Lost Bob Dylan Records Found in New York Cupboard
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 07.02.2014
Featuring never-before-heard versions of Dylan’s songs…
Brooklyn Vegan reports that 149 "lost" acetate Bob Dylan records were found in a New York cupboard. The records had been untouched for 40 years and feature alternative and unfinished versions of many Bob Dylan songs and also cover versions.
Jeff Gold of Record Mecca said on the discovery: "We discovered many of the acetates were unreleased versions of songs, in some cases with different overdubs, sometimes without any overdubs, many with different mixes, different edits and in a few cases completely unreleased and unknown versions. There are outtakes too, including electric versions of Johnny Cash's 'Ring of Fire' and 'Folsom Prison Blues' recorded during the 'Self Portrait' sessions, and a gospel-tinged version of 'Tomorrow is Such a Long Time' recorded during the 'New Morning' sessions."
The records include never-heard-before versions of songs that were later featured on Dylan's Nashville Skyline, Self Portray, and New Morning albums. The records were found in a closet building at 124 W Houston Street in Manhattan. It was once a home to a studio Dylan worked in from 1969 to 1972.