Netflix has released a trailer and first look at the documentary Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese.
Directed by Martin Scorsese, the movie explores Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour of 1975, there is some fantastic footage of various gigs during the trek as well as Dylan caught on film behind-the-scenes. There are also interviews with Dylan and fellow folk legend Joan Baez.
Dylan reflects on the tour during the trailer saying: “It wasn’t a success, not if you measure success in terms of profit.”
Talking about his chemistry between himself and his tour mate and friend Baez, Dylan exclaims: “Joan Baez and me can sing together in our sleep.”
Baez responds: “The charisma that he has I’ve never seen anywhere, before or since.”
The movie features Dylan singing his classics “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall,” “Hurricane” and “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” In reality, Dylan and Co weren’t at their best, and some of the renditions feature some pretty shabby performances by Dylan and other musicians that include: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn and ex-David Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson.
You can catch Rolling Thunder Revue on Netflix on June 12th, and the same day it also premieres at theaters in New York City and Los Angeles.
A companion box set titled Bob Dylan — Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings, featuring every one of Dylan’s performances that appear in the film and more, will be available on Friday, June 7th.
Check out the trailer for Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story below: