Even when that official Anthology set of outtakes was released, I could have boiled it down to a slim, Nashville Skyline-length 29 minutes of essential material. The set did include, as EPG mentioned the other day, the exquisite “I’m Looking Through You, version 2.” Does anyone NOT wish that had been the officially released version of that song? I don’t dislike the original, but it always strikes me as the genesis of Simon & Garfunkel. (And believe me, the last thing I want to do in this special healing re-opening of Rock Town Hall is strike up a friendship-threatening debate over the merits of Simon & Garfunkel vs Paul Simon solo.)
So again, if you can find it in yourself to select your Top 3 previously unreleased gems discovered via bootleg or official outtake release, I’m all ears. I haven’t given this much thought yet, so I’ll play along with you. And seek opportunities for launching side-topic discussions.