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The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar
Composer: Bob Dylan

The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar was one of the songs played when Jerry Garcia sat in with Bob Dylan on November 16, 1980.

This song was recorded by Dylan during the sessions for Shot Of Love but it was only released at that time as the B-side of a single rather than on the album. It was subsequently released on Biograph in 1985 and since then has been included on re-releases of Shot Of Love. Dylan briefly comments on the song in the notes for Biograph;

I listened back to the song and I felt it was too rushed. I felt that we'd lost the original riff to the point where it was nonexistent. I listened back to it later, and it sounded okay, but it wasn't really the way I wanted to play it. Danny Kootch played on this and maybe Ringo Starr, I can't remember.



Bob Dylan

no info Single (Heart Of Mine / The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar), Bob Dylan, 1981
info Biograph, Bob Dylan, 1985
info Shot of Love, Bob Dylan, 1985 (not on original release in 1981)
info Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume 3, Bob Dylan, 1994
no info Greatest Hits, Vol. 1-3, Bob Dylan, 2003
no info Bob Dylan Revisited: The Reissue Series, Bob Dylan, 2003
info Blues, Bob Dylan, 2006
info Dylan, Bob Dylan, 2007 (3 CD)
info Playlist: The Very Best of Bob Dylan '80s, Bob Dylan, 2010
info Beyond Here Lies Nothin': The Collection, Bob Dylan, 2011
info Music & Photos, Bob Dylan, 2013
no info Original Album Classics, Bob Dylan, 2014
no info From His Head To His Heart To His Hands, Mike Bloomfield (w/ Dylan for this song), 2014
no info Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: 19791981, Bob Dylan, 2017
no info Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: 19791981 (Deluxe Box), Bob Dylan, 2017

Other recordings

info The Times They Are A Changin': A Tribute To Bob Dylan, Vol 2, Various Artists (Andy Coburn), 1994
no info Single (This / The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar), Rod Stewart, 1995
no info Don't Cry Out Loud, Elkie Brooks, 2004
no info Troubadour: Songs of Bob Dylan, Moses Wiggins, 2004
no info Electric Lady, Elkie Brooks, 2005
no info Road to Damascus, Lindsay Evans, 2006
no info Live With Friends, Elkie Brooks, 2006
no info Pearls (DVD), Elkie Brooks & Friends, 2006
no info Steve Sings Bob, Steve Wynn, 2009
no info Once In A Blue Moon, Rod Stewart, 2009
no info The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998, Rod Stewart, 2009
no info Electric Lady: The Deluxe Edition, Elkie Brooks, 2021

 
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