BOB DYLAN – ” Jokerman / I and I (The Reggae Remix EP) ” Record Store Day 2021 Limited Edition

Posted: July 24, 2021 in MUSIC
Buy Online Bob Dylan - Jokerman / I and I (The Reggae Remix EP) RSD 2021 Limited Edition

This 12” features two reggae remixes each of “Jokerman” and “I And I”, by Doctor Dread. The original versions of both tracks appeared on Dylan’s “Infidels” album, with Sly & Robbie as the rhythm section. The two “I And I” remixes were previously released on Is It Rolling Bob: A Reggae Tribute To Bob Dylan (2003) ,while the “Jokerman” remixes are newly commissioned and previously unreleased. Doctor Dread has worked with Bob Marley, Black Uhuru, Jimmy Cliff, Inner Circle, Gregory Isaacs, Luciano, Mad Cobra, Freddy McGregor, Sly and Robbie, Steel Pulse, The Wailers and many others.

This special 12″ single features several reggae remixes of songs off of Bob Dylan’s 1983 album Infidels.  “Jokerman” and “I and I” were both released as singles at the time and “Jokerman” is one of Dylan’s best-known tunes from the 1980s.  All of the remixes are done by Doctor Dread

The two versions of “I and I” appeared previously on 2003’s compilation Rolling Bob: A Reggae Tribute to Bob Dylan but the two versions of “Jokerman” are newly created for this single.  The timing of this release is undoubtedly purposeful as that the 16th entry in Dylan’s long-running Bootleg Series will focus on his early 1980s career.   If the rumours turn out to be true, this would be a key tie-in.  (It is unknown – doubtful, even – if these remixes would appear on the Bootleg Series release, so this may be one of your few opportunities to own the new versions of “Jokerman.”)

Side A: 1. “Jokerman [Reggae Remix]” 2. “Jokerman [Instrumental Dub]”

Side B: 1. “I and I [Reggae Remix]” 2. “I and I [Reggae Dub]”

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