Netflix’s has just released a trailer of Martin Scorsese’s new documentary about Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour.
According to SPIN, the film which is scheduled to go out via the streaming service on June 12th features rare footage taken from the 1975 tour.
Interviews with Joan Baez, Sam Shepherd and Rubin”Hurricane” Carter (namesake of Dylan’s song “The Hurricane”) are included but the main feature of the documentary is Dylan.
We see him perform and take interviews which according to news reports is a rare thing for Dylan nowadays, he has not been interviewed on- camera in over ten years.
The last full-length interview he gave was in 2005 on Scorcese’s last Dylan film, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan. In the trailer for the documentary, Dylan tells us about the tour, “It wasn’t a success, Not if you measure success in terms of profit.”
Most of the performances on tour were hosted in small venues, and at the gigs, Dylan painted his face and wore makeup as apparently, there weren’t enough masks on the tour.
Himself and Joan Baez has a close relationship he says “Joan Baez and me could sing together in our sleep” speaking some wise words he tells us “Life isn’t about finding yourself, or finding anything. Life is about creating yourself.”
A new 14-disc Bootleg Series release which shows recordings of rehearsals and performances from the tour is due out this Friday (June 7). Watch the trailer for Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story below.
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