Dylan's 'Another Self Portrait'
I was prepared to just skip this new entry in the 'Bootleg' series because his original 'Self Portrait' album is one of only a handful of Dylan releases that I've never bothered to pick up. But after doing a little reading about 'Another Self Portrait' and checking out some samples, I changed my mind. Real glad I did - - this is light years better than 'Self Portrait'. Not only does it contain alternate/demo versions of some of the songs from that album that strip away the strings & syrup to excellent effect, there are other alt/demo/live cuts from 'New Morning', 'Nashville Skyline', and his Isle of Wight concert appearance, as well as a few other odds 'n sods, that make it far more than just "another" Self Portrait. I've listened to all 35 cuts (I got the 2-CD version, not the bigger box) a couple of times over the past two days, and pretty much loved it. Highly recommended to Dylan fans, especially those who particularly enjoy his folk/country/blues work, rather than just his more pop/rock music.