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Audio: Listen to Demos Bob Dylan Recorded in November, 1962 – ‘Ye Playboys & Playgirls,’ ‘Long Ago, Far Away’ & More

Fifty-two years ago, in November of 1962, Bob Dylan recorded a number of demos at the office of Broadside magazine, and for Whitmark Music, his music publishers, at their office.

The Whitmark Demos were officially released on The Whitmark Demos 1962 – 1964: The Bootleg Series Vol. 9. Some of the Broadside recordings have been released as well.

Here’s a promo video about the Whitmark Demos.

Bob Dylan – “The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964” from Columbia Records on Vimeo.

More info here.

This review ran in The Guardian.

Below you can listen to some of the songs that Dylan demoed in November of 1962. I highly recommend that you purchase a copy of The Whitmark Demos 1962 – 1964: The Bootleg Series Vol. 9, which includes 47 demos recorded during 1962, 1963 and 1964.

“Long Ago, Far Away”:

Long Ago, Far Away by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“I’d Hate To Be You On That Dreadful Day”:

I'd Hate to Be You on That Dreadful Day by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Oxford Town”:

Oxford Town by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Paths Of Victory”:

Paths of Victory by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Walkin’ Down the Line”:

Walkin' Down the Line by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

“Ye Playboys And Playgirls”:

Ye Playboys & Playgirls by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

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Watch & Listen: Bob Dylan at the Royal Albert Hall 2013 — Videos, Audio

Dylan at the Royal Albert Hall, November 28, 2013 via contactmusic.com.

There are some clips here that I’m not positive are from the Royal Albert Hall shows Dylan played this past week. I’ve indicated the clips that are for sure from the shows. If you can confirm the others, let me know.

UPDATE: I’m told that the clips I was uncertain about are not from Royal Albert Hall, but possibly from a Paris show. You might still enjoy them.

UPDATE: I’ve since found a clip of “All ALong the Watchtower” from the November 28 show. You can see it here.

Some of these clips have pretty good audio but sketchy video. The performance of “Forgetful Heart” in particular is excellent and the audio good — it’s just the video that doesn’t cut it.

Greeting fans at the end of the show, Nov. 28, 2013, Royal ALbert Hall:

“Forgetful Heart,” Nov. 27, 2013 Royal Albert Hall:

“Tangled Up in Blue,” Nov. 27, 2013, Royal Albert Hall:

“Things Have Changed” — NOT Royal Albert Hall:

“Long and Wasted Years” — NOT Royal Albert Hall:

“She Belongs To Me” — NOT Royal Albert Hall:

“Love Sick” — NOT Royal Albert Hall:

Encore, “Roll On John,” Nov. 26, 2013, Royal Albert Hall: