I Love You But You’re Strange
The best document of the Bob Dylan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue is, for once in Dylan’s case, an official release: The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Live 1975. But there are still some gaps in there, and I’ve put together a little comp that includes some of the unreleased highlights from that watershed year. We’ve got the phenomenal Bitter End performance of “Abandoned Love,” the John Hammond TV special, some bits and pieces from the Renaldo & Clara soundtrack, and guest spots from Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg, Roger McGuinn and Ronee Blakley. It’s an excellent listen, if I do say so myself. Gotta say that even though I’m pretty harsh on Renaldo in my review, it’s still worth seeing if you’re a Dylan fanatic. Lots of cool stuff, even if the filmmaking leaves a little (OK, a lot) to be desired. Hopefully, someday someone will sift through the footage shot during the 1975 tour and put together a definitive document of this chapter in Dylan’s career.