Dylan's Management Orders Hush on Reissue Talk
Two of my favorite Dylan albums, Before the Flood and The Basement Tapes, were very quietly reissued last week by Sony Legacy. Normally, those label folks are quick to inundate writers with tons of promotional material. Not this time, though. So I asked a rep from Sony about the situation. And I was told that Dylan's management didn't want any talk of these reissues to dampen the reception of Together Through Life.
And the greatness of The Basement Tapes kind of goes without saying.
Either way, the word has been mixed on Together Through Life, and quashing talk on a couple of reissues seems kind of petty. Of course, Song Legacy also reissued two of Dylan's biggest clunkers: Dylan and the Dead and New Morning.
Now, those are a couple of albums not worth talking about...