Video and DVD: 1970-1979

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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This second part of the list collects non-album song performances and interviews by Bob Dylan on VHS video and DVD (and laserdisc where I have information) from 1970 to 1979. I would be grateful for any additional information on these items and other material to place here. Video material included on CD-ROMs or CD Plus discs is still in the main directory in the appropriate part. For 1970s films with Dylan album tracks, see VHS & DVD: Films with Dylan Album Tracks 1970s.

Films are listed by date of original appearance (in theatres or on TV), not when the VHS video or DVD came out, often some years later. This page does not include songs from regular albums that appear in films or videos without performance footage, nor do I include music videos of standard album tracks - for a full Dylan filmography, see "Expecting Rain" or "TV Talkin'"

For informed discussion of all Bob's screen appearances, see C.P. Lee's well-received book "Like A Bullet Of Light".

Thanks to Jean-Pierre Mercier for laserdisc details and catalogue numbers and Michel Pomarede for scans. Thanks also to Larry Crum for checking these entries against his own collection, "Positively Bob Dylan" by Michael Krogsgaard, "Bob Dylan on Video" (article in "Record Collector" magazine, Sep 1992), and several other sources. All scans that aren't credited are from my own collection or amazon.com

If you have any entries to add to the list or additions/corrections to existing entries, please let me know! Please note I cannot value your Dylan rarities - see the Mission page for reasons why. Contact the dealers on my Trading page for assistance!

Fight the much-hated artificial and anti-consumer DVD Region system by making your PC DVD drive and software or your stand-alone DVD player region-free! For more information, see Inmatrix . Everyone can play all CDs worldwide, and it should be the same for DVDs! Also see DVD Codes .

Some studios are fortunately realising that they can maximise sales of individual DVD releases by making them region-free instead of having to manufacture multiple region-specific copies- click on the picture on the right to see the text.

Revised: 22 February, 2017.


Titles in red are not available on a currently released Bob Dylan CD (for these see bobdylan.com )

Key to symbols used:
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Performances currently available on commercial CD are marked by (these are the ones that count as obscurities rather than as rarities)


1971


Earl Scruggs & Guests - "Scruggs: A Festival Of Music" - VHS video of 1971 documentary: New Line Cinema 2015 (USA), 1978; DVD: CustomFlix (catalogue number?) (USA), (date?); Goldenlane Records CLP 1608-9 (USA), 2006:

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New Line Cinema 2015 (USA) - 1978 VHS scan by Dr Kevin Jones


Earl Scruggs with Joan Baez and Bob - screenshot from amazon.com


Earl Scruggs with Bob - screenshot from David Hoffman's web-site


Goldenlane Records CLP 1608-9 (USA) 2006 DVD release - picture from Barnes & Noble web-site found by Tim Dunn


Goldenlane Records CLP 1608-9 (USA) 2006 DVD release - picture from Barnes & Noble web-site found by Tim Dunn

Alpha Centauri Entertainment ACE 11612 B (Germany) - cover scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Alpha Centauri Entertainment ACE 11612 B (Germany) - insert scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

CustomFlix US DVD release - now possibly out of print

Varied VARIED-0012-DVD (UK) - current DVD release, picture found by Paul S. Levine (Delta 94136 is the same)

Delta 94136 (UK) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro


Delta 94136 (UK) - DVD scan by Jack Guerreiro


Japanese DVD release - picture found by Moise Potié


German DVD release - picture from amazon.co.uk

R-0074-3 Nashville Skyline Rag - version with Earl Scruggs on banjo and Bob on guitar, recorded at Tom Allen's home, Carmel, NY, 1970

R-0445 East Virginia Blues [traditional] - Earl Scruggs on banjo and Bob on guitar, recorded as R-0074

This film was broadcast on National Education TV in New York on 10-17 Jan 1971 as Earl Scruggs Performing With His Family & Friends.

R-0074 was first released on the Columbia album Earl Scruggs Performing With His Family & Friends in 1971 (see 1971). This album appeared for the first time on CD on a "2 on 1" Flatt & Scruggs re-release with 1972's Nashville Airplane on Collectable Records in 2000. The version of East Virginia Blues that appeared as the B-side of a single from the album, Lonesome Ruben (see 1971) has now been confirmed as different from R-0445!


Possibly the same material with yet another title! Picture found by Freddy Ordoñez Araque


New Zealand DVD release - picture found by Bill Hester

Larry Crum informs me that Michael Krogsgaard dates the New Line Cinema VHS release as 1985, but the date in the white band below "VHS FORMAT" is definitely "MCMLXXVIII" (1978) - perhaps it was reissued in 1985. (If so, I'd like scans of that release.)

