Bob Dylan Unearths '1970' Collection with George Harrison

The reissue set includes three discs and 74 tracks
Bob Dylan Unearths '1970' Collection with George Harrison
Never one shy of archival material, Bob Dylan has another new package headed our way. The set is called 1970, and it features a bunch of tracks with late Beatles legend George Harrison.

The three-disc comp is due out on February 26 via Columbia/Legacy, and it features 74 previously unreleased tracks, demos and outtakes. Among those, there's  nine tracks Dylan recorded with Harrison.

As you could tell from that title, the set focus on Dylan's '70s period and the sessions that gave birth to albums like Self Portrait and New Morning.

The Harrison tracks were recorded on May 1, 1970, though the recordings were never properly released. The pair recorded Dylan songs such as "One Too Many Mornings," "Gates of Eden" and "Mama, You Been On My Mind," as well as covers of Everly Brothers' "All I Have to Do Is Dream" and Carl Perkins' "Matchbox."

As a press release explains, "The recordings on Bob Dylan – 1970 were first released in a limited edition on December 4 as part of the Bob Dylan – 50th Anniversary Collection copyright extension series (which began in 2012).  The buzz surrounding the 1970 performances, notably Dylan's studio sit-down with George Harrison on May 1, created a demand for a broader release of these historic tracks."

You can pre-order 1970 now, though it is only available on CD.

1970:

Disc 1

March 3, 1970
1. I Can't Help but Wonder Where I'm Bound
2. Universal Soldier — Take 1
3. Spanish Is the Loving Tongue — Take 1
4. Went to See the Gypsy — Take 2
5. Went to See the Gypsy — Take 3
6. Woogie Boogie

March 4, 1970
7. Went to See the Gypsy — Take 4
8. Thirsty Boots — Take 1

March 5, 1970
9. Little Moses — Take 1
10. Alberta — Take 2
11. Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies — Take 1
12. Things About Comin' My Way — Takes 2 & 3
13. Went to See the Gypsy — Take 6
14. Untitled 1970 Instrumental #1
15. Come a Little Bit Closer — Take 2
16. Alberta — Take 5

May 1, 1970
17. Sign on the Window — Take 2
18. Sign on the Window — Takes 3-5
19. If Not for You — Take 1
20. Time Passes Slowly — Rehearsal
21. If Not for You — Take 2
22. If Not for You — Take 3
23. Song to Woody — Take 1
24. Mama, You Been on My Mind — Take 1
25. Yesterday — Take 1

Disc 2

1. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues — Take 1
2. Medley: I Met Him on a Sunday (Ronde-Ronde)/Da Doo Ron Ron — Take 1
3. One Too Many Mornings — Take 1
4. Ghost Riders in the Sky — Take 1
5. Cupid — Take 1
6. All I Have to Do Is Dream — Take 1
7. Gates of Eden — Take 1
8. I Threw It All Away — Take 1
9. I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) — Take 1
10. Matchbox — Take 1
11. Your True Love — Take 1
12. Telephone Wire — Take 1
13. Fishing Blues — Take 1
14. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance — Take 1
15. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 — Take 1
16. It Ain't Me Babe
17. If Not for You
18. Sign on the Window — Take 1
19. Sign on the Window — Take 2
20. Sign on the Window — Take 3

June 1, 1970
21. Alligator Man
22. Alligator Man [rock version]
23. Alligator Man [country version]
24. Sarah Jane 1
25. Sign on the Window
26. Sarah Jane 2

Disc 3

June 2, 1970
1. If Not for You — Take 1
2. If Not for You — Take 2

June 3, 1970
3. Jamaica Farewell
4. Can't Help Falling in Love
5. Long Black Veil
6. One More Weekend

June 4, 1970
7. Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie — Take 1
8. Three Angels
9. Tomorrow Is a Long Time — Take 1
10. Tomorrow Is a Long Time — Take 2
11. New Morning
12. Untitled 1970 Instrumental #2

June 5, 1970
13. Went to See the Gypsy
14. Sign on the Window — stereo mix
15. Winterlude
16. I Forgot to Remember to Forget 1
17. I Forgot to Remember to Forget 2
18. Lily of the West — Take 2
19. Father of Night — rehearsal
20. Lily of the West

August 12, 1970
21. If Not for You — Take 1
22. If Not for You — Take 2
23. Day of the Locusts — Take 2