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  • Audio CD (3 Feb. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Chrome Dreams
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Although only two months had passed since the completion of Nashville Skyline , April 24, 1969 saw Bob Dylan return to Nashville s Columbia Music Row Studios for the first of the six sessions to record the double album Self Portrait . The three sessions that took place in Nashville spanned nine days, but it would be eleven months before Dylan completed the album with a further three sessions recorded over three days in Columbia s New York studios. Within two months of completing Self Portrait Dylan commenced work on his next album, New Morning . Some of the tracks recorded during the sessions for these two albums would later be released by Columbia on the 1973 Dylan album in revenge for his leaving the label to join David Geffen s Asylum Records. The 28 tracks included on this collection are original versions of songs covered by Dylan during these sessions (April 1969 June 1970) - albeit in many cases not released at the time. Encompassing a rich tapestry of American Roots music with excursions into country, blues, folk, rock & roll, soul and other genres, this was clearly a period when Bob was harking back to his earliest musical inspirations perhaps why, for many, his cover versions were the best part of his output during this era.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By manbearpig on 3 Feb. 2014
Format: Audio CD
This is an excellent collection of the original songs that Dylan covered on Self Portrait. I was sceptical when I bought it but having listened to it for about 6 weeks now I can confirm that this is a fantastic compilation of songs, whoever put it together deserves great credit. There are a few overly familiarly tracks like Cash/Elvis/everly brothers but in general these are interesting and unusual songs that will delight any Dylan fan.

My personal favourites are the Baez tracks which Dylan then covered, her voice is much better suited to non-Dylan material in my humble opinion. Then there are the traditional songs such as Saro Jane, Tell Old Bill and Days of '49. Another nice touch is that the out-takes from Self portrait sessions also get a look in so you can hear the original Ira Hayes and A Fool such as I.

So full marks from me, these are almost all great tracks that deserve attention and appreciation from a new audience.
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