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Bob Dylan's "Tell Tale Signs" Streaming on NPR One Week Before Release

posted Sep 30, 2008, 8:15 AM by Vu Nguyen
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NPR Music – – is exclusively streaming Tell Tale Signs, the highly-anticipated forthcoming album from Bob Dylan, as of Tuesday, September 30 at midnight, one week ahead of the album’s release on October 7.  The entire 2-CD, 27-song set will be available to hear on-demand at NPR Music for the week leading up to its official release.
Tell Tale Signs is the 8th installment in Dylan’s “Bootleg Series,” and features previously unreleased recordings, live performances and alternate versions of songs recorded during sessions for some of his most acclaimed albums, Oh Mercy and Time Out of Mind among them.  Also included on the album are Dylan’s recordings for the soundtracks of the films Lucky You, Gods & Generals and North Country, and “32-20 Blues,” his first ever release of a Robert Johnson song.

Mikal Gilmore of Rolling Stone writes, “...Tell Tale Signs is less an anthology than an album in its own right.  It seems designed to tell a story that sharpens and expands the vista of mortal and cultural disintegration that has been the chief theme of 1997's Time Out of Mind, 2001's “Love and Theft”, and 2006's Modern Times – perhaps the most daring music he's ever made. Tell Tale Signs makes plain that Dylan knows the caprices of the world he lives in, now more than ever.”

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Bob Dylan - Tell Tale Signs - The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Track Listing:


Disc One

Mississippi                                            (Unreleased, Time Out Of Mind)

Most of the Time                                   (Alternate version, Oh Mercy)

Dignity                                                  (Piano demo, Oh Mercy)

Someday Baby                                      (Alternate version, Modern Times)

Red River Shore                                    (Unreleased, Time Out Of Mind)

Tell Ol' Bill                                            (Alternate version, North Country Soundtrack)

Born in Time                                         (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)

Can't Wait                                            (Alternate version, Time Out Of Mind)

Everything is Broken                             (Alternate version, Oh Mercy)

Dreamin' of You                                   (Unreleased, Time Out Of Mind)

Huck's Tune                                         (From Lucky You soundtrack)

Marchin' to the City                               (Unreleased, Time Out Of Mind)

High Water (For Charley Patton)           (Live, Niagara, 2003)


Disc Two

Mississippi                                            (Unreleased version #2, Time Out Of Mind)

32-20 Blues                                           (Unreleased, World Gone Wrong)

Series of Dreams                                  (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)

God Knows                                           (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)

Can't Escape From You                         (Unreleased, December 2005)

Dignity                                                  (Unreleased, Oh Mercy

Ring Them Bells                                    (Live at the Supper Club, 1993)

Cocaine Blues                                       (Live, Vienna, Virginia, 1997)

Ain't Talkin'                                          (Alternate version, Modern Times)

The Girl On The Greenbriar Shore          (Live, 1992)

Lonesome Day Blues                            (Live, Sunrise, Florida, 2002)

Miss the Mississippi                               (Unreleased, 1992)

The Lonesome River                              (With Ralph Stanley, from Clinch Mountain Country)

'Cross The Green Mountain                   (From Gods And Generals Soundtrack)


Disc Three

Duncan And Brady                               (Unreleased, 1992)

Cold Irons Bound                                  (Live, Bonnaroo, June 2004)

Mississippi                                            (Unreleased version #3, Time Out Of Mind)

Most Of The Time                                (Alternate version #2, Oh Mercy)

Ring Them Bells                                    (Alternate version, Oh Mercy)

Things Have Changed                           (Live, Portland, Oregon, 2000)

Red River Shore                                    (Unreleased version #2, Time Out Of Mind)

Born In Time                                        (Unreleased version #2, Oh Mercy)

Tryin' To Get To Heaven                       (Live, London, England, 2000)

Marchin' To The City                            (Unreleased version #2, Time Out Of Mind)

Can't Wait                                            (Alternate version #2, Time Out Of Mind)

Mary And The Soldier                           (Unreleased, World Gone Wrong)