The latest chapter in 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.
Fragments - Time Out Of Mind Sessions (1996-1997): The Bootleg Series Vol.17 follows the evolution of songs written for Time Out Of Mind, from intimate early incarnations in the previously unreleased 1996 Teatro sessions through incandescent live renditions showcasing Dylan and his touring ensemble channeling the songs on-stage from 1998-2001.
The 2CD edition includes a new 2022 remix by Michael H. Brauer of the eleven original recordings on Time Out of Mind, creating a mix to sound 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 the album including such iconic tracks as “Love Sick”, “Not Dark Yet,” and “Make You Feel My Love”.
The 5CD edition includes the 2002 Michael H. Brauer mixes and so much more. Discs two and three are comprised of rare outtakes and alternate versions of songs written for Time Out Of Mind including four original Dylan compositions - "Dreamin' Of You," "Red River Shore," "Mississippi" (later re-recorded for Love & Theft in 2001) and "Marchin' To the City" - not included on the canonical 1997 track list. A fifth unreleased performance, Dylan's interpretation of "The Water Is Wide," a traditional folk song of Scottish origin (and spiritual precursor of "Highlands," Time Out Of Mind's epic closer) opens disc two. Disc four presents songs from Time Out Of Mind in a series of spectacular live performances from 1998-2001. All tracks on disc four are previously unavailable with the exception of "Make You Feel My Love." As a bonus for fans, disc five brings together studio recordings of the four Dylan songs omitted from the original Time Out Of Mind track list as well as exemplary live performances of "Cold Irons Bound" and "Tryin' To Get To Heaven." The twelve tracks on disc five were previously available on The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs.