Label: Not On Label (Bob Dylan) - none • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation, Unofficial Release • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Blues, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk Rock, Folk, Acoustic, Country Blues, Piano Blues, Rock & Roll
Great White Wonderor GWWis the first notable rock bootleg album, released in Julyand containing unofficially released recordings by Bob Dylan. Several of the tracks presented here were recorded with The Band in the summer of in West Saugerties, New Yorkduring the informal sessions that were later released in a more complete form in Dylan's album The Basement Tapes. Much of the other material consists of a recording made in December in a Minnesota hotel room referred to as the "Minnesota hotel tape"studio outtakes from several of Dylan's albums, and a live performance on The Johnny Cash Show.
It was the first time that these previously unreleased recordings came to the market; many more would be released in similar formats I Aint Got No Home - Bob Dylan - Great White Wonder the coming years, though most were single albums, not I Aint Got No Home - Bob Dylan - Great White Wonder albums like this record. The album was nicknamed the "great white wonder" due to the original pressing's plain white gatefold cover; newer pressings contain the name stamped on.
This name—or variations, such as "white wonder",  "little white wonder"—would surface in later bootleg releases or in the initials "G. Sides one and three of Great White Wonder were entirely given over to songs from an informal ninety-minute tape that Dylan recorded in the apartment of Bonnie Beecher in Minneapolis in December Side two was a miscellany of studio outtakes.
However, it was the seven "basement-tape" cuts that filled up the end of side two and all of side four that aroused the greatest interest. KRLA was the first. Unconcerned with legal niceties, these LA radio stations were quite willing to fuel demand for both Great White Wonder and the spate of bootlegs that soon followed its metal-stamped heels. All of a sudden we just started having fistfuls of money. We didn't realize what we had gotten into. However, each time the content was copied, there was a reduction in sound quality.
Originally, the cover was a simple white sleeve, until the nickname "Great White Wonder" began to take effect. Later s pressings included a poorly hand-stamped title, or a picture of Dylan playing at the Isle of Wight Festival. Others gave the false artist name "Dupre and his Miracle Sound" cf. The Great White Wonder sparked a fake bootleg recording that began as Move On (Flute Vocal Mix) - Willow - Move On gag by editors at Rolling Stone magazine.
However, each track was pressed from a unique source tape, not copied directly from the original LP. This resulted in a rather high-quality release, in terms of sound. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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