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A Previously Unheard Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash Session Is Now Set For Release

Written by Laura English on September 20, 2019

Back in 1969 Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash spent a couple of days together in Columbia Studios in Nashville. Obviously it’s an historic get-together, but most of it has  as of yet, gone unreleased. But now, the session is on its way to us.

As part of Bob Dylan’s 15th instalment of his Bootleg Series, he’ll be releasing the two-day session with Cash. The Bootleg Series Volume 15 has given one and a half of its discs to the session. The release will include more than 20 tracks. There are three different takes on ‘Girl Form the North Country’ and a cover of Elvis Presley’s ‘Mystery Train’. The release is due Friday, 1st November.

Bob Dylan was working on Nashville Skyline at the time.

“Bob asked me to be a guest on the album,” said Johnny Cash. “And I went to the studio and they just turned on the recorder for about two hours.”

The session featured the first known version of ‘Wanted Man’ — the only version sung by Dylan. Cash opened with the song at a San Quentin show the following week.

Have a sneak peek of ‘I Pity The Immigrant’ below along with the full tracklisting for the new release.

Head here to preorder Volume 15 of Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series.

Travelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 Tracklisting

DISC 1

October 17, 1967
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
John Wesley Harding sessions

01. Drifter’s Escape – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
02. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine – Take 2 (Alternate Version)

November 6, 1967
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
John Wesley Harding sessions

03. All Along the Watchtower – Take 3 (Alternate Version)
04. John Wesley Harding – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
05. As I Went Out One Morning – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
06. I Pity the Poor Immigrant – Take 4 (Alternate Version)
07. I Am a Lonesome Hobo – Take 4 (Alternate Version)

February 13, 1969
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
Nashville Skyline sessions

08. I Threw It All Away – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
09. To Be Alone with You – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
10. Lay Lady Lay – Take 2 (Alternate Version)
11. One More Night – Take 2 (Alternate Version)
12. Western Road – Take 1 (Outtake)

February 14, 1969
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
Nashville Skyline sessions
13. Peggy Day – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
14. Tell Me That It Isn’t True – Take 2 (Alternate Version)
15. Country Pie – Take 2 (Alternate Version)

DISC 2
February 17, 1969
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
The Dylan-Cash Sessions

01. I Still Miss Someone – Take 5
02. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right/Understand Your Man – Rehearsal

February 18, 1969
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
The Dylan-Cash Sessions
03. One Too Many Mornings – Take 3
04. Mountain Dew – Take 1
05. Mountain Dew – Take 2
06. I Still Miss Someone – Take 2
07. Careless Love – Take 1
08. Matchbox – Take 1
09. That’s All Right, Mama – Take 1
10. Mystery Train/This Train Is Bound for Glory – Take 1
11. Big River – Take 1
12. Girl from the North Country – Rehearsal
13. Girl from the North Country – Take 1
14. I Walk the Line – Take 2
15. Guess Things Happen That Way – Rehearsal
16. Guess Things Happen That Way – Take 3
17. Five Feet High and Rising – Take 1
18. You Are My Sunshine – Take 1
19. Ring of Fire – Take 1

DISC 3
February 18, 1969
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
The Dylan-Cash Sessions
01. Studio Chatter
02. Wanted Man – Take 1
03. Amen – Rehearsal
04. Just a Closer Walk with Thee – Take 1
05. Jimmie Rodgers Medley No. 1 – Take 1
06. Jimmie Rodgers Medley No. 2 – Take 2
07. I Threw It All Away
08. Living the Blues
09. Girl from the North Country
10. Ring of Fire (Outtake)
11. Folsom Prison Blues (Outtake)
12. Earl Scruggs Interview
13. East Virginia Blues
14. To Be Alone with You
15. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
16. Nashville Skyline Rag

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