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The Bootleg Series Vol. 16 (1980-1985) celebrates the creative period surrounding his albums Shot of Love, Infidels, and Empire Burlesque with previously unreleased outtakes, alternate takes, rehearsal recordings, live performances and more. The collection, available as a deluxe 5-disc box set, as well as 2-CD and 2-LP highlight packages, arrives September 17, 2021, via Sony’s Legacy Recordings.

The deluxe 5-CD edition of the album, presents 57 rare Dylan recordings, 54 of them previously unreleased in any format, from 1980-1985. The deluxe edition features a book with extensive liner notes written by Damien Love, previously unseen photos and more.
Springtime in New York: The Bootleg Series Vol. 16 (1980-1985) Deluxe Edition:
Disc 1 (1980-1981)

  1. Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) (Rehearsal)
  2. To Ramona (Rehearsal)
  3. Jesus Met the Woman at the Well (Rehearsal)
  4. Mary of the Wild Moor (Rehearsal)
  5. Need a Woman (Rehearsal)
  6. A Couple More Years (Rehearsal)
  7. Mystery Train (Shot of Love Outtake) Featuring Ringo Starr,
  8. This Night Won’t Last Forever (Rehearsal)
  9. We Just Disagree (Rehearsal)
  10. Let’s Keep It Between Us (Rehearsal)
  11. Sweet Caroline (Rehearsal)
  12. Fever (Rehearsal)
  13. Abraham, Martin and John (Rehearsal)
    (With a group of musicians including Fred Tackett (guitar), David Mansfield (mandolin), Willie Smith (keyboards), Tim Drummond (bass), Jim Keltner (drums) and background vocals by Clydie King, Carolyn Dennis, Gwen Evans, and Regina McCrary.

Disc 2

(Outtakes and alternate takes of recordings produced by Chuck Plotkin for Shot of Love)

  1. Angelina (Shot of Love Outtake)
  2. Price of Love (Shot of Love Outtake)
  3. I Wish It Would Rain (Shot of Love Outtake)
  4. Let It Be Me (International 7″ Single B-Side)
  5. Cold, Cold Heart (Shot of Love Outtake)
  6. Don’t Ever Take Yourself Away (Shot of Love Outtake)
  7. Fur Slippers (Shot of Love Outtake)
  8. Borrowed Time (Shot of Love Outtake)
  9. Is It Worth It? (Shot of Love Outtake)
  10. Lenny Bruce (Shot of Love Alternate Mix)
  11. Yes Sir, No Sir (Shot of Love Outtake)

Discs Three and Four are centered on the material Dylan wrote for Infidels, performed by the all-star band assembled for the album which featured Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), Alan Clark (keyboards), Robbie Shakespeare (bass) and Sly Dunbar (drums):

Disc 3

  1. Jokerman (Infidels Alternate Take)
  2. Blind Willie McTell (Take 5 – Infidels Outtake)
  3. Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight (Version 1) (Infidels Alternate Take)
  4. Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight (Version 2) (Infidels Alternate Take)
  5. Neighborhood Bully (Infidels Alternate Take)
  6. Someone’s Got a Hold of My Heart (Infidels Outtake)
  7. This Was My Love (Infidels Outtake)
  8. Too Late (Acoustic Version) (Infidels Outtake)
  9. Too Late (Band Version) (Infidels Outtake)
  10. Foot of Pride (Infidels Outtake)

Disc 4

  1. Clean Cut Kid (Infidels Outtake)
  2. Sweetheart Like You (Infidels Alternate Take)
  3. Baby What You Want Me To Do (Infidels Outtake)
  4. Tell Me (Infidels Outtake)
  5. Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground (Infidels Outtake)
  6. Julius and Ethel (Infidels Outtake)
  7. Green, Green Grass of Home (Infidels Outtake)
  8. Union Sundown (Infidels Outtake)
  9. Lord Protect My Child (Infidels Outtake)
  10. I and I (Infidels Alternate Take)
  11. Death is Not the End (Full Version) (Infidels Outtake)



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Ringo Starr’s Peace & Love Birthday on July 07, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California.


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Ringo Starr, has revealed the secret to “staying young” and maintaining high energy levels. Ringo commended his vegetarian diet for helping him stay “so young and active.” Ringo turns 81 today .

“I think staying active keeps you young,” Ringo said, adding that he works out with a trainer. But diet also plays a role; the drummer highlighted that he follows a vegetarian diet and includes broccoli “with every meal.”

Ringo revealed he went vegetarian after attending a bullfight in Spain. Since then, the musician has been admired for his graceful aging, many pointing out that he looks even younger than his son. Back in 2016, Ringo was said to be an “all-organic vegan,” though it is not clear whether he still sticks to a strictly plant-based diet. In an interview with the Daily Mail, he said that “eating carrots” was how he managed to keep young and healthy.

Ringo isn’t the only member of the iconic English rock band to choose plant-based foods over meat. Paul McCartney follows a vegan diet. Last year, he teamed up with his daughters Mary and Stella McCartney, as well as vegan actor Woody Harrelson, to create a short documentary that urges the public to ditch animal products for the good of the environment. Paul’s late wife and fellow Wings bandmate Linda McCartney, who wrote and published multiple vegetarian cookbooks, also founded the plant-based meat brand that shares her name. The vegetarian and vegan Linda McCartney food brand produces a range of meat-free sausages, meatballs, and burger patties.


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