Audio: Digging Into the ‘Planet Waves’ Outtakes

Much has been made of how quickly Dylan and The Band made Planet Waves, but, really, how different was that from how Dylan made most of his albums.

Back in the ’60s and ’70s he was always into working fast — he cut Another Side of Bob Dylan in one night.

With Dylan, so much depends on his mood and on something “clicking.”

Dylan recorded three songs in New York, June of 1973, but most of the album was recorded on November 2, 5, 6, 9 and 10 at Village Recorder in Los Angeles.

Planet Waves was released 40 years ago, on January 17, 1974, two weeks after the start of his historic tour with The Band.

I think Planet Waves is an underrated album, but I also think the outtakes that we’ve heard are really cool.

Below are the outtakes I could find. I think you’ll enjoy them.

“House Of The Rising Sun” (outtake):

House Of The Risin' Sun by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Crosswind Jamboree” (outtake):

Crosswind Jamboree by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Forever Young” (outtake):

Forever Young (alternate take) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Nobody ‘Cept You” (outtake):

Nobody 'Cept You by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Nobody `Cept You” (outtake):

Nobody `Cept You (11-2-73) by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Going, Going, Gone” (outtake):

Going, Going, Gone by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Instrumental (outtake):

Instrumental by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

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3 thoughts on “Audio: Digging Into the ‘Planet Waves’ Outtakes

  1. Just about all of the above what you call outtakes are just alt takes, not outtakes that some have been release like in the biography or bootleg series because songs like except you, and Forever Young and going going gone, not that it is great to have them here to listen to. Love Bob, and love your site. Looking forward to more

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