Everybody Must Get Latte

Bob Dylan got his start playing tiny coffeehouses in Greenwich Village. Now, a set of 10 Dylan recordings from one such café are being exclusively produced and released by the biggest purveyor of caffeine in the world – Starbucks.

Bob Dylan: Live at the Gaslight 1962 will feature performances by the legendary artist long before he became a household name, including the earliest known recordings of “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” and “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.”

The performances came at a key point in Dylan’s development as an artist when he first arrived in New York City.

Bootlegs have circulated among fans for years, but these will be the first to be professionally produced and re-mastered, according to a statement from Starbucks.

The August 30th release will coincide with that of Martin Scorsese’s feature film about Dylan, “No Direction Home.” The soundtrack will be available through the coffee chain, as well as other stores, but the Gaslight disc will be a Starbucks exclusive for 18 months.

No word if Dylan will be banned in Canadian stores, as was the case when Alanis Morissette turned to the chain to sell her wares in advance of wide release.