Bob Dylan

Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series Vol. 16 (1980 – 1985)

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The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy's highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series revisits an often-forgotten, rich vein in Dylan’s vast and complex catalogue, shining fresh light on the provocative new musical directions Dylan was taking as a songwriter and a recording artist from 1980 through 1985. In the early 1980s, while the music industry was grappling with the arrival of new trends and technology, from MTV to compact discs to digital recording, Bob Dylan was writing and recording new songs for a new decade, creating an essential new chapter in his studio catalog. Bob Dylan - Springtime In New York (1980-1985) celebrates the rich creative period surrounding Dylan's albums Shot Of Love, Infidels, and Empire Burlesque with previously unreleased outtakes, alternate takes, rehearsal recordings, live performances and more.

The deluxe 5CD edition of the album presents 57 rare Bob Dylan recordings, 54 of them previously unreleased in any format, from 1980-1985. The previously released cuts include two Shot Of Love outtakes: "Let It Be Me" (first released as B-side to "Heart of Mine" International 7" single) and "Don't Ever Take Yourself Away" (first released on Hawaii Five- O: Original Songs from the Television Series). A third previously released recording, "Death Is Not The End" (an Infidels outtake featuring Full Force) first appeared in an edited version on Down In The Groove and may now be heard for the first time in full on Bob Dylan - Springtime In New York (1980-1985).

Bob Dylan - Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series Vol. 16 (1980-1985) is available in a deluxe 5CD boxset (with book, memorabilia, photos and more) as well as 2CD and 2LP 12" vinyl highlight packages.

A 4xLP collection of 42 previously-unreleased outtakes, mixes and more, complete with a 16-page booklet of liner notes and track notations. The LPs are uniquely colored and are in individual sleeves, all housed together in a custom slipcase. The songs on this Third Man Vault set are the only vinyl release of these recordings.



1. Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) Rehearsal
2. To Ramona
3. Jesus Met the Woman at the Well
Rehearsal 4. Mary of the Wild Moor Rehearsal
5. Need a Woman
6. A Couple More Years
7. Mystery Train
Shot of Love outtake
8. This Night Won't Last Forever
9. We Just Disagree
10. Let's Keep It Between Us
11. Sweet Caroline
12. Fever
13. Abraham, Martin and John

1. Angelina
Shot of Love outtake
2. Price of Love
Shot of Love outtake
3. I Wish It Would Rain
Shot of Love outtake
4. Let It Be Me
International 7" Single B-side*
5. Cold, Cold Heart
Shot of Love outtake
6. Don't Ever Take Yourself Away
Shot of Love outtake* 7. Fur Slippers Shot of Love outtake
8. Borrowed Time - Shot of Love outtake
9. Is It Worth It? - Shot of Love outtake
10. Lenny Bruce
Shot of Love alternate mix
11. Yes Sir, No Sir
Shot of Love outtake

1. Jokerman
Infidels alternate take
2. Blind Willie McTell
Infidels outtake
3. Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight [version 1]
Infidels alternate take 4. Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight [version 2] Infidels alternate take 5. Neighborhood Bully Infidels alternate take
6. Someone's Got a Hold of My Heart
Infidels outtake
7. This Was My Love
Infidels outtake
8. Too Late [acoustic version]
Infidels outtake
9.Too Late [band version]
Infidels outtake
10. Foot of Pride
Infidels outtake

1. Clean Cut Kid
Infidels outtake
2. Sweetheart Like You
Infidels alternate take
3. Baby What You Want Me to Do
Infidels outtake
4. Tell Me
Infidels outtake
5. Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
Infidels outtake 6. Julius and Ethel Infidels outtake
7. Green, Green Grass of Home
Infidels outtake
8. Union Sundown
Infidels alternate take
9. Lord Protect My Child
Infidels outtake
10. I and I
Infidels alternate take
11. Death is Not the End [full version]
Infidels outtake*

1. Enough is Enough [live]
Slane Castle, Ireland
2. License to Kill [live]
Late Night with David Letterman, March 22, 1984
3. I'll Remember You
Empire Burlesque alternate take
4. Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)
Empire Burlesque alternate mix 5. Seeing the Real You at Last Empire Burlesque alternate take
6. Emotionally Yours
Empire Burlesque alternate take
7. Clean Cut Kid
Empire Burlesque alternate take
8. Straight A's in Love
Empire Burlesque outtake
9. When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky [slow version]
Empire Burlesque alternate take 10. When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky [fast version] Empire Burlesque alternate take 11. New Danville Girl Empire Burlesque outtake
12. Dark Eyes
Empire Burlesque alternate take



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Richard P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Lot of great tracks and nicely curated

Delivered 2 days ahead of release day (thanks SRR). Really enjoyed listening to the set while reading the booklet of the sessions. Dylan’s outtakes are always interesting. There’s some nice slide work from - assume - Mick Taylor and Sly and Robbie are impressive throughout the tracks they are on. Could have used a few more left field choices but that would have been the fifth star.