Song of the Day #4,999: ‘Wigwam (Without Overdubs)’ – Bob Dylan

Today’s random SOTD, ‘Wigwam,’ appeared on Bob Dylan’s 1970 album Self Portrait, considered by many the worst release of his career.

The version posted today is from The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969–1971), a compilation featuring alternate tracks from Self Portrait and its follow-up from the same year, the much better received New Morning.

The new tracks do away with excessive overdubs and correct other lamentable production decisions, unearthing the far more promising album buried beneath the original Self Portrait.

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Song of the Day #3,712: ‘Thirsty Boots’ – Bob Dylan

Here’s a cut from Bob Dylan’s 2013 Bootleg Series release Another Self Portrait, which compiled alternate and discarded takes from the sessions for his most loathed album, Self Portrait. It’s a fine collection, and one that makes you wonder how Dylan ended up with such a dog of an album given the source material.

However, even more entertaining than the music on Another Self Portrait is the comment section of my initial post about this album back in 2013.

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Song of the Day #1,981: ‘Pretty Saro’ – Bob Dylan

dylan_another_self_portraitBest Songs of 2013 – #11

Another Self Portrait, the latest installment of Bob Dylan’s great Bootleg Series, goes a long way toward redeeming Self Portrait, widely considered Dylan’s worst album.

Or at least it makes you wonder about the album Dylan might have released had he gone in a different direction.

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Song of the Day #1,888: ‘This Evening So Soon’ – Bob Dylan

dylan_another_self_portraitThe latest installment of Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series (the tenth) is, at first glance, a bit of a head-scratcher.

Titled Another Self Portrait, it’s a collection of tracks recorded mostly for 1970’s Self Portrait, the album widely considered Dylan’s worst. That was the record that prompted critic Greil Marcus to start his infamous Rolling Stone review with the words “What is this shit?”

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