New Morning, Bob Dylan‘s eleventh studio album containing hits such as “The Man In Me” and “If Not For You,” has just had an outtake of “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” revealed. The song never made it onto the album, but a beautiful live 1963 version was slotted in his Greatest Hits Vol. 2. Now, over 40 years later, a new version has surfaced.
“Tomorrow Is A Long Time” was made popular by its covers–ranging from Rod Stewart to Elvis Presley himself–but now we get to hear it in a new light. Instead of the soft, tender version we’re used to, get ready for a country funk folk song which, somehow, works flawlessly. His gritty lead vocals stand next to the backup singers’ hooting in a way only Dylan could do.
Click the link below to hear the 1970 New Morning outtake of “Tomorrow Is A Long Time”:
MP3: Bob Dylan :: Tomorrow Is A Long Time (New Morning Outtake, 1970)