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February

16

New York City, New York

Lone Star Café

April

11

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station, 1st Infidels recording session

12

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station, 2nd Infidels recording session

13

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station, 3rd Infidels recording session

14

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station, 4th Infidels recording session

15

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station, 5th Infidels recording session

16

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station, 6th Infidels recording session

18

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station, 7th Infidels recording session

19

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station, 8th Infidels recording session

20

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station, 9th Infidels recording session

21

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station, 10th Infidels recording session

22

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station, 11th Infidels recording session

23

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station, 12th Infidels recording session

25

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station, 13th Infidels recording session

26

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station, 14th Infidels recording session

27

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station, 15th Infidels recording session

29

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station, 16th Infidels recording session

may

  2

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station, 17th Infidels recording session

  5

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station

17

New York City, New York

Studio A, Power Station

 

 

 

 

 


 

6920

Lone Star Cafe

 

New York City, New York

 

16 February 1983

 

 

 

Guest appearance at a Rick Danko / Levon Helm gig

 

 

1.

Your Cheatin' Heart (Hank Williams)

2.

Willie And The Hand Jive (Johnny Otis)

3.

Blues Stay Away From Me (Alton Delmore/Rabon Delmore/Henry Glover/Wayne Raney)

4.

Ain't No More Cane (Huddie “Leadbelly” Leadbetter)

5.

Going Down (Don Nix)

 

 

Rick Danko (guitar & vocal), Levon Helm (guitar & vocal), Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal).

 

Bootleg

Lone Star Cafe. No label.

 

Stereo audience recording, 30 minutes.

 

Session info updated 18 August 2003.

 

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6921

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

11 April 1983

 

 

 

1st Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

Blind Willie McTell

2.

Blind Willie McTell

3.

Blind Willie McTell

4.

Blind Willie McTell

5.

Blind Willie McTell

6.

Blind Willie McTell

7.

Blind Willie McTell

8.

Blind Willie McTell

9.

Blind Willie McTell

10.

Blind Willie McTell

11.

Blind Willie McTell

12.

Blind Willie McTell

13.

Blind Willie McTell

14.

Blind Willie McTell

15.

Blind Willie McTell

16.

Blind Willie McTell

17.

Blind Willie McTell

18.

Blind Willie McTell

19.

Blind Willie McTell

20.

Oh, Babe

21.

Oh, Babe

22.

Blind Willie McTell

23.

Blind Willie McTell

24.

(Instrumental Jam)

25.

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

26.

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

27.

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

28.

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

29.

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

 

Notes

·       Run Down is probably Blind Willie McTell.

·       1-13 instrumentals.

·       2-6, 15, 16, 21, 25 are false starts.

·       10, 19, 23, 26, 28, 29 are complete takes.

·       The alternate take of Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight that is circulating may come from this session. Apart from this take, no tracks are in circulation.

·       Title in parenthesis indicates working title on recording sheet.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020, pp 240-241.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 25 October 2020.

 

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6922

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

12 April 1983

 

 

 

2nd Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

2.

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

3.

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

4.

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

5.

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

6.

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

7.

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

8.

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

9.

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

10.

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

11.

Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

11 Sammy Figueroa (percussion) overdubbed 8 May 1983.

 

Notes

·       1-7 are called Don't Fall Apart On Me Like That on the recording sheet.

·       1, 2, 4, 8, 11 are complete takes.

·       3, 5, 9, 10 are false starts.

·       The alternate take of Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight that is circulating may come from this session. Apart from this take and 11, no tracks are in circulation..

·       11 is available as rough-mix of the original master tape.

 

Official releases

11 released on INFIDELS, Columbia QC-38819, 1 November 1983 and on Columbia CK 38819 (CD), February 1984.

11 released in remastered version on the CD/SACD INFIDELS, Columbia 512344-6 as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN REVISITED, THE REISSUE SERIES, 24 March 2004.

11 released in remastered version on INFIDELS, Columbia 88691924312-29 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

The alternate take of Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight was released as a promotional video.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020, page 242.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 25 October 2020.

