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Rare Bob Dylan Recordings Discovered After 40 Years

Image courtesy of Legacy Recordings (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Legacy Recordings (via ABC News Radio)

Some rare Bob Dylan recordings have been discovered by a record collector after 40 years.

Jeff Gold explains on the record collectibles website RecordMecca that he recently came across 149 acetates of in-progress versions of songs Dylan made while he was recording his 1969 album, Nashville Skyline , and his 1970 releases, Self Portrait and New Morning .

The acetates previously belonged to the woman who owned the building in New York City where Dylan rented a room to use as a studio.

Gold thinks Dylan either left them behind or threw them away when he moved out.

While Gold, his friend Zack Cowie and Dylan collector Arie De Reus listened to the recordings and made high-quality digital transfers, they discovered unreleased versions and alternate versions of songs. Among them: some unreleased outtakes, including electric versions of Johnny Cash 's "Ring of Fire" and "Folsom Prison Blues."

Gold has put six of the recordings up for sale on RecordMecca. They range in price from $1,750 to $7,000.

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