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|Released||November 16, 1973|
|Genre||Rock, folk rock|
|Bob Dylan chronology|
Dylan is the thirteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, which is made up of outtakes he recorded for earlier albums. Columbia Records compiled it with no input from Dylan and released it on November 16, 1973. The album followed the artist's departure from Columbia for Asylum Records, and the announcement of his first major tour since 1966. In Europe the album was released with the title A Fool Such as I.
The album is made up from studio outtakes from the previous Dylan releases Self Portrait and New Morning . The nine songs featured on the album consist of six cover songs and three traditional songs, adapted and arranged by Dylan. The first seven tracks were recorded in June 1970 during the New Morning sessions, the last two were recorded in April 1969 during the Self Portrait sessions.The album features a different recording of "Spanish Is the Loving Tongue" from the version previously issued as the B-side of Dylan's 1971 single "Watching the River Flow".
The album cover was designed by art director John Berg. The original photograph featured on the album's front was shot by photographer Al Clayton. The serigraph was carried out by artist Richard Kenerson.
|Christgau's Record Guide||E|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|
Although Dylan received very poor reviews upon its release, No. 17 in the U.S. and was certified gold by the RIAA. It became the first Bob Dylan album not to chart in the UK, where his albums generally charted higher than in the U.S.it managed to reach
Dylan was the only Columbia Dylan album not to be reissued on compact disc in the North American market, until 2013 when it was included in the Complete Album Collection box set.
|1.||"Lily of the West"||traditional||June 3, 1970||3:44|
|2.||"Can't Help Falling in Love"||George Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore||June 3, 1970||4:17|
|3.||"Sarah Jane"||traditional||June 1, 1970||2:43|
|4.||"The Ballad of Ira Hayes"||Peter LaFarge||June 1, 1970||5:08|
|1.||"Mr. Bojangles"||Jerry Jeff Walker||June 2, 1970||5:31|
|2.||"Mary Ann"||traditional||June 2, 1970||2:40|
|3.||"Big Yellow Taxi"||Joni Mitchell||June 4, 1970||2:12|
|4.||"A Fool Such as I"||Bill Trader||April 26, 1969||2:41|
|5.||"Spanish Is the Loving Tongue"||Billy Simon, Charles Badger Clark||April 24, 1969||4:13|
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