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New Dylan goodies - ‘Time’ LP, ‘Annotated Lyrics,’ ‘True Detective,’ ‘Club 47’

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A handful of Bob Dylan-related items are being released this year in various formats. Below is a sampling.

  • "TIME OUT OF MIND" LP REISSUE

Arguably the rarest of Dylan’s latter day regular vinyl LP’s, the multiple Grammy Award-winning release “Time Out Of Mind,” is about to be reissued by Music On Vinyl. This is the 20th Dylan vinyl release on the label.

From the official website:

This is the 30th Bob Dylan album, released in 1997. Time Out of Mind is hailed as one of Dylan's best albums, and it went on to win three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year in 1998.

The album features a particularly atmospheric sound, the work of producer (and past Dylan collaborator) Daniel Lanois, whose innovative work with carefully placed microphones and strategic mixing. Sonically, the album is reminiscent of Oh Mercy, the last album Dylan recorded with producer Daniel Lanois, but Time Out of Mind has a grittier foundation - by and large, the songs are bitter and resigned, and Dylan gives them appropriately anguished performances.

Original vinyl copies of Time Out Of Mind were made in small numbers, making this official reissue a much needed one!

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl, double LP
  • Sleeve : 5mm. Printed innersleeves,

BUY: Amazon US Amazon UK

  • THE COMPLETE ANNOTATED LYRICS

The U.K. division of Simon & Schuster has announced a new, updated version of Dylan’s songwriting lyrics, in both hardcover and eBook. From the official website:

  • 768 pages |
  • November 6, 2014 U.K./ October 24, 2014 U.S.
  • List Price £30.00 / $49.95

BOOK DETAILS: This definitive collection brings together the entire catalogue of lyrics by one of the most legendary songwriters in history, Bob Dylan. From the early protest songs, like "Blowing in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a Changing" to his revolutionary "Subterranean Homesick Blues" and "Like a Rolling Stone", Dylan's music has spoken for and to generations, and influenced such artists as John Lennon, Lou Reed, and Mark Knopfler. This is the ultimate collection for any Dylan fan, and contains not only the entire Dylan canon, from the early classics to all of his most recent songs, but also in-depth commentary and annotations from literary critic and acclaimed Dylan expert Christopher Ricks.

BUY: Amazon U.S.

The first season of the hit HBO series “True Detective,” starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, will be released in the U.S. on Blue-Ray and DVD on June 10. The first episode features excerpts from Dylan's interpretation of a rare, full band version of “Rocks and Gravel,” most likely from a November 1, 1962, “Freewhelin’” session. According to Olof, the musicians were Dylan, Dick Wellstood (piano), Bruce Langhorne (guitar), George Barnes (guitar), Gene Ramey (bass) and Herb Lovelle (drums). The two takes recorded that day have been released in very limited editions, and are not currently in print. While some tracks from the official show website are available to buy online, the Dylan track is not included on that list. T-Bone Burnett is responsible for the show's soundtrack.

BUY: Amazon Blu-Ray

“For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Music Revival,” which features otherwise unreleased audio of Dylan playing at the legendary Cambridge, Massachusetts, venue, will be “officially released” on May 13. The documentary is currently available from the film’s website, but will receive wider distribution next month. Links to previous articles about the film’s Dylan content are listed below.

  • "THE ART OF McCARTNEY":

As previously reported, Bob Dylan has recorded a Paul McCartney song with Macca's current touring band, as part of this tribute project. The track is reportedly "Things We Said Today."

  • Dylan compositions interpreted by other artists are also about the be released.

Neil Young interprets Dylan’s “Girl From The North Country” on his new Third Man Records LP, “A Letter Home, out now. He also tackles material associated with Phil Ochs, Bert Jansch, Gordon Lightfoot, Willie Nelson, Tim Hardin, Ivory Joe Hunter, Bruce Springsteen, and the Everly Brothers. Young had been covering “Blowin’ In The Wind” last year, and has been interpreting (and heavily borrowing from) Dylan’s catalog for decades.

From the label: Third Man Records unearths Neil Young’s A Letter Home. "An unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past recorded on ancient electro mechanical technology captures and unleashes the essence of something that could have been gone forever…" —Homer Grosvenor

BUY: Third Man Records.

Dolly Parton covers “Don’t Think Twice,” on her upcoming album, “Blue Smoke,” to be released by Sony on May 20.

BUY: Amazon

Peter Paul and Mary's 1963 album In The Wind has been remastered by Steve Hoffman and Stephen Marsh, and will be released as a stereo SA-CD by Audio Fidelity in the USA in 2014, according to Éamonn Ó Catháin, via Searching For A Gem.

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