Thanks to Freddy Ordoñez Araque for details of the US DVD release called The Complete Earl Scruggs Story. This is now confirmed as the same material despite the new (misleading) title, as is Earl Scruggs, His Family & Friends: The Private Sessions. Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information that this was also released in Germany as Alpha Centauri Entertainment ACE 11612 B (Region 0) using the Complete Earl Scruggs title. Thanks to Tricia Jungwirth for the information that the original 90 min film is now available on DVD and VHS as a private release by film maker David Hoffman - for more details, see http://thehoffmancollection.com/ads/Scruggs/Dylan.htm. Thanks to Tim Dunn for finding yet another current US release from Goldenlane Records, on sale at Barnes & Noble.

Thanks to Paul S. Levine for the picture of the Varied UK PAL DVD release, which is now available. Jack Guerreiro has a copy of this DVD as Delta 94136. The title is actually The Complete Earl Scruggs Story: Earl Scruggs, His Family & Friends. Thanks to Moise Potié and Bill Hester for pictures of Japanese and New Zealand DVD releases - more information required.


1972


George Harrison & Friends - "The Concert For Bangladesh" - Apple feature film, Mar 1972, VHS Video: Thorn-EMI TVD 90 0911 2 (UK), Aug 1983; Apple/Paramount 15167 (USA), 1993; Warner Home Video PES 038084 (UK), 1990; Laserdisc: Apple/Paramount LV 15167 (USA/Canada), 1995; DVD: Panorama Music Video PMVDVD-902032 (Hong Kong and Macao only), 1998:
All songs recorded live with George Harrison, Leon Russell and Ringo Starr, Madison Square Garden, New York, 1 Aug 1971 (evening show). The video release omits Mr Tambourine Man (R-0078) from the Apple 1972 soundtrack album (see 1972). For the 2005 expanded DVD edition, which contains new Dylan material, but still not Mr. Tambourine Man, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 3. Arie de Reus thinks that when he saw the film on its first release in 1972 on a special large screen Mr. Tambourine Man was included, and that pre-release information for the VHS release in 1983 said that Mr. Tambourine Man would be included. However, no commercial release of the show has ever included it so far! Can anyone else remember seeing the film including Mr. Tambourine Man in 1972? Ian Woodward says he has the original press pack from the 1972 screening, which lists the songs, and Mr. Tambourine Man is not included, so it may not have been filmed. Jenni Barrett says a video of Mr. Tambourine Man claiming to be from the Concert for Bangladesh was available on the Internet, but is no longer available.

R-0484 If Not For You - a short clip of Bob and George Harrison performing this song early in the film, not included on the soundtrack album
This song is included in full in the extras on the 2005 expanded DVD edition, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 3.

R-0075-2 A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall
This performance also appeared on a 1983 compilation from Columbia Brazil, The Legend, see 1983.

R-0076-2 It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
This performance also appeared on a 1995 Westwood One radio station broadcast about Dylan and the Beatles, see 1995.

R-0077-2 Blowin' In The Wind
This performance also appeared on an Epic promo CD single for The Concert For Bangladesh, see 1991. Dag Braathen informs me that, despite the fact it's a 1971 performance, R-0077 was also included on a 1988 VHS video called Rock 'N' Roll -The Greatest Years: 1963, see
VHS & DVD 1980s.

R-0079-2 Just Like A Woman

HBO Video 2379 (USA) - front scan by Steven Fant

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for the scan of the UNICEF Betamax format tape cassette - this must have been a promotional version distributed to members of UNICEF in 1983 when the video was first released.

Thanks to Steven Fant for scans of two almost identical VHS releases, probably from 1983 also. Both have the catalogue number 2379, but one is from HBO Video and the other from Thorn EMI (the parent group of Apple Records).


UNICEF Betamax tape cassette - scan by Jack Guerreiro

Thorn EMI Video 2379 (USA) - front scan by Steven Fant

HBO Video 2379 (USA) - tape scan by Steven Fant

HBO Video 2379 (USA) - tape label scan by Steven Fant

HBO Video 2379 (USA) - tape insert scan by Steven Fant

Thorn EMI Video 2379 (USA) - tape insert scan by Steven Fant

Thorn EMI Video 2379 (USA) - tape scan by Steven Fant

Thorn EMI Video 2379 (USA) - tape label scan by Steven Fant


HBO Video 2379 (USA) - tape spine scan by Steven Fant


Thorn EMI 2379 (USA) - tape spine scan by Steven Fant

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Thorn-EMI TVD 90 0911 2 (UK) - 1989 UK VHS scan by Dag Braathen

The UK VHS release has now been deleted, but the concert was released on DVD in an expanded edition in the USA and UK on 24 Oct 2005, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 3. Thanks to Paul S. Levine for the picture of the Oct 2005 US DVD. Thanks to Alexandre Froemming for the 2002 Brazilian DVD shown. This is a Region 0 release, almost certainly unauthorised by Paramount. Thanks to Hans Seegers for scans of the 1995 US laserdisc release.

