Bob Dylan 12/02/20

With no advance notice, Bob Dylan has dropped the copyright release The Bob Dylan — 50th Anniversary Collection 1970. The triple-disc set was released as an extremely limited edition via the UK store Badlands. The site posted a disclaimer that only one copy per customer was allowed. The already sold-out set features material recorded during and around Dylan’s legendary New Morning album — including his heavily bootlegged May 1st, 1970 session with George Harrison on lead guitar.

Each year, Dylan — and several other major artists — bypass European copyright law by laying claim on the recordings as they fall out of copyright. The copyright law was amended in 2011 from 50 years to 70 years, protecting recordings issued post-1963 until 2033.

Although Bob Dylan didn’t start giving serious interviews until the mid-1970’s, he always allowed photographer friends to chronicle his on and off-stage life. After Dylan’s infamous 1966 motorcycle accident, photographer Elliot Landy had unprecedented access to Dylan as a family man. Landy, who eventually took the cover photo for Dylan’s 1969 Nashville Skyline album, told us about a typical visit with Dylan and his young son Jesse in 1968: [“His son Jesse was on a little tricycle in the house and he was trying to ride around from one room to the other and he got stuck someplace — between a table and a doorway or something — and he starts going, ‘Oh. . . ‘ — and I would have gone just to pick up the bicycle and get him out of it. And Bob said, ‘C’mon, Jesse, you can do it. You can do it. C’mon, keep trying. That’s it — keep trying,’ y’know? And he just urged him on until Jesse got free of the obstacle.”] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . of the obstacle)

TL; DR

  • Columbia Records has released the Bob Dylan‘s 50th Anniversary Collection 1970 as a discreet copyright drop. The set was only available as an extremely limited edition via the UK store Bandands.

SIDE NOTES:

The tracklisting to Bob Dylan’s 50th Anniversary Collection 1970 is:

Disc 1:

March 3, 1970
1. I Can’t Help but Wonder Where I’m Bound
2. Universal Soldier – Take 1
3. Spanish Is the Loving Tongue – Take 1
4. Went to See the Gypsy – Take 2
5. Went to See the Gypsy – Take 3
6. Woogie Boogie

March 4, 1970
7. Went to See the Gypsy – Take 4
8. Thirsty Boots – Take 1

March 5, 1970
9. Little Moses – Take 1
10. Alberta – Take 2
11. Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies – Take 1
12. Things About Comin’ My Way – Takes 2 & 3
13. Went to See the Gypsy – Take 6
14. Untitled 1970 Instrumental #1
15. Come a Little Bit Closer – Take 2
16. Alberta – Take 5

May 1, 1970
17. Sign on the Window – Take 2
18. Sign on the Window – Takes 3, 4 & 5
19. If Not for You – Take 1
20. Time Passes Slowly – Rehearsal
21. If Not for You – Take 2
22. If Not for You – Take 3
23. Song to Woody – Take 1
24. Mama, You Been on My Mind – Take 1
25. Yesterday – Take 1

Disc 2:

1. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues – Take 1
2. I Met Him on a Sunday (Ronde-Ronde) – Take 1
3. One Too Many Mornings – Take 1
4. Ghost Riders in the Sky – Take 1
5. Cupid – Take 1
6. All I Have to Do Is Dream – Take 1
7. Gates of Eden – Take 1
8. I Threw It All Away – Take 1
9. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) – Take 1
10. Matchbox – Take 1
11. Your True Love – Take 1
12. Telephone Wire – Take 1
13. Fishing Blues – Take 1
14. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance – Take 1
15. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Take 1
16. It Ain’t Me Babe
17. If Not for You
18. Sign on the Window – Take 1
19. Sign on the Window – Take 2
20. Sign on the Window – Take 3

June 1, 1970
21. Alligator Man
22. Alligator Man [rock version]
23. Alligator Man [country version]
24. Day of the Locusts – Take 2
25. Sarah Jane 1
26. Sign on the Window
27. Sarah Jane 2

Disc 3:

June 2, 1970
1. If Not for You – Take 1
2. If Not for You – Take 2

June 3, 1970
3. Jamaica Farewell
4. Can’t Help Falling in Love
5. Long Black Veil
6. One More Weekend

June 4, 1970
7. Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie – Take 1
8. Three Angels
9. Tomorrow Is a Long Time – Take 1
10. Tomorrow Is a Long Time – Take 2
11. New Morning
12. Untitled 1970 Instrumental #2

June 5, 1970
13. Went to See the Gypsy
14. Sign on the Window – Stereo Mix
15. Winterlude
16. I Forgot to Remember to Forget 1
17. I Forgot to Remember to Forget 2
18. Lily of the West – Take 2
19. Father of Night – rehearsal
20. Lily of the West

August 12, 1970
21. If Not for You – Take 1
22. If Not for You – Take 2