Release Date: Feb 26, 2021
Genre(s): Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Neo-Traditional Folk, Country-Rock
Record label: Sony Music
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How big is Bob Dylan's basement and exactly how many more tapes has he got down there? That's one of the intriguing questions this "copyright extension" three-CD set raises for fans clamouring for as much of the man's work as they can get and, for now, the stewards of his archives continue to oblige. With tracks featuring George Harrison and culled from New York City sessions that took place March 3 to 5, May 1, June 1 to 5 and August 12 of the titular year, 1970 is a loose and revelatory glimpse of an artist trying to figure himself and some new songs out. The era in question eventually spawned the pleasant lark of sweet-voiced covers and originals that was Self Portrait and the more earnest (but still rather weird) New Morning.
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