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Apple/Paramount 15167 (USA) - front/left side of 1993 US VHS cassette card sleeve, reissued 1998 (my copy)


Apple/Paramount 15167 (USA) - front/left side/top of 1993 US VHS cassette card sleeve, reissued 1998


Apple/Paramount 15167 (USA) - rear/right side of 1993 US VHS cassette card sleeve, reissued 1998

Apple/Paramount 15167 (USA) - rear/right side/inside top of 1993 US VHS cassette card sleeve, reissued 1998

Apple/Paramount 15167 (USA) - tape label of 1993 US VHS cassette release, reissued 1998


Apple/Paramount 15167 (USA) - 1993 US VHS cassette release, reissued 1998 (case has no spine label)


Apple/Paramount 15167 (USA) - 1993 US VHS cassette copy, front with promo stickers, scan by Steven Fant


Apple/Paramount 15167 (USA) - 1993 US VHS cassette copy, front promo stickers, scan by Steven Fant
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Apple/Paramount LV 15167, Laserdisc (USA/Canada, 1995) - uses cover from the 1993 US VHS release, front scan by Hans Seegers

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Apple/Paramount LV 15167, Laserdisc (USA/Canada, 1995) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

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Scan of Hong Kong DVD cover by Tim Leeman - uses cover from the 1991 Epic 2CD set release

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Cine Art DVD DC 034 (Brazil, 2002) (my copy)


US 2005 DVD release - picture from amazon.com

George Harrison & Friends - "The Concert For Bangladesh" - Apple feature film, Mar 1972, VHS Video: Warner Home Video WV-38583 (Japan), 1991; VHD Disc: Thorn EMI/Tohokushinsha Home Video TESE88010 (Japan), 1985; Laserdisc: Warner Home Video NJL-38583 (Japan), 1990, Videoarts Japan/Apple VALJ-3313 (Japan), 1992, Videoarts Japan/Apple VALZ-2105 (Japan), 1995; DVD release: Apple COBY-90014 (Japan), 1995:

VHD Disc:


Thorn EMI/Tohokushinsha Home Video TESE88010 VHD disc (Japan, 1985) - front scan by Wil Gielen

Thanks to Wil Gielen for scans of a unique Japanese item, a VHD format disk, which is rather like a large computer floppy disc in a jacket, inside a card sleeve.

 
Thorn EMI/Tohokushinsha Home Video TESE88010 VHD disc (Japan, 1985) - rear scan by Wil Gielen


Thorn EMI/Tohokushinsha Home Video TESE88010 VHD disc (Japan, 1985) - insert scan by Wil Gielen


Thorn EMI/Tohokushinsha Home Video TESE88010 VHD disc (Japan, 1985) - front of disc, scan by Wil Gielen


Thorn EMI/Tohokushinsha Home Video TESE88010 VHD disc (Japan, 1985) - rear of disc, scan by Wil Gielen

This unusual 1980s video format was very short-lived, so there are almost certainly few if any remaining VHD players today! The copy shown has a single-sided insert. There was no obi, and Wil believes this format did not have obis. For two other VHD discs, see VHS & DVD 1980s.

VHS Tape:


Warner Home Video WV-38583 (Japan) - VHS tape (Japan, 1991) - front scan by Wil Gielen
The VHS release shown also did not have an obi.

Thanks to Wil Gielen for information and scans.


