Bob Dylan has left many excellent albums in his wake as he has moved through time. To accompany those classics, Dylan has provided a series of Bootleg sets that offer live takes, alternate takes, demos, and more. To date, he has released 15 volumes of The Bootleg Series.





On September 17, Columbia Records plan the release of Volume 16 of The Bootleg Series to be called Springtime In New York. This 5CD package will provide a collection of outtakes, rehearsals, alternate versions, live performances, and an international single B-side. All tracks on this set are from the years of 1980 – 1985 when Dylan released Shot Of Love, Empire Burlesque, and Infidels. With 57 tracks in all, this is a beautiful add to the slot after those albums. Some of these are rehearsals from other periods. “Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)” hails from the Street Legal (1978) album. Some of covers. 

Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16 1980-1985 will be released on 5CD, 2CD, DD, and vinyl 4LP and 2LP. The 2CD set offers 25 selected tracks [notated by * at end of song title]. The 4LP [color vinyl] is an exclusive from Jack White’s Third Man Records as part of its Vault series. The 5CD Box will include a book. “Too Late” from the set can be heard below.

Springtime In New York – The Bootleg Series Volume 16, 1980-1985Bob Dylan

CD1 (Rehearsal Tracks)
01 Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)
02 To Ramona 
03 Jesus Met the Woman at the Well 
04 Mary of the Wild Moor 
05 Need a Woman *
06 A Couple More Years 
07 Mystery Train (Shot of Love outtake)
08 This Night Won’t Last Forever 
09 We Just Disagree 
10 Let’s Keep It Between Us *
11 Sweet Caroline
12 Fever 
13 Abraham, Martin and John 

CD2 (Shot Of Love)
01 Angelina (outtake) *
02 Price of Love (outtake) *
03 I Wish It Would Rain (outtake)
04 Let It Be Me (International 7″ Single B-side)
05 Cold, Cold Heart (outtake)
06 Don’t Ever Take Yourself Away (outtake) ^
07 Fur Slippers (outtake) *
08 Borrowed Time (outtake)
09 Is It Worth It? (outtake)
10 Lenny Bruce (alternate mix)
11 Yes Sir, No Sir (outtake) *

CD3 (Infidels)
01 Jokerman (alternate take) *
02 Blind Willie McTell (outtake) *
03 Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight (alternate take – version 1)
04 Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight (alternate take – version 2) *
05 Neighborhood Bully (alternate take) *
06 Someone’s Got a Hold of My Heart (outtake) *
07 This Was My Love (outtake)
08 Too Late [acoustic version] (outtake) *
09 Too Late [band version] (outtake)
10 Foot of Pride (outtake) *

CD4 (Infidels)
01 Clean Cut Kid (outtake)
02 Sweetheart Like You (alternate take) *
03 Baby What You Want Me to Do (outtake)
04 Tell Me (outtake) *
05 Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground (outtake)
06 Julius and Ethel (outtake)
07 Green, Green Grass of Home (outtake)
08 Union Sundown (alternate take)
09 Lord Protect My Child (outtake) *
10 I and I (alternate take) *
11 Death is Not the End (outtake – Full version)

CD5 (Empire Burlesque)
01 Enough is Enough  (Slane Castle, Ireland – Live) *
02 License to Kill  (Late Night with David Letterman, March 22, 1984 – Live)
03 I’ll Remember You (alternate take)
04 Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love) [alternate mix] *
05 Seeing the Real You at Last (alternate take) *
06 Emotionally Yours (alternate take) *
07 Clean Cut Kid (alternate take) *
08 Straight A’s in Love (outtake)
09 When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky (alternate take – slow version)
10 When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky (alternate take – fast version)
11 New Danville Girl (outtake) *
12 Dark Eyes (alternate take) *

By MARowe

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