 

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6923

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

13 April 1983

 

 

 

3rd Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

Jokerman

2.

(Slow Try Baby)

3.

(Blues)

4.

Columbus Georgia

5.

A Couple More Years (Dennis Locorriere/Shel Silverstein)

6.

Do Re Mi (Woody Guthrie)

7.

Jokerman

8.

(Blues)

9.

Jokerman

10.

Jokerman

11.

Jokerman

12.

License To Kill

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

 

Notes

·       12 is called There’s A Woman on the recording sheet.

·       4 could be Columbus Stockade Blues.

·       9-12 are complete takes.

·       The alternate take of Jokerman that is circulating may come from this session. Apart from this take and 12, no tracks are in circulation.

·       12 is also available as a rough-mix of the original master tape.

·       Title in parenthesis indicates working title on recording sheet.

 

Official releases

12 released on INFIDELS, Columbia QC-38819, 1 November 1983 and on Columbia CK 38819 (CD), February 1984.

12 released in remastered version on the CD/SACD INFIDELS, Columbia 512344-6 as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN REVISITED, THE REISSUE SERIES, 24 March 2004.

12 released in remastered version on INFIDELS, Columbia 88691924312-29 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

12  released on THE BEST OF BOB DYLAN VOL 2, Columbia COL 498361 9, 8 May 2000.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020, page 242.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 925 October 2020.

 

 

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6924

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

14 April 1983

 

 

 

4th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

Clean-Cut Kid

2.

Clean-Cut Kid

3.

This Was My Love (Jim Herbert)

4.

Man Of Peace

5.

Man Of Peace

6.

Man Of Peace

7.

Jokerman

8.

Clean-Cut Kid

9.

Sweetheart Like You

10.

Sweetheart Like You

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

6 Mick Taylor (guitar) overdubbed 10 May 1983.

7 Sammy Figueroa (percussion) overdubbed 8 May 1983.

 

Notes

·       4-6 are called Sometimes Satan on the recording sheet.

·       9, 10 are called By The Way, That’s A Cute Hat on the recording sheet.

·       4 and 5 are false starts

·       1-3, 7, 8 are complete takes.

·       The alternate takes of Jokerman and Clean-Cut Kid that are circulating may come from this session. Apart from these takes, 7 and 10, no tracks are in circulation.

·       6 and 7 are also available as a rough-mixes of the original master tape.

 

Official releases

6, 7 released on INFIDELS, Columbia QC-38819, 1 November 1983 and on Columbia CK 38819 (CD), February 1984.

6, 7 released in remastered versions on the CD/SACD INFIDELS, Columbia 512344-6 as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN REVISITED, THE REISSUE SERIES, 24 March 2004.

6, 7 released in remastered versions on INFIDELS, Columbia 88691924312-29 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

7 released in edited version (verse 2 and 4 cut out) on single Columbia 38-04425, April 1984.

7 released on DYLAN ON DYLAN, Westwood One (Radio Station Discs), 17 November 1984.

7 released on BOB DYLAN’S GREATEST HITS VOLUME 3, Columbia 477805 2, 15 November 1994.

7 released on 3 CD box set DYLAN, Columbia 88697114202-D2, 1 October 2007.

7 released in the UK on BEYOND HERE LIES NOTHIN’, Sony Music 8 86979 83862, 24 October 2011.

7 released as promo video.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020, pp 242-243.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 25 October 2020.

 

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6925

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

15 April 1983

 

 

 

5th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

He’ll Have To Go (Audrey Allison/Joe Allison)

2.

Don't Fly Unless It's Safe

3.

Clean-Cut Kid

4.

Jesus Met The Woman At The Well (trad.)

5.

(Half Finished Song)

6.

(Half Finished Song)

7.

16 Tons (Merle Travis)

8.

Clean-Cut Kid

9.

Clean-Cut Kid

10.

Clean-Cut Kid

11.

It’s Too Late (She’s Gone) (Chuck Willis)

12.

