Bob Dylan Shares ‘Ring Of Fire’ Outtake


Bob Dylan shared an outtake recording of “Ring Of Fire” from the upcoming archival set Bob Dylan (featuring Johnny Cash) – Tavelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15. Columbia/Legacy Recordings will release the 50-track collection this Friday, November 1.

The latest Bootleg Series installment was culled from the recording sessions Dylan held in Nashville between 1967 and 1969. Included are previously unreleased tracks and outtakes from the sessions that produced Dylan’s records John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline and Self Portrait.

The “Ring Of Fire” outtake was recorded on May 3, 1969, during Self Portrait sessions at Columbia Studio A. The song written by June Carter Cash that was a hit for Johnny Cash was left off the final 1970 version of Self Portrait. Dylan was accompanied by Charlie Daniels on bass, Fred F. Carter and Norman Blake on guitar, Bob Wilson on piano, Peter Drake on steel guitar, Kenneth Buttery on drums, Charlie McCoy on harmonica and Delores Edgin and Dottie Dillard providing backing vocals. Stream it below:

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