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Rare Bob Dylan release planned for Record Store Day 2019


A rare Bob Dylan vinyl leads a wide varying list of planned releases for Record Store Day 2019.

Months before Bob Dylan released Blood On The Tracks in early 1975, a small number of test pressings were circulated for Dylan to play to his friends and family. The pressing, consisting entirely of material from sessions at A&R Recording Studios in New York City, later saw Dylan re-record five of these tracks in Minneapolis for inclusion on the final album.

Of the five test pressings that survived, the original records were soon bootlegged, and the alternate history of one of Dylan’s most acclaimed works was born. The Record Store Day release, Blood on the Tracks: Original New York Test Pressing, is an exact duplicate of the test pressing, containing unique mixes from the New York session, available commercially for the first time. 

On top of the Dylan release, Record Store Day has released a whole list of new releases which includes Courtney Barnett, Jeff Buckley, Joe Strummer and more.

Find the full list for the UK Record Store Day, here.