The Circle Game (Joni Mitchell)

13.

Sittin’ Here In Limbo (Plummer Bright/ James Chambers)

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020, page243.

 

Notes

1, 2 are instrumentals.

3 is called Brooklyn Anthem on the recording sheet.

9 is a false start

2 is available on Special Rider Music Compilation No.1, registered with the U.S. Copyright Office 29 January 1985.

The circulating takes of Don't Fly Unless It's Safe and Clean-Cut Kid may come from this session. Apart from these takes, no tracks are in circulation.

Title in parenthesis indicates working title on recording sheet.

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 28 January 2021.

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6926

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

16 April 1983

 

 

 

6th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

(Bluesy Jam: Slow)

2.

(Bluesy Jam: Bluesier)

3.

(Bluesy Jam: Pickup Again)

4.

(Dadada Greatful Dead)

5.

(Reggae Toms Toms Jam)

6.

(Bob Said Tape This)

7.

(Mark Soop Pick Up)

8.

Oh, Susannah! (Stephen Foster)

9.

Dark Groove

10.

Dark Groove

11.

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

12.

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

13.

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

14.

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

15.

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

16.

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

17.

(Boogie)

18.

(Boogie)

19.

(Mark Plunks Tasty)

20.

Dark Groove

21.

Dark Groove

22.

(Diddling)

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

 

Notes

·       11-16 are called Hold My Heart on the recording sheet.

·       13, 14, 21 are complete takes.

·       14 is a false start

·       8 is in circulation. The circulating take of Dark Groove and the alternate version of Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart may come from this session. Apart from these takes and 13 or 14,, no tracks are in circulation.

·       Gans has a 37-second take of Norwegian Wood track 11.

·       One of 9, 10, 20 or 21 available on Special Rider Music Compilation No.1,r egistered with the U.S.Copyright Office, 29 January 29 1985.

 

Official release

Mixed version of 13 or 14 released on THE BOOTLEG SERIES (RARE & UNRELEASED) 1961-1991, Volume 3, Columbia 468 086 2, 26 March 1991.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020, pp 243-244.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 28 January 2021.

 

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6927

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

18 April 1983

 

 

 

7th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

Sweetheart Like You

2.

Sweetheart Like You

3.

Sweetheart Like You

4.

Sweetheart Like You

5.

Sweetheart Like You

6.

Sweetheart Like You

7.

Sweetheart Like You

8.

Sweetheart Like You

9.

Sweetheart Like You

10.

Sweetheart Like You

11.

Sweetheart Like You

12.

Sweetheart Like You

13.

Sweetheart Like You

14.

Sweetheart Like You

15.

Sweetheart Like You

16.

Sweetheart Like You

17.

Sweetheart Like You

18.

Sweetheart Like You

19.

Blind Willie McTell

20.

Blind Willie McTell

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

9 Mick Taylor (guitar) overdubbed 10 May 1983.

 

Notes

·       1-11 are called In A Place Like This on the recording sheet.

·       12-18 are called In A Place on the recording sheet.

·       19, 20 are called Blind Willie on the recording sheet.

·       1-3, 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17 are false starts

·       6, 8, 9, 11, 18-20 are complete takes.

·       The alternate takes of Sweetheart Like You and Blind Willie McTell that are circulating may originate from this session. Apart from these and 9, no tracks are in circulation.

·       9 is also available as a rough-mix of the original master tape.

 

Official releases

9 released on INFIDELS, Columbia QC-38819, 1 November 1983 and on Columbia CK 38819 (CD), February 1984.

9 released in remastered version on the CD/SACD INFIDELS, Columbia 512344-6 as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN REVISITED, THE REISSUE SERIES, 24 March 2004.

9 released in remastered version on INFIDELS, Columbia 88691924312-29 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

9 released on single Columbia 38-04301, December 1983.

9 released as promo video.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020, pp 244-245.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 25 October 2020.

 

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6928

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

19 April 1983

 

 

 

8th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

Neighborhood Bully

2.

