The times they really are a-changin'.
The famously reclusive Bob Dylan (search) is getting a full coming-out party in the next month and a half, with a Martin Scorsese biopic, accompanying book and official release of a bootleg from a 1962 show.
Dylan began his public unmasking with last year's release of "Chronicles: Volume One," (search) a memoir.
Then the 64-year-old troubadour sat down for a full-length interview for "No Direction Home," (search) the Scorsese film set to air on public television's "American Masters" (search) series on Sept. 26 and 27.
Scorsese previously aimed his camera at Dylan for "The Last Waltz," the 1978 concert film which chronicled the "final" concert of The Band, at which Dylan, among others, performed.
This time around, the filmmaker concentrates on Dylan's early days in New York, from 1961, to his successes later in the decade.
The book, "The Bob Dylan Scrapbook: 1956-1966" (search) (Simon & Schuster, $45), includes rarely seen photos, a replica of Dylan's handwritten lyrics to "Blowin' in the Wind" on a small piece of looseleaf paper and unreleased lyrics to "It Ain't Me Babe."
The book also comes with an audio CD containing Dylan interviews from the early '60s and from the Scorsese film.
"This is a unique book for Dylan fans," says Robert Santelli, who wrote a 25,000-word essay for "Scrapbook," due out Sept 20.
"It's as if you're thumbing through a scrapbook Bob Dylan's mother kept, like something from a relative's closet."
For the book, Santelli spoke with Dylan, whom he calls "remarkably forthright and blunt. He has a tendency to set the record straight."
"He has a very clever and classy wit," Santelli adds.
The Dylan bootleg album, "Live at the Gaslight 1962," (search) is being released at Starbucks shops on Aug 30. It includes one of the earliest known recordings of "Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall."