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"What Lanois heard that day were songs that focused on what Dylan called “the dread realities of life.”

“They had a lot in them,” Lanois says today. “They had regret and hope, beauty and optimism. A lot of life experience. They were so complex.”

- RollingStone
Sept 30,2017

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Episode 01
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The Making of
Time Out Of Mind

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Michael Hacker ^
Howard Sounes ^*
Mark Howard ^*
Alan Frasier ^
Episode 02
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The Songs of
Time Out Of Mind (Pt.1)

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Graley Herren ^*
Scott Warmuth ^*
Ray Padgett ^*
Larry Starr ^
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The Songs of
Time Out Of Mind (Pt.2)

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Michael Gray ^
Laura Tenschert ^
Jochen Markhorst ^
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The Songs of
Time Out Of Mind (Pt.3)

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Scott Bunn ^
Matthew Zuckerman ^
 
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Other Artists on
Time Out Of Mind

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Robyn Hitchcock ^
Wesley Stace ^*
Jeff Slate ^
Episode 06
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Life After
Time Out Of Mind

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Sean Latham
(Director of University of Tulsa Institute for Bob Dylan)
Jon Stewart (Author Dylan Marx Lennon God)
 
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E06: Life After Time Out Of Mind

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A Closer Look

The songs make the album, and we're joined by an amazing set of speakers to learn what these deep thinkers see inside the songs of Time Out Of Mind. Starting with venerable Dylan Critic Michael Gray, who will share both broad and specific observations on the record. Then we have four respected Dylan scholars who will each dive deep into one of these amazing tunes.

LIFE
AFTER
TIME
OUT
OF
MIND

Sean Latham

Director of The University of Tulsa Institute for Bob Dylan

Sean Latham is the Pauline McFarlin Walter Professor of English at the University of Tulsa where he serves as Director of the Institute for Bob Dylan Studies and the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities. He is the author or editor of ten books on modern literature, culture, and music including Am I a Snob?, The Art of Scandal, and the World of Bob Dylan. Currently, he’s developing a new project called Songs for Serial Killers.

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E01: The Making of TOOM

RECORDED: May 7, 2022
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Making Time Out Of Mind

Time Out Of Mind plays a pivotal role in Dylan's career, and this event will look at how it was made and released. We'll learn where Bob was when recording started and the unique process that created this much loved album.

THE
BEFORE
THE
DURING
THE
AFTER
OF
RECORDING

Michael Hacker

Podcaster: A Bob Dylan Primer

This long time Bob Dylan fan shares his memories of the years before Time Out Of Mind and what it was like in late '97 when TOOM appeared.

Mark Howard

Engineer, Time Out Of Mind

Let's ask the man who was there how TOOM came to sound that way, what takes we didn't hear, who made the key decisions, what happened in the room and what happened behind the scenes.

Alan Frasier

Publisher: Searching For A Gem

Every Dylan album means first rumors, then promo items, then official releases all over the world, singles, compilations, and more. Alan is *the* expert and he'll give us a tour of how this great album hit the streets.

Howard Sounes

Author: Down The Highway - The Life of Bob Dylan

Howard Sounes interviewed 250 of the most important people in Dylan's life for his book and it gave him a very interesting perspective particularly on the man Bob was in the early '90's and the impact the success of TOOM had on his career.

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E02: The Songs Part I

RECORDED:
June 11, 2022
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Why Do We Love Them So?

It's the songs on TOOM that we love, and so we'll take a fascinating and up-close look at them. First Graley Herren shares insights from his book on TOOM, then Scott Warmuth shows us some of the influences Bob was following, and Ray Padgett takes us behind the most famous TOOM songs as covered by others.

A LOOK
BEHIND
AND
INSIDE
THE
SONGS
OF
TOOM

Graley Herren

Author: Dreams and Dialogues in Dylan's Time Out Of Mind

Professor Herren's book goes deep into the possible meanings and motivations behind the songs on Time Out Of Mind. He'll present thoughts on how 'murder ballads' might play a role in explaining the unified message on this album.

Scott Warmuth

Independant Scholar

The work Scott has done in identifying influences and quotations in Dylan's work is legendary, and TOOM is a place where this approach to songwriting really emerged. He'll share many of the sources he's discovered.

Ray Padgett

Publisher: Flagging Down The Double E's

In Ray's book Cover Met he investigated how Adele came to famously cover 'To Make You Feel My Love' and he'll share this story of a song that stands out on TOOM for more reason than one.

