Time Out of Mind is a 1997 album by Bob Dylan, often heralded as his comeback album.
In early 1996, Dylan began writing a group of new songs and, in August-October that year, went into Teatro studio in Oxnard with Daniel Lanois, producer of Dylan’s 1989’s Oh Mercy, to record demos for a potential album.
Recording for Time Out of Mind took off in earnest in January 1997, when Dylan moved the sessions to Criteria Studio in Miami and the studio ensemble included a mix of all-star session players and members of Dylan’s touring band:
- Bucky Baxter (acoustic guitar, pedal steel)
- Duke Robillard (guitar, electric Gibson L-5)
Robert Britt (Martin acoustic, Fender Stratocaster)
- Cindy Cashdollar (slide guitar)
- Tony Garnier (bass guitar, upright bass)
- Augie Meyers (Vox organ combo, Hammond B3 organ, accordion)
- Jim Dickinson (keyboards, Wurlitzer electric piano, pump organ)
- Jim Keltner (drums)
- Brian Blade (drums)
- David Kemper (drums)
Time Out of Mind won the 1998 Grammy awards for Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Folk Album while “Cold Irons Bound” took home the trophy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.