The second album in the vinyl edition of the new Dylan box set Another Self Portrait.
It’s thrilling to see a great fighter in a title bout, but almost as interesting and illuminating to see him sparring in the gym. There aren’t going to be any knock-outs or prizes, but you can watch the fighter thinking, trying out moves, making discoveries.
Another Self Portrait is a glimpse of Dylan in the gym, in training. Not for the casual Dylan fan perhaps, but a treat for the fancy. You can sense his power, though it’s not always fully deployed, you can analyze his craft, his wit, his ability to bob and weave . . . and to learn.
Those that have ears, let them hear.