Bob Dylan to Release 'Witmark' Rarities Set in October

Bob Dylan is set to release "The Witmark Demos," the ninth volume of his "Bootleg Series," Oct. 19 on Columbia Records. Recorded between 1962 and 1964, the 47-track collection includes early takes on classic songs "Blowin' in the Wind," "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "The Times They Are A-Changin'."

Fifteen songs were recorded exclusively for "The Bootleg Series Volume 9 - The Witmark Demos," including "Guess I'm Doing Fine," "Long Ago, Far Away" and "Ballad For a Friend." The collection, Dylan's first entry in the "Bootleg Series" since 2008, will also feature a deluxe booklet with rare photographs as well as liner notes courtesy of musical historian Colin Escott.

Along with "Witmark," Columbia/Legacy will release "Bob Dylan - The Original Mono Recordings," a box set of Dylan's first eight albums reproduced from their first-generation mono mixes, on Oct. 19. The set newly reproduces Dylan's albums, from his 1962 self-titled debut to 1967's "John Wesley Harding," from their first-generation mono mixes.

"The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006," Dylan's last release in the demo series, moved 163,000 units upon its 2008 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Here is the track list for "The Bootleg Series Volume 9 - The Witmark Demos":

Disc 1

Man On The Street (Fragment)
Hard Times In New York Town
Poor Boy Blues
Ballad For A Friend
Rambling, Gambling Willie
Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues
Standing On The Highway
Man On The Street
Blowin' In The Wind
Long Ago, Far Away
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Tomorrow Is A Long Time
The Death of Emmett Till
Let Me Die In My Footsteps
Ballad Of Hollis Brown
Quit Your Low Down Ways
Baby, I'm In The Mood For You
Bound To Lose, Bound To Win
All Over You
I'd Hate To Be You On That Dreadful Day
Long Time Gone
Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues
Masters Of War
Oxford Town

Disc 2

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Walkin' Down The Line
I Shall Be Free
Bob Dylan's Blues
Bob Dylan's Dream
Boots Of Spanish Leather
Walls of Red Wing
Girl From The North Country
Seven Curses
Hero Blues
Whatcha Gonna Do?
Gypsy Lou
Ain't Gonna Grieve
John Brown
Only A Hobo
When The Ship Comes In
The Times They Are A-Changin'
Paths Of Victory
Guess I'm Doing Fine
Baby Let Me Follow You Down
Mama, You Been On My Mind
Mr. Tambourine Man
I'll Keep It With Mine