The never ending Bootleg Series rolls on and steps into double figures with Bob Dylan's "Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10" - a double CD collection (thirty-five tracks in all) of unreleased recordings, demo recordings, and alternative takes from Dylan's 1969/70 albums New Morning and, oddly, the much maligned Self Portrait. There is also a de-luxe edition featuring two further CDs and other extras outlined below
Colombia Records have now released this promo for the collection.
Another Self Portrait reveals fresh aspects of Dylan's vocal genius as he re-imagines traditional and contemporary folk music as well as songs of his own. Across these unvarnished performances, Dylan is the country singer from Nashville Skyline ("Country Pie" and "I Threw It All Away"), an interpreter of traditional folk ("Little Sadie," "Pretty Saro") who's right at home singing the songs of his contemporaries (Tom Paxton's "Annie's Gonna Sing Her Song" and Eric Andersen's "Thirsty Boots") before returning to writing and singing his own new music ("Went To See The Gypsy," "Sign On The Window".)
The various configurations dropped today, August 27, 2013.