Bob Dylan Shares Rare 'Tell Me Momma' Live Cut, Announces Massive 1966 Box Set

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Bob Dylan photographed in 1966.

This holiday season, Bob Dylan fans are getting treated to yet another massive collection of the legend’s mid-60s live performances. 

The 1966 Live Recordings -- a new box set with a whopping 36 discs -- drops Nov. 11, capturing numerous shows Dylan played that year across the U.S., Europe and Australia. One sampling from the sprawling set is already here. Rolling Stone premiered a crisp, lively recording of “Tell Me, Momma,” a then-live staple for Dylan which he never placed on a record. 

Listen to it below, captured from Dylan’s May 26, 1966 show at London's Royal Albert Hall:

Apparently, inspiration for the new box set struck while culling material for last year’s Dylan mid-60s comp, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12. “We were continually struck by how great his 1966 live recordings really are," Legacy Recordings president Adam Block told Rolling Stone, praising, “the intensity of Bob's live performances and his fantastic delivery of these songs.”

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Most of the recordings on the new set come from soundboards, audience tapes and, in the case of the track above, CBS Records mobile recordings. Keep in mind that Dylan was backed by the Band (then called the Hawks) for much of 1966, so you’ll get to hear their playing across the collection. 

Below, find the full contents of the 1966 Live Recordings set. The vast majority of these recordings have never been released before. The May 26 Royal Albert Hall show is also being released as a standalone album.

Disc 1 - Sydney, April 13, 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia)
Disc 2 - Sydney, April 13, 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia)
Disc 3 - Melbourne, April 20, 1966 (Soundboard / unknown broadcast)
Disc 4 - Copenhagen, May 1, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 5 - Dublin, May 5, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 6 - Dublin, May 5, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 7 - Belfast, May 6, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 8 - Belfast, May 6, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 9 - Bristol, May 10, 1966 (Soundboard / audience)
Disc 10 - Bristol, May 10, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 11 - Cardiff, May 11, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 12 - Birmingham, May 12, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 13 - Birmingham, May 12, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 14 - Liverpool, May 14, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 15 - Leicester, May 15, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 16 - Leicester, May 15, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 17 - Sheffield, May 16, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 18 - Sheffield, May 16, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 19 - Manchester, May 17, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 20 - Manchester, May 17, 1966 (CBS Records recording except Soundcheck / Soundboard)
Disc 21 - Glasgow, May 19, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 22 - Edinburgh, May 20, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 23 - Edinburgh, May 20, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 24 - Newcastle, May 21, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 25 - Newcastle, May 21, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 26 - Paris, May 24, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 27 - Paris, May 24, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 28 - London, May 26, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 29 - London, May 26, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 30 - London, May 27, 1966 (CBS Records recording)\
Disc 31 - London, May 27, 1966 (CBS Records recordings)
Disc 32 - White Plains, NY, February 5, 1966 (Audience tape)
Disc 33 - Pittsburgh, PA, February 6, 1966 (Audience tape)
Disc 34 - Hempstead, NY, February 26, 1966 (Audience tape)
Disc 35 - Melbourne, April 19, 1966 (Audience tape)
Disc 36 - Stockholm, April 29, 1966 (Audience tape)