Bob Dylan to Continue Bootleg Series in October

Bob Dylan to Continue <i>Bootleg Series</i> in October
Bob Dylan will release the next instalment of his bootleg series in October, this time featuring the infamous Witmark and Leeds demos. Recorded between 1962 to 1964, 47 tracks will make up Bootleg Series Volume 9, according to Isis, a Dylan magazine.

The songs from the demo sessions were originally meant to present Dylan songs to other musicians for possible performance or re-recording. Some of the songs, such as Leeds's "Rambling Gambling Willie" and Witmark's "Tambourine Man" and "Blowin' in the Wind" were later released by Dylan, but as different versions. A full tracklisting of Bootleg Series Volume 9 is located below.

In other Dylan release news, the iconic musician will also reissue his first eight albums in mono format as a box set. According to reports, the reissues are being mastered using first issue copies of the original mono LPs for reference and will include liner notes written by Dylan biographer Greil Marcus, who wrote Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads.

Thanks to AUX for the heads-up.

The Bootleg Series Vol. 9:

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"