Travelin’ Thru, 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15
Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings
The 15th chapter of Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series is out, and it’s the best one yet. The 10-time Grammy Award-winning musician’s newest album consists of a collection of 50 songs, each one allowing fans to get an inside look as to what the first and second recordings of all their favourites sounded like. Here, Dylan can be heard singing alongside the talented Johnny Cash as they sing in effortless harmony.
Travelin’ Thru has recordings that have never been released to the public, along with conversations that have never been heard before between Dylan and Cash. June Carter Cash can also be heard in background studio chatter when Johnny Cash asks her, “June, did you like that?”
On thi album, fans are able to hear changes made between the first two takes. You can hear the discussion of what would make each song just that much better. Hearing two of the greats converse, joke around, fumble with their songs, and truly just enjoy the music is a beautiful thing to witness.
It’s filled with beloved Dylan songs including “Girl From The North Country” and “All Along The Watchtower”. Here as well are some of Cash’s most popular songs, “Ring of Fire”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, and “I Walk The Line”. This album is a must for any music fan who would love to get a peek into the recording process of two legendary musicians.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: BOB DYLAN – TRAVELIN’ THRU, 1967-1969: THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 15