Friday, November 11, 2005

Bob Dylan on the DL


Bob Dylan is set to release a download only single. Having seen his song 'Love Sick' recently find its way into the White Stripes' Hammersmith Apollo set (November 6), the influential troubadour is making three previously unreleased recordings available. The new versions were considered for inclusion for the soundtrack of the recent Martin Scorsese documentary 'No Direction Home', and will now be released via legal download services from November 14.

The three tracks are:

'Baby Please Don't Go' - Recorded on 25th April, 1962
'Mr. Tambourine Man' - Recorded on 26th July-64
'Outlaw Blues' - recorded on 16th January 1965
My favorite version of "Baby Please Don't Go" is by Mississippi Fred McDowell, even though he has decidedly non-Advanced stance: He does not play no rock and roll. Still, it's worth a listen.

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