Warner Home Video WV-38583 (Japan) - VHS tape (Japan, 1991) - rear scan by Wil Gielen


Warner Home Video WV-38583 (Japan) - VHS tape (Japan, 1991) - tape scan by Wil Gielen


Warner Home Video WV-38583 (Japan) - VHS tape (Japan, 1991) - tape label scan by Wil Gielen


Warner Home Video WV-38583 (Japan) - VHS tape (Japan, 1991) - front of insert, scan by Wil Gielen


Warner Home Video WV-38583 (Japan) - VHS tape (Japan, 1991) - tape spine scan by Wil Gielen

Laserdiscs:

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Warner Home Video NJL-38583, Laserdisc (Japan, 1990) - front with obi, scan by Michel Pomarede for Jean-Pierre Mercier

Warner Home Video NJL-38583, Laserdisc (Japan, 1990) - disc scan by Wil Gielen (promo copy)

Warner Home Video NJL-38583, Laserdisc (Japan, 1990) - detail of disc, scan by Wil Gielen (promo copy)

Warner Home Video NJL-38583, Laserdisc (Japan, 1990) - disc scan by Wil Gielen (commercial copy)

Video Arts VALZ-2105, Laserdisc (Japan, 1995) - disc scan by Wil Gielen

Warner Home Video NJL-38583, Laserdisc (Japan, 1990) - rear with obi, scan by Wil Gielen

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Video Arts VALJ-3313 Laserdisc (Japan, 1992) - front scan by Hans Seegers (this release does not have an obi, just a red information sticker)

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Video Arts VALJ-3313 Laserdisc (Japan, 1992) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Video Arts VALJ-3313 Laserdisc (Japan, 1992) - disc scan by Wil Gielen

Video Arts VALZ-2105, Laserdisc (Japan, 1995) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen

Video Arts VALZ-2105, Laserdisc (Japan, 1995) - rear with obi, scan by Wil Gielen

There were three laserdisc releases of this film in Japan, by Warner Home Video in 1990 and by Video Arts in 1992 and 1995. The 1990 promo copy shown has Japanese characters indicating a sample on the disc label to the right of the title.

Thanks to Michel Pomarede, Jean-Pierre Mercier, Hans Seegers and Wil Gielen for information and scans.

DVD release:


Apple COBY-90014 (Japan, 1995) - front of DVD release with obi

As far as I know, this is the only official DVD release of the original film (in what looks like a CD jewel case). For the 2005 expanded DVD edition, which contains new Dylan material, but still not Mr. Tambourine Man (as per comments above), see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 3.

Thanks to Wil Gielen for information about the dating of this official Japanese DVD release.


Apple COBY-90014 (Japan, 1995) - rear of DVD release with obi

1973


"Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid" - feature film directed by Sam Peckinpah, May 1973, VHS video: MGM/UA Home Video MV600159 (USA), MGM/UA Home Video UMV 10159 (UK), 1982, MGM/UA Home Video 31 512 (West Germany, VHS & Betamax), 1980s; MGM/UA Home Video 0066 (Argentina), 1986; Laserdisc: MGM/UA Home Video UMLV 10159 (USA), 1983:
For the film soundtrack album, see International Album Releases.


The original 1973 poster for Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid - this original 103 min cinema version is not currently available on VHS or DVD
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Laserdisc of the original film: MGM/UA Home Video UMLV 10159 (USA), 1983 - scan by Michel Pomarede for Jean-Pierre Mercier

MGM/UA Home Video 31 512 (West Germany), 1980s - insert scan by Ronald Born (original film - VHS)

MGM/UA Home Video 31 512 (West Germany), 1980s - insert scan by Patrick Helfrich (original film - Betamax)
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Laserdisc of the 1986 Director's Cut - MGM/UA Home Video ML 102238 (USA) - scan by Michel Pomarede for Jean-Pierre Mercier


Japanese laserdisc release of the original film - part of front, picture found by Moise Potié


Japanese laserdisc release of the original film - part of rear, picture found by Moise Potié


Warner Home Video 65165 (USA) - 2006 2DVD set (1998 and 2005 versions - my copy)


MGM/UA Home Video 31 512 (West Germany), 1980s - tape scan by Patrick Helfrich (original film - Betamax)

R-0482 Original music by Bob Dylan (not listed separately) not included in the 1973 Columbia soundtrack album
I have used R-0505 for the original music by Bob Dylan on the 1986 Director's Cut and R-0724 for the original music on both 2006 DVD versions. The 1973 cinema-released version (103 mins), the 1986 Director's Cut (122 mins) and the two 2006 versions (1998 version - 122 mins, 2005 version - 115 mins) of this film all contain Dylan music not available on CD.

MGM/UA Home Video 0066 (Argentina), 1986:


MGM/UA Home Video 0066 (Argentina) - front of slipcase, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay
This 1986 VHS release was made in Argentina by Videoman Internacional and is dated 1986. The title is partially translated as "Pat Garrett Y Billy The Kid". The VHS tape comes in a card slipcase. "Garrett" is misspelled "Garret" on the tape label.
MGM/UA Home Video 0066 (Argentina) - rear of slipcase, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

MGM/UA Home Video 0066 (Argentina) - tape scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

MGM/UA Home Video 0066 (Argentina) - detail of rear of slipcase, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


MGM/UA Home Video 0066 (Argentina) - spine of slipcase, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


MGM/UA Home Video 0066 (Argentina) - front of tape, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

These three still photos from the film from a 1973 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer press kit show Bob as Billy's sidekick "Alias".


