Monday, November 5, 2018

Recorded Facts

Another Bootleg Series collection, another copious treasure trove. The versions that ended up on Blood On The Tracks may remain the cream of the crop, but it's fascinating to follow how Dylan got there, to be able to track his creative process up close, false starts and all, for what would turn out to be one of his tour de force albums. I haven't even begun to properly digest it all of course, but this delicate, unfinished first stab at Idiot Wind, with just guitar and bass, caught my fancy immediately.

Bob Dylan - Idiot Wind (Take 1)


The Swede said...

I've been submerged in this box set the whole weekend. For all the myriad tweaked versions of 'You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go' and 'Buckets of Rain' etc, my current favourite moment is the first run through of 'Meet Me in the Morning', where he essentially nails it in one take, albeit later edited.

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