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July 2, 2014 9:53 AM Subscribe
149 previously-unknown Bob Dylan acetate recordings
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were recently discovered in two boxes labelled "Old Records" in the back of a closet on W. Houston Street in New York City.
Dylan rented the ground floor of 124 W. Houston Street in Greenwich Village between 1969 and 1972. When he left the studio, he either threw away or left the recordings behind. They were discovered by chance after the owner of the building passed away earlier this year. They were purchased by the private collector Jeff Gold
, who is selling a very small selection of the recordings on his website.
The find includes early works-in-progress, alternate takes, and different mixes of songs from three albums: Nashville Skyline
, Self Portrait
, and New Morning
. There are also previously unreleased covers of Johnny Cash songs, including Ring of Fire and Folsom Prison Blues, in the collection. Some of the paper covers on the recordings have handwritten notes and sketches
by Dylan and his producer Bob Johnson.
This follows the sale of the manuscript for "Like a Rolling Stone"
just last week, which was sold at Sotheby's for over $2,000,000 to an unidentified bidder.