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Bob Dylan and The Rolling Thunder Revue
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For years there have been rumblings of a Bob Dylan concert documentary from director Martin Scorsese, and reports from this past January tipped us off to a planned release from Netflix. Now the streaming platform is ready to share details.

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (there’s a title to chew on) is part documentary and part concert film about Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour of 1975-1976, and Netflix will release the long-awaited work this June 12.

According to a press release, the film “captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year.”

A new poster released for the announcement, similar to the flowery imagery of Lady Gaga’s Five Foot Two Netflix doc, confirms the new release date.

Rolling Thunder Revue
Credit: Netflix

For the Rolling Thunder Revue Tour, Dylan hit up smaller venues with little-to-no advanced notice with a number of old friends, like Roger McGuinn, Joan Baez, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and Allen Ginsberg. Photographer Ken Regan, who was on hand to capture the craziness of this time, released a book of photography in 2016 called Rolling Thunder: Photographs by Ken Regan.

Scorsese, who’s The Irishman was also picked up by Netflix, previously directed 2005’s No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, which traced Dylan’s evolution and impact on pop culture.

All of Dylan’s performances featured in Rolling Thunder are also available on Bob Dylan – Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings, the upcoming and comprehensive music anthology from the tour, coming June 7 as a companion to the doc’s release. With 148 tracks spread out across 14 CDs, the collection includes professional recordings of five full sets from Dylan’s tour.

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