OPO: Previously unreleased Dylan song from Biograph or Bootleg Series 1-3

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Alternate versions of songs from his records don't count. Has to be an outtake that officially surfaced for the first time on one of those two box sets.

So many to choose from. I think there's a clear frontrunner, but we shall see how the voting goes.

Up To Me

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Saturday, 13 January 2007 20:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

this should be a deathmatch.

Hoosteen (Hoosteen), Saturday, 13 January 2007 20:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

no it shouldn't.

Hoosteen (Hoosteen), Saturday, 13 January 2007 20:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

This is crazy, "Blind Willie McTell" is THE answer.

do i have to draw you a diaphragm (Rock Hardy), Saturday, 13 January 2007 21:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Wait, it's not crazy, but BWMcT is still THE answer.

do i have to draw you a diaphragm (Rock Hardy), Saturday, 13 January 2007 21:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm a big fan of "Angelina" from the Bootleg Series...though "Blind Willie" may take the prize. If yr a true Dylan nerd, you prefer the electric take (still unreleased) to the acoustic...But now that I think about it, neither of these are the best--it's "She's Your Lover Now" by a long shot!

Tyler W (tylerw), Saturday, 13 January 2007 22:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Abandoned Love.

Bear, is that you? (wolfwolfwolf), Saturday, 13 January 2007 22:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

If You Gotta Go, Go Now

Mike Dixn (Mike Dixon), Saturday, 13 January 2007 23:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Vastly improved "Like a Rolling Stone"

A-ron Hubbard (Hurting), Saturday, 13 January 2007 23:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Foot of Pride

Jeff Wright (JeffW1858), Sunday, 14 January 2007 02:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

^^^oooh that's a keepr but I must say "Catfish"


m coleman (lovebug starski), Sunday, 14 January 2007 02:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

God, "Foot of Pride." Wondrous shit-kicking anthem, in which he delivers a string of his patented apocalyptic non sequiturs with flair and fire.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (Alfred Soto), Sunday, 14 January 2007 02:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Blind Willie McTell is the frontrunner I was referring to, but it's nice to see that others are getting votes. I could easily have voted for She's Your Lover Now, or Nobody 'Cept You, which kills me every time.

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Sunday, 14 January 2007 02:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"she's your lover now" is in my top 5 dylan songs ever, i think

shanghaied by the dragon lady (get bent), Sunday, 14 January 2007 03:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I WILL YSI MY BASS GUITAR AND CASIO VERSION OF SHE'S YOUR LOVER NOW IF ANYONE WANTS TO HEAR IT

Tim Ellison = NUMBER ONE ADVOCATE OF YOU-KNOW-WHAT ON NU-ILX!!! (Tim Ellison), Sunday, 14 January 2007 04:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

boring answer but "blind willie mctell" (the acoustic one) is almost unspeakably beautiful and sad. you can practically see this melancholy old man sitting on a hotel bed, staring out the window and humming an old blind willie mctell song to himself.

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Sunday, 14 January 2007 04:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"she's your lover now" is great too; "you just sit around and ask for ashtrays - can't you REACH?" is one of my fav bob lines.

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Sunday, 14 January 2007 04:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"blind willie" is almost a ringer since leaving it off the album (it was infidels right?) seems like an act of willful legend-making. "she's your lover now" IS great. i have a sentimental attachment to "santa fe", even though it's not in the league of the other things mentioned. it's just a nice goofy song.

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Sunday, 14 January 2007 05:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Let's keep this interesting: Angelina

Not the "best," but the one that haunts me.

hearditonthexico (rogermexico), Sunday, 14 January 2007 05:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I put "Jet Pilot" on compilations fairly often because it's so short.

do i have to draw you a diaphragm (Rock Hardy), Sunday, 14 January 2007 05:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

g-mo otm about "santa fe"! i hum that to myself all the time.

shanghaied by the dragon lady (get bent), Sunday, 14 January 2007 05:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Man. I was gonna say "Up to Me," then I remembered "She's Your Lover Now." And I'm also gonna shout for "I Wanna Be Your Lover," just 'cause there's room here for me to do it.

A Radio Picture (Rrrickey), Sunday, 14 January 2007 05:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It's definitely "Up To Me" - that's just as good as anything on Blood on the Tracks. That 'postal clerk' line gets me every time...

Senor (Roger Fidelity), Sunday, 14 January 2007 08:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

'Who Killed Davie Moore' or 'Talkin Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues'

If either of these were previously released, I'm an idiot. If they weren't, I think they are obvious picks.

Mordechai Shinefield (Mordy), Sunday, 14 January 2007 08:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hmmm, this is tough.

Please Crawl Out Your Window

toonoot (TCBeing), Monday, 15 January 2007 14:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Moonshiner is amazing.

Officer Pupp (Officer Pupp), Monday, 15 January 2007 14:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I always liked "Lord Protect My Child," but yeah, the best is a toss-up between "Up to Me" and "Blind Willie..."

