Bob Dylan to release 8th Bootleg Series in October
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 BEIJING, July 30 (Xinhuanet) -- Legendary American musician Bob Dylan will unveil the eighth installment 
      of his 
    Bootleg Series, consisting of late-era outtakes, previously unreleased recordings and live tracks on Oct. 7, media reported Wednesday.

The cover of Bob Dylan's album 'Tell Tale Signs' is seen in an undated handout photo. (File Photo)
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    BEIJING, July 30 (Xinhuanet) -- Legendary American musician Bob Dylan will unveil the eighth installment of his Bootleg Series, consisting of late-era outtakes, previously unreleased recordings and live tracks on Oct. 7, media reported Wednesday.

    The two-CD, 27-song set, entitled "Tell Tale Signs," features previously unreleased studio recordings, demos, alternate takes, live tracks and rarities spanning 1989 to 2006, a rich period that generated the lauded "Time Out of Mind," "Love and Theft," "Modern Times" and "Oh Mercy."

    A third 12-track disc is part of a limited-edition deluxe set in a hardcover slipcase with a book with photos of all of Dylan's singles. The 27-song version also will be issued in a limited-edition four-LP set.

    "When Most of the Time came out on 'Oh Mercy,' I thought it was such an achingly beautiful love song," said Steve Berkowitz, senior vice president of A&R at Columbia/Legacy. "Now it's here as a folk version and something that sounds like Dylan with Brian Eno and The Edge. To hear the way the songs and lyrics develop is fascinating. Dylan comes across as a folk singer, a blues musician and a jazz artist."

    "The songs and performances are of such strength and diversity, they will appeal to new fans and longtime fans," Berkowitz said, predicting the two-CD set will satisfy most appetites. "For some fans, there's never enough."

    Dylan's "Bootleg Series" was launched in 1991 with a three-disc boxed set collecting rare and unreleased tracks spanning 27 years. The most recent release was the 2005 soundtrack to the documentary "No Direction Home."

    (Agencies)

Editor: Jiang Yuxia
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