A rare test pressing of Bob Dylan‘s album Blood On The Tracks is up for sale.
Los Angeles store, Ameoba Music, is selling the record for $12,000 (£7,600).
The copy is one of only five test pressings known to exist of an early pressing of the album, dubbed the “New York” version.
The pressing includes four previously unreleased takes of songs from the album (“Lily, Rosemary & The Jack Of Hearts”, “Idiot Wind”, “If You See Her, Say Hello” and “Tangled Up In Blue”), plus an alternate version of “You’re A Big Girl Now”.
According to Amoeba, “The story goes that in the fall of 1974, Bob Dylan went home for the holidays with a copy of his newly recorded album Blood On The Tracks, which was set to release in weeks…
“Upon listening to the record, which was recorded at A&R Recording in New York, Dylan’s brother, David Zimmerman, suggested that Dylan re-record some of the songs because too many sounded the same. Dylan then stopped production of the album to re-record half of it at Sound 80 in Minneapolis with different musicians, ending up with a 10-song album evenly split between the two sessions.
“The ultra rare pressing was made at a Columbia Records plant in Santa Maria, Calif.”
Here’s the “New York” version of “Tangled Up In Blue”:
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