New Bob Dylan Bootleg Series Features Original Version of ‘Not Dark Yet’
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Bob Dylan has recently shared the original recorded version of “Not Dark Yet.”
The original recorded version of the song was released as a preview for the upcoming edition of his ongoing bootleg. This will mark the 17th edition of the lauded series, Fragments – Time Out Of Mind Sessions (1996-1997) which is set to release this January 27.
Fragments is expected to give its listeners a newly remixed version of Time Out Of Mind alongside a selection of previously unheard recordings, including outtakes, demos, alternate versions, and live cuts. It will be available physically in both 5-CD and 10-LP formats.
Other tracks that are expected to appear in the box set were recorded during Dylan and his band’s 1996 Teatro sessions in Oxnard, California before they moved to Miami’s Criteria Studios in 1997 for the main sessions. The fourth disc compiles live recordings of Time Out Of Mind songs from some of Dylan’s concerts between 1998 and 2001.
Alternate versions of “Love Sick,” “Standing In The Doorway,” “Tryin’ To Get To Heaven,” and “Not Dark Yet” were pulled from UK concerts, while “Cold Irons Bound” and “Can’t Wait” were recorded during the same show in Oslo, Norway. Other recordings were taken from live shows in Tennessee, New Jersey, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and Newcastle, Australia.
Released in 1997, the Time Out Of Mind gave Dylan his first Album of the Year award at the Grammys, alongside Best Contemporary Folk Album and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for “Cold Irons Bound.”
Stream “Not Dark Yet” below.