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Bob Dylan: Lo and Behold!

Clinton Heylin, Uncut, December 2014

Forty-seven years on from the fabled sessions in Woodstock, BOB DYLAN'S complete Basement Tapes finally see the light of day this month — all 138 tracks of them! Now, too, the full story of the Tapes can be told: a tangled saga that begins with a motorcycle crash and encompasses mysterious disappearances, bootleggers, archivists, degrading tape reels, lost lyrics, and a man at Garth Hudson's door with a cigar box full of dollars. Renowned Dylan scholar Clinton Heylin reveals, at last, the secrets of the basement... "You ain't no head of lettuce!"

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