... and it's a good thing, too! Fielding had plenty of other assignments going for which he was well-paid. But he was the wrong composer for Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid so it's a good thing Dylan took on the job.
A very welcome and much wanted collection. Entire books have been written about The Basement Tapes. For example, see Greil Marcus' Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes revised and reprinted as The Old, Weird America: The World of Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes among others. He'll have to revise it again now. All the black market bootlegs of these tapes came down in price today, from $400 to $100 and less.