Bob Dylan is beginning to wind up his ‘Bootleg Series,’ which he's been releasing for 32 years. A source close to Dylan Rolling Stone, “We have no idea what’s next. We’re at a loss. We don’t know. Let’s see how the market receives this one. But the Bootleg Series is definitely winding down.”
The newest release is Fragments — Time Out of Mind Sessions 1996-1997, the 17th volume, which was released last week.
Fragments, debuted at five on the British chart, making it Dylan’s 42nd Top 10 album there. On possible future releases, the source said his early-Sixties days on the coffee house circuit is a possibility, along with Dylan’s 1978 Street Legal album and tour, and the sessions for 1989’s Oh Mercy.
In other Dylan news, Variety has reported that Woody Harrelson, Olivia Coleman and Chloe Bailey have all been cast in the movie adaptation of the Dylan Broadway musical, Girl From the North Country.
The moviel be written and directed by Conor McPherson, who also wrote the musical. Bob Dylan said, “To be associated with Conor is one of the highlights of my professional life.” He added, "It goes without saying the man is a genius for putting this thing together and I’m thrilled to be a part of the experience. My songs couldn’t be in better hands.”
The musical opened on Broadway back in March 2020 and closed last June.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]