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Bob Dylan’s ‘Bootleg Series Vol. 9’ Due in October

Forty-seven track set features Witmark and Leeds Demos

This fall, Bob Dylan will release the latest edition of his bootleg series plus a massive collection of reissues of his earliest albums, Dylan fansite Isis reports. In October, the legend will return with the 47-track The Bootleg Series Vol. 9, which will feature studio recordings from 1962-1964 known to fans as the Witmark Demos and Leeds Demos, named after the New York studios where Dylan recorded. Dylan will also reissue his first eight albums (from his 1962 self-titled debut through 1967’s John Wesley Harding) in mono format, which have never been issued on CD before. The reissues — reportedly mastered using “first issue copies of the mono LPs” in order to recreate the sound of the original LPs — will come packaged in paper sleeves with liner written by Rolling Stone contributing editor Greil Marcus.

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Before releasing his next batch of archival material, Dylan will spend the rest of the summer on his Never Ending Tour, including a tour-closing performance on September 4th at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival. For 10 of those dates — from August 8th to September 3rd — Dylan will be sharing a bill with John Mellencamp. Full dates are available here and a list of tunes that are reportedly on the next Bootleg edition is below.

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Leeds Music Demos
New York City, New York
February 1962
1. Hard Times In New York Town
2. Poor Boy Blues
3. Ballad For A Friend
4. Rambling, Gambling Willie
5. Man On The Street
6. Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues
7. Standing On The Highway

Witmark & Sons Demos
New York City, New York
December 1962
1. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
2. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
3.The Death Of Emmett Till
4.Let Me Die In My Footsteps
5. Ballad Of Hollis Brown
6.Quit Your Low Down Ways
7.Baby, I’m In The Mood For You

Witmark Studio
New York City, New York
Winter 1963
1. Bound To Lose, Bound To Win
2. All Over You
3. I’d Hate To Be You On That Dreadful Day
4. Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues

Witmark Studio
New York City, New York
March 1963
1. Long Time Gone
2. Masters Of War
3. Farewell
4. Oxford Town
5. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
6. Walkin’ Down The Line

Witmark Studio
New York City, New York
April 1963
1. I Shall Be Free
2.Bob Dylan’s Blues
3.Bob Dylan’s Dream
4. Boots Of Spanish Leather

Witmark Studio
New York City, New York
May 1963
1. Girl From The North Country
2.Seven Curses
3.Hero Blues

Witmark Studio
New York City, New York
August 1963
1. Whatcha Gonna Do
2. Gypsy Lou
3. Ain’t Gonna Grieve
4.John Brown
5.Only A Hobo
6.When The Ship Comes In

Witmark Studio
New York City, New York
October 1963
1. The Times They Are A-Changin’
Witmark Studio
New York City, New York
December 1963
1. Paths Of Victory

Witmark Studio,
New York City, New York
January 1964
1. Guess I’m Doing Fine
2.Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Eric von Schmidt)

Unidentified Recording Studio
New York City, New York
Mid to late June 1964
1. Mr. Tambourine Man
2.Mama, You Been On My Mind
3. I’ll Keep It With Mine


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