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Bob Dylan Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by YankeeFan, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Rolling Stone gives it 4.5 stars:

    You can listen to excerpts here: http://n.pr/16nWhiK

    Anyone excited. From the clips I've heard so far, I'm a little underwhelmed.
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Full track list:

    CD 1

    1. "Went to See the Gypsy" (demo)
    2 "In Search of Little Sadie" (without overdubs, Self Portrait)
    3. "Pretty Saro" (unreleased, Self Portrait)
    4. "Alberta #3" (alternate version, Self Portrait)
    5. "Spanish Is the Loving Tongue" (unreleased, Self Portrait)
    6. "Annie's Going to Sing Her Song" (unreleased, Self Portrait)
    7. "Time Passes Slowly #1" (alternate version, New Morning)
    8. "Only a Hobo" (unreleased, Greatest Hits II)
    9. "Minstrel Boy" (unreleased, The Basement Tapes)
    10. "I Threw It All Away" (alternate version, Nashville Skyline)
    11. "Railroad Bill" (unreleased, Self Portrait)
    12. "Thirsty Boots" (unreleased, Self Portrait)
    13. "This Evening So Soon" (unreleased, Self Portrait)
    14. "These Hands" (unreleased, Self Portrait)
    15. "Little Sadie" (without overdubs, Self Portrait)
    16. "House Carpenter" (unreleased, Self Portrait)
    17. "All the Tired Horses" (without overdubs, Self Portrait)

    CD 2
    1. "If Not For You" (alternate version, New Morning)
    2. "Wallflower" (alternate version, 1971)
    3. "Wigwam" (original version without overdubs, Self Portrait)
    4. "Days of '49" (original version without overdubs, Self Portrait)
    5. "Working on a Guru" (unreleased, New Morning)
    6. "Country Pie" (alternate version, Nashville Skyline)
    7. "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" (Live With the Band, Isle Of Wight 1969)
    8. "Highway 61 Revisited" (Live With the Band, Isle Of Wight 1969)
    9. "Copper Kettle" (without overdubs, Self Portrait)
    10. "Bring Me a Little Water" (unreleased, New Morning)
    11. "Sign on the Window" (with orchestral overdubs, New Morning)
    12. "Tattle O'Day" (unreleased, Self Portrait)
    13. "If Dogs Run Free" (alternate version, New Morning)
    14. "New Morning" (with horn section overdubs, New Morning)
    15. "Went to See the Gypsy" (alternate version, New Morning)
    16. "Belle Isle" (without overdubs, Self Portrait)
    17. "Time Passes Slowly #2" (alternate version, New Morning)
    18. "When I Paint My Masterpiece" (demo)

    Bob Dylan & the Band at Isle of Wight - August 31st, 1969
    1. "She Belongs to Me"
    2. "I Threw It All Away"
    3. "Maggie's Farm"
    4. "Wild Mountain Thyme"
    5. "It Ain't Me, Babe"
    6. "To Ramona"/"Mr. Tambourine Man"
    7. "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine"
    8. "Lay Lady Lay"
    9. "Highway 61 Revisited"
    10. "One Too Many Mornings"
    11. "I Pity the Poor Immigrant"
    12. "Like a Rolling Stone"
    13. "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
    14. "Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)"
    15. "Minstrel Boy"
    16. "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"

  3. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    I'm interested to see if this sheds some interesting light on Self-Portarit, the only album of Dylan's (other than the Christmas album) that I plain don't like. Even those clunkers in the 1980s had redeeming spots on them. Self-Portrait -- if it was a tank job -- was a successful one. It's the only Dylan album I don't even keep on my IPod.

    And for it to come after Nasville Skyline, to my ears one of the most beautiful albums of the 1960s and almost as lush-sounding as Pet Sounds, just makes Self -Portrait all the more strange and jarring.
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Didn't the original version of "Self Portrait" get a bullet (or bomb) rating??
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    They were scrapped and discarded for a reason. They should stay that way.
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Big fan of New Morning and that era of Dylan in general. I'll check a few tracks out.
  7. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I remember buying Self Portrait when it first came out, listened to it and thought "WTF?"
    It's freakishly bad album
  8. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Honestly, the thought that there are tracks not deemed worthy enough to be on "Self Portrait" makes me shudder. Though Dylan in that time seemed to be in one of his intentional self-immolating modes, so he would have been pissy enough to leave his best stuff in the can.
  9. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    I was a teenager during this period (1969-1971) and when talk turned to concerts in New York, there were always rumors that Dylan would show up. Sometimes he did, but nowhere near as many times which were rumored.
  10. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Imagine it's 1970, and you put on a Bob Dylan album, and this is the first thing you hear when you drop the needle on side one:

    Dylan himself later that he intentionally put out a piece of shit (mostly other people's songs, no less) basically because he was tired of being Spokesman for a Generation. It was very Dylan of him to include a second helping, er, album in his shit sandwich.
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Dylan's account/reason/excuse/justification for the record has varied.
    I'm not sure what I believe.
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Bob, can't access that up here in Canuckistan. What song is it?
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