THIS welcome release, No 10 in The Bootleg Series, captures Dylan at the height of his love affair with country music.
Unlike the wreck his voice would later become in concert, the album showcases a crooning, sweet-toned Dylan, bringing a wonderful vocal tenderness to traditional folk ballads like Pretty Saro, Tattle O’Day and Belle Isle.
In a stripped-down, unplugged musical setting, the album features many tracks which have escaped the clutches of even the most avid bootleggers.
As such, it’s a real gem in the ongoing Bootleg Series.
Serious fans will also want the deluxe box set, which includes the first official release of Dylan’s appearance at the 1969 Isle of Wight Concert.
10/10. TERRY KELLY
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