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

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Posted on Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:20am
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The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979–1981 is a set of recordings from 1979 to 1981 by Bob Dylan, set to be released on Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings on November 3, 2017. It showcases the music Dylan wrote and performed during the so-called Christian period, covering the albums Slow Train Coming, Saved and Shot of Love.


    1-01Slow Train (Nov. 16, 1979)
    1-02Gotta Serve Somebody (Nov. 15, 1979)
    1-03I Believe In You (May 16, 1980)
    1-04When You Gonna Wake Up? (July 9, 1981)
    1-05When He Returns (Dec. 5, 1979)
    1-06Man Gave Names To All The Animals (Jan. 16, 1980)
    1-07Precious Angel (Nov. 16, 1979)
    1-08Covenant Woman (Nov. 20, 1979)
    1-09Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking (Jan. 31, 1980)
    1-10Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others) (Jan. 28, 1980)
    1-11Solid Rock (Nov. 27, 1979)
    1-12What Can I Do For You? (Nov. 27, 1979)
    1-13Saved (Jan. 12, 1980)
    1-14In The Garden (Jan. 27, 1980)
    2-01Slow Train (June 29, 1981)
    2-02Ain't Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody (Unreleased Song - Apr. 24, 1980)
    2-03Gotta Serve Somebody (July 15, 1981)
    2-04Ain't No Man Righteous, No Not One (Unreleased Song - Nov. 16, 1979)
    2-05Saving Grace (Nov. 6, 1979)
    2-06Blessed Is The Name (Unreleased Song - Nov. 20, 1979)
    2-07Solid Rock (Oct. 23, 1981)
    2-08Are You Ready? (Apr. 30, 1980)
    2-09Pressing On (Nov. 6, 1979)
    2-10Shot Of Love (July 25, 1981)
    2-11Dead Man, Dead Man (June 21, 1981)
    2-12Watered-Down Love (June 12, 1981)
    2-13In The Summertime (Oct. 21, 1981)
    2-14The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar (Nov. 13, 1980)
    2-15Caribbean Wind (Nov. 12, 1980)
    2-16Every Grain Of Sand (Nov. 21, 1981)


    In late 1978, Dylan became a Christian. He soon began to write Christian-themed and explicitly Christian songs, which appeared on Slow Train Coming, Saved, and portions of Shot of Love. These songs were as deeply personal and packed with poetics as any Dylan had ever written, but the force of conviction and power of faith evident in these performances baffled segments of Dylan’s fanbase (just as Dylan’s “going electric” had alienated folk purists in 1965).

    Trouble No More will consist mostly of live recordings from this era, plus unreleased session demos and outtakes from recording sessions for the three studio albums he recorded on this period: Slow Train Coming (1979), Saved (1980) and Shot of Love (1981).

    On September 20, 2017, the song "When You Gonna Wake Up (Oslo, Norway - July 9, 1981)" was published on Dylan's VEVO YouTube. It is the first single to the forecoming The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979–1981, set to be released on November 3, 2017, on an 8 CD Deluxe Edition.