The recordings on this single feature a formidable line-up of session musicians, including Mark Knopfler, Mick Taylor, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. The A-side (take1) is exclusive to this single, while the B-side (take5) will be included as part of Springtime
In NewYork The Bootleg Series Vol.16 (1980-1985).
“Blind Willie McTell” was the first track seriously worked on at the Infidels sessions and the last attempted as recording concluded almost amonth later. In the end it did not make the Infidels album but in 1991 the acoustic piano-guitar version Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler recorded the last day was released onThe Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3. The full band version from the first day of the sessions will
now see the light as part of Springtime In NewYork: The Bootleg Series Vol.16 (1980-1985).
Blind Wille McTell
Blind Wille McTell (Take5)