With the new Martin Scorsese directed documentary on Bob Dylan due to hit our screens on June 12th for Netflix, the production has shared a never-before-seen clip of Dylan performing ‘Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’ from the film’s focus and title – the 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue.
Netflix released a statement saying: “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese’ captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, ‘Rolling Thunder’ is a one of a kind experience, from master filmmaker Martin Scorsese.”
But as a teaser, the production company have shared this rare and never-before-seen footage of Bob doing his best Bob and delivering an encapsulating performance of ‘Hard Rain’. It’s a charming performance but more importantly a hint at the wealth of stock footage that Scorsese and his team had at their fingertips to create such a film.
The time in Dylan’s life has been widely documented. Whether through the Hard Rain live album performance which was broadcast on National TV or the 2002 bootleg series which cherry-picked moments from the same year, this era in Bob’s career is an intriguing one. So to be able to find some rare and unseen footage from this period has us very excited for June 12th.
Watch Bob Dylan performing ‘Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’ below as part of Martin Scorsese’s new documentary Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story. Out on June 12th