'Home' At Last
More than two-dozen previously unreleased tracks are found on "No Direction Home: The Soundtrack," the seventh volume in Columbia/Legacy's Bob Dylan "Bootleg Series." The double-disc set is the companion to Martin Scorsese's Dylan documentary of the same name, which premieres Sept. 26 on PBS.
Sequenced in chronological order, "No Direction Home" boasts 26 rarities, beginning with what is believed the first original song Dylan ever recorded ("When I Got Troubles," taped by a high school friend in Minnesota in 1959).
Also featured are two tracks recorded in Minneapolis in December 1961, a live version of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" from a 1961 show at New York's Carnegie Hall that was previously not known to exist and alternate takes of "Mr. Tambourine Man," "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" and "She Belongs to Me" from the 1964-65 "Bringing It All Back Home" sessions.
The album's second disc sports five alternate takes from the 1965 sessions for "Highway 61 Revisited" and three from the following year's "Blonde on Blonde," plus live versions of "Ballad of a Thin Man" and "Like a Rolling Stone" from Dylan's 1966 U.K. tour.