Columbia/Legacy will release Bob Dylan’s performance at the Royal Albert
Hall from May 26, 1966 (two days after the artist’s 25 birthday) as an
album entitled “The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert”. For decades,
Dylan’s performance in Manchester was incorrectly labeled “The Royal
Albert Hall Concert.” Now, for the first time, the real Royal Albert
Hall concert – originally recorded for a live album by CBS Records - is
finally being released, mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Chris Shaw.
These performances put a fiery exclamation point on Dylan’s great
mid-sixties creative epoch that produced--in an 18-month span--Bringing
It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde On Blonde, the trilogy
of album masterpieces which secured Dylan’s reputation as a songwriter
and performer of unprecedented depth, power and originality while
significantly impacting the course of popular music and culture.