Culture Club: Bob Dylan, Bootleg 9: The Witmark Demos
Our music critic Andy Gill thought the latest in the Bob Dylan Bootleg series was an extraordinary insight into the young mind of the young songwriter awarding it five stars and describing it thus:
“There are substantial tranches of similarly earnest strummage, some redeemed by his facility with wordplay, and plenty of evidence of his Woody Guthrie obsession. But the highlights – early takes of “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”, “Masters Of War”, and versions of “The Times They Are A-Changin’” and “Mr Tambourine Man” both pounded out roughly on piano – must have had a devastating impact on those performers who heard them back in the Sixties.”
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