BOB DYLAN TO RELEASE RARE MATERIAL VIA STARBUCKS

Hope his fans like coffee...

Bob Dylan is to release rare and sought-after material from his early years via an exclusive deal with STARBUCKS.

’Dylan: Live at the Gaslight 1962’ will be released on August 30 on a CD only available via the coffee chain’s outlets. Recorded at New York’s Gaslight Cafe in October 1962, the ten tracks – long rated by collectors as among his finest early recordings – include a version of the just-written ’A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’ and what is believed to be the first-ever performance of ’Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright’.

The release follows exclusive CD deals between Starbucks and several other artists, including Alanis Morissette and Joni Mitchell.

At the same time, Sony-BMG will release ‘No Direction Home’ as volume seven in the label’s ‘Official Bootleg’ series, featuring previously unreleased ’60s material as heard in Martin Scorsese’s Bob Dylan biopic of the same name, due to be screened by BBC2 in late September.