Bob Dylan’s Lost 1970 Gem ‘Pretty Saro’ – Premiere
August 7, 2013 – By Andy Greene
“Bob Dylan ran through the 18th century English folk song “Pretty Saro” six consecutive times during the Self Portrait sessions in March 1970, but none of those versions made the final cut for the album and the song remained in Columbia’s vault for the past 43 years. The track never even leaked onto bootlegs, but on August 27th, it’s finally coming out on Another Self Portrait, a 35-track box set of songs cut for Nashville Skyline, Self Portrait and New Morning…”
Click the link above to read the whole article from the Rolling Stone!
Earlier this morning, a friend of mine sent me this link and I thought it was incredible to listen to a song that has never been released until today. I just can’t believe how beautiful and simple the song is and I wonder what other songs of Bob Dylan has yet to “see the light of day.” There’s probably a lot of unheard music when you think about it. It’s just crazy to think about an alternate universe full of music that was scrapped or simply not chosen to be released by artists. I think it would make for a really funny episode of Futurama if there was a scene or a planet where all the rejected music was found in what looked like a giant musical junkyard. Most of it might be bad, but who knows, you could strike upon a “gem” just by digging around!
[Disclaimer] I didn’t make it to class today, so it’s beyond me as to whether or not this was mentioned already. I was at home when I came across this and felt it was necessary to post about it! That’s all I have to say about that.
Hey guys! So I was out in my natural habitat yesterday (vintage shops), and I came across this Another Side of Bob Dylan vinyl record. I decided to start collecting records back when I was sixteen on a birthday trip I’d taken to the Freemont area of Seattle. It started with a Beatles and a David Bowie album. When I got back to Texas, I got myself a record player!
On this occasion, I wasn’t particularly looking for Dylan records, but since I’ve been so wrapped up in all things Dylan with this class, it got my attention.
What sold me on it was that “To Ramona” was on the track listing and I really like that song. But also, this song I’d never heard before called “Motorpsycho Nightmare” was listed and well, wow, what a title for a song! I’m listening to “Motorpsycho Nightmare” right now and tells quite a story. You should give that song a whirl if you haven’t before! Anyway, the details I could gather so far about this album is that it’s his 4th studio album from 1964 and that he had premiered a bunch of these songs at the Newport Folk Festival in 64′ which you might know about having had rather controversial reception. It makes me wonder how Dylan felt when it was coming out to the masses.
I think it’s a great start to the Bob Dylan section of my collection! On this vintage shopping escapade, I also bought my second Grateful Dead album – the very first one they put out in 1967! For seven bucks too and in great condition.
I haven’t even had time to listen to it yet since I’ve been caught up with school and stuff.
But em, yeah! Thought I’d share this. 🙂