Neighborhood Bully

3.

Neighborhood Bully

4.

Neighborhood Bully

5.

Neighborhood Bully

6.

Neighborhood Bully

7.

Green Onions (Jones/Cropper/Steinberg/Jackson)

8.

(Love You Too Jam)

9.

(Trees Hannibal Alps)

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

5 Sammy Figueroa (percussion) overdubbed 8 May 1983.

5 Mick Taylor (guitar) overdubbed 10 May 1983.

 

Notes

·       9 is called 4/20 Hannibal Trees on the recording sheet.

·       4-6 are complete takes.

·       Apart from 5, no tracks are in circulation.

·       5 is also available as a rough-mix of the original master tape.

·       Title in parenthesis indicates working title on recording sheet.

 

Official releases

5 released on INFIDELS, Columbia QC-38819, 1 November 1983 and on Columbia CK 38819 (CD), February 1984.

5 released in remastered version on the CD/SACD INFIDELS, Columbia 512344-6 as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN REVISITED, THE REISSUE SERIES, 24 March 2004.

5 released in remastered version on INFIDELS, Columbia 88691924312-29 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020, pp 245-246.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 25 October 2020.

 

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6929

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

20 April 1983

 

 

 

9th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

(End Bob 12-string)

2.

(Robbie Sly - Aquarium)

3.

(G Boogie)

4.

This Was My Love (Jim Herbert)

5.

This Was My Love (Jim Herbert)

6.

This Was My Love (Jim Herbert)

7.

This Was My Love (Jim Herbert)

8.

This Was My Love (Jim Herbert)

9.

This Was My Love (Jim Herbert)

10.

This Was My Love (Jim Herbert)

11.

This Was My Love (Jim Herbert)

12.

Across The Borderline (Ry Cooder/John Hiatt/Jim Dickinson)

13.

Across The Borderline (Ry Cooder/John Hiatt/Jim Dickinson)

14.

Across The Borderline (Ry Cooder/John Hiatt/Jim Dickinson)

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

 

Notes

·       9 is called 4/20 Hannibal Trees on the recording sheet.

·       4, 5, 8-10, 14 are complete takes.

·       The alternate takes of This Was My Love that are circulating may originate from this session Apart from these, no tracks are in circulation.

·       Title in parenthesis indicates working title on recording sheet.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020, page 146.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 25 October 2020.

 

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6930

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

21 April 1983

 

 

 

10th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

Tell Me

2.

Tell Me

3.

Tell Me

4.

Tell Me

5.

Tell Me

6.

Tell Me

7.

Tell Me

8.

Tell Me

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

 

Backing vocals by “Full Force”: Curtis Bedeau, Gerard Charles, Brian George, Lucien L. George, Paul George overdubbed on one of the complete takes 18 May 1983.

 

Notes

·       All are complete takes, except 4 which is a false start.

·       Two takes from this session are in circulation, one with the backing of “Full Force”.

 

Official release

One of the complete takes released on THE BOOTLEG SERIES (RARE & UNRELEASED) 1961-1991, Volume 3, Columbia 468 086 2, 26 March 1991.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020, pp 246-247..

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 25 October 2020.

 

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6931

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

22 April 1983

 

 

 

11th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

Foot Of Pride

2.

Foot Of Pride

3.

Foot Of Pride

4.

Foot Of Pride

5.

Foot Of Pride

6.

Foot Of Pride

7.

Foot Of Pride

8.

Foot Of Pride

9.

Foot Of Pride

10.

(Reggae Jam)

11.

Twelve Days Of Christmas (trad.)

12.

Choo Choo Ch'Boogie (Horton/Darling/Gabler)

13.

Silent Night (Franz Gruber & Joseph Mohr)

14.

Glory To The King (Darlene Zschech)

15.

Lovers Concerto (Sandy Linzer & Denny Randell)

16.

Dark As A Dungeon (Merle Travis)

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

 

Notes

·       1-9 are called Too Late on the recording sheet.

