Not Dark Yet

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This article is about the Bob Dylan Song. For the book by David Walker, see Not Dark Yet: A personal history.
"Not Dark Yet"
Single by Bob Dylan
from the album Time Out of Mind
Released August 25, 1997
Format CD
Recorded January 1997
Genre Blues rock
Length 6:29
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Bob Dylan
Producer(s) Daniel Lanois
Bob Dylan singles chronology
"Dignity" (Live on MTV Unplugged)
"Not Dark Yet"
"Love Sick"
Time Out of Mind track listing
Music sample

"Not Dark Yet" is a song by Bob Dylan, released on his 1997 album Time Out of Mind and also as the first single on August 25, 1997. The song appears on the album The Passion of the Christ: Songs Inspired by The Passion of the Christ,[1] and also features on the Wonder Boys soundtrack. It is also played in the ending part of the documentary Why We Fight.


"Not Dark Yet" was covered by Robyn Hitchcock for his 2002 album of Dylan covers Robyn Sings, by Eric Clapton during his 2009 Ireland/UK tour and by the Silversun Pickups for the Chimes of Freedom compilation. Jimmy LaFave covered the song on his album Cimarron Manifesto; LaFave's version was used on the Showtime program Californication (Season 3, Episode 3).

Track listings[edit]

CD (COL 665443 2):

  1. "Not Dark Yet" - 6:29
  2. "Tombstone Blues" (Live) - 6:26
  3. "Ballad of a Thin Man" (Live) - 8:47
  4. "Boots of Spanish Leather" (Live) - 6:35

2-track CD (COL 665443 1):

  1. "Not Dark Yet" - 6:29
  2. "Tombstone Blues" (Live) - 6:26

Not Dark Yet: Dylan Alive Vol. 2 Japanese EP:[2]

  1. "Not Dark Yet"
  2. "Boots of Spanish Leather" (Live) - 6:34
  3. "Tears of Rage" (Live) - 7:20
  4. "Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)" (Live) - 4:39

References in popular culture[edit]


  • "Tombstone Blues" and "Ballad of a Thin Man" recorded live at the House of Blues, Atlanta, GA; August 4, 1996.
  • "Boots of Spanish Leather" recorded live at the House of Blues, Atlanta, GA; August 3, 1996.


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