Earlier this month a new compilation of existing Bob Dylan footage from 1966 surfaced. The fan behind the Swingin’ Pig Vimeo account edited the best performance footage shot by filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker during Dylan’s legendary 1966 World Tour and paired it with soundboard audio to create the stellar 48-minute The Best Of Elston Gun In 1966 compilation. Bob Dylan tapped Pennebaker to document his 1965 tour of England for what turned out to be the 1967 documentary Don’t Look Back . Pennebaker, under Dylan’s direction, assembled the film Eat The Document from the footage he shot in 1966. ABC had commissioned the film and when the documentary was delivered, ABC executives rejected Eat The Document as “incomprehensible for a mainstream audience” as per Wikipedia . While unauthorized copies circulated in fan circles, the film was never officially released. Martin Scorsese did use some of the footage for his 2005 documentary No Direction Home . The Best Of Elston Gun In 1966 starts with either complete or near-complete versions of “Visions Of Johanna,” “Desolation Row,” “Just Like A Woman” and “Hey Mr. Tambourine Man” from the solo acoustic portion of Dylan’s shows which started each concert. Bob went electric for […]

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