Bob Dylan announces “Blind Willie McTell” 7″ on Third Man, featuring two previously-unreleased versions of the song

OUT AUGUST 20, 2021 EXCLUSIVELY ON BLACK VINYL
FEATURES TWO PREVIOUSLY-UNRELEASED TAKES

OF THE SONG, WITH THE VERSION ON SIDE A (TAKE 1) BEING

EXCLUSIVE TO THIS RELEASE

The record will be available only at indie record stores and the Third Man Records online store — pre-orders are now available HERE. The 7″ features two previously-unreleased takes of the song, with the A-side being exclusive to this vinyl release. The B-side (take 5) will be included as part of Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16 (1980-1985).
PRE-ORDER “BLIND WILLIE MCTELL” 7″ VINYL
The recordings on this single feature a formidable line-up of session musicians, including Mark KnopflerMick TaylorSly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. The A-side (take 1) is exclusive to this single, while the B-side (take 5) will be included as part of Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16 (1980-1985). “Blind Willie McTell” was the first track seriously worked on at the Infidels sessions and the last attempted as recording concluded almost a month later. In the end it did not make the Infidels album but in 1991 the acoustic piano-guitar version Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler recorded the last day was released on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3. The full band version from the first day of the sessions will now see the light as part of Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16 (1980-1985).

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