53 Songs, 2 Hours 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

You could feel the collective head-scratching when word got out that the 10th volume of Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series was focusing on the years surrounding Nashville Skyline, Self-Portrait, and New Morning. While Skyline and Morning have their fans, Self-Portrait remains the most divisive double album in rock history (Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music excepted). Hadn't Dylan himself dismissed Self-Portrait? Yet one listen to the gorgeous "Pretty Saro" (where Dylan stretches his voice beyond its usual range) or the earthy "Railroad Bill," and it's obvious that once again the most fascinating musical artist of the 20th century proved that many of his best moments were left on cutting-room floors. Alternate takes of "I Threw It All Away" and "Country Pie," along with demos and overdub-free takes of Self-Portrait tracks, demand that listeners revisit those albums to hear what they misconstrued. The deluxe version includes Dylan and The Band's 1970 set at the Isle of Wight, while the standard issue features only a few peeks. The biggest tease, though? The Basement Tapes outtake of "Minstrel Boy"—is that Vol. 11 calling?

EDITORS’ NOTES

You could feel the collective head-scratching when word got out that the 10th volume of Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series was focusing on the years surrounding Nashville Skyline, Self-Portrait, and New Morning. While Skyline and Morning have their fans, Self-Portrait remains the most divisive double album in rock history (Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music excepted). Hadn't Dylan himself dismissed Self-Portrait? Yet one listen to the gorgeous "Pretty Saro" (where Dylan stretches his voice beyond its usual range) or the earthy "Railroad Bill," and it's obvious that once again the most fascinating musical artist of the 20th century proved that many of his best moments were left on cutting-room floors. Alternate takes of "I Threw It All Away" and "Country Pie," along with demos and overdub-free takes of Self-Portrait tracks, demand that listeners revisit those albums to hear what they misconstrued. The deluxe version includes Dylan and The Band's 1970 set at the Isle of Wight, while the standard issue features only a few peeks. The biggest tease, though? The Basement Tapes outtake of "Minstrel Boy"—is that Vol. 11 calling?

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

A Hoosier ,

Really Enjoyable Listening

I am really liking this music.....some really great songs here.

Badmanindy5 ,

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Why does Dylan think he looks like Ryan Gosling?

elvisrocks2 ,

Where Are The Liner Notes-Digi-Booklet

Was prepared to purchase but to my dismay there are no notes included with regard to each individual cut! Sorry, needing to know the facts, therefore NO SALE iTunes!

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