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Excerpts from an Original Master Recording of Bob Dylan done on February 14, 1969 at Columbia Studio A, Nashville, Tenn. The taping session was for Dylan's "Nashville Skyline" album. It is labeled "Bob Dylan # 3. This Original Master contains five never before heard out-takes of "Lay Lady Lay", along with banter between the musicians and Dylan. Also found on this session tape is an impromptu jam session of" Going Back To Chicago" which was also never released by Dylan.

AN ORIGINAL ANALOG MASTER TAPE RECORDING OF BOB DYLAN

This is AMERICAN MUSIC HISTORY! Here's one of the actual 8 track tapes used to record Bob Dylan's famous "Nashville Skyline" album. What makes this so valuable is it primarily contains out takes of "Lay Lady Lay" which until now, have never been heard before. Released as a single in July of 1969, this song became one of Dylan's biggest US Pop Chart hits, peaking at number seven. This single did even better on the UK Singles Charts, reaching the number five spot. For auction on eBay is the tape itself, not the intellectual property.

The tape which is in excellent condition, has been spliced in several spots (common practice). We have played and tested the entire tape and therefore can state the condition as excellent. We have concluded that the version of "Lay Lady Lay" used on "Nashville Skyline" is not present on this tape however, there would be little or nothing that could be done commercially with the already released version. Featuring three "Lay Lady Lay" takes and two truncated versions, Dylan's performance on each were exceptional and distinctive. It is our opinion that any of the takes could have conceivably made it to the album.

Besides the chatter between takes, there is an additional windfall with Bob and the musicians performing the song "Going Back To Chicago" at the end of the reel. Our research concludes that this song ("Going Back To Chicago") was never released by Dylan! Obviously a departure from the album and a chance for everyone recording to just "jam" and relax a little. The group started playing and the engineer decided to roll the tape, catching the song after the start. It also has a one second blank midway thru. Take a listen for yourselves-just click on the picture. We have more information at GeoCities.

As a note, we tried to talk the longtime owner of this tape to see about releasing the material however, he just wanted to sell the tape.

Data:

Tape Type -- Scotch 3M- 1"-8 track (Can be played back on a 1" or standard 2" - 24 track tape machine)

Length-- 27:05

Date-- February 14, 1969 at Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN (from our research)

Personnel: (see note at end)

Vocals-- Bob Dylan

Guitar-- Charlie Daniels

Drums-- Kenneth A. Buttrey

Organ/Piano--Bob Wilson

Engineer-- Charlie Bragg

Engineer-- Neil Wilburn

Producer-- Bob Johnston

Notes-The above personnel are listed on the album, however on this tape there was an additional guitarist or bassist. Pete Drake's steel guitar was overdubbed later and not present on these tapes.
Here's the seller's description:

"A Fantastic One of A Kind Item. The tape you are looking at is an Original Master Recording of Bob Dylan done on February 14, 1969 at Columbia Studio A, Nashville, Tenn. The taping session was for Dylan's "Nashville Skyline" album. It is labeled "Bob Dylan # 3. This Original Master contains five never before heard out-takes of "Lay Lady Lay", along with banter between the musicians and Dylan. Also found on this session tape is an impromptu jam session of" Going Back To Chicago" which was also never released by Dylan. Here's your chance to own a piece of American Musical History. For sale here is the tape itself, not the intellectual property. The tape is in excellent condition, has been spliced in several spots (common practice). To hear actual sound bites from this tape and additional information go to Dylan Sound Bites & More. Please turn on ActiveX."

There's a 27:05 hitherto - unknown tape from the Nashville Skyline sessions up for sale on ebay. I think tomorrow's the final day for bidding, and the highest bid so far is US $16,100, which is below the reserve price.

Here are some excerpts from the tape - snippets of versions of Lay, Lady, Lay, and a snippet of Goin' to Chicago, a previously - unknown track.

This sample starts off very promisingly, but a commentator trying to get people to bid for the tape comes in as a voice-over and spoils things a bit. Nevertheless, it's an interesting fragment of Dylanania.

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