Bob Dylan’s ‘Blind Willie McTell’ Gets New Retelling in Newly Released Alternate Versions

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One of Bob Dylan’s most revered songs, “Blind Willie McTell,” has been released in two alternate versions.

Originally recorded for Infidels, the song was not included on the album when it was released in 1983. An acoustic piano guitar version was eventually released on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 but now a full band version has become available for streaming and download.

The track will also be included in Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16 (1980-1985), out this November 17 and available for streaming and pre-order. 

Additionally, a different take is released on a 7” through Third Man Records and is available to order here.

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