Bob Dylan releases Bootleg Series app
Bob Dylan has released a companion app for Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10.
The app, which is free to download at iTunes, holds over 500 pieces of content, including interviews, galleries and timelines; it also comes with one pre-loaded song.
"Using the latest in media technology, we were able to bring the music and the artist to life in a truly tangible and personal environment.” said Christian Schraga, VP of Digital Marketing for Columbia Records in a statement. “It was about adding new dimension to a familiar icon by creating innovative digital experiences that engage fans of all generations.”
The app, optimized for iPhone 5, is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPad touch.
Among the app's features:
** Visual timelines for all tracks
** Biographies of collaborators and session musicians
** Descriptions of historical events behind the recording
** Galleries of rare and previously unreleased photos
** New video interviews with artists and producers
** Looks at Dylan's personal and musical influences
** Interactive lyrics and track details
Columbia have also released a brief demo:
The current leg of Dylan's never-ending tour reaches the UK in November. He plays:
Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (November 18, 19, 20)
Blackpool Opera House (22, 23, 24)
London Royal Albert Hall (26, 27, 28)
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