The Bootleg Series, Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964

5 out of 5

$14.08

SKU: B0040GJ312 Category:

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The Witmark Demos features 47 Bob Dylan songs recorded by the artist – accompanied only by his acoustic guitar, harmonica and occasionally piano – for his first music publisher, Leeds Music, in January 1962, and for his second publisher, M. Witmark & Sons, between 1962 and 1964. Listening to…

Reviews

  1. G. Burke

    If you have listened to “Highway 61” so many times you can hear it in your sleep, this is the album for you. The outtakes of those songs are positively thrilling. Direct with little changes that shake things up, you marvel at how fresh these songs still are today. The first disc is his early acoustic songs and they are also quite enthralling, especially “This Land is Your Land” which has become a bit of a cliche having been appropriated aplenty. When Mr. D does it, it is so gritty and heartfelt it almost makes you cry. His version beats all others. This is a positively must for all Dylan fans and I recommend it to younger generations who have never listened to the early records. So cool.

  2. Dano

    If you have listened to “Highway 61” so many times you can hear it in your sleep, this is the album for you. The outtakes of those songs are positively thrilling. Direct with little changes that shake things up, you marvel at how fresh these songs still are today. The first disc is his early acoustic songs and they are also quite enthralling, especially “This Land is Your Land” which has become a bit of a cliche having been appropriated aplenty. When Mr. D does it, it is so gritty and heartfelt it almost makes you cry. His version beats all others. This is a positively must for all Dylan fans and I recommend it to younger generations who have never listened to the early records. So cool.

  3. docnormie

    This is one of my favorite Dylan albums. What you hear is very close to what you hear on the albums you purchased way back when. The Witmark Demos were some of Dylan’s first recordings into the music world and what I consider his jewels. This is a GREAT addition to your Dylan collection. You won’t be unhappy to have it

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