Bootleg Series 10: Another Self Portrait

Bootleg Series 10: Another Self Portrait

Recorded 1969-1971
Released 27 August 2013

CD1

  1. Went to See the Gypsy
  2. Little Sadie
  3. Pretty Saro
  4. Alberta #3
  5. Spanish Is the Loving Tongue
  6. Annie's Going to Sing Her Song
  7. Time Passes Slowly #1
  8. Only a Hobo
  9. Minstrel Boy
  10. I Threw It All Away
  11. Railroad Bill
  12. Thirsty Boots
  13. This Evening So Soon
  14. These Hands
  15. In Search of Little Sadie
  16. House Carpenter
  17. All the Tired Horses

CD2

  1. If Not for You
  2. Wallflower
  3. Wigwam
  4. Days of '49
  5. Working On a Guru
  6. Country Pie
  7. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
  8. Highway 61 Revisited
  9. Copper Kettle
  10. Bring Me a Little Water
  11. Sign On the Window
  12. Tattle O'Day
  13. If Dogs Run Free
  14. New Morning
  15. Went to See the Gypsy
  16. Belle Isle
  17. Time Passes Slowly #2
  18. When I Paint My Masterpiece

Bonus CD: The Isle of Wight Concert (31 Aug 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
  7. Mr. Tambourine Man
  8. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
  9. Lay Lady Lay
  10. Highway 61 Revisited
  11. One Too Many Mornings
  12. I Pity the Poor Immigrant
  13. Like a Rolling Stone
  14. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
  15. (Quinn the Eskimo) The Mighty Quinn
  16. Minstrel Boy
  17. Rainy Day Women

Introductory Remarks

Just some brief points here for now - more to follow:

1. Time passes slowly #1 & 2 are definitely keepers.

2. The new piano version of Spanish Is The Loving Tongue is nice too, but nowhere near the circulating solo piano version. It’s a step in the direction of its consummate cousin, but it comes nowhere near it on any scale.

3. does not redeem (“What’s this shit?”) as an album, but the new tracks do add to a more nuanced picture of the project (or less pompously: the development) that Self Portrait is a witness of.

4. The Isle of Wight concert is the first and probably the most radical re-invention Dylan has made in his entire career. Going electric was nothing in comparison.

5. Who will be the first to find the source from which Dylan has stolen the cover image? A flickr account? An underrated b/w photographer from the 30s? A Barnes & Nobles commercial delivered to the tour bus in Stirling Castle during the 2001 tour?