Songs 4, 6, 9, 10, 12, 15, 17, 18, 23 and 24: George Harrison Session, 1970
Songs 5, 8, 14, 19, 20, and 25: Johnny Cash Session, 1969
Songs 14, 21, and 26: New Morning Sessions, 1970
Songs 11 and 16: Nashville Skyline Sessions, 1969
Song 22: Earl Scruggs Session, 1970
"Outside The Law"
Studio Outtakes, 1973-1975
Rock Me Mama (1973)
Tangled Up In Blue (1974)
Going Going Gone (1973)
Rita Mae (1975)
Idiot Wind (1974)
Crosswind Jamboree (1973)
Sweet Amarillo (1973)
If You See Her, Say Hello (1974)
Nobody 'Cept You (1973)
Lily, Rosemary & The Jack Of Hearts (1974)
Knockin' On Heaven's Door (1974)
Pecos Blues (1973)
Hello again, listeners. For the month of July, I've created a new compilation centered on the period of time in which Bob Dylan moved from his 'country' phase out into a more aggressive, edgy sound. You can hear elements of both here, from the down-home singalong vibe of Rock Me, Mama or Sweet Amarillo to the outlaw ballads from the Desire record. And between these, of course, lies one of the most treasured sets of outtakes in Dylan's catalog - the Blood On The Tracks New York Session. From this, Lily, Rosemary and the Jack Of Hearts is the most fascinating. The others hew closely to cuts found on the Bootleg Series, Volume 1-3, though they are distinct in their own ways. In particular, the rendition of Idiot Wind featured here contains no organ fills, and seems to have been very rare until recently.
I hope the collection sounds as good to you as it does to me - it's a relaxing listen, full of long, generally laid back songs. Hopefully it's a fine match for sipping a beer and letting the mind wander along with these outlaws in (and out) love. Be it Hurricane, Joey, Billy, or the Jack of Hearts, you'll find someone here to hum along with.