Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 Image
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  • Summary: The latest collection of unreleased and rare songs recorded between 1989 and 2006.
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  1. 100
    Tell Tale Signs is awash with evidence of his staggering mercuriality, his evident determination even in the studio to repeat himself as little as possible, re-takes not merely the occasion for refinement, the honing of a song into static finality, but serial re-imaginings.
  2. As Dylan's official bootlegs go, this is one of the series' best.
  3. Tell Tale Signs makes plain that Dylan knows the caprices of the world he lives in, now more than ever.
  4. With a musician as important as Bob Dylan, our appetite for fresh material and new insights is as deep as the artist's song trove, and Tell Tale Signs, the eighth installment of the songwriter's Bootleg Series, is a feast for casual fans and Dylanologists alike.
  5. 80
    The eighth volume of the erractic and fancinating Bootleg Series, exhumes his unreleased music. [Nov 2008, p.80]
  6. Not everything is perfect here, the five live cuts, in particular, not particularly inspired choices. But you could lose yourself in these recordings.
  7. Nothing here is essential, but there will always be enough completeist to warrent airing of Dylan's old laundry. [Nov 2008, p.127]

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