Post by Confessor on Feb 11, 2017 2:29:25 GMT -5
No, it was a stand alone release that first appeared, I believe, for sale exclusively through branches of Starbucks in the U.S. It was later given a proper Columbia/Legacy release, but I had no idea it was now out of print. I seem to remember I had to buy in on eBay from a seller in America and get it shipped over and that it was an expensive purchase even back then.
I have that one as well and, yes, it's a great -- albeit fairly short -- listen. I know "Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues" well, since the studio recording (made during the Freewheelin' sessions) first appeared on The Bootleg Series Vols 1 - 3 in 1993 which I bought at the time. It's one of my favourite of Dylan's unreleased songs from that period. I love the bit where, after the boat sinks, he describes his condition by saying, "I remember walkin' up on a little shore, head busted, stomach cracked, feet splintered, I was bald, naked...Quite lucky to be alive though!"
Man, I'm jealous. I long to visit America and Greenwich Village is definitely somewhere that is high on my list of places to check out. A musician friend of mine lived there for a bout a year back in 2005 or 2006 and he always goes on about how much I'd love it there.