A star-studded 1992 tribute to Bob Dylan filmed at Madison Square Garden in New York will be re-released in an expanded edition on March 4 via Columbia/Legacy Recordings. The show was originally broadcast on pay-per-view with selected performances released on CD and DVD. The new "deluxe" package, available also on high defiinition Blu-Ray, includes a handful of unreleased performances and a "behind the scenes" documentary. Rolling Stone calls the performing guest list -- including George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder and Johnny Cash -- "one of the most impressive lineups in the history of rock." See the complete artist and track listing below. The concert film will also be broadcast in March as part of the network's Great Performances series.
From the Press Release: Struck from a new High Definition video master with remastered audio, The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration - Deluxe Edition makes this historic all-star musical event available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray.
The 2DVD and Blu-ray versions of The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration - Deluxe Edition include 40 minutes of previously unreleased material including behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage, interviews and more.
The 2CD audio edition premieres two previously unreleased recordings from the concert's sound check: Sinéad O'Connor singing "I Believe In You" and Eric Clapton's interpretation of "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright." The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration - Deluxe Edition includes new notes by pop music historian Bill Flanagan.
On October 16, 1992, New York City's hottest concert ticket was the live gathering of musical giants, legends and archetypes who'd come to Madison Square Garden to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bob Dylan's first Columbia Records album and play a selection of Dylan songs—from culturally iconic (John Mellencamp's no-nonsense "Like A Rolling Stone") to bootleg obscure (Lou Reed's acerbic take on "Foot of Pride")—that had moved and inspired them over the decades.
The four hour show, performed for a sold-out audience of more than 18,000 fans and live-cast around the world, brought together an unprecedented roster of artists and icons including Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Lou Reed, The Clancy Brothers, Richie Havens, Johnny Winter, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Ron Wood, Chrissie Hynde, The O'Jays, Eddie Vedder, Sinéad O'Connor, Tracy Chapman, George Harrison (then making his first US concert appearance in 18 years) and more. Providing musical backing throughout the show was an ensemble dream team featuring three members of Booker T. & The M.G.'s, G.E. Smith on guitar with Jim Keltner and Anton Fig on drums.
Dubbed "Bobfest" on stage by a jubilant Neil Young, the 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration reached a transcendent crescendo with an unforgettable performance and all-star jam featuring the evening's honoree.
Viewed anew from a 20-year perspective, Bob Dylan - The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration - Deluxe Edition is a remarkable testament to the enduring legacy and ongoing musical influence of Bob Dylan. That valedictory gathering from more than 20 years ago proved to be a mid-career retrospective of a recording artist and performer who continues to inform and transform the cultural landscape.
The Bob Dylan - The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration - Deluxe Edition is the first Dylan title to follow the historic November 5 release of Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. One, a colossal library box housing the artist's official Columbia Records album canon, from 1962's Bob Dylan through 2012's Tempest.
Track listing for Bob Dylan - The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration - Deluxe Edition
"Like A Rolling Stone" - John Mellencamp
"Blowin' In The Wind" – Stevie Wonder
"Foot of Pride" – Lou Reed
"Masters of War" – Eddie Vedder/Mike McCready
"The Times They Are A-Changin'" – Tracy Chapman
"It Ain't Me Babe" – June Carter Cash/Johnny Cash
"What Was It You Wanted" – Willie Nelson
"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" – Kris Kristofferson
"Highway 61 Revisited" – Johnny Winter
"Seven Days – Ron Wood
"Just Like a Woman" – Richie Havens
"When the Ship Comes In" – The Clancy Brothers and Robbie O'Connell with special guest Tommy Makem
"War" – Sinead O'Connor
"Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" – Neil Young
"All Along the Watchtower" – Neil Young
"I Shall be Released" – Chrissie Hynde
"Love Minus Zero, No Limit" – Eric Clapton (Track Only Available on DVD/Blu-Ray Format)
"Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" – Eric Clapton
"Emotionally Yours" – The O'Jays
"When I Paint My Masterpiece" – The Band
"You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" – Mary Chapin Carpenter/Rosanne Cash/Shawn Colvin
"Absolutely Sweet Marie – George Harrison"
"License to Kill" – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
"Mr Tambourine Man" – Roger McGuinn
"It's Alright, Ma" – Bob Dylan
"My Back Pages" – Bob Dylan/Roger McGuinn/Tom Petty/Neil Young/Eric Clapton/George Harrison
"Knockin' On Heaven's Door" – Everyone
"Girl of The North Country" – Bob Dylan
DVD Bonus Tracks:
"Leopard-Skin Pill-box Hat" - John Mellencamp
"Boots of Spanish Leather" – Nancy Griffith with Carolyn Hester
"Gotta Serve Somebody" – Booker T. & the M.G.'s
CD Audio Bonus Tracks:
"I Belive in You" – Sinéad O'Connor (from soundcheck, previously unreleased)
"Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" – Eric Clapton (from soundcheck, previously unreleased)