The 16th volume in Columbia/Legacy's highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series revisits an often-forgotten, rich vein in Dylan's vast and complex catalogue, shining fresh light on the provocative new musical directions Dylan was taking as a songwriter and a recording artist from 1980 through 1985. In the early 1980s, while the music industry was grappling with the arrival of new trends and technology, from MTV to compact discs to digital recording, Bob Dylan was writing and recording new songs for a new decade, creating an essential new chapter in his studio catalog. 'Springtime in New York (1980-1985)' celebrates the rich creative period surrounding Dylan's albums 'Shot of Love', 'Infidels', and 'Empire Burlesque' with previously unreleased outtakes, alternate takes, rehearsal recordings, live performances and more. This deluxe 5CD edition of the album presents 57 rare Bob Dylan recordings, 54 of them previously unreleased in any format, from 1980-1985. The previously released cuts include two 'Shot of Love' outtakes: 'Let It Be Me' (first released as B-side to 'Heart of Mine' International 7-inch single) and 'Don't Ever Take Yourself Away' (first released on 'Hawaii Five O: Original Songs from the Television Series'). A third previously released recording, 'Death Is Not the End' (an 'Infidels' outtake featuring Full Force) first appeared in an edited version on 'Down in the Groove'.