Scarlet Rivera as The Queen of Swords. Before the concert, Dylan chose to meet with the man that discovered him, Roy Silver, and Silver's partner, manager Richard Flanzer, for some advice. [9]. It was just amazing music every night--the most incredible conviction and spirit. [42] In August 2010, a source close to Dylan told Rolling Stone that a documentary about the Rolling Thunder tour had been in development for years and could be released relatively soon. He was just amazing, phenomenal energy, and incredible passion. Trailer for Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese. One, The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991, Vol. Rehearsals for the spring leg were held in Clearwater, Florida during April, and the first show was on April 18 at the Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida. Rolling Thunder Revue blends tour footage—plucked from Dylan’s 1978 weirdo epic Renaldo and Clara—with contemporary interviews, anchored by … ROLLING THUNDER REVUE Trailer (2019) Bob Dylan, Martin Scorsese Documentary © 2019 - Netflix Cast. For this performance, Ringo Starr, Stephen Stills and Joe Vitale augmented the core band. [18] He was closely associated with several figures in Dylan's circle, including Jacques Levy, who directed many of Shepard's 1960s Off-Off-Broadway shows, Patti Smith, who was Shepard's former lover and dramatic collaborator, and Allen Ginsberg, who worked with Shepard in 1969. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue, incorporating performances from a number of the fall shows, saw issue in 2002. The process has changed much over the decades, but this was me in 1975 and my pursuit of two of acts I just had to see. However, a majority of the film consisted of the haphazard, fictional drama filmed during the tour. It's like a family scene. 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The majority of the first Revue was booked at intimate venues, including smaller arenas, theaters and gymnasia; aside from a four-show Canadian leg and the concluding concerts in the New York metropolitan area, the tour's itinerary was entirely confined to New England. The idea of blending the pedal-steel syncopation of Mansfield, Ronson's glam-rock lead breaks, and Rivera's electric violin made for something as musically layered as Dylan's lyrics...[Dylan] also displayed a vocal precision rare even for him, snapping and stretching words to cajole nuances of meaning from each and every line. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese near you. [19] Dylan asked Shepard if he had seen Marcel Carné's Les Enfants du Paradis or François Truffaut's Shoot the Piano Player, and told him that those were the kinds of films he wanted to produce on the tour.[20]. Held at a half-empty Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, it would be Dylan's last performance for twenty-one months (save for a short set backed by The Band at The Last Waltz in November 1976),[40] and it would be another two years before Dylan recorded another album of new material. Shepard elected to record his impressionistic divagations in a journal eventually published as The Rolling Thunder Logbook (1977). [28] Among those appearing on stage were Muhammad Ali and Coretta Scott King, wife of slain civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr..[29]. Rolling Thunder Revue is a masterly addition to both Scorsese’s and Dylan’s steady work. Another musician invited on the tour was introduced to Dylan on October 22, when Dylan went to see David Blue perform at The Other End. To honor the release of the “Rolling Thunder Revue” box set and Martin Scorsese’s Netflix documentary, Stacker is running down the best Bob Dylan albums of all time. I mean, he took this case, this nine years of whatever, and put it together, wop, like that, and covered every level, every facet of it. "Hurrican'e Night: Thunder in the Garden", Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, The Bootleg Series Vol. Stars: Robert Duvall, Karen Black, Joe Don Baker. The Rolling Thunder Revue was a 1975–1976 concert tour by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan with numerous musicians and previous collaborators. Joan Baez was showing up. Dylan, Beat Generation colleague Ginsberg and various band members visited Kerouac's gravesite. Sam Shepard as The Writer. Bob Dylan Allen Ginsberg Patti Smith Martin von Haselberg Scarlet Rivera Joan Baez Roger McGuinn Larry 'Ratso' Sloman James Gianopulos Jack Elliott Sam Shepard David Mansfield Sharon Stone Ronnie Hawkins Anne Waldman Ronee Blakley Joni Mitchell Michael Murphy Roberta Flack Claudia Levy Gordon Lightfoot. Ronson was the lead guitarist and arranger in David Bowie's former backing band, The Spiders from Mars. Bob Dylan. With an itinerary dominated by arenas and stadiums due to the ballooning budget of Renaldo and Clara, the tour continued throughout April and May in the American South and Southwest. A companion piece to No Direction Home, Rolling Thunder Revue adds a lightly fabulist spin to its portrait of the legendary 1975 tour that featured Bob Dylan and a revolving cast of friends and special guests hitting the road for a series of small-venue concerts, which Dylan conceived of as a kind of rock-music commedia dell’arte caravan. [11] Bruce Springsteen also turned down an invitation "because he had plenty of touring commitments of his own and was on a roll" following the breakthrough success of Born to Run, released that August. A number of critics highly praised the tour. Next, Dylan ambled on to do about five songs. [citation needed] Luther Rix (drums, percussion) was also added at an indeterminate point. We started out with a relatively small group of musicians and support people, and we ended up with a caravan. "[3], Harvard Square Theater concert poster, November 20, 1975, I've known these guys for a long time and I love them dearly, but everybody. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969–1971). Bob Neuwirth assembled backing musicians from the Desire sessions, including violinist Scarlet Rivera, bassist Rob Stoner, and drummer Howie Wyeth, plus Mick Ronson on guitar. "[10] Uninterested in performing in a country/folk milieu, Patti Smith amicably declined Dylan's invitation. Flanzer and Silver quickly provided several stars (including Stevie Wonder and Dr. John) to help make this concert the most commercially successful event of the tour, with Dylan giving a strident performance. Genres: Mockumentary, Rockumentary. Flippo, Chet. Notable items include two books, two albums, a TV Special and a movie: Sloman, Larry. However, the same day Blakley showed up for rehearsal, Dylan returned to the recording studio to re-record "Hurricane" (due to legal concerns involving the song's original lyrics). Allen Ginsberg. [33][34] Shepard soon discovered that his nominal function as screenwriter was somewhat superfluous, for much of the film would be entirely improvised with little guidance or direction from Dylan. Directed by: Martin Scorsese. David Mansfield as The Innocent [24], According to Larry Sloman, who documented the tour in On the Road with Bob Dylan (1978), "Onstage it was like a carnival. Sometime in October, Dylan also contacted an old friend and filmmaker, Howard Alk. Rated the #18 best film of 2019, and #1846 in the greatest all-time movies (according to RYM users). It’s also a reminder, not that we really needed one, that no one, especially in what passes for music in today’s scene, does things like Bob Dylan. On October 30, Dylan held the first Rolling Thunder Revue show at the War Memorial Auditorium in Plymouth, Massachusetts. "[5] His New York musician friend David Blue felt that Dylan clearly wanted to get back to being closer to his audience after becoming a major music star: Bob's just an ordinary fucking guy, a great songwriter who got swept up in this whole fame thing and was smart enough to know how to control it, who rode with it and was shrewd, damn shrewd. They tried to go out and do something unique and they succeeded. Get info about new releases, essays and interviews on the Current, Top 10 lists, and sales. "[17], Dylan and Baez often opened the second half of the show duetting in the dark on "Blowin' in the Wind". Bob Dylan - Rolling Thunder Revue, 1976. Joni Mitchell returned to preview two songs ("Black Crow" and "Song for Sharon") from Hejira in Fort Worth. As the first official release to capture the Revue at its peak, it was warmly received by fans and critics. Rolling Thunder Revue rolls like a film for Dylan fans made by a Dylan fan. New 4K digital transfer, approved by director Martin Scorsese, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray, New interviews with Scorsese, editor David Tedeschi, and writer Larry “Ratso” Sloman, Restored footage of never-before-seen Rolling Thunder Revue performances of “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You” and “Romance in Durango,” and of a never-before-seen cut of “Tangled Up in Blue”, English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, PLUS: An essay by novelist Dana Spiotta and writing from the Rolling Thunder Revue tour by author Sam Shepard and poets Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman. Directed by Martin Scorsese. With Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Martin von Haselberg. Director Martin Scorsese blends behind-the-scenes archival footage, interviews, and narrative mischief, with a magician’s sleight of hand, into a zeitgeist-defining cultural record that is as much a concert “documentary” as it is a slippery, chimerical investigation into memory, time, truth, and illusion. [12][13] However, Dylan did add one surprising element to the Rolling Thunder Revue when Mick Ronson agreed to join the tour. [37] New guests included Dennis Hopper, who recited Rudyard Kipling's "If" at The Warehouse in New Orleans. The words were like staccato bullets, and every song had a peak energy. Larry 'Ratso' Sloman as The Rolling Stone Reporter. ... Johnny Vohden. Joan Baez as The Balladeer. Dylan asked Flanzer to accompany him on the chartered flight to oversee these guest stars. However, the secrecy surrounding the Revue's intended destinations, the new material Dylan was premiering, and the inclusion of Joan Baez on the same bill as Dylan for the first time in a decade ensured prominent media coverage. According to Stoner, the group rehearsed "for like a day or two – it [was] not really so much a rehearsal as like a jam, tryin' to sort it out. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese 2019 13+ 2h 22m Music & Concert Documentaries In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention. On October 23, 1975, owner Mike Porco's 61st birthday, Dylan and a group of friends took over Gerde's Folk City as the main show was ending. , Patti Smith. [5], In October 1975, soon after completing Desire, Dylan held rehearsals for his second tour in two years (following an eight-year hiatus) at New York City's midtown Studio Instrument Rentals space. She initially declined due to prior commitments but eventually changed her mind and appeared at rehearsals two days later. Martin Scorses and Bob Dylan? DVD Currently unavailable. While Ginsberg accompanied the tour for most of its 1975 run, his planned recitations, as well as some performances by other Revue members, were cut before the opening date to keep the concerts at a manageable length. [30][31] And at the time of the concert, Carter was an inmate at Trenton State Prison, where he reacted after learning of the benefit on his behalf and the song dedicated to him: Wow, man. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese. William Devane. Fandango FANALERT® Sign up for a FANALERT® and be the first to know when tickets and other exclusives are available in your area. Performers included Roberta Flack, Robbie Robertson, Ronee Blakely, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and violinist Scarlet Rivera. The purpose of the tour was to allow Dylan, who had now become a major recording artist and concert performer, to play in smaller auditoriums in less populated cities where he could be more intimate with his audiences. In some shows, he walked on stage wearing a plastic mask, only to toss it aside after the first song to play harmonica on "It Ain't Me, Babe. Intended to contrast with the bombast of his 1974 tour with The Band, the first leg of the tour was small, spanning only thirty shows. I said "Man, this cat's a genius. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue, Vol. A week later, on October 30, the Rolling Thunder Revue played its first concert. Jack Elliott as The Sailor. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Prelude to the Thunder: An Alumnus of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue Looks Back (Guest Column) J. Steven Soles was part of Dylan's traveling circus of a tour in 1975. In 1975, in an America defined by both the self-mythologizing pomp of the upcoming bicentennial and ongoing sociopolitical turmoil, Bob Dylan and a band of troubadours—including luminaries such as Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg, and Joni Mitchell—embarked on a now-legendary tour known as the Rolling Thunder Revue, a freewheeling … When the tour rehearsals were still in progress, Alk reportedly began filming scenes in Greenwich Village for possible inclusion in the film. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese. The purpose of the tour was to allow Dylan, who had now become a major recording artist and concert performer, to play in smaller auditoriums in less populated cities where he could be more intimate with his audiences.[1]. [7], When rehearsals began, many of the musicians were apparently uninformed about plans for an upcoming tour. Dylan and Joan Baez sang "One Too Many Mornings", followed onstage by Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Eric Andersen, Patti Smith, Arlen Roth, Bette Midler, Buzzy Linhart, Phil Ochs and others. Director: Martin Scorsese Cast: Bob Dylan. According to Lou Kemp, a friend of Dylan's who eventually organized the tour, the Rolling Thunder Revue "would go out at night and run into people, and we'd just invite them to come with us. Although most of the fall complement (including Baez, McGuinn, Ronson and the Neuwirth-led Guam) returned, Elliott, Blakley, Rix, Ginsberg and Shepard moved on to other endeavors. ENTER CITY, STATE OR ZIP CODE GO. Roger McGuinn as Himself. After intermission, the curtain rose to an incredible sight, Bob and Joan, together again after all these years. to which Dylan replied, "The meaning is in the words."[32]. The Bootleg Series Vol. Joining them were T-Bone Burnett (electric guitar, piano), Steven Soles (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals) and David Mansfield (dobro, mandolin, violin, pedal steel guitar). And it was inspiring to me. Some of the performers on the tour were Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Joni Mitchell, Ronee Blakely and Ramblin' Jack Elliott. [38] "The Rolling Thunder Revue, so joyful and electrifying in its first performances, had just plain run out of steam", wrote music critic Janet Maslin for Rolling Stone.[39]. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack, Vol. [44] According to Netflix, the film "captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year. What lengths do we go to see our favorite bands? Kinky Friedman and Donna Weiss joined the ensemble as featured performers, essentially replacing the former two, while percussionist Gary Burke replaced Rix. The final Rolling Thunder show took place on May 25. [26] The spirit was considered extremely warm, leading to Joni Mitchell, who only intended to play one concert, to stay on for the remaining three nights of the tour. As fanciful as Martin Scorsese’s new film about Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue of 1975 is, it doesn’t aim to turn truth into myth nearly as much … 3.8 out of 5 stars 21. Earl Macklin robs a bank owned by the mob, serves his prison time and is released, only to start a private war against the crime outfit that owned the bank. They were all there. "[9] According to Rivera, one heckler asked Dylan "Why are you wearing a mask?" The interviewees in the film are given character names in the end credits. The May 23 Colorado show was filmed for the September 1976 NBC television special Hard Rain; the Hard Rain live album containing selections from that and another late May date was released simultaneously. Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour of 1975-76 is a paradox in the well-stuffed annals of his concert career: It is at once his best-documented and most elusive trek.. He lights into a biting electric version of 'It Ain't Me, Babe,' and then a thoroughly convincing rock take of 'The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll'...and an 'Isis' that makes the Desire take sound like a greeting card."[36]. "[35] According to Riley, "These are rugged and inspired reworkings of many Dylan standards—[Dylan] even talks casually to the audience (now a thing of the past). "The Rolling Thunder Revue shows remain some of the finest music Dylan ever made with a live band", wrote Clinton Heylin. [14] She later recalled: Oh I loved him, right away, just loved him. ... Major Charles Rane. He's giving the people the truth." Instead he found a whole set of textures rarely found in rock. Funny and mysterious and shy and dear and vulnerable.[15][16]. The release of Desire in January 1976 fell between the two legs of the tour, with many of the songs performed in the first leg taken from that yet-to-be released album. [27] The concert was titled "The Night of The Hurricane," in reference to Dylan's song, "Hurricane", which was released in November 1975. Dylan and Shepard's completed film, now the symbolist-romance-cum-concert-film Renaldo and Clara, would not be released until 1978 to a largely fallow critical reception. [41] For many years, it was the only official release documenting the live shows from the fall 1975 leg. The idea behind the tour, Dylan said, was to "play for the people," the people who never get good seats at his larger concerts due to higher ticket cost and inconvenient locations. It was there that he met Ronee Blakley, the actress/singer who had recently starred in Robert Altman's celebrated film Nashville. The penultimate show of the tour took place on May 23 at Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins, Colorado. [25] Then Baez would take center stage with a dynamic six-song set, followed by a solo set from Dylan. I've been seeing Bob perform since 1966. A Guide to What’s Fake in ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story’ A teenage Sharon Stone wasn’t on the tour, Kiss didn’t inspire the makeup, and the mysterious Stefan van Dorp is an actor He [Dylan] was electric during those tours, and had boundless energy and incredible strength of performance. Excerpt from ftr_cast #018 "July, Oh My!" At the center of it all is the magnetic Dylan, a sphinxlike philosopher-poet singing, with electrifying conviction, to the soul of an anxious nation. Peanuts Snoopy's Holiday Collection with Hot Wheels Pop Culture Winter Christmas Rolling Thunder Die-Cast 1:64 Car Bundle. The Rolling Thunder Revue was a 1975–1976 concert tour by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan with numerous musicians and previous collaborators. The Bob Dylan Rolling Thunder Revue cast. Bassist Rob Stoner, drummer/pianist Howie Wyeth and violinist Scarlet Rivera were retained from the Desire sessions for the rehearsals. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall, Vol. The way The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn tells it, Bob Dylan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour had simple beginnings. The tour included 57 concerts in two legs—the first in the American northeast and Canada in the fall of 1975, and the second in the American South and southwest in the spring of 1976. [17], The dramatic finale of the tour took place on December 8 in Madison Square Garden, where, to an audience of 14,000, Dylan performed a benefit concert for imprisoned boxer and Dylan's latest cause, Rubin Carter. I told myself, "Rubin, you got to keep pushing, 'cause you must be doing something right, you got all these good people coming to try and help you. Bobby Neuwirth and the back-up band [dubbed 'Guam'] warmed up the audience. At the end of Blue's show, Blakley joined Dylan on-stage for a few songs, joined by poet Allen Ginsberg; afterwards, Dylan extended her an invitation to join the Rolling Thunder