Photo from 1973 press kit, scan by Yan Friis


Photo from 1973 press kit, scan by Yan Friis

Photo from 1973 press kit, scan by Yan Friis

Full details of the Dylan tracks included in the 1973 and 1987 versions of the film are listed in Glen Dundas' book "Tangled Up In Tapes", edition 4 (1999)

Thanks to Larry Crum for VHS video information. Thanks to Ronald Born for the scan of the West German VHS release and to Patrick Helfrich for the much rarer Betamax version - both have the same catalogue number. The running time is approx 105 mins, which indicates it's the original version. The title is translated as "Pat Garrett Jagt Billy The Kid [Pat Garrett Hunts Billy The Kid]".

The original video of this film released in 1982 was withdrawn in 1987 in favour of the 1986 "Director's Cut", see VHS & DVD 1980s. The 1987 Director's Cut was replaced in its turn in 2006 by two versions on a 2DVD set released in the USA on 10 Jan 2006: a "2005 Special Edition" version of the film on disc 1 and a "1998 Turner Preview Version" on disc 2, for both see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 3. Exactly what Dylan music these two versions contain will be added when the films have been analysed.

Thanks to Freddy Ordoñez Araque, Moise Potié, Yan Friis and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and pictures.


1976


"All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music" - BBC-TV documentary series, broadcast in the UK in 1976 - DVD release: 5DVD boxed set, Voiceprint TPDVDBOX1 (USA), 2008/Plastic Head (catalogue number?) (UK), 5 May 2008:


Voiceprint TPDVDBOX1 (USA) - front of box, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Voiceprint TPDVDBOX1 (USA) - rear of box, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Voiceprint TPDVDBOX1 (USA) - detail of rear of box with Bob, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Voiceprint TPDVDBOX1 (USA) - detail of rear of booklet page with Bob, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Voiceprint TPDVDBOX1 (USA) - DVD4 with R-0382, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Futura Books 1977 UK paperback edition of Nov 1976 book of the series (my copy)

This 5DVD boxed set titled All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music - Tony Palmer's Classic Series contains all 17 episodes of the documentary series first broadcast in 1976 and not released commercially until 2008. It includes a Dylan rarity in episode 12: "Go Down Moses! Songs of War and Protest".

R-0382 With God On Our Side - live, BBC TV "Tonight" show, London, 12 May 1964
This performance also appears in
the 1996 VHS/DVD documentary Dancing In The Street - A History Of Rock And Roll  (see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 2).
A complete audio performance of this song is included on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe limited edition 9LP set The 50th Anniversary Collection 1964, see 2014.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for information and scans.


Bob Dylan/Rolling Thunder Revue - "Hard Rain TV Special" - NBC-TV special (USA), broadcast 10 Sep 1976:
Recorded live with the Rolling Thunder Revue, Fort Collins, CO, 23 May 1976 (during hard rain!). This show has not been commercially released on VHS or DVD but is included here for completeness as five of its performances have been officially released on albums (one a rarity). It deserves a DVD release, hopefully in an expanded form including the full concert. The one-hour TV show tracklist (not in the order actually performed on stage) was:

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Still from the NBC-TV show from TV Talkin'
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - officially unreleased, surprisingly not included on the Hard Rain album!

R-0221 Blowin' In The Wind - duet with Joan Baez, officially released on her 1993 Vanguard boxed set Rare, Live & Classic, see 1993

Railroad Boy (Traditional) - duet with Joan Baez, officially unreleased

Deportees (Woody Guthrie) - duet with Joan Baez, officially unreleased

R-0757 I Pity The Poor Immigrant - duet with Joan Baez, now officially released on the Joan Baez Razor & Tie CD and DVD How Sweet The Sound, 2009 and VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4.

Shelter From The Storm - included on the Hard Rain album

Maggie's Farm - included on the Hard Rain album

One Too Many Mornings - included on the Hard Rain album

Mozambique - officially unreleased

Idiot Wind - included on the Hard Rain album

As this has never been released commercially I haven't allocated R- numbers to the unreleased songs. It's reported that Bob's Fort Collins performances with Joan Baez featured in the 1976 Hard Rain TV special could not be included on the Columbia album because of contractual difficulties, so were replaced with Dylan performances from Fort Worth, TX, 16 May 1976. Thanks to Dag Braathen for information that the show was shown on BBC TV in the UK on 28 Sep 1976 as part of the "Old Grey Whistle Test" series (I watched it, but didn't tape it).


