Another Self Portrait 1969-1971 [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Another Self Portrait, the tenth volume in Bob Dylan's official bootleg series, assembles a slew of unreleased tracks, un- and over-dubbed alternate takes, and demos, mostly from 1970's Self Portrait and New Morning sessions -- they were recorded simultaneously and released within months of each other -- as well as other material. Dylan restlessly dug into the fakebook of folk, blues, and country tunes that nourished him from the beginning. The original songs are largely minor ones. Twenty-six of these 35 selections were recorded between March and June. Dylan is in fine voice and he tries on many: some raspy, others crystal clear, all of them bold. The interconnected nature ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Another Self Portrait, the tenth volume in Bob Dylan's official bootleg series, assembles a slew of unreleased tracks, un- and over-dubbed alternate takes, and demos, mostly from 1970's Self Portrait and New Morning sessions -- they were recorded simultaneously and released within months of each other -- as well as other material. Dylan restlessly dug into the fakebook of folk, blues, and country tunes that nourished him from the beginning. The original songs are largely minor ones. Twenty-six of these 35 selections were recorded between March and June. Dylan is in fine voice and he tries on many: some raspy, others crystal clear, all of them bold. The interconnected nature of these albums is revealed with the opening demo for "Went to See the Gypsy" (used on NM). It's just Dylan and guitarist David Bromberg. (Another take recorded three months later features just Dylan on electric piano.) There are two undubbed takes of "Little Sadie" at different tempos; two of "Time Passes Slowly" -- the first a basic folk-rock read, the latter an aggressive one with Al Kooper's B-3 swelling to a crescendo from the jump. Dylan and Bromberg, with Kooper on piano, deliver a haunted, undubbed "Days of 49." Many of the unreleased tunes are gems. "Little Saro" -- with Dylan in his cleanest Nashville Skyline croon displaying a real range -- and the vocal and piano read of "Spanish Is the Loving Tongue" are deeply moving love songs. "House Carpenter" is a high lonesome blues. The skeletal "Alberta #3" puts the versions from SP to shame. Eric Anderson's "Thirsty Boots" has Bromberg's spidery guitar weaving a separate lyric through Dylan's vocal. A demo of "When I Paint My Masterpiece," from 1971, contains slightly different (better) lyrics. The stripped-down "Copper Kettle" stands out in contrast with its released version. Dylan was impatiently experimenting with arrangements on both records, particularly the latter, and some don't work. "If Not for You" features a violin instead of George Harrison's guitar. The unreleased "Working on a Guru" is almost a throwaway, but Harrison's blues-rock guitar playing smokes. The alternate "New Morning," with a brassy, Stax-style horn arrangement, is great, but the full orchestral overdub on "Sign on a Window" -- complete with harp -- fails, as does the spoken word delivery with female gospel backing chorus on "If Dogs Run Free." Arguably, of the NM material, Dylan made the right choices for the finished album, which doesn't make what's here less interesting. The remainder of these tracks include "Minstrel Boy," an unreleased Basement Tapes take, two tunes from the Isle of Wight with the Band, some alternates from Nashville Skyline, and other tunes from 1971. Another Self Portrait asks many questions, but there is one that hounds because it's unanswerable, especially in regard to its namesake: why did Dylan record all this material, in this way, and then release something entirely different? It doesn't matter. For fans, this is more than a curiosity, it's an indispensable addition to the catalog. [The Deluxe Edition contains two extra discs: the complete 1969 Isle of Wight concert with the Band -- in better audio than any unofficial bootleg version -- a remastered version of Self Portrait, and two hardcover books: one contains the four CDs and the set's liner essays by Greil Marcus and Michael Simmons, and the other the photographs by John Cohen and Al Clayton, all are housed in a slipcover case.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/27/2013
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 888837348829
  • Catalog Number: 373488
  • Sales rank: 15,184

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Went To See the Gypsy (3:00)
  2. 2 Little Sadie (2:02)
  3. 3 Pretty Saro (2:16)
  4. 4 Alberta #3 (2:37)
  5. 5 Spanish is the Loving Tongue (3:51)
  6. 6 Annie's Going To Sing Her Song (2:23)
  7. 7 Time Passes Slowly #1 (2:18)
  8. 8 Only a Hobo (3:25)
  9. 9 Minstrel Boy (1:41)
  10. 10 I Threw It All Away (2:25)
