My younger self was appalled at Dylan’s ’70s re-interpretations of his earlier “classic” work. My thinking at the time: if it ain’t broke, don’t dare “fix” it. Not so today. With a little age, and dare I say wisdom, under my belt I have come to appreciate an artist’s need to re-visit and often change their canon. With all the Dylan hoopla of the past couple of months, I re-visited Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 from his 1975 tour. Two tracks below — early classics re-worked. Which do you prefer?

Bob Dylan – It Ain’t me Babe
MP3: Bob Dylan – Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

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