The latest volume of Bob Dylan’s long-running archival series, Springtime in New York: The Bootleg Series Vol. 16 (1980-1985) covers the period in which Dylan recorded the albums Shot of Love (the final LP in his so-called “Christian trilogy”), Infidels, and Empire Burlesque. While in a creatively fertile period as a songwriter and performer, Dylan was dealing – like everyone else – with the seismic changes that the 1980s brought in the sound of music itself, and this period reveals his coming to terms with new production techniques and the use of electronics. Springtime in New York will be available in various formats: a 5CD Deluxe Edition box set, unique 2CD and 2LP highlights collections, and a 4LP distillation available only through Third Man Records as part of that label’s ongoing Vault subscription series. The largest iteration, the 5CD box, features 54 previously unreleased outtakes, alternates, live performances, rehearsal tracks, and more. Three previously issued cuts round out the collection.