The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs
This eighth official bootleg offers insight into Dylan's compelling late-career comeback -- including material between Oh Mercy and Modern Times. For completists, the live and studio scraps from the Daniel Lanois-produced 1997 comeback, Time Out Of Mind -- including two stylistically disparate versions of "Mississippi" -- are compelling, even though the loose-shuffling alternate of "Tell Ol' Bill" (from North Country's soundtrack) stands best on its own. All told, the portrait of elder Dylan shows an artist every bit as magnificently capricious in the studio as he was as a youth.