Q: How's Bob Dylan showing the world he's the greatest folk legend in the history of the world this year?

A: By releasing the largest, heftiest CD back catalogue box set the universe has ever seen.

Including 35 studio albums from Columbia and Legacy Recordings, six live albums and a two CD compilation of non-album tracks, you're probably gonna have to have a bit of a clear out to fit this baby on your shelves.

The box set includes a few very special CDs, as it hosts 1973's Dylan which has never been released on CD in North America, and 14 remasters of classic LPs.

If that's still not enough Bob bang for your buck, there will also be a beautiful hardcover book with liner notes for each album to go alongside the mega-release.

If you don't have space for the whole shebang, don't worry: Dylan's first eight albums will also be re-released on CD in mono as Bob Dylan - The Mono Recordings, as well as plans to release his back-catalogue per decade of release from the 60s through to the present day being made available in box sets too.

Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. One (volume ONE! There's another to come!) is due for release on November the 5th. See below for a full list of the package’s contents; we've starred the albums that have been remastered. Volume Two is scheduled to arrive next year, and will perform a similar trick with Dylan’s extensive Bootleg series.

Tracklist:

  • Studio albums
  • Bob Dylan (1962)
  • The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963)
  • The Times They Are a-Changin’ (1964)
  • Another Side of Bob Dylan (1964)
  • Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
  • Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
  • Blonde on Blonde (1966)
  • John Wesley Harding (1967)
  • Nashville Skyline (1969)
  • Self Portrait (1970) *
  • New Morning (1970)
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) *
  • Dylan (1973) *
  • Planet Waves (1974)
  • Blood on the Tracks (1975)
  • The Basement Tapes (1975)
  • Desire (1976)
  • Street Legal (1978) *
  • Slow Train Coming (1979)
  • Saved (1980) *
  • Shot of Love (1981)
  • Infidels (1983)
  • Empire Burlesque (1985) *
  • Knocked Out Loaded (1986) *
  • Down in the Groove (1988) *
  • Oh Mercy (1989)
  • Under the Red Sky (1990) *
  • Good as I Been to You (1992) *
  • World Gone Wrong (1993) *
  • Time Out of Mind (1997)
  • Love and Theft (2001)
  • Modern Times (2006)
  • Together Through Life (2009)
  • Christmas in the Heart (2009)
  • Tempest (2012)

Live albums:

  • Before the Flood (1972)
  • Hard Rain (1976) *
  • Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979) *
  • Real Live (1984) *
  • Dylan & the Dead (1989)
  • MTV Unplugged (1995)

Side Tracks:

  • 1. Baby, I’m in the Mood for You
  • 2. Mixed-Up Confusion
  • 3. Tomorrow Is a Long Time (live)
  • 4. Lay Down Your Weary Tune
  • 5. Percy’s Song
  • 6. I’ll Keep It with Me
  • 7. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  • 8. Positively 4th Street
  • 9. Jet Pilot
  • 10. I Wanna Be Your Love
  • 11. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) (live)
  • 12. Visions of Johanna (live)
  • 13. Quinn the Eskimo
  • 14. Watching the River Flow
  • 15. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  • 16. Down in the Flood
  • 17. I Shall Be Released
  • 18. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
  • 19. George Jackson (acoustic version)
  • 20. Forever Young
  • 21. You’re a Big Girl Now
  • 22. Up to Me
  • 23. Abandoned Love
  • 24. Isis (live)
  • 25. Romance in Durango (live)
  • 26. Caribbean Wind
  • 27. Heart of Mine (live)
  • 28. Series of Dreams
  • 29. Dignity
  • 30. Things Have Changed