Bob Dylan has always liked to fly low on the radar, so it should come as no surprise that he did something this past Sunday that is making collectors of his music go nuts.
He released a three-disc collection of songs he recorded in 1970 -- including sessions he did with George Harrison-- through Badlands, an independent record store in Gloucestershire, England.
“This release is strictly limited to one unit per customer,” the store wrote when announcing Bob Dylan – 50th Anniversary Collection 1970. “Extremely limited release. It will sell out instantly … Thank you and best of luck.”
And it did.
This set contains 74 songs, including the complete May 1st, 1970 session with Harrison, which included Dylan's “One Too Many Mornings” and “It Ain’t Me Babe,” and a run through The Beatles’ “Yesterday.”
The bulk of the material on this collection is from the sessions for Dylan's New Morning album, which he released in October of that year.
Next year could see the release of the complete sessions for bonus material featured onGreatest Hits Volume 2. Looking ahead to 2024, every recording made during his 1974 Before the Flood tour with The Band could be released.