As with all performers that have a giant collection of studio works in the vaults somewhere, it’s always nice to revisit some of those. That’s especially true from great performers of the past and their unreleased songs and recorded takes that never made the cut for any album. Bob Dylan is certainly one of those performers that have much that was not shared from the past. Some of those include the singular session with George Harrison on May 1 of 1970 that created nine previously unreleased tracks. But there are others.

On February 26, Legacy Recordings will release a 3CD 50th Anniversary Box that will bring together a collection of 74 takes from multiple sessions. The set will be known as 1970 and is highly anticipated in the Bob Dylan fan universe. This set will feature previously unreleased songs from the Self-Portrait, and New Morning albums. The entire session with George Harrison is featured on this set.

1970 will be issued in an 8-panel digipak package and will feature liner notes and other goodies. 1970 joins the previous 50th Anniversary Collection sets of 1963, and 1969.

1970 (50th Anniversary Collection) – Bob Dylan

CD1
March 3, 1970
01 I Can’t Help but Wonder Where I’m Bound
02 Universal Soldier – Take 1
03 Spanish Is the Loving Tongue – Take 1
04 Went to See the Gypsy – Take 2
05 Went to See the Gypsy – Take 3
06 Woogie Boogie
March 4, 1970
07 Went to See the Gypsy – Take 4
08 Thirsty Boots – Take 1
March 5, 1970
09 Little Moses – Take 1
10 Alberta – Take 2
11 Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies – Take 1
12 Things About Comin’ My Way – Takes 2 & 3
13 Went to See the Gypsy – Take 6
14 Untitled 1970 Instrumental #1
15 Come a Little Bit Closer – Take 2
16 Alberta – Take 5
Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, piano
David Bromberg – guitar, dobro, bass
Al Kooper – organ, piano
Emanuel Green – violin
Stu Woods – bass
Alvin Rogers – drums
Hilda Harris, Albertine Robinson, Maeretha Stewart – background vocals
May 1, 1970
17 Sign on the Window – Take 2
18 Sign on the Window – Takes 3-5
19 If Not for You – Take 1
20 Time Passes Slowly – Rehearsal
21 If Not for You – Take 2
22 If Not for You – Take 3
23 Song to Woody – Take 1
24 Mama, You Been on My Mind – Take 1
25 Yesterday – Take 1

CD2
01 Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues – Take 1
02 Medley: I Met Him on a Sunday (Ronde-Ronde)/Da Doo Ron Ron – Take 1
03 One Too Many Mornings – Take 1
04 Ghost Riders in the Sky – Take 1
05 Cupid – Take 1
06 All I Have to Do Is Dream – Take 1
07 Gates of Eden – Take 1
08 I Threw It All Away – Take 1
09 I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) – Take 1
10 Matchbox – Take 1
11 Your True Love – Take 1
12 Telephone Wire – Take 1
13 Fishing Blues – Take 1
14 Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance – Take 1
15 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Take 1
16 It Ain’t Me Babe
17 If Not for You
18 Sign on the Window – Take 1
19 Sign on the Window – Take 2
20 Sign on the Window – Take 3
Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica
George Harrison – guitar, vocals (Disc 1, Tracks 20 & 24 and Disc 2, Tracks 2-3, 6-7, 10-11, & 16)
Bob Johnston – piano (Disc 1, Tracks 24-25 and Disc 2, Tracks 1-3)
Charlie Daniels – bass
Russ Kunkel – drums
June 1, 1970
21 Alligator Man
22 Alligator Man [rock version]
23 Alligator Man [country version]
24 Sarah Jane 1
25 Sign on the Window
26 Sarah Jane 2

CD3
June 2, 1970
01 If Not for You – Take 1
02 If Not for You – Take 2
June 3, 1970
03 Jamaica Farewell
04 Can’t Help Falling in Love
05 Long Black Veil
06 One More Weekend
June 4, 1970
07 Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie – Take 1
08 Three Angels
09 Tomorrow Is a Long Time – Take 1
10 Tomorrow Is a Long Time – Take 2
11 New Morning
12 Untitled 1970 Instrumental #2
June 5, 1970
13 Went to See the Gypsy
14 Sign on the Window – stereo mix
15 Winterlude
16 I Forgot to Remember to Forget 1
17 I Forgot to Remember to Forget 2
18 Lily of the West – Take 2
19 Father of Night – rehearsal
20 Lily of the West
Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica
David Bromberg – guitar, dobro, mandolin
Ron Cornelius – guitar
Al Kooper – organ
Charlie Daniels – bass, guitar
Russ Kunkel – drums
Background vocalists unknown
August 12, 1970
21 If Not for You – Take 1
22 If Not for You – Take 2
23 Day of the Locusts – Take 2
Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Buzzy Feiten – guitar
Other musicians unknown

March 3-5 and May 1, 1970 sessions took place at Studio B, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, New York
June 1-5 and August 12, 1970 sessions took place at Studio E, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, New York

By MARowe

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