MUMBAI: Bob Dylan’s Tell Tale Signs – the 8th instalment in the best-selling and critically lauded Bootleg Series which launched 1991 – will be released by Sony BMG on 7 October.
A collection of 27 songs spanning two discs, Tell Tale Signs features previously unreleased recordings and alternate versions of tracks from sessions, which generated some of Dylan’s most acclaimed and commercially successful albums from the last two decades, including Time Out Of Mind, Love And Theft, Modern Times and Oh Mercy.
July 29 also marks the launch of a completely redesigned bobdylan.com as the ultimate platform for Dylan fan interaction. The site encompasses music and images from every one of the artist’s recordings, and enables fans to compare their personal journeys and geographies to that of Dylan, who has travelled the world as a troubadour for more than 40 years.
For a limited time, the site will also feature a free download of Dreamin’ Of You. Dreamin’ Of You is a fully-produced recording from Dylan’s 1997 sessions with producer Daniel Lanois, which spawned Time Out Of Mind, the 1998 Grammy Award-winning Album Of The Year.
The two-CD Tell Tale Signs will feature a booklet of rare photos, extensive liner notes by author Larry "Ratso" Sloman, and complete recording credits. A limited-edition deluxe three-CD package of Tell Tale Signs will also be released on 7 October, featuring all of the elements of the two-disc set, plus an exclusive bonus disc of 12 additional rare and unreleased recordings and a hardcover book of Dylan singles artwork spanning his entire career. The three-CD package will be presented in a specially designed hardcover slipcase.
The collection will also be released in a limited-edition 4-LP set, pressed on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a 12" X 12" box, and including all of the elements of the two-CD set. Disc 1 of Tell Tale Signs will also be packaged in a stand-alone version, serving as a lower-priced introduction to The Bootleg Series for new fans.