·       16 is called Dark Dungeon on the recording sheet.

·       Only 6 and 9 are complete takes.

·       There are no tracks in circulation from this session.

·       Title in parenthesis indicates working title on recording sheet.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020, pp 247-248.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 25 October 2020.

 

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6932

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

23 April 1983

 

 

 

12th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

Foot Of Pride

2.

Foot Of Pride

3.

Foot Of Pride

4.

Foot Of Pride

5.

Foot Of Pride

6.

Foot Of Pride

7.

Foot Of Pride

8.

Foot Of Pride

9.

Foot Of Pride

10.

Foot Of Pride

11.

Foot Of Pride

12.

Foot Of Pride

13.

Foot Of Pride

14.

Foot Of Pride

15.

Foot Of Pride

16.

Foot Of Pride

17.

Foot Of Pride

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

 

Notes

·       1-7 are called Too Late on the recording sheet.

·       8-12 are called Too Late (acoustic) on the recording sheet.

·       13-16 are called Too Late (piano) on the recording sheet.

·       17 is called Reggae on the recording sheet

·       1, 2 7, 8, 11, 16, 17 are complete takes.

·       4, 9, 13 are false starts.

·       There are no tracks in circulation from this session.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020, page 248.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 25 October 2020.

 

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6933

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

25 April 1983

 

 

 

13th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

Foot Of Pride

2.

Foot Of Pride

3.

Foot Of Pride

4.

Foot Of Pride

5.

Foot Of Pride

6.

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

7.

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

8.

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

9.

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

10.

Foot Of Pride

11.

Foot Of Pride

12.

Foot Of Pride

13.

Foot Of Pride

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

 

Notes

·       1-5 and 10-13 are called Too Late on the recording sheet.

·       6-8 are called Hold Of My Heart on the recording sheet.

·       Only 4 and 13 are complete takes.

·       4, 10, 12 are false starts.

·       There are no tracks in circulation from this session.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020, pp 248-249.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 25 October 2020.

 

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6934

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

26 April 1983

 

 

 

14th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

Foot Of Pride

2.

Foot Of Pride

3.

Foot Of Pride

4.

Prison Station Blues

5.

Forever My Darling

6.

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

7.

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

8.

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart

9.

Choo Choo Ch'Boogie (Horton/Darling/Gabler)

10.

Choo Choo Ch'Boogie (Horton/Darling/Gabler)

11.

Cold Cold Heart (Hank Williams)

12.

I’m Movin' On (Hank Snow)

13.

(KIM)

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

 

Notes

·       1-3 are called Too Late on the recording sheet.

·       7-9 are called Hold Of My Heart on the recording sheet.

·       3, 8-10, 13, 14 are complete takes.

·       1, 11 are false starts.

·       There are no tracks in circulation from this session.

·       Title in parenthesis indicates working title on recording sheet.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020, pp 249-250..

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 25 October 2020.

 

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6937

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

27 April 1983

 

 

 

15th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

From Paul (?)

2.

Foot Of Pride

3.

Foot Of Pride

4.

Foot Of Pride

5.

Foot Of Pride

6.

Union Sundown

7.

Union Sundown

8.

(Unidentified Song)

9.

(Harmonica)

10.

(Unidentified Song)

11.

I And I

12.

I And I

13.

I And I

14.

I And I

15.

I And I

16.

I And I

17.

I And I

18.

I And I

19.

I And I

20.

Julius And Ethel

21.

Julius And Ethel

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

6, 7, 20, 21 Clydie King (backing/shared vocal).                                                             

 

Notes

·       2-5 are called Too Late on the recording sheet.

·       4-7, 11, 16, 19-21 are complete takes.

·       2, 3, 12-15, 17, 18 are false starts.

·       There are no tracks in circulation from this session except:
- the released take of I And I
- one alternate take of Union Sundown
- one of the Julius And Ethel takes.

·       16 is available as a rough-mix of the original master tape.

·       16 was later overdubbed before release, one line in the lyrics was changed.

