Don’t Look Back (1965 Tour Deluxe Edition)

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The seminal 1967 Bob Dylan rock documentary Don’t Look Back takes its name from “She Belongs to Me”—rather ironically, given we’re still looking back to the ’60s some 40 years later. In addition to virtually inventing the rock-umentary and music video, the film is a fascinating document of Dylan’s 1965 tour of England—the last before he went electric and changed music forever. In addition to the live acoustic performances, the film documents other ephemeral moments such as Dylan and Joan Baez singing to pass the time in their hotel room, an almost approachable Dylan talking with his fans, and seemingly never-ending belligerent interviews with the press. The deluxe edition also comes with ’65 Revisted, an entirely new companion documentary edited together from footage not used in Don’t Look Back, as well as a 168-page transcript of the film and a flipbook of the “Subterranean Homesick Blues” video. Also included is a commentary by director D.A. Pennebaker and road manager Bob Neuwirth, five previously unreleased audio tracks, and two alternative versions of the “Subterranean Homesick Blues” video. One can only hope that the 1966 Dylan documentary Eat the Document gets a similar treatment soon.