Two Previously-Unreleased Takes of Infidels Session Track "Blind Willie McTell"!
Third Man Records is excited to present the 7" version of the Bob Dylan classic "Blind Willie McTell" featuring two previously-unreleased takes of the song. The recordings on this single feature a formidable line-up of session musicians, including Mark Knopfler, Mick Taylor, Sly 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 Dylan and 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).
- Blind Willie McTell (take 1)
- Blind Willie McTell (take 5)