‘New’ Bob Dylan song on sale on Ebay

The song is going for over $10,000

A rare recording of a previously unheard Bob Dylan song called ‘Sidewalks, Fences, And Walls’ is being offered for sale at $12,500 (£6,350).

The song was produced by David Briggs, best known for his production work with Neil Young. It is being offered on Ebay by a Dylan fan and friend of Briggs, who claims to have been given the tape by the producer before his death in 1995.

Dylan experts believe the recording to be authentic and suggest that it was recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles on March 5, 1987 for possible inclusion on the ‘Down In The Groove’ album. A studio log from the time lists a song identified merely as ‘Side Walks’ and suggests Dylan was accompanied by Jesse Ed Davis (guitar), Gary Ray (clarinet), Robert Tsukamoto (bass) and Mark A Schatzkammer (drums).

No tape of the session has emerged until now. The recording up for sale includes three versions of the track, plus studio chatter between Dylan and Briggs.

Bidding can be done here.