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Through A Bullet Of Light
source:  Witmark Demos

Disc one
Long Ago Far Away
Long Time Gone
Ain't Gonna Grieve
Blowin' In The Wind
Bob Dylan's Blues
Seven Curses
Paths Of Victory
All Over You
When The Ship Comes In
The Times
John Brown
Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues
I Shall Be Free
Hero Blues
Tomorrow Is A Long Time
Only A Hobo
Whatcha Gonna Do
Gypsy Lou
Baby Let Me Follow You Down
Hard Rain
Don't Think Twice
Disc two
Oxford Town
Masters Of War
Walkin' Down The Line
The Death Of Emmett Till
Bob Dylan's Dream
Quit Your Lowdown Ways
Baby I'm In The Mood For You
Ballad Of Hollis Brown
Girl Of The North Country
Boots Of Spanish Leather
Let Me Die In My Footsteps
Bound To Lose Bound To Win
I'd Hate To Be You On That Dreadful Day
Percy's Song
Guess I'm Doin' Fine
Eternal Circle
Mama You Been On My Mind
Mr. Tambourine Man
I'll Keep It With Mine 
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Witmark Demos, NY July 1962 - early 1964

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Golom 774554
Released:   1994
Other commercial releases of Witmark Demos
Where Are You Now My Blue Eyed Son?
Witmark Demos
Witmark Years

Quality:    7½ stars (overall)

Bob's Boots ref  #   BB-t27

The historical importance of the Witmark Demos cannot be overstated. They belong in every serious collection. They were performed in the publisher's New York office (and a few in CBS studio NY) only to document a recorded version of each song for publishing and demonstration. Mainly recorded during July 1962 and early 1963, there were also a few recorded in 1964. The casual fan might find the recordings a little stiff and uninspired because of their origin and purpose. The quality is great, however. This set represents the known office recordings. Great looking sepia toned cover. The tracks are put into the random order as listed by Michael Krogsgaard. A slightly nicer release by Capricorn is entitled simply 'The Witmark Years'. It's long been the practice to name a Dylan boot release by using an obscure song title or line from a song. This title comes from a line in Eternal Circle.

Tracks 10,11 disc 1 & 17 disc 2 -  Dylan on Piano. Oddly track 18 on disc  2 is not the piano version from the Witmark, but the studio outtake on guitar from Another Side session NY 6-9-64.
Tracks 1,2,3,12,14,17 d1 & 4,13 d2 were released on a very rare one sided promo LP from Warner Bros.7 Arts

Tracks 10,11 d1 & 13 d2 were released on the official CBS LP 'Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3.
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© 2001 CD Pinkerton -