Bob Dylan 'Like a Rolling Stone' interactive music video coming
"Like a Rolling Stone" barreled on the music scene over four decades ago and only now will it be receiving its own music video. The video will premiere on Bob Dylan's website tomorrow, November 19th, in conjunction with the new 47-disc box set, The Complete Album Collection Volume 1, the Associated Press reports. But it's not your typical music video, it's "interactive." This means viewers will be able to flip through 16 different channels, each with a different host or actor lip-syncing lyrics to the song. It's reminiscent of television, but clearly this one sounds a little trippy. On one channel, you'll see vintage footage of Dylan himself.
The first official music video for this legendary song will no doubt feed more attention to the new box set, and vice versa. The collection is available for order on the Bob Dylan online store, including 35 studio albums, six live albums and an extra two CDs of "Side Tracks." This means previously released non-album singles, tracks from Biograph and other rare compilations and songs from movies. Fourteen albums were remastered for the release and Dylan (1973) will be on CD for the first time ever in North America.
In addition to the tunes, you get a hardcover book with notes on each album from author Clinton Heylin, introduction by Bill Flanagan. If you go for the limited edition harmonica-shaped USB stick, you'll get the digital format of the hardcover booklet, inside a "deluxe numbered box." (Along with all the music, in MP3 and FLAC lossless versions, of course.
Also on the official Bob Dylan website, you can currently hear some of "The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait," with songs from 1969-1971.
The legendary folk singer, artist and writer is currently touring in Scotland and England until the end of the month.