Friday, January 20, 2012


As promised, something very Zimmy for you all.

I admit, it's very random.

Back in the days of music retail, my partner and I, on particularly slow release know what I'm talking about...the weeks when the biggest record to hit Tuesday was either a budget April Wine compilation or the 504th Wynton Marsalis CD...would create something "new" and quite possibly "wrong," hoping to make rent with something unique. People had stopped buying CDs thanks to the $18.99 list price being slapped on most of the popular CDs and we just couldn't pay the....OKAY! Sorry.

Bad flashback.

Here is something we put together, gathering about 20 of Dylan's stray tracks. Tributes, soundtrack tracks, b-sides, ACCEPTANCE name it. We grabbed'em and compiled'em and for a little while, we sold'em. A whole lot of'em.

If nothing else, it's a great listen.


Things Have Changed '99
Lonesome River (w/Ralph Stanley)
Red Cadillac & A Black Mustache
Can't Get You Off My Mind
Return To Me
Ring Of Fire
My Blue-Eyed Jane
Chimes Of Freedom (w/Joan Osborne)
Love Sick (Grammys '98)
Train Of Love (Johnny Cash Tribute)
I Shall Be Released (w/Elvis Costello)
This Old Man
Most Of The Time (single edit)
Got Love If You Want It
Important Years
Shelter From The Storm (alternate version)
Grammy Acceptance Speech
Dignity (orig. vers.)
King Of Kings (w/Ron Wood)

Dylan peeps, please feel free to fill in the blanks. I don't rememeber the sources on everything, so any info would help all of us.

Hope ya dig the zip.


wardo said...

You got Ring Of Fire, so this is the real deal. While we were 50 or so miles apart, we were both keeping busy on those Wynton Marsalis days.

JB said...

"This Old Man" is from For Our Children, a 1991 pediatric AIDS fundraising compilation that also feature Bruce's "Chicken Lips and Lizard Hips." They were my 5 year old's favorite tunes on the disc, and mine too. I still love hearing Dylan sing that song. Thanks for the D's, Sal.

big bad wolf said...

i will always remember dylan's grammy performance from 91 and jon pareles's (i believe)review in the early edition of the times that spoke of mr. dylan performing an unidentified song (masters of war, which one would normally think pareles would get, but not the way bob did it that night).

i will, as i have before, put in a plug for dylan's work since 97 as a strong a body as any in pop/rock with the possible exceptions of dylan 62-66, beatles 62-66, and stones 66-72. it's les exciting than any of them, and less exhilirating than springsteen 75-84, but more brilliant i thin. then again, i am getting old.

jeff k said...

I enjoy most of your collections, Sal, and granted this one is Dylan, so how can it be bad, but I think the choices here are brilliant.

Imagine being a kid though and having Dylan play This Old Man for you, the little tyke would be peeing in his bed out of fright for weeks.

soundsource said...


Scott said...

I have to agree with the Big Bad Wolf-Dylan's work in the last 15 years has been phenomenal! I would put it up against any artist during the same time period. I think 'Love and Theft' was largely overlooked by some because it had the misfortune of being released on 09/11/01. Oh, and thanks, Sal! You're the best!

Anonymous said...

Love this collection! And thanks also for the Dylan 80s list. No some, will investigate the others.

Bruce H

steves said...

Hey! You threw us a curve ball: Ask for Dylan in the 80s, come back with (mostly) Dylan in the 90s. But what a tasty comp it is!

Off the top of my head I can tell you "Red Cadillac & A Black Mustache" is from the 1995 Doc Pomus tribute album, Till The Night Is Gone, and "Return to Me" is from the "Music from The Sopranos" CD set. Also, the duet with Joan Osborne on "Chimes"--which I've long adored--is from that awful 1994 TV mini-series "The 60s" (at least that's what I think it was called)...and, believe it or not, I've never heard "King of Kings" before--though I loved it from the first few seconds in. Thanks!

Sal Nunziato said...


Actually..."Red Cadillac" is from the "The Sun Records" tribute. That is one of the few I knew.

steves said...

Yep. I stand corrected. That was "Boogie Woogie Country Girl." Don't know why I got those mixed up. Pretty sure I was right about the others, though. The duet with Ralph Stanley is from Stanley's 1998 album Clinch Mountain Country, while the duet with Elvis is, I believe, the one from Tramps on July 26, 1999.

Thanks again for this, Sal. As they say about something not nearly this good, I'm lovin' it!