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Blood On The Tracks for Bob Dylan's next Bootleg Series release?

Blood On The Tracks for Bob Dylan's next Bootleg Series release?

Bob Dylan's team are apparently considering Blood On The Tracks material for the next instalment of Dylan's archival Bootleg Series.

According to Rolling Stone , a source close to Dylan's organisation confirmed that "There's a couple of things on our minds, but the natural next one is Blood On The Tracks."

As reported by Uncut in 2012, Dylan has already issued a previously unreleased version of "Meet Me In The Morning" from the Blood On The Tracks sessions as the flip side to his "Duquesne Whistle" Record Store Day 7". At the time, the appearance of this unreleased version of "Meet Me In The Morning" generated speculation that a forthcoming edition of Dylan's Bootleg Series will focus on Blood On The Tracks.

In the Rolling Stone story, the source confirmed tracks that didn't make the finished album exist in Dylan's archive. "During the first couple of days in New York, Bob played the songs solo on acoustic guitar," says the source. "They're very different than anything that's been heard before and they're very special."

You can read Uncut's cover story on Blood On The Tracks here.

The source also revealed that a documentary is also in the works about The Rolling Thunder Revue, a theater tour that Dylan took around America in late 1975 with 1976. According to Rolling Stone, many of the musicians who appeared on the Revue have been interviewed and there's hours of footage from the 1978 film, Renaldo And Clara.

The most recent instalment of the Bootleg Series was Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) in 2013.

Dylan's next official release is The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Deluxe Edition, which is available on March 3, 2013.

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