Release Date: Jun 7, 2019
Record label: Sony Music
Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue didn't last long. From its conception to its dissolution, it spanned just under a year, not long for a career that's about to enter its seventh decade. Maybe that's why Dylan professes ignorance about the inspiration for his roving carnival in Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, a lengthily titled documentary that recently premiered on Netflix.
The Rolling Thunder Revue era in Bob Dylan's career maintains a central place apparently. The 14-disc Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings is the third release in his catalogue to document it. The first was Hard Rain, for a 1978 television special. 2002's double-disc Bootleg Volume 5 compiled selected performances from the first leg of the tour.