1978


Bob Dylan with The Rolling Thunder Revue - "Renaldo & Clara" - 4 hour/2 hour feature film written and directed by Bob shown in cinemas in 1978, Artificial Eye/Lombard Street Films (USA), Jan 1978:


US film poster found by Jack Guerreiro
Renaldo & Clara lasted for over four hours, and was very badly received by critics. It had only a very short cinema release, even in a badly chopped-down two hour version. The full film was shown on TV in the UK and Sweden in 1985. It has never been commercially released for home viewing, although pirate copies exist in varying quality, all taken from the European TV broadcasts.
Japanese cinema booklet - picture found by Moise Potié

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Italian film poster from imdb.com


Bag for the promo EP (see 1978) with the same design, picture from eBay.de


Another still from the film with Bob as Renaldo and Joan Baez as "the Woman in White"


French film poster found by Jack Guerreiro
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Another Italian film poster
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UK film poster - photo by C P Lee (from a wall in his home)


A still from the film - "Renaldo" performing

However, this film contains about 43 minutes of amazing concert footage of Bob in concert with the Rolling Thunder Revue in late 1975, and is worth re-releasing on DVD for that alone! Some of this footage appeared on the bonus DVD with the Limited Edition of The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Bob Dylan Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue.

Although a soundtrack album was never released, a Columbia promo four-song 12" EP was released in the USA to coincide with the showing of the film in cinemas (see 1978). Two of these songs have now been released on CD, live performances of Isis on Biograph (see 1985), and It Ain't Me, Babe on The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Bob Dylan Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue (see 2002).

Thanks to Moise Potié for finding the Japanese cinema booklet. Most films shown in cinemas in Japan have these information booklets on sale in the foyer while they're being screened. Thanks to C P Lee and Jack Guerreiro for the US, UK and French film posters. Thanks to Wiebke Dittmer for the picture of the promo EP bag with the Italian film poster design found on eBay Germany. The text advertises the two hour version of the film.


The Rutles - "The Rutles" TV broadcast 22 Mar 1978, VHS video: Pacific Arts PAVR 540 (USA), Laserdisc: (catalogue number?)  (USA), Oct 1983:
This was renamed All You Need Is Cash for later releases, see below.
Thanks to Larry Crum for this information.


Picture from eBay

R-0520 Harold Lepidus informs me this Beatles spoof originally released in 1978 contains a clip from the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival with Bob and The Band on stage. Apparently Bob is just shown for a second, possibly reaching for something behind him, there is no audio.

"A year later the Rutles were caught up in another scandal. In the heady atmosphere of San Francisco of the mid sixties, Bob Dylan had introduced the Rutles to a substance that was to have enormous effects on them: Tea. They enjoyed its pleasant effects, despite warnings that it would lead to stronger things, and it enormously influenced their greatest work, Sgt. Rutter's Only Darts Club Band."

For more information on the Rutles, see


Picture from eBay

The Rutles - "All You Need Is Cash", VHS: Rhino Video (catalogue number) (USA)/Palace PVC 2065, reissued on Telstar TVE 60003 (UK), 22 Feb 1996; DVD: Rhino Video (catalogue number?) (USA), 13 Mar 2001/Cinema Club CCD 8683 (UK), 21 Jan 2002/ Special Edition DVD: Second Sight 2NDVD 304 (UK), 7 Oct 2002/Prism PPA1637RD (UK), 2005:

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Rhino DVD release (USA)
R-0520-2 Clip from the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival with Bob and The Band on stage

Thanks to Freddy Ordoñez Araque for information about the UK DVD releases. The Cinema Club standard edition is 71 mins, while the 2002 Second Sight Special Edition is 73 mins, as is my 2005 release.

