Right, that is what I meant.For ref there is no master tape for this. Compiled from multiple sources back in the day, more recently 'recreated' from best modern circulating sources. that is the copy I have had for several years. Nice to see the original vinyl press from whatever generation of tapes/reels the TMoQ guys had access to back in 69, if only for historical reasons.
Thanks for the post
"Great White Wonder" uses the mono promotional acetate compiled by Dylan & Hudson which was eventually released as a vinyl-only RSD thing called "The Original Basement Tape". The official box set is taken from the twin-track stereo reels, remixed to a more natural stereo.How does all the boot sources compare to the commercial release of the basement tapes by Garth Hudson a few years ago ? I don't know much about the original bootleg LP release but it seems that side 4 contains the "basement tapes". I would assume the commercial release of that material (not the material released in the 70s) would be from the "master" tapes. Supposedly, the GWW was released BEFORE the Band's 1st LP which in reality promoted that 1st Band LP. I think it's fair to say that someone in the Band or very close to the Band leaked those "basement tapes" , some believe Dylan knew about it , some say he didn't ... anyone have the real story ???
The "Basement" is supposedly reallly a garage!!! Or a basementy-garage. We are talking rural New York here. But that's where the majority of the material was supposed to have been recorded, using the band's touring gear (same as on the 1966 live recordings) patched into a stereo tape recorder, which is why the quality is exceptional.On reflection I have actually seen video footage of the Band making music in Big Pink from this era in what appeared to be an improvised studio setting. However it wasn't the basement room I have seen in other photos. I haven't read up on the exact details as my interest is really in the personnel involved and the songs Bob was bringing at the time. In any case the vast difference between both the quality and the nature of the sound between various recordings, suggest that they were recorded in different settings with very different kit