Bob Dylan Premieres "The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar," Featuring Carlos Santana

Bob Dylan is currently gearing up to release the 13th volume of his remarkable Bootleg Series, Trouble No More 1979-1981, on November 3 via Sony/Legacy. Today, presents the exclusive premiere of one of the set's standout tracks, the bluesy "The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar," featuring Carlos Santana on lead guitar.

Trouble No More covers one of the most controversial periods of Dylan's career, a time in which Dylan converted to Christianity and shifted his music completely to reflect his newfound faith. The sincerity and passion with which the often-cynical songwriter sang of his devotion to Christian teachings on the albums he released during this period—1979's Slow Train Coming, 1980's Saved and 1981's Shot of Love—baffled many of his fans, and they remain some of the most polarizing entries in Dylan's immense discograpghy.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.