BOB DYLAN - Dylan Owned Alternate Sequence “New Morning” LP Acetates PROVENANCE
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Jan 26, 2017 Sold Date
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BOB DYLAN - Dylan Owned Alternate Sequence “New Morning” LP Acetates PROVENANCE


Two 12” acetates of an alternate version of Bob Dylan’s 1971 album New Morning, previously owned by Dylan and used during the making of the LP. These one-sided acetates were cut directly from the master tapes, and feature an alternate sequence to the released version. They were part of a collection of Dylan acetates discovered in 2014 in a five story brownstone at 124 West Houston Street in Greenwich Village.

From approximately 1969 through 1972, Dylan rented the ground  floor of the building for use as a studio (at the time, he lived two blocks away at 94 McDougal St.)  When the owner of the building died in January 2014, her executor found the acetates in two boxes labeled “Old Records,” in a a loft closet above the bedroom. The discovery of these acetates by Recordmecca’s Jeff Gold received extensive media coverage in publications including The New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Rolling Stone, and Billboard (read the complete story and see more photos on the Recordmecca blog.)

The West Houston St. Studios acetates originally belonged to Bob Dylan, who either discarded them or left them when he moved out of the building in the early 1970’s. For more than 40 years, they were carefully stored by the building’s owner, and only discovered by chance by before the building was put up for sale earlier this  year.  These acetates are in Near Mint and Excellent+ condition and sound incredible, probably having been played no more than once or twice. They are dated 9/70 (September 1970) on the labels; the album was released October 19, 1970.   Included is a copy of a letter of authenticity from the estate’s executor detailing how he discovered the acetates, and a letter of authenticity and written lifetime guarantee from Recordmecca’s Jeff Gold, an internationally recognized Dylan authority.  A remarkable Dylan artifact formerly owned by Dylan himself. (Inventory 27/28)

Side One: If Not For You/Day of the Locusts/Time Passes Slowly/Went to See the Gypsy/Winterlude/If Dogs Run Free

Side Two: New Morning/Sign on the Window/One More Weekend/The Man in Me/Three Angels/Father of Night


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RECORDMECCA'S Jeff Gold was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 5 "Top Collectors of high-end music memorabilia" (there is a link to this article on our "ME" page.) Gold is a frequent consultant to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the Experience Music Project in Seattle. He authenticated previously unknown Bob Dylan lyric manuscripts for PBS's "History Detectives," appeared as a featured appraiser on VH1's "ROCK COLLECTORS," and has been profiled as a top dealer and collector in the books "Vinyl Junkies" by Brett Milano and "Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to it's Own Past" by Simon Reynolds.

Gold is author of the new book "101 ESSENTIAL ROCK RECORDS: THE GOLDEN AGE OF VINYL, FROM THE BEATLES TO THE SEX PISTOLS," a definitive survey of seminal rock albums, picturing rare first pressing LP's, and featuring contributions from musicians including Peter Buck (REM), David Bowie, Nels Cline (Wilco), Robyn Hitchcock, Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Graham Nash, Iggy Pop, Suzanne Vega and others.

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