Bob Dylan, playing AmericanaRama Festival of Music, releasing The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) in August - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Bob Dylan is releasing Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series, Volume 10 on August 27. The previously unreleased recordings, demos and alternate takes on the thirty five song collection draw mainly from the 1970 studio recording sessions that resulted in the Self Portrait and New Morning albums. A bonus CD includes a live concert with Dylan and The Band at the Isle of Wright from August, 1969. Dylan is headlining the AmericanaRama Festival of Music on Sunday, July 28, with Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingham, as part of the XPoNential Music Festival with a 3-day “go everywhere” pass. Go here for tickets.

When Self-Portrait was released in June of 1970 it was not critically well received. Writing the review for Rolling Stone, music critic Greil Marcus led the review off with the line “What is this shit?” and concluded with: “When you consider how imaginative the backing on other Dylan records has been, the extremely routine quality of most of the music on Self-Portrait can become irritating. It is so uninteresting.” David Dye, currently host of the World Cafe, was a DJ on WMMR when Self-Portrait was released. “I hated it,” says Dye. “It was corny and why was he doing covers of songs? We did not embrace that album,” Dye adds. New Morning, released four months after in October, 1970, received a much better reception from fans and critics. Ed Ward, in his review of it in Rolling Stone, led the review off with: “Well, friends, Bob Dylan is back with us again. I don’t know how long he intends to stay, but I didn’t ask him. Didn’t figure it was any of my business. Put simply, New Morning is a superb album. It is everything that every Dylan fan prayed for after Self Portrait.”

Below, check out the track list and watch the trailer about the album with commentary from Al Kooper and David Bromberg, both of whom played on the original sessions for New Morning and Self-Portrait.

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

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