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Bob Dylan Shares Unreleased Gospel Tune From 1980 Rehearsal

In 1978, Bob Dylan spent a great deal of time writing gospel tunes, many of which never made it on record simply because there wasn’t enough time to release them all. Most of the unrecorded songs lived on gospel tours from 1979 to 1981 (that eventually turned into bootlegs), or they never left the rehearsal room at all. One of the songs to never see the light of day was called “Making a Liar Out of Me,” which was only once mentioned as a song title in Clinton Heylin‘s book Still on the Road: The Songs of Bob Dylan, 1974-2006. “Making a Liar Out of Me” will be featured in a six disc set from Bob Dylan’s gospel era to be released on November 3, 2017 as Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979–1981. The box set will feature both studio and live recordings from this era to place Dylan in his own period of sound, creativity, and ultimate mastery.

You can now listen to the studio recording of “Making a Liar Out of Me,” recorded at a rehearsal on September 26, 1980, below:

The Nobel Prize-winning songwriter is gearing up to hit the road with the great Mavis Staples later this week through the end of November. See below for a full list of Bob Dylan’s fall tour dates with Mavis Staples. All ticketing information for the tour is available here:

Bob Dylan w/ Mavis Staples Fall Tour 2017 Dates:

October 13 Valley Center, CA—Harrah’s
October 14 Las Vegas, NV—Cosmopolitan
October 17 Salt Lake City, UT—Eccles Theater
October 18 Salt Lake City, UT—Eccles Theater
October 21 Broomfield, CO—1st Bank Center
October 23 Omaha, NE—Century Link Center
October 24 Ames, IA—Stephens Auditorium
October 25 St. Paul, MN—Xcel Energy Center
October 27 Chicago, IL—Wintrust Arena
October 28 Grand Rapids, MI—Van Andel Arena
October 29 Bloomington, IN—IU Auditorium
November 1 Detroit, MI—Fox Theater
November 3 Akron, OH—EJ Thomas Hall
November 5 Columbus, OH—Palace Theater
November 6 Pittsburgh, PA—Peterson Events Center
November 8 Uniondale, NY—Nassau Coliseum
November 10 Richmond, VA—Coliseum
November 11 Philadelphia, PA—Tower Theatre
November 12 Philadelphia, PA—Tower Theatre
November 14 Washington, DC—The Anthem
November 16 Boston, MA—Agannis Arena
November 20 New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
November 21 New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
November 22 New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
November 24 New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
November 25 New York, NY—Beacon Theatre

[via Rolling Stone]