A TREE WITH ROOTS
Doberman/White Bear 4CD [T-731]
Basement Tapes (West Saugerties, NY); April-October 1967
Tracklist: Lock Your Door, Baby Won't You Be My Baby, Try Me Little Girl, Young But Daily Growin', Bonnie Ship The Diamond,The Hills Of Mexico, Down On Me, I Can't Make It Alone, Don't You Try Me Now, One For The Road, I'm Alright, One Single River, People Get Ready, I Dont Hurt Anymore, Be Careful Of The Stones You Throw, One Man's Loss, Baby Ain't That Fine, Rock Salt And Nails, A Fool Such As I, Silhouettes, Bring It On Home, King Of France, Nine Hundred Miles, Goin` Down The Road, Spanish Is The Loving Tongue, Po' Lazarus, On A Rainy Afternoon, I Can't Come In With A Broken Heart, Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies, Under Control, Ol' Roison The Beau, I'm Guilty Of Loving You, Johnny Todd, Cool Water, Banks Of The Royal Canal, Belchezaar, I Forgot To Remember To Forget Her, You Win Again, Still In Town Still Around, Waltzing With Sin, Big River, Big River, Folsom Prison Blues, Bells Of Rhymney, I'm A Fool For You, Next Time On The Highway, Tupelo, You Gotta Quit Kicking My Dog Around, See You Later, Tiny Montgomery, The Spanish Song, The Spanish Song, I'm Your Teenage Prayer, Four Strong Winds, The French Girl, The French Girl, Joshua Gone Barbados, I'm In The Mood For Love, All American Boy, Sign On The Cross, Santa Fe, Silent Weekend, Don't Ya Tell Henry, Bourbon Street, Million Dollar Bash, Yea Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread, Million Dollar Bash, Yea Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread, I'm Not There, Please Mrs Henry, Crash On The Levee, Lo And Behold, Lo And Behold, You Ain't Goin' Nowhere, Too Much Of Nothing, This Wheel's On Fire, You Ain't Goin' Nowhere, I Shall Be Released, Too Much Of Nothing, Tears Of Rage, Tears Of Rage, Tears Of Rage, Quinn The Eskimo, Quinn The Eskimo, Open The Door Homer, Open The Door Homer, Open The Door Homer, Nothing Was Delivered, Nothing Was Delivered, Goin To Acapulco, Gonna Get You Now, Wildwood Flower, See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, Comin' Round The Mountain, Instrumental Jam, Flight Of The Bumble Bee, Confidential To Me, Odds And Ends, Nothing Was Delivered, Odds And Ends, Get Your Rocks Off, Clothes Line Saga, Apple Suckling Tree, Apple Suckling Tree, All You Have To Is Dream, All You Have To Do Is Dream
NOTE: Reported as an upgraded, slightly more complete Basement Tapes compilation; several issues already circulating. No significant new material is included, although source tapes for many are reported lower generation (or better sound) than previously in common circulation. Many other tracks are reported to be remastered. A very few tracks not previously compiled, but already circulating, are also included. Early reports for this set overstated the number of tracks presented. More recent reports suggest that this release omits two circulating tracks, a short fragment of "Belchezaar," and a long-circulating take of "Crash On The Levee"; those tracks can be found on the subsequent Scorpio release of this material.
BIAB: My opinion is that it represents a vast improvement over the sound of the 5-CD Genuine Basement Tapes set. Fewer dropouts, and considerably less distortion and much clearer sound on many of the key songs.