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Tell Tale Signs: the Bootleg Series Vol. 8
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Manufacturer: Sony BMG
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Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0886973579527
Label: Sony BMG
Manufacturer: Sony BMG
Number Of Discs: 2
Publisher: Sony BMG
Release Date: 2008-10-07
Studio: Sony BMG

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2 CDs with 27 songs in a brilliant box with a 60 page booklet.


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Summary: one!
Comment: i was so glad to have the one.
it was one of the best album in 2008!
also,box set did not released in Japan,so it as rare too!
so, I bought the one from Japan!

if you are living in USA, why do not buy it? you will lost something big one!

Thanks!

Hiro the Rock'n'Roll

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Summary: 4.5 stars... Another outstanding addition to the "Bootleg" series
Comment: So now we are up to Volume 8 in the long running Bob Dylan "Bootleg" series, first started in 1991. The "Bootleg" series has focused on 1960s and 1970s recordings, but this release ventures in new territory, as it looks back on (broadly defined) the last 20 years of Bob Dylan.

When listening to "The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8. Tell Tale Signs - Rare and Unreleased 1989 - 2006" (2 CDs, 27 tracks, 138 min.), the first thing that immediately strikes your attention is that unreleased and alternate tracks from 1989's "Oh Mercy" and 1997's "Time Out of Mind" cover about half this release (13 tracks, to be precise), and simply confirm how much on the top of his game Dyland was at those times. The crowning moments for me are the 2 alternate takes of "Mississippi", which kick of both CDs. While you recognize the tune, both versions are vastly different from what we would finally hear in the released studio version, and both of them are equally compelling. The gems are all over, to be honest. Check out the different versions of "Dignity", for one. Or the gorgeous "Red River Shore", another unreleased gem from the "Time Out of Mind" sessions. How could this have been left out from the proper album? There are a number of great live tracks on here as well, such as "Ring Them Bells", from the 1993 shows at the Supper Club in New York (can we get more of those, please?), and the biting "Lonesome Day Blues" (from a 2002 show in Florida). And on and on...

In all, while this collection does not bring any of Bob Dylan's best known songs from the 60s and 70s, this is nevertheless an outstanding addition to the very rich "Bootleg" catalogue. The very fine liner notes from Rasko Sloman are a joy to read, including a tongue-in-cheek comment on each of the tracks. I've had the good fortune of catching Dylan a number of times in the last 10 years or so, mainly touring behind "Love and Theft" and "Modern Times" and his "never-ending tour" continues to confirm Dylan and his live band as one of the best touring acts around these days. Meanwhile, this "Bootleg Vol. 8" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Summary: Tell tale signs
Comment: decent music if you`re a Bob Dylan fan.. lots of stuff i hadn`t heard before.

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Summary: True to Life, True To Me...(and above all, his Muse)
Comment: "Some of us turn off the lights and we live

In the moonlight shooting by

Some of us scare ourselves to death in the dark

To be where the angels fly.."
There is only one person on this planet who could write prose so beautiful that they don't even require any music to be considered eternally lyrical.
And that, of course, is His Bobness.
For anyone who has recently seen him in concert, it would be all too easy to shrug off any musical output from Mr D--but don't be fooled by the 'croaking and cloaking' endless tour. THIS is the real Dylan--the mystical magician, the soulful song & dance man and the 'now you see it, now you don't' brilliant songwriter who almost single-handedly changed all the rules for all songwriters who came after him.
There are many great moments on this 2 CD set (ignore the other, more pricey offers--those are just marketing ploys by the money boyz at Sony) but only one song here makes this entire effort not only worth having, but a requirement for anyone who appreciates the beauty of words and images that transcend time and space: Red River Shore.
In less than 8 minutes, The Jokerman summarizes a century of Americana music, tearing down the lines between genres (country? bluegrass? folk? is there any difference in his world?) and makes it all look/sound so easy. A sad tale of a loner, a "stranger in a strange land" forever left to live without his true love, with only his memories to keep him company. "Wearing the cloak of misery" he wanders through each day, "living in the shadows of a faded past".
Five decades into his musical journey, the Hibbing Hobo still has revelations to reveal before Revelations arrives. And on this song, and this CD set, he proves yet again that no one walking on God's green earth can string a phrase, a series of dreams or create a visual and musical universe as unique and beautiful as our boy Bobby.
And after listening to the masterpiece of the same name, you too will wonder if "someone ever saw him here at all, except the girl, from the Red River Shore."

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Summary: Tell-tales Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 (Bob Dylan)
Comment: Excellent 3-disc set (worth the extra cost compared to the 2-CD
set which is less expensive).


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