Volume 16 of Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series will go on sale with 54 are unreleased. It is a luxury edition that contains five discs that recover three albums from the period 1980-1985, Shot of Love, Infidels and Empire Burlesque.
Bob Dylan – Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16 (1980-1985), which will be available from September 17, is the title of this new chapter of Bootleg, a series that began in 1991 to recover themes unpublished and discarded.
This volume 16 includes discarded versions, alternates, rehearsal and unreleased recordings. Among them are two discards from the Shot Of Love album, according to a Sony Music statement.
They are Let It Be Me (first released as B-Side of the single 7 Heart of Mine) and Don’t Ever Take Yourself Away (which was part of Hawaii Five-O: Original Songs from The Television Series).
A third published recording, Death Is Not The End (a discarded version of Infidels with Full Force) first appeared in an edited version on the singer’s Down In The Groove album.
This volume is presented in various formats. On the one hand a deluxe version of five CDs, with a book and memorabilia. And on the other, editions of two CDs and two vinyl LPs with the highlights.
A work that “reviews a rich and generally forgotten list of Dylan’s vast and complex catalog, showing the new provocative musical direction he took as a songwriter and recording artist from 1980 to 1985,” the statement said.
At that time, in the early eighties, “as the music industry struggled to catch up with the arrival of new trends and technology, from MTV to CDs to digital recording, Bob Dylan was writing and recording new songs for a new decade, creating thus an essential chapter in his study catalog ”.
In the producer’s words, “The alternate versions selected for this edition are different from those published in previous volumes of the Bootleg series. They are included here to illustrate the musical journey that Bob Dylan experienced during these years. ” Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Bob Dylan – Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series Vol. 16 (1980-1985) on Friday, September 17.
Third Man Records will release a 4LP version of Bob Dylan – Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series Vol. 16 (1980-1985) as part of their Vault Series.