Deal alert / Bob Dylan: Trouble No More 1979-82 Bootleg deluxe box set

The newly announced Bob Dylan ‘Bootleg Series’ 13 nine-disc box, Trouble No More, has dropped in price dramatically, in the UK.

The 8CD+DVD package which features 100 unreleased live and studio cuts from the1979-1982 era (when the albums Slow Train ComingSaved and Shot of Love were originally issued) is now just £121 on Amazon UK which is £30 cheaper than the official Dylan store and HMV. Vinyl box down to £58 too, incidentally.

Trouble No More / 8CD+DVD deluxe edition

Disc 1: Live
1. Slow Train (Nov. 16, 1979)
2. Gotta Serve Somebody (Nov. 15, 1979)
3. I Believe in You (May 16, 1980)
4. When You Gonna Wake Up? (July 9, 1981)
5. When He Returns (Dec. 5, 1979)
6. Man Gave Names to All the Animals (Jan. 16, 1980)
7. Precious Angel (Nov. 16, 1979)
8. Covenant Woman (Nov. 20, 1979)
9. Gonna Change My Way of Thinking (Jan. 31, 1980)
10. Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others) (Jan. 28, 1980)
11. Solid Rock (Nov. 27, 1979)
12. What Can I Do for You? (Nov. 27, 1979)
13. Saved (Jan. 12, 1980)
14. In the Garden (Jan. 27, 1980)

Disc 2: Live
1. Slow Train (June 29, 1981)
2. Ain’t Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody (Unreleased song – Apr. 24, 1980)
3. Gotta Serve Somebody (July 15, 1981)
4. Ain’t No Man Righteous, No Not One (Unreleased song – Nov. 16, 1979)
5. Saving Grace (Nov. 6, 1979)
6. Blessed Is the Name (Unreleased song – Nov. 20, 1979)
7. Solid Rock (Oct. 23, 1981)
8. Are You Ready? (Apr. 30, 1980)
9. Pressing On (Nov. 6, 1979)
10. Shot of Love (July 25, 1981)
11. Dead Man, Dead Man (June 21, 1981)
12. Watered-Down Love (June 12, 1981)
13. In the Summertime (Oct. 21, 1981)
14. The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar (Nov. 13, 1980)
15. Caribbean Wind (Nov. 12, 1980)
16. Every Grain of Sand (Nov. 21, 1981)

Disc 3: Rare and Unreleased
1. Slow Train (Soundcheck – Oct. 5, 1978)
2. Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others) (Soundcheck – Dec. 7, 1978)
3. Help Me Understand (Unreleased song – Oct. 5, 1978)
4. Gonna Change My Way of Thinking (Rehearsal – Oct. 2, 1979)
5. Gotta Serve Somebody (Outtake – May 4, 1979)
6. When He Returns (Outtake – May 4, 1979)
7. Ain’t No Man Righteous, No Not One (Unreleased song – May 1, 1979)
8. Trouble in Mind (Outtake – April 30, 1979)
9. Ye Shall Be Changed (Outtake – May 2, 1979)
10. Covenant Woman (Outtake –February 11, 1980)
11. Stand by Faith (Unreleased song – Sept. 26, 1979)
12. I Will Love Him (Unreleased song – Apr. 19, 1980)
13. Jesus Is the One (Unreleased song – Jul. 17, 1981)
14. City of Gold (Unreleased song – Nov. 22, 1980)
15. Thief on the Cross (Unreleased song – Nov. 10, 1981)
16. Pressing On (Outtake – Feb. 13, 1980)

Disc 4: Rare and Unreleased
1. Slow Train (Rehearsal – Oct. 2, 1979)
2. Gotta Serve Somebody (Rehearsal – Oct. 9, 1979)
3. Making a Liar Out of Me (Unreleased song – Sept. 26, 1980)
4. Yonder Comes Sin (Unreleased song – Oct. 1, 1980)
5. Radio Spot January 1980, Portland, OR show
6. Cover Down, Pray Through (Unreleased song – May 1, 1980)
7. Rise Again (Unreleased song – Oct. 16, 1980)
8. Ain’t Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody (Unreleased song – Dec. 2, 1980)
9. The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar (Outtake – May 1, 1981)
10. Caribbean Wind (Rehearsal – Sept. 23, 1980)
11. You Changed My Life (Outtake – April 23, 1981)
12. Shot of Love (Outtake – March 25, 1981)
13. Watered-Down Love (Outtake – May 15, 1981)
14. Dead Man, Dead Man (Outtake – April 24, 1981)
15. Every Grain of Sand (Rehearsal – Sept. 26, 1980)

