Bob Dylan Mines Self Portrait For New Bootleg Series

Written by July 16th, 2013 at 10:06 am

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Bob Dylan will revisit his most divisive album, 1970′s Self Portrait, and the followup album New Morning for the latest installment of The Bootleg Series.

The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (1969-1971) is subtitled Another Self Portrait, and will be out August 27 in multiple formats. The press release promises “radically different” versions of the songs found on Self Portrait and New Morning, which is easy to imagine, given Dylan’s penchant for changing arrangements the way most people changes their clothes. The album draws from demos, unreleased recordings, and alternate takes.

The liner notes were written by Dylan scribe Greil Marcus, who famously complained “What is this shit?” in his Rolling Stone review of Self Portrait. The standard version will span two CDs, while the deluxe version will offer 4 CDs — including a newly remastered version of Self Portrait, and a 17 track live recording of Bob Dylan and The Band performing at the Isle of Wight in 1969.

Dylan has created a new painting for the album cover, which you can see above. Naturally, it looks nothing like him.

What are your thoughts on Self Portrait and New Morning? Let us know in the comments. And don’t forget to download our special Americanarama digital issue.

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The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 – Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)
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)

The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 – Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)
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
Isle of Wight – August 31, 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

  • jdbush49@aol.com

    Self Portrait has been one of my favorites since it came out. I was living a bare bones existence at the time in an old house out in the country with a fireplace and a turntable, not much more. Self Portrait somehow fit the time and setting for me, and I played it over and over into the wee hours, absorbing its tone and nuance.

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