Tuesday, August 27, 2013
If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Street Date: 8/27/13
There is a new Bob Dylan set out today. Volume 10 in the ongoing Bootleg Series. This one covers sessions from the "Self Portrait" and "New Morning" records. Your first thought might be, "Why?" That was mine. But folks, while I don't think this is one of the "most important and fulfilling" Dylan releases the way David Fricke thinks it is, I do think it's right up there. Just get the awful "Self Portrait" record out of your brain. What you will hear on this set is something that barely resembles what became the finished product. Read David Fricke's review HERE. He's pretty dead on. All I can add is, Dylan's voice is the secret weapon to this set. If you're a fan, you need to dig in. This is a solid listen from top to bottom.
And just when you think it is safe to go back in the water, another 6 CDs of Beach Boys material surfaces, this time with 60 unreleased tunes. I have not yet begun to listen to "Made In California," simply because I don't have a copy...yet. But yes, I am excited.