Disc 5 – Live in Toronto 1980
1. Gotta Serve Somebody (April 18, 1980)
2. I Believe In You (April 18, 1980)
3. Covenant Woman (April 19, 1980)
4. When You Gonna Wake Up? (April 18, 1980)
5. When He Returns (April 20, 1980)
6. Ain’t Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody (Unreleased song – April 18, 1980)
7. Cover Down, Pray Through (Unreleased song – April 19, 1980)
8. Man Gave Names To All The Animals (April 19, 1980)
9. Precious Angel (April 19, 1980)

Disc 6 – Live in Toronto 1980
1. Slow Train (April 18, 1980)
2. Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others) (April 20, 1980)
3. Solid Rock (April 20, 1980)
4. Saving Grace (April 18, 1980)
5. What Can I Do For You? (April 19, 1980)
6. In The Garden (April 20, 1980)
7. Band Introductions (April 19, 1980)
8. Are You Ready? (April 19, 1980)
9. Pressing On (April 18, 1980)

Disc 7 – Live in Earl’s Court, London – June 27, 1981
1. Gotta Serve Somebody
2. I Believe In You
3. Like A Rolling Stone
4. Man Gave Names To All The Animals
5. Maggie’s Farm
6. I Don’t Believe You
7. Dead Man, Dead Man
8. Girl From The North Country
9. Ballad Of A Thin Man

Disc 8 – Live in Earl’s Court – London – June 27, 1981
1. Slow Train
2. Let’s Begin
3. Lenny Bruce
4. Mr. Tambourine Man
5. Solid Rock
6. Just Like A Woman
7. Watered-Down Love
8. Forever Young
9. When You Gonna Wake Up
10. In The Garden
11. Band Introductions
12. Blowin’ In The Wind
13. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
14. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Disc 9: Bonus DVD
Trouble No More – A Musical Film

Shot of Love
Cover Down, Pray Through
Jesus Met the Woman at the Well (Alternate version)
Ain’t Gonna Go to Hell for Anybody (Complete version)
Precious Angel (Complete version)
Slow Train (Complete version)



SuperDeluxeEdition.com helps fans around the world discover physical music and discuss releases. To keep the site free, SDE participates in various affiliate programs, including Amazon and earns from qualifying purchases.


Notify of
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Keri Preston

Good price on this from Amazon. es. It’s86.81 Euro. That’s £90.94 delivered to the Uk.

Phil Wilson

Paul, the tracker is showing £99.70 for Amazon UK, did it actually drop to that? I preordered at £121 and it is still showing that price, but I know they don’t always update it to the lowest price until despatch. Thanks

Steven Monson

I think it’s a bit of a ripoff to have to pay the $180 price to get the 2-disc show from San Diego. I wish they would release it separate even if just digital.

The Ragman

I think a lot of the 1966 tapes were digitised by Sony a long time ago whereas it sounds as though the 1979-81 exercise has been recent and time consuming. Clinton Heylin’s latest book “Trouble In Mind” was a 13 page appendix listing the rehearsals at Rundown Studios, album recording sessions and live gigs from 1978-81 pertinent to material included on Trouble No More – and Bootleg Series 13 is just the tip of the iceberg.

It is annoying to discover via Heylin’s book that the 1 take of “Trouble In Mind” included on Trouble No More is NOT the master take which was originally scheduled as track 2 on side 1 of Slow Train Coming before being relegated to a vinyl-only b-side never available on an official CD, but they have gone instead for an “earlier take of the song, featuring Dylan leading the way on piano and Knopfler barely to be heard features on Bootleg Series 13” (Heylin, 2017, footnote on page 50).

