Title - 'Bob Dylan in Concert: Brandeis University 1963'
Artist - Bob Dylan
As the story has now been told to us, the 'Bob Dylan In Concert - Brandeis University 1963' concert tape was discovered recently in the archives of the noted music writer and Rolling Stone co-founder Ralph Gleason, where it sat on a shelf for more than forty years. "It had been forgotten, until it was found last year in the clearing of the house after my mother died," said Toby Gleason, Ralph's son. "It's a seven inch reel-to-reel that sounds like it was taped from the mixing desk."
And as amazing as these recordings truly are - especially to Dylan fans, of course - Dylan was not at that point known as a songwriter. Which, in truth, makes these compositions all the more surprisingly good!
Prior to this concert, Dylan practiced with Phil Ochs, a folk singer from the 60s. Ochs would join Dylan at the NY Public Library. Each would take the daily paper and see who could come up with the best folk song from a story in the news. Hence some of the songs heard on this 'new' album sound like they came from newspaper stories - which, they did!
Drawn from two sets that spring night at the Brandeis Folk Festival, tracks on 'Bob Dylan In Concert - Brandeis University 1963' include "Honey, Just Allow Me On More Chance" (incomplete), "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues," "Ballad Of Hollis Brown," "Masters of War," "Talkin' World War III Blues," "Bob Dylan's Dream," and "Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues."
Note: Previously available as a limited time offer, 'Bob Dylan In Concert - Brandeis University 1963' is being reissued in response to overwhelming popular demand for a wide release.