Bob Dylan – Dylan Owned Alternate “Nashville Skyline” Acetates
Two 12”one-sided acetates of an unreleased sequence for Bob Dylan’s album Nashville Skyline, previously owned by Dylan and used during the making of that 1969 album.
These acetates were part of a collection of Dylan acetates discovered this year 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 (read the complete story and see more photos on the Recordmecca blog.)
The 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. The acetates are in EX+ and EX(-) condition, probably played no more than once or twice, but with some light pressure marks. 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.
Side 1 Girl From The North Country (with Johnny Cash)/Nashville Skyline Rag/One More Night/I Threw It All Away/Peggy Day
Side 2 Lay Lady Lay/To Be Alone With You/Tell Me That It Isn’t True/Country Pie/Tonight I’ll Be Staying There With You
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