Bob Dylan Another Self Portrait – The Bootleg Series Vol. 10
Bob Dylan: Another Self Portrait – The Bootleg Series Vol. 10
Nov. 1, 2013
While those two albums were met with critical pans and even outright hostility — “What is this shit?” ranted Rolling Stone editor and longtime Dylan observer Greil Marcus in his infamous original review of “Self Portrait” — the Bob Dylan Another Self Portrait release in 2013 fared a bit better.
“’Self Portrait’ and the country-folk assurance of its late-’70 follow-up, ‘New Morning,’ were actually part of a long, connected act of self-examination and re-ignition,” David Fricke wrote in his August 2013 Rolling Stone review. “Most of ‘Another Self Portrait’ comes from those sessions, highlighting Dylan’s breadth of drive at a time when many thought he had no direction forward.”
Marcus, in fact, contributed one of the essays included in the accompanying 160-page hardcover book; music journalist Michael Simmons wrote another. Both pieces take another look at the larger body of work the artist created during those three years, including the material Dylan chose not to release – until Another Self-Portrait – The Bootleg Series Vol. 10.
The package is rounded out with visual material, including re-imagined cover art painted by Dylan. In addition to the essays by Marcus and Simmons, the accompanying book also contains rarely seen photographs by John Cohen and Al Clayton, as well as posters, single sleeves, magazine covers and other rare ephemera from this era of Dylan’s career.
To order Another Self-Portrait – The Bootleg Series Vol. 10, check out the official project page on Bob Dylan’s website.