Tell Tale Signs contains unreleased recordings, studio demos, alternate takes and live tracks of material from 1989 to 2006 and was released in four versions. The main version is a two-disc CD set with 27 tracks and a 60-page booklet with an extensive essay and liner notes. The majority of the tracks come from recording sessions for Oh Mercy (1989), the Grammy Award-winning Time Out Of Mind (1997) and Modern Times (2006). There is also a one-CD version, a four-LP version and a deluxe edition that has a third CD with 12 more tracks and a 150-page hardcover book of Dylan's singles artwork.
The Legend of Hell's Gate takes viewers back to the really wild west, with maybe no good guys to be found in this Texas town.