20 May 2013

"... No, I don't belong to her, I don't belong to anybody ...."

The master tapes for this formerly unreleased Dylan treasure were given to the film's director Todd Haynes, after a frustrating search, by Neil Young. Personally, that tells me something about the quality of the song. Originally an outtake from The Basement Tapes (recorded 1967; released 1975), this song appeared for the first time on the I'm Not There Soundtrack (2007). I'm relishing it.

And here's another Basement Tapes gem that shines in the film. I'd never heard this song and now it's a favorite of mine; Jim James and Calexico give us a great cover.

I may have more to say about the two disc soundtrack to Haynes' film when I've better absorbed this wall to wall AAA set of covers that were the film's starting point. For now, dig these treasures reborn.

1 comment:

Jose Mestre said...

Nice piece Paco, I didn't remember the songs they're great. I've told you what a big fan I am of I'm Note There, perhaps the most brilliant and audacious and convention-breaking bio/tribute/analysis/none of the above biopic ever. I absolutely love this movie, the performances, the unconventional non-linear surrealistic storytelling -- a tribute to Fellini, one of my favorite dirctors and of course Dylan a genius and true American original. When I am in Tampa in August I'll rent the film and we can enjoy it together.