Saturday, August 31, 2013
Time Passes Slowly With Bob And George
One of the standout tracks from Bob Dylan’s Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 is the joyous “Time Passes Slowly.”
The demo for the song, which can be found on 1970′s New Morning, is presented twice. There’s a version with an arrangement that apes the crashing majesty of Joe Cocker’s Beatles cover “With A Little Help From My Friends.” That arrangement would be revamped a few years later for Desire ’s hard charging “Isis.”
And then there’s the version that features an actual Beatle, Dylan’s friend and future Traveling Wilbury George Harrison, who covered New Morning‘s easy-rhyming opening track “If Not For You” on All Things Must Pass.
Watch the video for “Time Passes Slowly,” featuring Harrison’s guitar and harmony vocals, above.
Sample the entire album HERE