies have circulated for years amongst Dylan collectors.

This is the complete Carnegie Hall concert from October 26, 1963 and is the source tape used by bootleggers ‘Hollow Horn’ for their ‘Unravelled Tales’ release in 2008. Since circulating, it has been subjected to many cut up postings. I’m not sure if the complete original source is still available on the net today but if not, here is your chance to obtain one of Dylan greatest early performances without the bootleggers edits and fades. The sound quality is virtually flawless

High calibre songs from the third album sessions and relegated to outtake status "Percy's Song", "Seven Curses", and "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" were performed to a rapt, sell-out Carnegie audience. Only two tracks from the forthcoming ‘The Times They Are A Changin'' album did not appear on the Carnegie set list; ‘One Too Many Mornings and the closing ‘Restless Farewell’ 

These files stem from my original download saved to hard drive, there were no notes included with the audio files apart from the md5 text. 

This recording was succinctly described by a blog reader as: 

 "One of the most important recordings in American history"


1 crowd
2 The Times They Are A-Changin'
3 Ballad Of Hollis Brown
4 Who Killed Davy Moore
5. Boots Of Spanish Leather
6 John Birch Society Blues
7 Lay Down Your Weary Tune
8 Blowin' In The Wind
9 Percy's Song
10 Seven Curses
11. Walls Of Red Wing
12 North Country Blues
13 A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

1 Talking WWIII Blues
2 Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
3 story
4 With God On Our Side
5 Only a Pawn in Their Game
6 Masters Of War
7 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
8 When the Ship Comes In


  1. magnificent!
    It sounds like from yesterday, but it is from 50 years ago. amazing.

  2. This is so good! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Incredible!!!

    thank you

  4. Thanks for this iconic show


  5. Thank you very much!

  6. EXCELLENT! Thanks.

  7. THANKS. It almost sounds like you are there. Got to be in everyones TOP 10 bootleg list.

  8. this is great. i only had a incomplete version of this show.

  9. Thanks for this - didn't realise that this extended version of the concert was out here. Cheers!

  10. Thanks So much

  11. This sounds awesome for the age. thanks.

  12. thanks man, one of the most important recordings in American history

  13. This is indeed an incredibly recording!.

    I also cut together a bit of cover art piece if anyone is interested:

  14. I am by no means a Dylan fan...until i heard this. Wow, I understand the appeal now, this is a great concert. Thankyou thankyou thankyou.

    1. Brilliant.
      I will always stand by the statement.
      If you have a real interest and passion for music, you will eventually find your way to Dylan.

  15. Hi! I guess I come unfortunately late. Any chance that I can have the link to this legendary bootleg?
    Many thanks and have a good day!

    1. JD, just send me an email via the address on the R/H side.

  16. Hi, I can't find the record anywhere :( anyway you can help?