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    Bob Dylan "Positively 4th Street" Vintage 10" Metal Acetate, Alternate Version A one-sided vintage Columbia Recording Studios 10-inch metal acetate for Bob Dylan's 1965 hit single "Positively 4th Street," although this is an alternate version and also has a musician's countdown before the song starts.

    The take found on this acetate is different from the hit single version, although the arrangement is the same and Dylan's vocal delivery is very close. The disc starts off with a musician counting off "1, 2, 3, 4" and then it's quickly apparent that Al Kooper's organ is turned way up in this mix. We imagine the take is surely found in Sony Legacy's Bob Dylan box set The Bootleg Series Vols 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966, although we chose not to break out our copy and pore through the tracks to find out.

    "Positively 4th Street" was an isolated hit single between Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde albums, having been recorded during the sessions for the former. (One can't even imagine how much more brilliant Highway 61 Revisited would have been if "Positively 4th Street" had been on there in place of your least favorite track. But we digress.)

    It's interesting to note that the label on this acetate already has the 45 RPM catalog number, 4-43389. So one assumes it was pretty close to the final single's release date of September 7, 1965.

    This rare, one-off disc rates to EX 7.5 condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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