·       Title in parenthesis indicates working title on recording sheet.

 

Official releases

16 released on INFIDELS, Columbia QC-38819, 1 November 1983 and on Columbia CK 38819 (CD), February 1984.

16 released in remastered version on the CD/SACD INFIDELS, Columbia 512344-6 as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN REVISITED, THE REISSUE SERIES, 24 March 2004.

16 released in remastered version on INFIDELS, Columbia 88691924312-29 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

16 digitally released on the iTunes collection RARE TRACKS FROM THE VAULTS, 29 August 2006.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020, page 250.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 28 January 2021.

 

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6938

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

29 April 1983

 

 

 

16th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

(Harmonica Jam)

2.

(Harmonica Jam)

3.

(Harmonica Jam)

4.

Don't Drink No Chevy (?)

5.

Don't Drink No Chevy (?)

6.

Don't Drink No Chevy (?)

7.

How Many Days (?)

8.

How Many Days (?)

9.

(Bluesy Riff)

10.

(Mark Pickin' Groove)

11.

Home, Home On The Range (William Goodwin, B. Bigley & D.Kelly)

12.

(Bob Lead Jazz)

13.

(Buttons + Buns)

14.

I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair (Richard Rodgers/ Oscar Hammerstein II)

15.

(Great Buttons Again)

16.

Foot Of Pride

17. 

Foot Of Pride

18.

Foot Of Pride

19.

Foot Of Pride

20.

Foot Of Pride

21.

Foot Of Pride

22.

Foot Of Pride

23.

Foot Of Pride

24.

Foot Of Pride

25.

Foot Of Pride

26.

Foot Of Pride

27.

Foot Of Pride

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

 

Notes

·       16-27 are called Too Late on the recording sheet.

·       Title in parenthesis indicates working title on recording sheet.

·       Only the released take of Foot Of Pride and it's rough-mix are circulating.

 

Official release

27 released on THE BOOTLEG SERIES (RARE & UNRELEASED) 1961-1991, Volume 3, Columbia 468 086 2, 26 March 1991

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020 pp 251-252.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 28 January 2021.

 

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6939

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

2 May 1983

 

 

 

17th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

Lord Protect My Child

2.

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (Willie Nelson)

3.

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (Willie Nelson)

4.

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (Willie Nelson)

5.

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (Willie Nelson)

6.

noodling

7.

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (Willie Nelson)

8.

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (Willie Nelson)

9.

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (Willie Nelson)

10.

Lord Protect My Child

11.

Lord Protect My Child

12.

Lord Protect My Child

13.

Lord Protect My Child

14.

Lord Protect My Child

15.

Lord Protect My Child

16.

Lord Protect My Child

17.

Lord Protect My Child

18.

Lord Protect My Child

19.

Lord Protect My Child

20.

Lord Protect My Child

21.

Lord Protect My Child

22.

Lord Protect My Child

23.

Union Sundown

24.

Union Sundown

25.

Union Sundown

26.

The Green, Green Grass Of Home (J. Curly Putman)

27.

The Green, Green Grass Of Home (J. Curly Putman)

28.

(Jam Groove)

29.

Baby What You Want Me To Do (Jimmy Reed)

30.

Union Sundown

31.

Union Sundown

32.

Union Sundown

33.

Lord Protect My Child

34.

Lord Protect My Child

35.

Death Is Not The End

36.

Death Is Not The End

37.

Death Is Not The End

38.

Death Is Not The End

39.

Death Is Not The End

40.

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (Willie Nelson)

41.

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (Willie Nelson)

42.

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (Willie Nelson)

43.

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (Willie Nelson)

44.

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (Willie Nelson)

45.

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (Willie Nelson)

46.

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (Willie Nelson)

47.

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (Willie Nelson)

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

32 backing vocals by “Full Force”: Curtis Bedeau, Gerard Charles, Brian George, Lucien L. George, Paul George overdubbed 18 May 1983.

 

Notes

·       1, 10-22  are called Lord Protect on the recording sheet.

·       2-9, 40-47 are called Angel on the recording sheet.

·       3-5, 8-10. 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 33, 35, 39, 47 are complete takes!!

·       All other takes are incomplete.

·       There are no tracks from this session in circulation except the released takes and possibly one of the alternate takes of Union Sundown.

·       Title in parenthesis indicates working title on recording sheet.

 

Official releases

32 released on INFIDELS, Columbia QC-38819, 1 November 1983 and on Columbia CK 38819 (CD), February 1984.

32 released in remastered version on the CD/SACD INFIDELS, Columbia 512344-6 as part of the CD box BOB DYLAN REVISITED, THE REISSUE SERIES, 24 March 2004.

32 released in remastered version on INFIDELS, Columbia 88691924312-29 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

39, 47 released on single CBS A 3916, 28 October 28 1983 in Europe only.

39 released on single Columbia 38-04301 December 1983.

Mixed version of 18 released on THE BOOTLEG SERIES (RARE & UNRELEASED) 1961-1991, Volume 3, Columbia 468 086 2, 26 March 1991.

39 released on DOWN IN THE GROOVE, Columbia OC-40957, 31 May 1988.

39 released in remastered version on DOWN IN THE GROOVE, Columbia 88691924312-33 as part of the CD box THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, VOL. ONE, 5 November 2013.

                         

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020, pp 252-253

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 28 January 2021

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6940

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

5 May 1983

 

 

 

18th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

Blind Willie McTell

2.

Blind Willie McTell

3.

Blind Willie McTell

4.

Blind Willie McTell

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal, harmonica, keyboards & guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums).

 

Note

1 and 2 are false starts, not circulating.

 

Official releases

3 released on THE BOOTLEG SERIES (RARE & UNRELEASED) 1961-1991, Volume 3, Columbia 468 086 2, 26 March 1991.

Two mixed versions of 3 or 4 released on promotional CD single Columbia CSK 4042. The first is the complete version, the second is a "radio edit" where the second verse has been cut out.

3 released on 3 CD box set DYLAN, Columbia 88697114202-D3, 1 October 2007.

3 released on BLUES, Columbia/Legacy 88697009172, 19 December 2006.

3 released on The Best of The Bootleg Series, Columbia/Legacy Recordings, 2 October 2020, digitally available through streaming or as download from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Qobuz.

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020, page 253.

 

Stereo studio recordings.

 

Session info updated 25 October 2020.

 

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6941

Studio A

 

Power Station

 

New York City, New York

 

17 May 1983

 

 

 

19th Infidels recording session. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.

 

 

1.

Neighborhood Bully

 

 

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Mark Rivera (guitar), Ron Wood (guitar), Lawrence H Etkin (guitar), Bob Funk (trombone), Sly Dunbar (drums).

 

References

Michael Krogsgaard: Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions (Part 6). The Bridge #2, Summer 1998, pp. 68-90.

Clinton Heylin: Bob Dylan. The Recording Sessions [1960 – 1994]. St. Martin’s Press December 1995, pp 149–154.

The Telegraph #49, page 119.

Terry Gans: Surviving In A Ruthless World. Bob Dylan’s Voyage to Infidels. Red Planet 2020.

 

Notes

This session is not in general circularion.

Stereo studio recording.

 

Session info updated 25 October 2020

 

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Bootlegs with material from the Infidels sessions

Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight. LP

Down In The Flood. Archivio ARC 005.

Down In The Flood. Kornyfone LP

Forty Miles From Nowhere. Toasted LP

Friend To The Martyr (Outfidels). Silver Rarities 44

Here I Am Again. LP

Idiot Wind. LP

Idiot Wind Again. LP

Infidels Sessions. Reference Recording BDY-014

Outfidels. LP

Robert and Sara. LP

Rough Cuts. Gold Standard 57119XK1 2CD

Seven Days. Smokin’ Pig LP

Toasted. The Australian Collection. Toasted LP