Collapsing our in-tray first thing on a Thursday morning: a strong contender for the heftiest box set of the year, courtesy of Mr. Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. One does exactly what it says on the (sizeable) tin: collects the bulk of Dylan’s official recorded output in one place.

Columbia and Legacy Recordings’ package includes 35 studio albums, running from 1962’s self-titled debut through to last year’s Tempest (and including 1973’s Dylan, which gets its debut North American CD pressing). 14 of the albums have been freshly remastered for the occasion.

The set also includes six live albums, ranging from 1972’s Before The Flood through to his 1995 MTV Unplugged collection, and a 2xCD compilation of non-album cuts, titled Side Tracks. A hardcover book with liner notes for each album is also included in the bundle. Dylan’s first eight albums (from Bob Dylan through to John Wesley Harding) will also be separately available in mono as Bob Dylan – The Original Mono Recordings.

Those without the lucre/shelf space to go the whole hog can also still get in on the action. The label is planning to release decade-specific versions of the set, with Dylan’s 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s-2000s output being collected in four respective box sets.

Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. One is due on November 5; a full list of the package’s contents is below, with asterisks denoting albums that have been remastered. Volume Two is scheduled to arrive next year, and will perform a similar trick with Dylan’s extensive Bootleg series. [via Exclaim]

 

Tracklist:

Studio albums
Bob Dylan (1962)
The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963)
The Times They Are a-Changin’ (1964)
Another Side of Bob Dylan (1964)
Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
Blonde on Blonde (1966)
John Wesley Harding (1967)
Nashville Skyline (1969)
Self Portrait (1970) *
New Morning (1970)
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) *
Dylan (1973) *
Planet Waves (1974)
Blood on the Tracks (1975)
The Basement Tapes (1975)
Desire (1976)
Street Legal (1978) *
Slow Train Coming (1979)
Saved (1980) *
Shot of Love (1981)
Infidels (1983)
Empire Burlesque (1985) *
Knocked Out Loaded (1986) *
Down in the Groove (1988) *
Oh Mercy (1989)
Under the Red Sky (1990) *
Good as I Been to You (1992) *
World Gone Wrong (1993) *
Time Out of Mind (1997)
Love and Theft (2001)
Modern Times (2006)
Together Through Life (2009)
Christmas in the Heart (2009)
Tempest (2012)

Live albums:
Before the Flood (1972)
Hard Rain (1976) *
Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979) *
Real Live (1984) *
Dylan & the Dead (1989)
MTV Unplugged (1995)

Side Tracks:
1. Baby, I’m in the Mood for You
2. Mixed-Up Confusion
3. Tomorrow Is a Long Time (live)
4. Lay Down Your Weary Tune
5. Percy’s Song
6. I’ll Keep It with Min
7. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
8. Positively 4th Street
9. Jet Pilot
10. I Wanna Be Your Love
11. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) (live)
12. Visions of Johanna (live)
13. Quinn the Eskimo
14. Watching the River Flow
15. When I Paint My Masterpiece
16. Down in the Flood
17. I Shall Be Released
18. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
19. George Jackson (acoustic version)
20. Forever Young
21. You’re a Big Girl Now
22. Up to Me
23. Abandoned Love
24. Isis (live)
25. Romance in Durango (live)
26. Caribbean Wind
27. Heart of Mine (live)
28. Series of Dreams
29. Dignity
30. Things Have Changed

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