Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series has always offered a comprehensive look at the man’s work, showcasing everything from his legendary concert at the Royal Albert Hall to the demos for his much-maligned 1970 album Self-Portrait. Now, the Bootleg Series archivists are ready to turn their attention to the album that many consider to be Dylan’s best.
Sources close to the Bootleg archivists have told Rolling Stone that Blood On The Tracks – the album Dylan recorded after the dissolution of his first marriage – is the likely next project for the series. For many Dylan aficionados, this could be big news: much of the material that the Bootleg archivists would use comes from a completed version of the album recorded in New York in 1974. Dylan ended up re-recording the album in Minneapolis, but the first recordings of Blood On The Tracks remain a popular bootleg among Dylan completists.
A Bootleg project looking at Blood On The Tracks is only one of the many Dylan archival projects in the works. There’s also talk of a documentary on the Rolling Thunder Revue, and other professionally-filmed tours are also cited as possible future releases.