Bobfest Coming to Blu-Ray and DVD

On March 4, Sony Legacy Recordings will release an upgraded and expanded edition of Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Concert on Blu-Ray and DVD for the first time. Christened "Bobfest" by Neil Young at the start of his set, the marathon concert on October 16, 1992 was organized to commemorate the thirty years since the release of Dylan's self-titled debut on Columbia in March 1962. More than 25 of Dylan's musical colleagues paid tribute. The artists included Eric Clapton, George Harrison, The Band, Ron Wood, Johnny Cash, Lou Reed, and Johnny Winter performed in his honor at Madison Square Garden. Broadcast live on pay-per-view, it was released on VHS and CD the following year. The two-disc CD will also be reissued on March 4 with additional tracks.

Both of Eric's songs from the night will be featured on all formats - he brought down the house with his takes on "Love Minus Zero / No Limit" (available for the first time on CD) and "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright". Near the close of the evening, Eric joined Dylan, Young, Tom Petty, Roger McGuinn, and George Harrison for "My Back Pages". He also took part in the all-star jam, "Knockin' On Heaven's Door". Eric's rehearsal of "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" will be included as bonus material on the CD release.

The DVD and Blu-Ray are high-definition 16:9 with remastered audio, and 40 minutes of “Behind The Scenes” material with previously unreleased rehearsal footage and interviews.

CD TRACK LIST
Disc 1
01. LIKE A ROLLING STONE - John Mellencamp
02. LEOPARD-SKIN PILL-BOX HAT - John Mellencamp
03. BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND - Stevie Wonder
04. FOOT OF PRIDE - Lou Reed
05. MASTERS OF WAR - Eddie Vedder / Mike McCready
06. THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’ - Tracy Chapman
07. IT AIN’T ME, BABE - June Carter Cash / Johnny Cash
08. WHAT WAS IT YOU WANTED - Willie Nelson
09. I’LL BE YOUR BABY TONIGHT - Kris Kristofferson
10. HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED - Johnny Winter
11. SEVEN DAYS - Ron Wood
12. JUST LIKE A WOMAN - Richie Havens
13. WHEN THE SHIP COMES IN - The Clancy Brothers and Robbie O’Connell with special guest Tommy Makem
14. YOU AIN’T GOIN’ NOWHERE - Mary-Chapin Carpenter / Rosanne Cash / Shawn Colvin
Disc 2
01. JUST LIKE TOM THUMB’S BLUES - Neil Young
02. ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER - Neil Young
03. I SHALL BE RELEASED - Chissie Hynde
04. LOVE MINUS ZERO / NO LIMIT - Eric Clapton
05. DON’T THINK TWICE, IT’S ALL RIGHT - Eric Clapton
06. EMOTIONALLY YOURS - The O’Jays
07. WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE - The Band
08. ABSOLUTELY SWEET MARIE - George Harrison
09. LICENSE TO KILL - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
10. RAINY DAY WOMAN #12 & 35 - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
11. MR TAMBOURINE MAN - Roger McGuinn
12. IT’S ALRIGHT, MA (I’M ONLY BLEEDING) - Bob Dylan
13. MY BACK PAGES - Bob Dylan / Roger McGuinn / Tom Petty / Neil Young / Eric Clapton / George Harrison
14. KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR - Everyone
15. GIRL OF THE NORTH COUNTRY - Bob Dylan
Bonus Tracks - Reharsal Performances:
16. DON’T THINK TWICE, IT’S ALL RIGHT – Eric Clapton
17. I BELIEVE IN YOU - Sinead O’Connor

BLU-RAY / DVD TRACK LIST
01. LIKE A ROLLING STONE - John Mellencamp
02. BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND - Stevie Wonder
03. FOOT OF PRIDE - Lou Reed
04. MASTERS OF WAR - Eddie Vedder / Mike McCready
05. THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’ - Tracy Chapman
06. IT AIN’T ME BABE - June Carter Cash / Johnny Cash
07. WHAT WAS IT YOU WANTED - Willie Nelson
08. I’LL BE YOUR BABY TONIGHT - Kris Kristofferson
09. HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED - Johnny Winter
10. SEVEN DAYS - Ron Wood
11. JUST LIKE A WOMAN - Richie Havens
12. WHEN THE SHIP COMES IN - The Clancy Brothers and Robbie O’Connell with special guest Tommy Makem
13. WAR - Sinead O’Connor
14. JUST LIKE TOM THUMB’S BLUES - Neil Young
15. ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER - Neil Young
16. I SHALL BE RELEASED - Chissie Hynde
17. LOVE MINUS ZERO / NO LIMIT - Eric Clapton
18. DON’T THINK TWICE, IT’S ALL RIGHT- Eric Clapton
19. EMOTIONALLY YOURS - The O’Jays
20. WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE - The Band
21. YOU AIN’T GOIN’ NOWHERE - Mary-Chapin Carpenter / Rosanne Cash / Shawn Colvin
22. ABSOLUTELY SWEET MARIE - George Harrison
23. LICENSE TO KILL - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
24. RAINY DAY WOMAN #12 & 35 - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
25. MR TAMBOURINE MAN - Roger McGuinn
26. IT’S ALRIGHT, MA - Bob Dylan
27. MY BACK PAGES - Bob Dylan / Roger McGuinn / Tom Petty / Neil Young / Eric Clapton / George Harrison
28. KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR - Everyone
29. GIRL OF THE NORTH COUNTRY - Bob Dylan
Bonus Performances:
30. LEOPARD-SKIN PILL-BOX HAT - John Mellencamp
31. BOOTS OF SPANISH LEATHER - Nancy Griffith with Carolyn Hester (Pre-Broadcast)
32. GOTTA SERVE SOMEBODY - Booker T. & The M.G.’s (Pre-Broadcast)
Plus 40 minutes of "Behind The Scenes" with previously unreleased rehearsal footage and interviews

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