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.