It does make you wonder why no room could be found across an 11 disc (if you pre-order through bobdylan.com) set for the master take of Trouble In Mind, and hopefully doesn’t set any precedent for multi-disc deluxe version of Blood On The Tracks, Desire or Infidels – imagine shelling out for those sets in the future to find that Bob and Sony had yet again chosen to ignore the versions of Tangled Up In Blue, Idiot Wind, Rita Mae, or Jokerman which were on the first running order / test pressing /b-sides while releasing outtakes which were never in the running for official release!

Let’s Keep It Between was rehearsed and demoed and played live fairly regularly and again is another strange omission from this deluxe version covering this fascinating and productive era.

Chris O'Callaghan

USD114.60 at importcds.com

Postage unknown but appreciably cheaper than Amazon.co.uk which had been the best quoted until now even VAT excl for overseas buyers


on amazon.it at:

EUR 115,82


Honestly, I think that Bob’s people are out of touch with reality!
I’ve ordered two King Crimson box sets for 110 pounds shipped to the U.S., then I’ll sell one and wait for this to go under $100 at least…
BTW, this is not even my favorite period in BD’s career…

Lee Realgone

That’s better, but it’s still a lot of money for several discs of ol’ Zimmy singing about Jebus.

The Ragman

If you have a prejudice against Zimmy “singing about Jesus” then no need to splash the cash but you will miss out on hearing some of his most inventive live shows over a 3 year period with one of his best touring bands. I have lots of sympathy with comments about the 2 disc compilation not having ANY studio material on it at all when there were some amazing songs recorded as 8-track demos with his touring band from 1979-81 (Heylin suggests way more originals and covers were recorded at Rundown from 1979-81 than were done with The Band during the Basement Tape sessions and with them being recorded on 8 track by an engineer and mixed to 2 track the sound quality is much better as well).

I think the price is alright to be fair – I ordered from the official site in the hope of getting the bonus double album from November 1979 – 10 Cds and 1 DVD for £160 including postage. I would not have wanted to go much further beyond that. The price for the 1965-6 live box set was amazing but the setlist barely varied. In the 1979-81 box you have 3 or 4 different tours (november 1979- February 1980 where the setlists hardly change; new songs introduced from April 1980 until the summer; a new tour with different material from November 1980, European Tour 1981, and a final North American tour finishing in November 1981, 3 sets of album sessions with outtakes and Shot Of Love in particular having many many studio outtakes ranging from instrumental scraps to the likes of Angelina, Carribbean Wind, Yonder Comes Sin, Need A Woman which were more substantial songs than some of those released in their place.


thing is it’s I like live recordings…but only 2 CDs of rare stuff and six of live…no way!!!


At £121 with no postage, it’s actually £39 cheaper than the official store (£149 + £11 postage).

That exclusive 2CD San Diego set had better be good!


I eventually got Vol 12 for about £55 which seemed reasonable.
this has a few more discs but doesn’t have the same historical fascination as Vol 12.
I think I’ll keep an eye on the price and hold out for £70 max


Yes, most of the Bootleg series boxes have, at some stage or other, dropped quite drastically in price. I still reckon this could go as low as £50 sometime post release.

Ollie Carlisle

Now it’s only very expensive instead of really expensive!

Strange to compare the price of this with the simply packaged 36 disc ’66 live collection. Can two books really cost so much more than 27 extra discs of music? I guess so but I know what I’d rather have more of.


It might be cheaper than the Bob Dylan official site price but does it also have the extra 2CD Live in San Diego 1979 bonus for pre-orders on that site?

Steven Monson

The Live in San Diego ’79 is only through bobdylan.com. Makes it hard for me to spring for the extra money when there is nothing new on the San Diego discs. They could’ve skipped adding in the 60’s stuff from the later gospel shows and added more unheard songs and live takes. I’m having a hard time dropping the cash through bobdylan.com.

David M

27 extra discs with the same songs on each, which is not really the same as 9 unique ones.

Ollie Carlisle

With 8 of the discs starting with one of two songs I’m not sure I’d call it unique but 1966 Bob will always be more marketable than Holy Bob. I wasn’t referring to the content – it’s all recorded stuff owned by the label which needs varying degrees of sonic tidying up so no great difference there. What I meant was it seems odd that the production cost of a big pile of cds would equate to less than two books.