David Gahr
Tom Sinclair
October 25, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Witmark Demos, 1962-1964

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Bob Dylan
genre
Folk

We gave it a B

The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 9), this two-CD set of early demos from Bob Dylan’s folkie phase, includes familiar tunes and a bunch of solid obscurities. If there’s nothing truly revelatory, it’s still a dandy opportunity to eavesdrop on the future mouthpiece of a generation finding his voice (sometimes awkwardly). And it’s a hoot hearing our hero occasionally get tangled up in his own ? verbosity. B

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