Bob Dylan

Obama vs. Mccain

The debate is on. Let’s get ready to rumble.

By now you may have seen the Wilco/ Fleet Foxes onstage collaboration in Oregon where they covered Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released.” Wilco is now offering the track as a free download in exchange for a pledge that you’ll vote in the upcoming presidential election.

Kudos to the band for not trying to influence votes one way or the other. I can guess which way they are leaning…

Click here to get the mp3 download.

Here’s also a video of the performance.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmZfV6tqbTU[/youtube]

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Columbia Records and Bob Dylan are offering the song “Mississippi,” as a free download for a limited time exclusively on Amazon.‚  The track will also be available on October 7 as part of Bob Dylan’s Tell Tale Signs – The Bootleg Series Vol. 8.

More from the press release:

Originally recorded for the Grammy Award-winning Time Out of Mind album in 1997, a drastically different rendering of “Mississippi” finally made its appearance on 2001’s Love and Theft.‚  The version found on Tell Tale Signs, likely one of the first takes of the song recorded, can be described as stripped-down and soulful, and features producer Daniel Lanois on electric guitar.

“Mississippi” is my personal fav from Love and Theft and this is a nice down-tempo, bluesy version that I’m enjoying more than the final album cut.

Okay, okay. Just go get it here.

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