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“Lost” Dylan Acetates Found In NYC Closet

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 12: Musician Bob Dylan performs onstage during the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium on January 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
We’ve all found random things in our closet, but they probably aren’t as valuable as what one man found in a small closet in New York City.

According to RecordMecca.com, 149 Bob Dylan acetates from the recording sessions of Nashville Skyline, Self Portrait and New Morning were discovered in a small closet in a Greenwich Village building recently.

While the name of the man who found the records hasn’t been released for privacy reasons, what we do know is that he was the executor of his sister’s estate, who had recently passed away, and the sister owned this Greenwich Village building.  The man knew Dylan had used the building’s ground floor as studio space during the late 60’s and early 70’s, but he had no idea what was stored there until he was auditing all of his sister’s items after her passing.

Many of the acetates haven’t even been touched in 40 years and contain various unreleased and unknown versions of songs, as well as different outtakes, like electric versions of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” and “Folsom Prison Blues.”

The acetates are now in the possession of Jeff Gold, who wrote about the discovery at RecordMecca.com.  You should really make time and read his entire account of this finding.  It really is incredible!