Bob Dylan Celebrates His "Gospel Years" with New Bootleg Series Box Set

The massive 'Trouble No More' will feature a Toronto concert from 1980, as well as 100 previously unreleased recordings
Bob Dylan Celebrates His "Gospel Years" with New Bootleg Series Box Set
Never one to shy away from money-devouring box sets, Bob Dylan is once again giving us a new lavishly assembled multi-disc set. The latest comes as part of his long-running Bootleg Series, with this latest instalment exploring Dylan's divisive "gospel years" with Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981.

The sprawling set will arrive via Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings on November 3, and it aims to shine a light on the songwriter's late '70s/early '80s output that gave fans such albums as Slow Train Coming (1979), Saved (1980) and Shot of Love (1981).

The most deluxe edition will feature eight CDs, as well as one DVD. The set comes with 100 previously unreleased live and studio recordings, including 14 previously unreleased songs. Among all this is a Toronto concert from 1980.

The deluxe set also includes a hardcover book featuring an introduction by Dylan scholar Ben Rollins with liner notes by Amanda Petrusich, Rob Bowman and Penn Jillette. The DVD features the Jennifer Lebeau-directed film Trouble No More: A Musical Film, which is described as "a new feature-length cinematic presentation combining unreleased footage from Dylan's 1980 tours with new material written by Luc Sante and performed by Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon."

If that's all a bit too much for you, you can also pick up the set as pared-down two-CD and 4-LP editions.

You can learn more about the box set here and check out its massive tracklist below.

Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981:

Disc 1: Live:


1. Slow Train (Nov. 16, 1979)

2. Gotta Serve Somebody (Nov. 15, 1979)

3. I Believe in You (May 16, 1980)

4. When You Gonna Wake Up? (July 9, 1981)

5. When He Returns (Dec. 5, 1979)

6. Man Gave Names to All the Animals (Jan. 16, 1980)

7. Precious Angel (Nov. 16, 1979)

8. Covenant Woman (Nov. 20, 1979)

9. Gonna Change My Way of Thinking (Jan. 31, 1980)

10. Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others) (Jan. 28, 1980)

11. Solid Rock (Nov. 27, 1979)

12. What Can I Do for You? (Nov. 27, 1979)

13. Saved (Jan. 12, 1980)

14. In the Garden (Jan. 27, 1980)

Disc 2: Live:


1. Slow Train (June 29, 1981)

2. Ain't Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody (Unreleased song – Apr. 24, 1980)

3. Gotta Serve Somebody (July 15, 1981)

4. Ain't No Man Righteous, No Not One (Unreleased song – Nov. 16, 1979)

5. Saving Grace (Nov. 6, 1979)

6. Blessed Is the Name (Unreleased song – Nov. 20, 1979)

7. Solid Rock (Oct. 23, 1981)

8. Are You Ready? (Apr. 30, 1980)

9. Pressing On (Nov. 6, 1979)

10. Shot of Love (July 25, 1981)

11. Dead Man, Dead Man (June 21, 1981)

12. Watered-Down Love (June 12, 1981)

13. In the Summertime (Oct. 21, 1981)

14. The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar (Nov. 13, 1980)

15. Caribbean Wind (Nov. 12, 1980)

16. Every Grain of Sand (Nov. 21, 1981)

Disc 3: Rare and Unreleased:


1. Slow Train (Soundcheck – Oct. 5, 1978)

2. Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others) (Soundcheck – Dec. 7, 1978)

3. Help Me Understand (Unreleased song – Oct. 5, 1978)

4. Gonna Change My Way of Thinking (Rehearsal – Oct. 2, 1979)

5. Gotta Serve Somebody (Outtake – May 4, 1979)

6. When He Returns (Outtake – May 4, 1979)

7. Ain't No Man Righteous, No Not One (Unreleased song – May 1, 1979)

8. Trouble in Mind (Outtake – April 30, 1979)

9. Ye Shall Be Changed (Outtake – May 2, 1979)

10. Covenant Woman (Outtake –February 11, 1980)

11. Stand by Faith (Unreleased song – Sept. 26, 1979)

12. I Will Love Him (Unreleased song – Apr. 19, 1980)

13. Jesus Is the One (Unreleased song – Jul. 17, 1981)

14. City of Gold (Unreleased song – Nov. 22, 1980)

15. Thief on the Cross (Unreleased song – Nov. 10, 1981)

16. Pressing On (Outtake – Feb. 13, 1980)

Disc 4: Rare and Unreleased:


1. Slow Train (Rehearsal – Oct. 2, 1979)

2. Gotta Serve Somebody (Rehearsal – Oct. 9, 1979)

3. Making a Liar Out of Me (Unreleased song – Sept. 26, 1980)

4. Yonder Comes Sin (Unreleased song – Oct. 1, 1980)

5. Radio Spot January 1980, Portland, OR show

6. Cover Down, Pray Through (Unreleased song – May 1, 1980)

7. Rise Again (Unreleased song – Oct. 16, 1980)

8. Ain't Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody (Unreleased song – Dec. 2, 1980)

9. The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar (Outtake – May 1, 1981)

10. Caribbean Wind (Rehearsal – Sept. 23, 1980)

11. You Changed My Life (Outtake – April 23, 1981)

12. Shot of Love (Outtake – March 25, 1981)

13. Watered-Down Love (Outtake – May 15, 1981)

14. Dead Man, Dead Man (Outtake – April 24, 1981)

15. Every Grain of Sand (Rehearsal – Sept. 26, 1980)

Disc 5 – Live in Toronto 1980:

1. Gotta Serve Somebody (April 18, 1980)

2. I Believe In You (April 18, 1980)

3. Covenant Woman (April 19, 1980)

4. When You Gonna Wake Up? (April 18, 1980)

5. When He Returns (April 20, 1980)

6. Ain't Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody (Unreleased song – April 18, 1980)

7. Cover Down, Pray Through (Unreleased song – April 19, 1980)

8. Man Gave Names To All The Animals (April 19, 1980)

9. Precious Angel (April 19, 1980)

Disc 6 – Live in Toronto 1980:


1. Slow Train (April 18, 1980)

2. Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others) (April 20, 1980)

3. Solid Rock (April 20, 1980)

4. Saving Grace (April 18, 1980)

5. What Can I Do For You? (April 19, 1980)

6. In The Garden (April 20, 1980)

7. Band Introductions (April 19, 1980)

8. Are You Ready? (April 19, 1980)

9. Pressing On (April 18, 1980)

Disc 7 – Live in Earl's Court, London – June 27, 1981:


1. Gotta Serve Somebody

2. I Believe In You

3. Like A Rolling Stone

4. Man Gave Names To All The Animals

5. Maggie's Farm

6. I Don't Believe You

7. Dead Man, Dead Man

8. Girl From The North Country

9. Ballad Of A Thin Man

Disc 8 – Live in Earl's Court – London – June 27, 1981:


1. Slow Train

2. Let's Begin

3. Lenny Bruce

4. Mr. Tambourine Man

5. Solid Rock

6. Just Like A Woman

7. Watered-Down Love

8. Forever Young

9. When You Gonna Wake Up

10. In The Garden

11. Band Introductions

12. Blowin' In The Wind

13. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

14. Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Disc 9: Bonus DVD:


Trouble No More – A Musical Film

DVD EXTRAS:


Shot of Love

Cover Down, Pray Through

Jesus Met the Woman at the Well (Alternate version)

Ain't Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody (Complete version)

Precious Angel (Complete version)

Slow Train (Complete version)