It's been three years since Columbia released the last Bootleg Series volume, The Witmark Demos. This time around, fans and collectors are in for a real treat: "Another Self Portrait" is more than it seems at a first glance. It's NOT Dylan's probably most controversial and hated official album release revisited. Much more than that it recaptures Dylan's studio sessions around 1970 ("Nashville Skyline", "Self Portrait", "New Morning"), which went different than anything he had done before. Having stopped to smoke, his voice became soft and gentle. And the focus of the recordings was not to play his own songs or write new material, but to be an interpreter of various folk and country standards.
As so often with Dylan releases, the outcome of those sessions was actually much better than what had been included on the final album. In this respect the new Bootleg Series volume is both necessary and enjoyable.
35 great tracks, all carefully digitally remastered from the original master tapes. Many in never before heard versions or mixes. The cover shows a new painting by Bob Dylan, the liner notes have been written by Greil Marcus, who wrote the original review for "Self Portrait" in Rolling Stone magazine ("What is this shit?").
The deluxe edition includes a remastered version of the original "Self Portrait" album plus the full 1969 Isle of Wight concert set with The Band.
Take a look at this great promotional documentary accompanying the release:
MIKE HOBO | August 26, 2013 | RECORDS
|Dylan to host new weekly radio show|
MEDIA | Dec 15, 2005
|Pulitzer Prize 2008: Special Citation to Bob Dylan|
AWARDS | Apr 8, 2008
|2007 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts|
AWARDS | Jun 15, 2007
|Happy St. Patrick's Day!|
SEASONAL, TRIBUTES | Mar 17, 2010
|Exclusive offer: Dylan's original 1st Chronicles manuscript!|
BOOKS | Mar 17, 2008
|Top 20 tour songs 2014 as rated by fans|
LIVE, WEB | Jun 24, 2014
|A medal of honor|
AWARDS | May 30, 2012
|Dylan receives his second honorary degree|
AWARDS | Jun 17, 2004
|Rare vintage Dylan photos exhibited|
ART, EVENTS | Nov 23, 2006
|Exclusive interview with Bill Cohen on Dylan's early years in New York|
INTERVIEWS | Mar 8, 2006