  11. 11 Railroad Bill (2:47)
  12. 12 Thirsty Boots (4:07)
  13. 13 This Evening So Soon (4:49)
  14. 14 These Hands (3:43)
  15. 15 In Search of Little Sadie (2:28)
  16. 16 House Carpenter (6:00)
  17. 17 All the Tired Horses (1:15)
Disc 2
  1. 1 If Not For You (2:29)
  2. 2 Wallflower (2:18)
  3. 3 Wigwam (3:10)
  4. 4 Days of '49 (5:13)
  5. 5 Working On a Guru (3:43)
  6. 6 Country Pie (1:27)
  7. 7 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight [Li (3:31)
  8. 8 Highway 61 Revisited (3:39)
  9. 9 Copper Kettle (3:35)
  10. 10 Bring Me a Little Water (4:00)
  11. 11 Sign On the Window (3:51)
  12. 12 Tattle O'Day (3:49)
  13. 13 If Dogs Run Free (4:10)
  14. 14 New Morning (4:04)
  15. 15 Went To See the Gypsy (3:33)
  16. 16 Belle Isle (2:35)
  17. 17 Time Passes Slowly #2 (3:03)
  18. 18 When I Paint My Masterpiece (3:53)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Intro (0:40)
  2. 2 She Belongs To Me (3:01)
  3. 3 I Threw It All Away (3:07)
  4. 4 Maggie's Farm (4:00)
  5. 5 Wild Mountain Time (2:51)
  6. 6 It Ain't Me, Babe (3:09)
  7. 7 To Ramona (2:25)
  8. 8 Mr. Tambourine Man (3:08)
  9. 9 I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine (3:32)
  10. 10 Lay Lady Lay (3:59)
  11. 11 Highway 61 Revisited (3:50)
  12. 12 One Too Many Mornings (2:38)
  13. 13 I Pity the Poor Immigrant (4:09)
  14. 14 Like a Rolling Stone (5:25)
  15. 15 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (3:59)
  16. 16 (Quinn the Eskimo) the Mighty Quinn (3:23)
  17. 17 Minstrel Boy (3:58)
  18. 18 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (3:17)
Disc 4
  1. 1 All the Tired Horses (3:13)
  2. 2 Alberta #1 (2:57)
  3. 3 I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know (2:25)
  4. 4 Days of '49 (5:28)
  5. 5 Early Mornin' Rain (3:37)
  6. 6 In Search of Little Sadie (2:31)
  7. 7 Let It Be Me (3:01)
  8. 8 Little Sadie (2:01)
  9. 9 Woogie Boogie (2:08)
  10. 10 Belle Isle (2:33)
  11. 11 Living the Blues (2:44)
  12. 12 Like a Rolling Stone (5:21)
  13. 13 Copper Kettle (3:36)
  14. 14 Gotta Travel On (3:11)
  15. 15 Blue Moon (2:30)
  16. 16 The Boxer (2:48)
  17. 17 (Quinn the Eskimo) the Mighty Quinn (2:49)
  18. 18 Take Me As I Am (or Let Me Go) (3:04)
  19. 19 Take a Message To Mary (2:47)
  20. 20 It Hurts Me Too (3:16)
  21. 21 Minstrel Boy (3:35)
  22. 22 She Belongs To Me (2:45)
  23. 23 Wigwam (3:11)
  24. 24 Alberta #2 (3:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Dylan Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Electric Piano, Vocals
Norman Blake Guitar, Musician
Doug Kershaw Musician
Happy Traum Banjo, Background Vocals
David Bromberg Dobro, Guitar, Musician
George Harrison Guitar, Vocals
Al Kooper Organ, Piano, Musician
Robbie Robertson Guitar, Musician
Rick Danko Bass, Vocals, Musician
Bill Pursell Musician
Martin Katahn Musician
Ben Keith Steel Guitar
Ron Cornelius Guitar, Musician
Bubba Fowler Musician
Byron Bach Musician
Brenton Banks Musician
Albert Wynn Butler Musician
Kenny Buttrey Drums, Musician
Marvin Chantry Musician
Charlie Daniels Bass, Guitar, Musician
Delores Edgin Musician
Solie Fott Musician
Dennis Good Musician
Emanuel Green Musician
Hilda Harris Background Vocals, Musician
Levon Helm Drums, Vocals, Musician
Garth Hudson Organ, Keyboards, Musician
Millie Kirkham Musician
Russ Kunkel Drums
Sheldon Kurland Musician
Richard Manuel Piano, Vocals, Musician
Martha McCrory Musician
Barry McDonald Musician
Carol Montgomery Musician
Gene A. Mullins Musician
June Page Musician
Rex Peer Musician
Albertine Robinson Background Vocals, Musician
Gary VanOsdale Musician
Bob Wilson Piano, Musician
Stu Woods Bass, Musician
Charlie McCoy Bass, Musician
Bob Moore Musician
Fred Carter Jr. Musician
Kelton Herston Guitar
Dottie Dillard Musician
Peter Drake Steel Guitar, Musician
Karl Kimmel Musician
Frank Smith Musician
Maeretha Stewart Background Vocals, Musician
Oliver Mitchell Musician
Alvin Rogers Drums, Musician
George Binckley Musician
Frederick Hill Musician
Lilliam Hunt Musician
Anthony Terron Musician
Technical Credits
Eric Andersen Composer
Tom Paxton Composer
Bob Dylan Arranger, Composer, Cover Art
Al Kooper Producer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Eddie Noack Composer
Greg Calbi Mastering, Remastering
Charles Calello Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Glyn Johns Engineer
Bob Johnston Producer
Don Puluse Engineer
Jeff Rosen Producer
Neil Wilburn Engineer
Greil Marcus Liner Notes
Geoff Gans Art Direction
Michael Simmons Liner Notes
Debbie Sweeney Producer
Will Schwartz Producer
Traditional Composer
Diane Lapson Producer
Steve Berkowitz Producer
Callie Gladman Producer
April Hayes Producer
Albert F. Beddoe Composer
Arie De Reus Memorabilia
Eliot Mazur Engineer
Ben Rollins Liner Notes
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