Bob Dylan | The Minnesota Hotel Tape | 180g Vinyl LP [Import]

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This is one of the classic tapes that made up most of the famous Great White Wonder bootleg, widely regarded as the first of it's kind. Recorded on December 22, 1961 - in the Minneapolis apartment of Bob's girlfriend at the time, Bonnie Beecher - it has an informal air about it that finds Dylan in a very relaxed mood among friends. At the same time the tape acts as a sort of demo tape and represents the spectrum of Dylan's song catalog at the time. There are hardly any original songs here as he hadn't yet approached his true writing years yet. At this point he is a performer of folk, blues, and country standards and the influence of Woody Guthrie and others is especially strong. Highlights include Poor Lazarus, Dink's Song, Black Cross, Ramblin' Round, It's Hard to Be Blind, and I Was Young When I Left Home. There can be no doubt that this is one of his most historic tapes and is a must for anyone interested in Dylan's formative years, and there's no better way to own it than on this deluxe double vinyl version from Mr. Suit.
Track listing:

A1 Candy Man
A2 Baby Please Don't Go
A3 Hard Times In New York Town
A4 Stealin'
A5 Poor Lazarus
A6 I Ain't Got No Home
B1 It's Hard To Be Blind
B2 Dink's SOng
B3 Man Of Constant Sorrow
B4 Naomi Wise
B5 Wade In The Water
B6 I Was Young When I Left Home
C1 In The Evening
C2 Let Me Follow You Down
C3 Sally Gal
C4 Gospel Plow
C5 Long John
C6 Cocaine
C7 VD Blues
C8 VD Waltz
D1 VD City
D2 VD Gunners Blues
D3 See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
D4 Ramblin' Round
D5 Black Cross