Starbucks has nabbed the exclusive first rights to sell “Bob Dylan: Live at the Gaslight 1962,” an album of newly restored live recordings culled from Dylan’s performances at the New York cafe.
The 10-song CD hits more than 4,400 Starbucks’ locations in North America on Aug. 30, and will also be available through its Web site. The exclusivity window lasts 18 months.
Bootleg versions of the shows have circulated among fans for years, but the Aug. 30 release marks the first time a sanctioned release has occurred. Among the tracks are the earliest surviving live recording of “Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” and “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright.”