Bob Dylan

New Morning Acetates & Sessions Remastered

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While the deeply idiosyncratic New Morning remains one of Bob Dylan's most underrated efforts, this bootleg collection assembling material from the album's 1970 studio sessions is recommended solely to the most ardent Dylan completists. The majority of cuts are simply re-EQ'd from the official release of New Morning, while three more ("Gotta Travel On," "Alberta," and "It Hurts Me Too") later surfaced on Self Portrait; that leaves only three outtakes ("Went to See the Gypsy," "Gotta Travel On," and "Tomorrow Is a Long Time") as well as the non-LP B-side "Spanish Is the Loving Tongue" awaiting rediscovery. That's very little music at bootleg prices. If you can rationalize the math, New Morning Acetates & Sessions Remastered is lovingly packaged and authoritative, but otherwise impossible to recommend to the average consumer.