Bob Dylan Bootleg Series iOS app now available

Explore “Another Self Portrait” with the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series app for iOS, featuring over 500 pieces of content, including histories, exclusive video interviews, and photo galleries to accompany 36 rare tracks from The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 – Another Self Portrait (1969 – 1971).

Major features of the app include visual timelines by track, in-depth biographies, galleries of rare, unreleased and behind-the-scenes photos, exclusive video interviews, Dylan’s musical influences and interactive lyrics and track details.

Built using a new album app format, which brings together rich and engaging multimedia content on iOS devices, the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series app transforms each song into a must-have digital music companion for new and old fans alike.

The Bob Dylan Bootleg Series app comes with one pre-loaded song and is available for free download in the iTunes Store.  You can unlock all 36 tracks plus the live Isle of Wight performance inside the app by adding your copy of “Another Self Portrait” to your iOS device.

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In other Dylan news, Dylan unveiled the Bob Dylan–“Like A Rolling Stone” Interactive Video to coincide with The Complete Album Collection Volume 1which was recently released on Columbia/Legacy Recordings.

The special video showcases a patented technology platform, created by the digital media company Interlude, which allows viewers to play an active role in the story of the music video. The experience begins when users press play and have the ability to surf 16 different “TV channels” within the video in real-time. These channels are comprised of American TV formats in which, no matter what channel you are on, the hosts and actors are all lip-syncing the lyrics to “Like a Rolling Stone” as the song continues to play seamlessly. No two people will engage with the video in the same way twice. The full interactive video can also be experienced on iPhones and iPads and is easily shared across social media platforms.

A number of recognizable TV shows and talent can be spotted throughout the firm, and savvy viewers will no doubt make connections between some of these appearances and the song’s lyrics, as well as to certain moments from throughout Bob Dylan’s 50-plus years as a worldwide cultural figure.

With its cutting-edge interactive video technology, Interlude (repeat winner of Most Innovative Video at the MTV O Music Awards) partnered with award-winning content creator Pulse Films (LCD Soundsystem’s “Shut Up and Play the Hits” and Blur’s “No Distance Left to Run”) and Walter Pictures (Best Music Video Award winner by Time Magazine, Pitchfork, and MTV Woodie Awards) to make an extraordinary first official video for Dylan’s seminal song.

The Complete Album Collection Volume 1 is a 47 CD boxed set contains 35 studio titles (including the first-ever North American release of 1973’s Dylan album on CD); six live albums; the two CD Side Tracks, which compiles in one set previously released non-album singles, tracks from the original Biograph boxed-set and other compilations; a deluxe-bound hardcover book featuring new album-by-album liner notes from famed author Clinton Heylin and a new introduction by noted journalist and television personality Bill Flanagan.

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Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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