Larry Starr

Author: Listening to Bob Dylan

As an emeritus professor of music history at the University of Washington, Larry brings a very different approach to his recent book on Dylan, and a look at what's unique about the musical side of these songs and their performances.

E03: The Songs Part II

Recorded:
July 16, 2022
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A Closer Look

The songs make the album, and we're joined by an amazing set of speakers to learn what these deep thinkers see inside the songs of Time Out Of Mind. Starting with venerable Dylan Critic Michael Gray, who will share both broad and specific observations on the record. Then we have four respected Dylan scholars who will each dive deep into one of these amazing tunes.

FURTHER
BEHIND
AND
INSIDE
THE
SONGS
OF
TOOM

Michael Gray

Author: Outtakes on Bob Dylan, The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia

Michael Gray pioneered the serious study of Dylan's work with Song & Dance Man: The Art of Bob Dylan in 1972, and first wrote about Time Out Of Mind in ISIS in June 1997. He'll share his thoughts and analysis on the album and it's songs.

Laura Tenschert

Dylan Scholar: Definitely Dylan

Laura is focusing on one of the TOOM pillars: Not Dark Yet, sharing her thoughts on this well-loved song and it's evolution from the early drafts exposed via the Dylan Archives to it's finished and then live performance presentations.

Jochen Markhorst

Author: Time Out Of Mind - Rising of The Old Master

Professor Markhorst shares from his amazing new TOOM books, with stories of how Cold Irons Bound sprang to live, and what seems to have been on Dylan's mind when he was writing it. We get insights into Dylan's process and those that he admires and respects.

E04: The Songs Part III

RECORDED:
August 6, 2022
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A Closer Look

The songs make the album, and we're joined by an amazing set of speakers to learn what these deep thinkers see inside the songs of Time Out Of Mind. Starting with venerable Dylan Critic Michael Gray, who will share both broad and specific observations on the record. Then we have four respected Dylan scholars who will each dive deep into one of these amazing tunes.

FURTHER
BEHIND
AND
INSIDE
THE
SONGS
OF
TOOM

Scott Bunn

Writer/Publisher: Recliner Notes

Scott will share his thoughts on the Time Out Of Mind favorite, Can't Wait and how Dylan and Lanois were able to leverage the blending together of sounds to capture the beauty inherent in this particular performance.

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Matthew Zuckerman

Freelance Dylan Writer

Matthew will share his thoughts and analysis on Dirt Road Blues, one of the traditional blues form songs on Time Out Of Mind, with the distinction of being the only song Bob has not performed live (except for at the M&A filming) since the album's release.

E05: Songwriter On Time Out Of Mind

RECORDED:
September 10, 2022
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What Do They Think?

We know that fans and the press love Time Out Of Mind, but how did working songwriters and musicians feel about the record when they first heard it? What do they think about the songs, and the production? How do they feel about it 25 years later? Any insights on old Bob? We'll find out from three working musicians and songwriters who happen to be bona-fide Dylan experts.

HOW
DO
THE
PRO'S
FEEL
ABOUT
TOOM?

Robyn Hitchcock

Performer/Songwriter

A seminal figure in music throughout his own 50 year career. - AllMusic Calls him “alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan”. He attended Dylan’s Isle of Wight concert as a boy, and has been paying close attention ever since. His latest album is called Shufflemania, and comes out in October on Tiny Ghost Records.

Jon Stewart

Performer/Songwriter/Author

A professor at BIMM Institute in Brighton, and the guitarist for both Sleeper and The Wedding Present, and author of Dylan, Lennon, Marx and God - in which he takes an approach of Dual Biography to specifically dive into both Bob Dylan and John Lennon in terms of their views on history, spirituality, and more.

Wesley Stace

Performer/Songwriter/Author

The fact that our next guest made over a dozen albums as John Wesley Harding gives some indication of how this great songwriter (and noted author) feels about Bob Dylan. He’s released over a dozen acclaimed albums, published four novels, and hosts the wonderful Cabinet of Wonders live shows. Wes wrote the liner notes for Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Review Box Set.

Jeff Slate

Performer/Songwriter/Writer

Jeff is a songwriter that many people have likely got to know over the last few years after wrote the liner notes for the Bootleg Series on Blood On The Tracks, and then become involved with The Bob Dylan Center - interviewing Roger McGuinn at the World of Bob Dylan Conference, doing a show at the Center's opening. He’s an accomplished performer, and regularly writes for Rolling Stone, The Wall St Journal, and others.

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