Bob Dylan's Tell Tale Signs is the 8th instalment in the best-selling and critically lauded Bootleg Series launched 1991. A treasure-trove of 27 songs spanning two discs, Tell Tale Signs features previously unreleased recordings and alternate versions of tracks from sessions which generated some of Bob 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.
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 October 6, 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 Bob 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.
Previously unreleased songs on Tell Tale Signs include "Red River Shore," "Dreamin' of You," and "Marchin' To The City" from the Time Out Of Mind sessions, plus "I Can't Escape From You," "Duncan & Brady," "Miss The Mississippi," and "32-20 Blues", Dylan's first ever release of a Robert Johnson song.
Tell Tale Signs also includes Bob Dylan recordings created for the motion picture soundtracks of "Lucky You" ("Huck's Tune"), "Gods & Generals" ("'Cross The Green Mountain") and "North Country" (an alternate take of "Tell Ol' Bill").
Rounding out Tell Tale Signs is a selection of outstanding live performances, including "Girl From The Greenbriar Shore" from 1991; and a consummate rendering of "High Water (for Charley Patton)" from Niagara in 2003.
Bob Dylan - "Tell Tale Signs - The Bootleg Series Vol. 8" - track listing:
2. Most of the Time
4. Someday Baby
5. Red River Shore
6. Tel Ol' Bill
7. Born in Time
8. Can't Wait
9. Everything Is Broken
10. Dreamin' of You
11. Huck's Tune [From Lucky You]
12. Marchin' to the City
13. High Water (For Charley Patton)
15. 32-20 Blues
16. Series of Dreams
17. God Knows
18. Can't Escape from You
20. Ring Them Bells
21. Cocaine Blues
22. Ain't Talkin'
23. The Girl on the Greenbriar Shore
24. Lonesome Day Blues
25. Miss the Mississippi
26. The Lonesome River
27. Cross the Green Mountain [From Gods and Generals]