In an event that has brought together Bob Dylan and Martin Scorsese, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, is the first time Dylan has participated in an exclusive film biography. This DVD covers his explosive arrival on the downtown New York City scene in 1961 - with a raspy voice, pounding guitar and stunning lyrics - through to his near-fatal motorcycle accident in Woodstock in 1966, no one had more of an impact and no one changed the landscape of contemporary music more profoundly.
Private, almost reclusive and disdainful of customary forms of publicity, Dylan has now agreed to make an appearance in his own story. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the intimate and incomparable film includes an archive of exclusive footage from childhood, from the road and from backstage, as well as unreleased interviews conducted over the past 15 years with other seminal figures from those times - some of whom, like Allen Ginsberg, are long dead.
Dylan, an eight time Grammy award winner, talks openly and extensively about this critical period in his career, detailing the journey from his hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota, to Greenwich Village, New York, where he became the centre of a musical and cultural upheaval, the effects of which are still felt today.
For the first time, The Bob Dylan Archives has made available rare treasures from its film, tape and stills collection, including footage from Murray Lerner's film Festival, previously unreleased outtakes from D.A. Pennebaker's famed 1967 documentary Don't Look Back and interviews with Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Maria Muldaur, and many others. In anticipation of the film, members of Dylan's worldwide community of fans also contributed rarities from their own collections.
"Blowin' in the Wind" - live on TV: March 1963.
"Girl of the North Country" - from unaired Canadian TV special "Quest": February 1964.
"Man of Constant Sorrow" - live on TV: March 1964.
"Mr. Tambourine Man" - Newport Folk Festival: July 26, 1964.
"Love Minus Zero/No Limit" - London, England: May 1965.
"Like a Rolling Stone" - Live in Newcastle, England: May 21, 1966.
"One Too Many Mornings" - Live in Liverpool, England: May 1, 1966.
Unused promotional spot for "Positively 4th Street".
"I Can't Leave Her Behind" - work in progress in hotel room - Glasgow, May 19, 1966.