1972: BOB DYLAN JOAQUIN ANTIQUE

TAKRL says: “Cover by Roy N. Oak.”

From bobsboots.com:

source: studio outtakes


Side one: 
I threw it all away 
Living the blues (The Johnny Cash Show, Nashville, May 1 ’69)
Lilly, Rosemary and the jack of hearts 
I’ll keep it with mine 
Idiot wind 


Side two: 
Nobody ‘cept you (live, Chicago Stadium January 4 ’74)
Tangled up in blue 
She belongs to me 
If you see her say hello 
Love – 0/no limit 
You’re a big girl now 
It’s all over now, Baby Blue

Nice package. A good quality 1975 release [ actually, it was 1976 ] from TAKRL. A yellow insert printed in blue or brown. It’s a very rare LP due to the fact that TAKRL didn’t distribute many copies because of a bad pressing on the song ‘Idiot Wind’. 
Side one
‘Bringing it all back home’ sessions Jan 14 & 15  ’65,  except as noted
Side two
 CBS A&R studios NY, 9-17-74 
These are the 5 studio outtakes [ I’m counting 6 ] from the ‘Blood on the tracks’ sessions recorded in NY and subsequently replaced with those recorded in Minneapolis. 
6-8 stars

From a review of the book “A Simple Twist Of Fate: Bob Dylan and the Making of Blood on the Tracks” on salon.com:  “The official version of “Blood on the Tracks” had been in the stores barely a month when copies of the original version, taken from one of the many acetate copies floating around, became available as a vinyl bootleg called “Joaquin Antique.” The CD incarnation is widely available as “Blood on the Tracks — NY Sessions.” The revamped songs may be superior — though “You’re a Big Girl Now” loses some of its raw hurt — but that doesn’t mean the original versions were bad songs. A listening session with the two versions side by side is a rewarding experience for any Dylan fan. It will certainly put anyone closer to the beating heart of Dylan’s artistry than “A Simple Twist of Fate.”

From the recollections of a bootleg buyer: “There also did I purchase my second boot, a fairly classy looking item called Joaquin Antique (walking antique, get it?) that contained, along with an assortment of oddments, the original versions of five key songs from the original version of Blood on the Tracks. All of a sudden I was a music scholar, critically listening through clicks and pops to discover new — that is to say, old — incarnations of songs on their way to immortality. […] Joaquin Antique resurfaced as Blood on the Tracks: New York Sessions, which set the original versions of the five songs in with the original release. I don’t doubt for a second that a double-disc Bootleg Series release is in the cards, either before or after Dylan shuffles off this mortal coil, and I’ll buy it the second it comes out. Right now, I’m just happy to have study material for exploring one of the landmarks of American popular music.”

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