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A Fool Such As I
source: official CBS LP / studio outtakes

Lilly Of The West (Flora)(Trad / Davis arr.)
Can't Help Falling In Love (Weiss/Peretti)
Sarah Jane (Trad.)
Ballad Of Ira Hayes (Peter LaFarge)
Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker)
Mary Ann (Trad.)
Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell)
A Fool Such As I (Bill Trader)
Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (C. Clark)
Dylan / Cash Sessions:
I Still Miss Someone (J Cash / Roy Cash)
One Too Many Mornings
Careless Love (Trad)
Matchbox (Carl Perkins)
That's Alright Mama (A. Crudup)
Big River (J Cash)
I Walk The Line (J Cash)
You Are My Sunshine (Davis / Mitchell)
Ring Of Fire (Carter / Kilgore)
Guess Things Happen That Way (Clement)
Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Trad)
Blues Yodel (J Rodgers)
Bonus Track:
Yesterday(w/G.Harrison)(Lennon/ McCartney)

It would be easy to dismiss this new release as a pirate or counterfeit  CD, but it isn't either in the strictest sense of the terms. The recording has been long out of print on CD, and this release (despite using the same graphics as the official album) doesn't attempt to pass itself off as an official release. First of all, it's presented in a great looking glossy 3 panel foldout DigiPak with a silk screened CD. It all looks wonderful. Not only was the official CD package different from this, but it was never released in North America in the first place. Secondly, the manufacturer has made use of the CD's 80 minute playing time by including unreleased material recorded during a similar time frame... all in great quality. Lastly, the official recording was not taken from the 'A Fool Such As I' CD, it's a transfer from an excellent, clean and crackle free vinyl edition of Dylan (The title of the LP). As such, I find it retains a kind of warm analogue feel that is lacking on the official CD edition. This being the case, I feel that this is a great package for people who want to have this hidden gem in their collection, but are unable to find an official CD, or find the three figure sums often required in order to purchase a second hand copy of the out-of-print CBS CD a bit too much to ask.
© 2002 M McGarr / CD Pinkerton bobsboots.com
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Source / Venue:
Deleted official CBS LP Originally released in 1973
Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash Sessions Columbia music Row Studios, Nashville, TN, February 18, 1969
Bonus Track: Columbia Studio B, May 1, 1970

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
No Label/Catalog Given / pressing ID: DY-FOO-1
Nov. 2002

9 stars

Bob's Boots ref
# BB-a55

Other commercial releases of Dylan
Official release on cassette tape
Other commercial releases of Dylan / Cash
Aces & Diamonds
Bob meets George and Johnny
Dylan / Cash Sessions
Nashville 1969

Thanks to Mike McGarr for scans & Review

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