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Cinema Club CCD 8683 (UK) DVD release

Prism PPA1637RD (UK) 2005 Special Edition DVD release (my copy)

Prism PPA1637RD (UK) 2005 Special Edition DVD release, outside of insert (my copy)

Prism PPA1637RD (UK) 2005 Special Edition DVD release, inside of insert (my copy)
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Second Sight 2NDVD 304 (UK) 2002 Special Edition DVD release

The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - feature film, Apr 1978, VHS: Warner Home Video PEV 99354 (UK), Feb 1985, MGM/UA Home Video (catalogue number?) (USA), 1985; Warner Home Video PES 99354 (UK), Jun 1988; Warner Home Video 474345 (Denmark), date?; United Artists 99354 SVVS (France), date?; MGM/UA Home Video S050482 (UK), Aug 1994; MGM/UA Home Video WR-50482 (Japan), 1991; MGM/UA Home Video 17337S (UK), Aug 2001; Laserdisc: MGM/UA Home Video ML 100482 (USA), 1985; United Artists/Warner Bros Soundtrack NJEL-99354 (Japan), 1988:

This last concert by The Band (in their prime incarnation) took place at Winterland, San Francisco, CA, 25 Nov 1976, and was filmed by Martin Scorsese. A "Director's Cut", longer than the commercial video, has been shown on TV in the UK. For more information on these releases, including a full track listing, see Jan Hoiberg's Band site

For details of the 3LP film soundtrack album, see 1978. The original album omits the performance by Bob and The Band of Hazel (the song from Planet Waves), which was apparently not filmed. This film omits the first performance of Baby Let Me Follow You Down (R-0140) and I Don't Believe You (R-0141), which were also not filmed. For details of the Rhino Records 4CD boxed set which adds Hazel, see 2002. For details of the Special Edition of the film released on DVD in 2002 in the USA with additional material, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1. Thanks to Larry Crum for VHS catalogue numbers.

R-0142-2 Forever Young - version with second verse missing - the Rhino Records 4CD boxed set has the full version (R-0630, see 2002)

R-0143-3 Baby Let Me Follow You Down ((Rev Gary Davies, arr. Eric von Schmidt) - reprise
Thanks to Larry Crum for pointing out that the video performance of this track has more of the intro riffs than the edit on the audio releases (see 1978 for the 3LP set and 2002 for the 4CD boxed set). This is also true of the performance on the 2002 DVD, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1.

R-0144-3 I Shall Be Released

R-0142/0143 - Bob Dylan with The Band; R-0144 - Bob Dylan with The Band and ensemble.

R-0140 (Baby Let Me Follow You Down) and R-0141 (I Don't Believe You) from the soundtrack album are missing from the film itself - apparently on Bob's instructions, his performance was only filmed from R-0142 onwards. Thanks to Fred Muller from New Zealand for pointing this out.

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Film poster from Spain, where it was retitled "El Ultimo Rock" - photo by CP Lee

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Aug 1994 UK (PAL) VHS release - MGM/UA S050482 (my copy)


USA (NTSC) VHS release


MGM/UA 17337S (UK) - Aug 2001 (PAL) VHS release

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Danish (PAL) VHS release - Warner Home Video 474345, front picture by Ulf Gyllenspetz

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Danish (PAL) VHS release - Warner Home Video 474345, rear picture by Ulf Gyllenspetz


MGM/UA Home Video ML 100482 Laserdisc (USA, 1985


United Artists 08EL-99354 Laserdisc (Japan, 1983) - front scan by Wil Gielen

United Artists 08EL-99354 Laserdisc (Japan, 1983) - rear scan by Wil Gielen


Rear of promo postcard with film play dates in the USA, scan by Steven Fant


Front of promo postcard with film play dates in the USA, scan by Steven Fant


MGM/UA WR-50482 (Japan, 1997) - VHS insert scan by Wil Gielen


MGM/UA WR-50482 (Japan, 1997) - VHS tape scan by Wil Gielen


United Artists 99354 SVVS (France) - SECAM VHS release, scan by Franck Faugere


RCA SelectaVision CED VideoDisc release, 1981 - picture found by Jack Guerreiro


MGM/UA WR-50482 (Japan, 1997) - spine of VHS tape, scan by Wil Gielen

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for finding a picture of the very rare 1981 RCA SelectaVision CED VideoDisc release of this film. CED (Capacitance Electronic Disc) was a short-lived video format that was sold in the USA between 1981 and 1986. The 12" LP-sized discs were housed in a hard plastic cartridge, which was inserted into the player (much like a giant Sony MiniDisc). The discs were played by a stylus, like an LP. The cartridges had labels pasted on the top and bottom of the plastic cartridge. Scans of this item (which is probably the only CED release featuring Bob) required. (An RCA CED sampler disc included Neil Diamond's performance from this film, but not Bob.)
 


Warner Home Video/United Artists NJEL-99354 Laserdisc (Japan, 1998) - front with side obi, scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Wil Gielen for scans of the 1983 and 1998 Japanese laserdisc releases and to Frank Faugere for the scan of the French SECAM VHS release. The 1998 promo laserdisc has a "Sample" stamp of the front sleeve and Japanese characters meaning a promo on the disc itself. The 1997 Japanese VHS release has no obi or insert.

