February 28, 2013 – 4:13 pm

New, uncirculated Blood on the Tracks track plus upgrade b-side

These two tracks just surfaced at and it’s thanks to LesKokay for sharing them.

Les’ comments:

This upload is the previously unknown/uncirculated ‘Idiot Wind’ (16 September 74) from an early acetate that doesn’t have the organ overdub (8 October 74) which is on the test pressing. It is the same take as the Test pressing (T6) and not from the Bootleg Series 1-3 take (T4 recorded 19 September 74).

Verse seven
We pushed each other a little too far and one day I just jumped* into a raging storm
A hound dog bayed behind* your trees, as I was packin’ up my uniform
I figured I’d lost you anyway, why go on, what’s the use?
In order to get in a word with you, I’d had to come up with some excuse
And that just struck me kinda funny.
The * words indicate the differences between the original (TP) and the official outtake (BS 1-3).
‘jumped’ is replaced with ‘turned’ and ‘behind’ becomes ‘beyond’ on BS 1-3 take.


By an unfortunate error I included the wrong ‘Meet Me in the Morning’ on my previous torrent. I actually included the one off the acetate, as I was listening for mix/overdub changes and finished up mislabeling it.
This new fixed torrent now is the actual ‘Meet Me in the Morning’ - b side to single 38-540533 ONLY.
In the new out-take the second half of verse two is new
Honey every day’s been darkness
Ever since you’ve been gone
And ‘Well, I feel just like that rooster’ becomes ‘You’re just like that rooster’. (Verse three).

Neither of these tracks have appeared on any bootlegs, pirates or torrents and have both been sourced and transferred by me. I have done light ‘de-clicking’ on the acetate track, and normalisation, but no compression.

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Track 01. Idiot Wind - test pressing without overdub (21.2MB)
02. Meet Me In The Morning - b side of single
Track 02B. Meet Me In The Morning - b side of single (fixed) (11.8MB)

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  2. Great post BigO. You guys continue to come up with gems. Thanks. Joe B

    By JB on Feb 28, 2013

  3. Blood on the Tracks was surely dylan`s finest hour of the 70`s. This is just tremendous. thanks from a fan.

    By mojowire on Feb 28, 2013

  4. Hello BigO from Germany!

    Thanks for the Dylan tracks, BOTT is Dylan`s finest work in the 70`s. Keep on rocking!

    By johnny82853 on Mar 1, 2013

  5. GREAT stuff!!!!!! Love it!!!!! More Dylan!!!!!!!

    By Jeff on Mar 1, 2013

  6. Fantastic! Keep the Dylan coming.

    By Wiily O on Mar 1, 2013

  7. Hey, everyone’s happy! No insults yet! Far out!

    By Chris Maddock on Mar 1, 2013

  8. Thanks

    By J Castro on Mar 1, 2013

  9. Very many thanks. Very public spirited of you
    James J

    By james j on Mar 1, 2013

  10. Many thanks for these Dylan rarities.

    By Brad on Mar 1, 2013

  11. Much appreciated Big O - as has been said, more of His Bobness PLEASE! and as Chris M said a merciful lack of insults……yet! ;o)

    By swappers on Mar 1, 2013

  12. Keep ‘em coming. Will there be any track left to be covered by BS11? Not that I’m complaining…

    By Robert Hempelman on Mar 1, 2013

  13. Wow, what a great surprise! This version seems a bit more alive, and the bass is much more prominent than in the well-known unreleased version (maybe they turned it down in the mix when adding the overdubbed organ). I didn’t really miss the organ, despite being familiar with it by playing it at least 1000 times since about 1978! Thanks so much for sharing this, I love it.

    By DavidH on Mar 1, 2013

  14. only 1000 eh ?

    By mojowire on Mar 2, 2013

  15. For those who might know, BigO has the following: BOB DYLAN Blood On The Tracks Companion Outtakes 1975. Just email them to request them to make it available for you for download. They’re pretty good at doing that.

    By 4yrsnojob on Mar 2, 2013

  16. read about the companion disc here.

    By sluggo on Mar 2, 2013

  17. Just discovered your amazing site.Thanks for your dedication to the cause of sharing the great music of our times.

    By manofpeace on Mar 3, 2013

  18. Thanks Big O!

    Anything from Blood on the Tracks is special-these two cuts sound great, and I glad to have them.

    By Eric on Mar 3, 2013

  19. Two more tracks! This is a major addition to what’s available. THANKS! This will have to do until The Bootleg series No. 75 comes out.

    By Eric on Nov 22, 2014

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