Though I love "Caribbean Wind" too.

shookout (shookout), Monday, 15 January 2007 15:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

easily She's Your Lover Now for me, a real shame it truncates abruptly. Blind Willie McTell points forward to the run of current Dylan that bores the crap out of me, She's Your Lover Now is a great song from the period I most love.

Jonathan Abbey (erstwhile), Monday, 15 January 2007 15:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Another vote for "She's Your Lover Now." And what a sweet bonus that the booklet includes the lyrics for what was to be the last verse.

Dan Heilman (The Deacon), Monday, 15 January 2007 18:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

anyone who loves "She You Lover Now" should hunt down Dylan's solo piano version--it's got the final verse. It's a really woozy, wasted rendition--essential.

it is always a little bit nuts to realize how many not-just-good-but-GREAT songs Dylan discarded over the years. i guess only neil young can compare--it's really part of their mystique though isn't it? The "I'm so great I can throw away this amazing song that most songwriters would die to have their name on" kinda thing.

Tyler W (tylerw), Monday, 15 January 2007 18:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"anyone who loves "She You Lover Now" should hunt down Dylan's solo piano version--it's got the final verse. It's a really woozy, wasted rendition--essential."

any chance of a YSI? that would be much much appreciated...

Jonathan Abbey (erstwhile), Monday, 15 January 2007 19:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, "If You Gotta Go, Go Now": Dylan pretends he's the Beatles!

Douglas (Douglas), Monday, 15 January 2007 19:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Jonathan Abbey - I don't have it handy at the moment, but I'll try to get an mp3 to ya later...

Tyler W (tylerw), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

There's suposed to be a merge between the biograph version and the solo piano version to make the song complete.

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 15 January 2007 21:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

eleven years pass...

Anyone else enjoy Bootleg 1-3 more than almost any of his other material? I mean goddamn, Mama You've Been On My Mind, Seven Curses, Talkin New York, Farewell Angelina, Moonshiner, etc.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Sunday, 4 February 2018 04:56 (six months ago) Permalink

I'm not even much of a Dylan stan, but any artist would be proud to have a career's worth of songs as good as what is contained in those.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Sunday, 4 February 2018 04:57 (six months ago) Permalink

as good as just the unreleased songs on this, I mean

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Sunday, 4 February 2018 05:03 (six months ago) Permalink

nobody cept you

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 4 February 2018 09:21 (six months ago) Permalink

^^^^^^^^

daily growing, Sunday, 4 February 2018 10:04 (six months ago) Permalink

Seven Curses

droit au butt (Euler), Sunday, 4 February 2018 11:21 (six months ago) Permalink

nobody cept you

― difficult listening hour, Sunday, February 4, 2018 4:21 AM (eleven hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^^^^^^^

― daily growing, Sunday, February 4, 2018 5:04 AM (eleven hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I have searched for it for years, and at last I have found it: El Dorado. An un-shared challop. *falls to knees and kisses ground*

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:12 (six months ago) Permalink

there's a challop i would hear round the forums all the time

difficult listening hour, Monday, 5 February 2018 02:54 (six months ago) Permalink

(nobody cept you is a song on this album)

difficult listening hour, Monday, 5 February 2018 02:55 (six months ago) Permalink

(which i love too.)

have ridden for foot of pride elsewhere but it's one of his most sustainedly bonkers

LOVE the alt version of tight connection ("someone's got ahold of my heart")-- one of his most expert vocals ever. every street is crooked-- they just wiiiiiiiiiiindaround until they disappear.

difficult listening hour, Monday, 5 February 2018 03:04 (six months ago) Permalink

(tho imo and pace michael gray et al, it's a shame this version doesn't quote the squire of gothos for no reason)

difficult listening hour, Monday, 5 February 2018 03:05 (six months ago) Permalink

I wouldn't say I enjoy it more than anyting else he's done, but it's definitely an impressive collection - of course it also spans 30 years, so with all those mics running and Dylan being a little... particular regarding what stuff to release, I guess it's not that surprising

bought my vinyl copy for a lot of money, but it's recently been reissued if you're a record collector and don't mind reissues

Biograph is pretty great too and I always recommend it to friends when I see it on a flea market or record fair, sequencing is nuts but somehow it all makes sense, there are some great quotes from Dylan in the booklet, good pictures too. Tbh I probably listen more to Biograph than 1-3 these days, sounds more fresh (and iirc has that ott live version of Isis that's not even on vol. 5). But tbrr I don't listen that much to Dylan these days, I've spent a ridiculous amount of time with these tunes already.

niels, Monday, 5 February 2018 07:33 (six months ago) Permalink

Anyone else enjoy Bootleg 1-3 more than almost any of his other material?

Absolutely, yes. In the past 10 years I doubt I've listened to another Dylan album more.

Sam Weller, Monday, 5 February 2018 09:03 (six months ago) Permalink

there's an unofficial boot called Genuine Bootleg Series vol. 1-3 which is also really a treat, similar in scope but slightly more idiosyncratic in choices and, since I haven't yet listened to it a thousand times, fresh

niels, Sunday, 18 February 2018 08:13 (five months ago) Permalink


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