Sometime early in September, another an advance copy of Time Out Of Mind appeared in the mail The album dominated by blues, with only four out of the 11 songs being ballads. The songs were brooding with a consistent theme of restlessness bordering on despair. Many people, not realizing when the album was recorded immediately confused Dylan's hospitalization with the album. The blues had always been a staple of Dylan's music starting with his first album, and Dylan always made his blues his own, minus the vocal affectations of many of his contemporaries. On Time Out Of Mind , there was a difference because unlike Dylan's earlier blues recordings, there was a conscious effort to get not only the sound, but the feel of the great blues records of the '50s.