Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Bob Dylan: Blues - no new tracks

Thanks to Martin Schaefer in Switzerland, who answered my question about Bob Dylan: Blues, the official compilation release (US):

“For your info: there are NO unreleased or alternate tracks on the Blues compilation, unfortunately. Although apparently a few tracks have never been released in this re-mastered form yet, eg ‘Dirt Road Blues’.”

Martin was replying to my original posting:

Don’t know how I missed it on release, but Bob Dylan: Blues, an US import compilation, is available at discount (£5.99, with free delivery) until 1000 on Tuesday 30 January.

The idiosyncratic track list appears to contain no previously unreleased titles (though there might be unreleased versions – anyone know?):

She Belongs To Me
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
Down In The Flood
Meet Me In The Morning
Gotta Serve Somebody
The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar
Seeing The Real You At Last
Everything Is Broken
Dirt Road Blues
High Water (For Charley Patton)
Blind Willie McTell

For that price it’s not worth ripping and burning from the 12 different source albums, and, for £6, you get the artefact, including album artwork.


Gerry Smith