Bob Dylan - Fragments: Bootleg Series Vol. 17 - Time Out of Mind Sessions (1996-1997)


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Bob Dylan - Fragments: Bootleg Series Vol. 17 - Time Out of Mind Sessions (1996-1997)

 

Latest Chapter in Acclaimed Bootleg Series Unveils Time Out of Mind 2022 Remix Plus Previously Unreleased Recordings including Studio Outtakes and Alternate Versions of Songs Penned by Dylan for 1998's Grammy-Winning Album of the Year

The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy's highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series takes a fresh look at Time Out of Mind, Dylan's mid-career masterpiece, celebrating the album and its enduring impact 25 years after its original release. This vinyl 4LP box set edition includes a new 2022 remix, by Michael H. Brauer, of the eleven original recordings on Time Out of Mind, sounding more like how the songs came across when the musicians originally played them in the room. Also included are 12 previously unreleased outtakes and alternate versions of songs written for Time Out of Mind, including such iconic tracks as "Love Sick", "Not Dark Yet" and "Make You Feel My Love".

In early 1996, Dylan (whose last album of originals had been 1990's Under the Red Sky) began writing a group of new songs and, in August-October that year, went into Teatro studio in Oxnard with Daniel Lanois (who'd produced 1989's Oh Mercy) to record demos for a potential album. Recording for Time Out of Mind took off in earnest in January 1997, when Dylan moved the sessions to Criteria Studio in Miami and the studio ensemble was expanded to encompass a mix of all-star session players and members of Dylan's touring band including Bucky Baxter (acoustic guitar, pedal steel), Duke Robillard (guitar, electric Gibson L-5), Robert Britt (Martin acoustic, Fender Stratocaster), Cindy Cashdollar (slide guitar), Tony Garnier (bass guitar, upright bass), Augie Meyers (Vox organ combo, Hammond B3 organ, accordion), Jim Dickinson (keyboards, Wurlitzer electric piano, pump organ), and drummers Jim Keltner, Brian Blade, and David Kemper.

The end result, Time Out of Mind, became a new pillar in the Bob Dylan album pantheon, its songs – "Love Sick," "Cold Irons Bound," "Can't Wait," "Not Dark Yet" – becoming concert staples and fan favorites with one composition, "Make You Feel My Love," achieving rare status as a new contemporary standard in the Great American Songbook, a tune covered by hundreds of artists including Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Neil Diamond, and Adele. Time Out of Mind won the 1998 Grammy awards for Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Folk Album while "Cold Irons Bound" took home the trophy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.

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