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Bob Dylan releases Travelin’ Thru, 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15: Stream

Featuring Dylan's previously unreleased 1969 sessions with Johnny Cash

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Bob Dylan releases Travelin’ Thru, 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15: Stream
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    Bob Dylan has unveiled Travelin’ Thru, 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15. You can stream a 15-song sampler of the collection below, and purchase your own copy of the box set via Amazon.

    The latest entry in the Bootleg Series centers around Dylan’s transitional time in Nashville recording 1967’s John Wesley Harding and 1969’s Nashville Skyline. As such, it features numerous alternate takes and demos from both albums, as well as the newly revealed Nashville Skyline outtake “Western Road”.

    At the center of the collection are over 20 songs laid down by Dylan and country icon Johnny Cash during a two-day studio session at Columbia Studio A in 1969. Long sought after but never before released, the tracks include the pair’s take on “Girl from the North Country”, “I Walk the Line”, “Ring of Fire”, “Mountain Dew”, and their first attempt at recording “Wanted Man”. Six of the legendary recordings also feature guitar from rockabilly icon Carl Perkins.

    (Read: 10 Legendary Artists and Bands Touring This Fall)

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    Rounding out the three-discs of Travelin’ Thru are live recordings from Dylan’s appearance on the debut episode of The Johnny Cash Show, plus sessions and interviews with bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs.

    Dylan’s “Never Ending Tour” continues throughout early December, including a 10-night residency at New York’s Beacon Theatre. Get tickets to all his upcoming dates here.

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    Bob Dylan (Featuring Johnny Cash) — Travelin’ Thru, 1967–1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 Artwork:

    Bob Dyaln Johnny Cash Travelin Thru The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 1967-1969 album cover artwork

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    Bob Dylan (Featuring Johnny Cash) — Travelin’ Thru, 1967–1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 Tracklist:

    DISC 1

    October 17, 1967
    Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
    John Wesley Harding sessions
    01. Drifter’s Escape – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
    02. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine – Take 2 (Alternate Version)

    November 6, 1967
    Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
    John Wesley Harding sessions
    03. All Along the Watchtower – Take 3 (Alternate Version)
    04. John Wesley Harding – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
    05. As I Went Out One Morning – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
    06. I Pity the Poor Immigrant – Take 4 (Alternate Version)
    07. I Am a Lonesome Hobo – Take 4 (Alternate Version)

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    Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar, harmonica
    Charlie McCoy: bass
    Kenneth Buttrey: drums

    February 13, 1969
    Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
    Nashville Skyline sessions
    08. I Threw It All Away – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
    09. To Be Alone with You – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
    10. Lay Lady Lay – Take 2 (Alternate Version)
    11. One More Night – Take 2 (Alternate Version)
    12. Western Road – Take 1 (Outtake)

    February 14, 1969
    Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
    Nashville Skyline sessions
    13. Peggy Day – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
    14. Tell Me That It Isn’t True – Take 2 (Alternate Version)
    15. Country Pie – Take 2 (Alternate Version)

    Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica
    Kelton D. Herston, Norman Blake, Charlie Daniels, Wayne Moss (10 & 12): guitars
    Bob Wilson: piano, organ
    Peter Drake: steel guitar (13-15)
    Charlie McCoy: bass
    Kenneth Buttrey: drums

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    DISC 2

    February 17, 1969
    Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
    The Dylan-Cash Sessions
    01. I Still Miss Someone – Take 5
    02. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right/Understand Your Man – Rehearsal

    February 18, 1969
    Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
    The Dylan-Cash Sessions
    03. One Too Many Mornings – Take 3
    04. Mountain Dew – Take 1
    05. Mountain Dew – Take 2
    06. I Still Miss Someone – Take 2
    07. Careless Love – Take 1
    08. Matchbox – Take 1
    09. That’s All Right, Mama – Take 1
    10. Mystery Train/This Train Is Bound for Glory – Take 1
    11. Big River – Take 1
    12. Girl from the North Country – Rehearsal
    13. Girl from the North Country – Take 1
    14. I Walk the Line – Take 2
    15. Guess Things Happen That Way – Rehearsal
    16. Guess Things Happen That Way – Take 3
    17. Five Feet High and Rising – Take 1
    18. You Are My Sunshine – Take 1
    19. Ring of Fire – Take 1

    DISC 3

    February 18, 1969
    Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
    The Dylan-Cash Sessions
    01. Studio Chatter
    02. Wanted Man – Take 1
    03. Amen – Rehearsal
    04. Just a Closer Walk with Thee – Take 1
    05. Jimmie Rodgers Medley No. 1 – Take 1
    Based on Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas), The Brakeman’s Blues (Yodeling the Blues Away), and Blue Yodel No. 5 (It’s Raining Here) written by Jimmie Rodgers
    06. Jimmie Rodgers Medley No. 2 – Take 2
    Based on Waiting for a Train, The Brakeman’s Blues (Yodeling the Blues Away), and Blue Yodel No. 1 (T For Texas) written by Jimmie Rodgers

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    Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar
    Johnny Cash: vocals, guitar
    Carl Perkins: guitar (08, 10, 02, 04-06)
    Bob Wootton: guitar
    Marshall Grant: bass
    W.S. Holland: drums

    May 1, 1969
    Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
    Live on The Johnny Cash Show
    Originally broadcast on ABC-TV, June 7, 1969
    07. I Threw It All Away
    08. Living the Blues
    09. Girl from the North Country

    Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar
    Johnny Cash: vocals, guitar (09)
    Norman Blake and Charlie Daniels: guitars
    Peter Drake: steel guitar
    Bob Wilson: piano
    Charlie McCoy: bass
    Kenneth Buttrey: drums

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    May 3, 1969
    Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
    Self Portrait sessions
    10. Ring of Fire (Outtake)
    11. Folsom Prison Blues (Outtake)

    Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar
    Fred F. Carter, Norman Blake: guitars
    Charlie Daniels: guitar (11), bass (10)
    Bob Wilson: piano
    Peter Drake: steel guitar
    Charlie McCoy: harmonica (10), bass (11)
    Kenneth Buttrey: drums
    Delores Edgin and Dottie Dillard: background vocals

    May 17, 1970
    The Home of Thomas B. Allen, Carmel, New York
    With Earl Scruggs
    12. Earl Scruggs Interview
    13. East Virginia Blues
    14. To Be Alone with You
    15. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
    16. Nashville Skyline Rag

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    Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar
    Earl Scruggs: banjo
    Randy Scruggs: acoustic guitar
    Gary Scruggs: electric bass

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