Thanks to Steven Fant for scans of a Warner Bros. "Last Waltz" promo postcard with dates the film was playing in the USA in May-Jun 1978.


Warner Home Video/United Artists NJEL-99354 Laserdisc (Japan, 1998) - detail of front, scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)

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Warner Home Video/United Artists NJEL-99354 Laserdisc (Japan, 1998) - front with side obi, scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

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Warner Home Video/United Artists NJEL-99354 Laserdisc (Japan, 1998) - rear with side obi, scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial releases)


Warner Home Video/United Artists RL-99354 Laserdisc (Japan, 1998) - front with top obi, scan by Wil Gielen (rental release)


Warner Home Video/United Artists RL-99354 Laserdisc (Japan, 1998) - rear with top obi, scan by Wil Gielen (rental release)

Warner Home Video/United Artists RL-99354 Laserdisc (Japan, 1998) - detail of rear, scan by Wil Gielen (rental release)

Warner Home Video/United Artists RL-99354 Laserdisc (Japan, 1998) - disc label scan by Wil Gielen (rental release)


Warner Home Video/United Artists RL-99354 Laserdisc (Japan, 1998) - detail of disc label, scan by Wil Gielen (rental release)


Warner Home Video/United Artists 08EL-99354 Laserdisc (Japan, 1983) - disc label scan by Wil Gielen (commercial release)


East German poster - scan by Ronald Born


Warner Home Video/United Artists RL-99354 Laserdisc (Japan, 1998) - detail of front (under obi), scan by Wil Gielen (rental release)


Warner Home Video/United Artists NJEL-99354 Laserdisc (Japan, 1998) - disc label scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)

Warner Home Video/United Artists NJEL-99354 Laserdisc (Japan, 1998) - detail of disc label, scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)

Thanks to Ronald Born for the East German poster shown above: "This is the very rare East German promotional poster for "The Band - Der Letzte Walzer" (40x29 cm), Progress Film-Verleih, GDR, 1981. The movie started in East German cinemas on 8 Jan 1982 (in West Germany on 13 Jul 1978)."


Deluxe Edition with Blu-ray disc - picture from www.amazon.co.uk
Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for news that there will be four 40th Anniversary editions of The Last Waltz by The Band, to be released by Rhino Records on 11 Nov 2016, on CD, vinyl and Blu-ray. The 6LP Deluxe Vinyl set contains the complete audio from the concert, including rehearsals and outtakes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl for the first time and presented in an ornate hinged box. More information will be added when available.

There will also be a regular 2CD remastered set, a Deluxe Edition with the complete audio on CD plus a remastered release of the Martin Scorsese film on Blu-ray, and a Collector's Edition limited to 2,500 with the complete audio on CD, the film on Blu-ray, a second Blu-ray disc with rarely seen interviews and a 5.1 audio mix of the original release, plus a 300 page hardback book.


Collector's Edition with 2 Blu-ray discs - picture from www.rhino.com

1979


"Heroes Of Rock And Roll" - TV broadcast(?), publisher/catalogue number? (USA), 1979:
Bob Stacy and Larry Crum have queried whether this was ever released on commercial video - more information, please!

R-0506    Excerpt from interview with Bob at Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 16 Dec 1965

R-0319-2 I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) - recorded with the Hawks at Edinburgh, Scotland, 20 May 1966, from the unreleased documentary "Eat The Document" (see above)

This R-0319 clip was also used in the 1987 video The Fabulous 60s Vol. 7 (see VHS & DVD 1980s), and also appears in the 1994 Robbie Robertson video Going Home (see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 1), and in the 1996 boxed sets The Golden Age Of Rock 'N' Roll and Dancing In The Street (for both see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 2). R-0506 was used in the 1990 documentary  John Hammond: From Bessie Smith To Bruce Springsteen (see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 1), and the 2000 documentary Hendrix (see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1). Both clips were used in the 2003 Ed Sullivan Show set "Rock 'N' Roll Forever" + Rock 'N' Roll Revolution" (see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 2).

This programme also contains a clip of the Subterranean Homesick Blues segment from Don't Look Back, see above. Fred Muller adds: "At the start, before the opening credits with the juke box, there's about 30 seconds of a close-up of Dylan in concert, in colour, in what would seem come from one of the Rolling Thunder shows, doing the first verse of Just Like a Woman." This would be from the film Renaldo & Clara, recorded at Providence, RI, 4 Nov 1975 (evening show), see above.


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