Revue. [5], Dylan named the tour after hearing the continuous sounds of thunder one day. (Performances by Dylan and Baez during the Clearwater rehearsals were taped and aired on The Midnight Special.) Dylan's inspiration for playing Lowell was Jack Kerouac, a pivotal influence on his oeuvre who was born and raised in the city. Patti Smith as The Punk Poet. Dylan and his group brought in lights and cameras and filmed the session, which began well after midnight; a brief scene of Phil Ochs trying to tune Eric Andersen's guitar from open to regular tuning made it into Renaldo and Clara. The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival 1963–1965, Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan, Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rolling_Thunder_Revue&oldid=990788402, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from April 2017, Articles with unsourced statements from February 2007, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 November 2020, at 14:37. In 1975, in an America defined by both the self-mythologizing pomp of the upcoming bicentennial and ongoing sociopolitical turmoil, Bob Dylan and a band of troubadours—including luminaries such as Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg, and Joni Mitchell—embarked on a now-legendary tour known as the Rolling Thunder Revue, a freewheeling variety show that was part traveling counterculture carnival, part spiritual pilgrimage. In the audience were a number of key political figures, boxers, and movie stars. [citation needed]. Director. Allen Ginsberg as The Oracle of Delphi. While shooting hoops one day in McGuinn’s driveway, Dylan stopped the game. , Allen Ginsberg. [6] He conceived the tour in the summer of 1975 while he was living in Greenwich Village, and began co-writing with his friend, Jacques Levy, with whom he wrote various songs, including "Hurricane". [17] Employing Blakley as a substitute for Emmylou Harris (who had prior engagements to attend to), Dylan quickly recut "Hurricane", the last recorded work done for Desire before its release in January 1976. "Gone was the traditionalism of The Band. From Newport to the Ancient Empty Street in L.A. Troubadours: Joan Baez and Bob Dylan in “Rolling Thunder Revue.” Credit... Ken Regan, via Netflix Dylan contacted actor/playwright Sam Shepard, who was considered a cult figure, to work as the film's screenwriter. A second Hurricane Carter benefit was held at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas on January 25, bridging the two legs of the tour. Comments about it typified the feeling about the spring tour: "Although the band has been playing together longer, the charm has gone out of their exchanges", wrote Tim Riley. "[5], Dylan made the surprising theatrical choice of wearing whiteface make-up at many of the shows. Although the trio had been dismissed during the Desire sessions in an attempt to focus the overall production, Dylan yielded to his original instincts and decided to rehire them for the tour. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese. Patti Smith. [5][23], On November 2, 1975, the tour stopped at the University of Lowell. Bob Dylan. Martin Scorsese. Bob Dylan as Himself. In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention. Cast. Dylan's ambitions apparently included a film of the tour, and Alk accepted Dylan's offer to shoot the film. [43], In June 2019, Netflix released a documentary about the tour, directed by Martin Scorsese, titled Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese. There is a critical consensus that the tour failed in one regard, the making of the film Renaldo and Clara. I've never seen him as good as he was during the Rolling Thunder tour, night in, night out. Meanwhile all these people who eventually became the Rolling Thunder Revue started dropping in. Cast (in credits order) verified as complete. Linda Haynes. Add to Watchlist. The tour was thoroughly documented through film, sound recording, and in print. Live album sales were modest. [2] A documentary about the tour, directed by Martin Scorsese, titled Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, was released by Netflix and in select theaters in June 2019.[3][4]. Tommy Lee Jones. 8: Tell Tale Signs: Rare and Unreleased 1989–2006, Vol. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, 'Rolling Thunder' is a one of a kind experience, from master filmmaker Martin Scorsese. And now he's just paying everyone back with this tour. The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings Launched in the fall of 1975, Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue flouted the touring conventions of the time by featuring an eclectic cast of characters and playing small and unusual venues with little advance notice. We had no idea what the purpose for these jams was, except we were being invited to jam." When he sang "Along the Watchtower," it was just riveting. He was exactly what I thought he would be like. Later in 1978, an edited version of the film appeared that omitted many of the dramatic scenes in favor of focusing more on the performances. 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