A major Bob Dylan box set is released by Sony BMG on October 1, preceded by a remix of one of his classic songs by Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse producer Mark Ronson..
The three-CD retrospective, titled simply ‘Dylan’, features 51 tracks, covers five decades of Dylan’s career and comes in three versions – a deluxe edition featuring the three discs in a cloth covered case and accompanied by an extended booklet of rare and unseen Dylan photos as well as 10 limited edition postcards from key moments in his history. There is also an 18-song Best Of edition, available as a single disc.
Content for the three CDs is still being finalised, but will be influenced by fans who can vote for their favourite tracks on the official Bob website, dylan07.com.
The website now features artwork for the compilation, plus a promotional trailer for the album, as well as details of a unique online photo exhibition featuring contributions from celebrities and fans who have been inspired by Dylan’s music.
Meanwhile, Mark Ronson’s remix of “Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)” will have its global radio premiere on August 1.
“I’m a huge Dylan fan, so it’s a great honour,” says Ronson, as a major shudder goes through massed worldwide ranks of Bob fans.