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Bob Dylan Announces New Album

Posted by - 10:24 AM on 07/18/12
Bob Dylan's new studio album, Tempest, will be released on September 11, 2012. The full press release is in the replies.

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10:25 AM on 07/18/12
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Columbia Records announced today that Bob Dylan’s new studio album, Tempest, will be released on September 11, 2012. Featuring ten new and original Bob Dylan songs, the release of Tempest coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the artist’s eponymous debut album, which was released by Columbia in 1962.

Tempest is available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon. The new album, produced by Jack Frost, is the 35thth studio set from Bob Dylan, and follows 2009’s worldwide best-seller, Together Through Life.

Bob Dylan’s four previous studio albums have been universally hailed as among the best of his storied career, achieving new levels of commercial success and critical acclaim for the artist. The Platinum-selling Time Out Of Mind from 1997 earned multiple Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year, while “Love and Theft” continued Dylan’s Platinum streak and earned several Grammy nominations and a statue for Best Contemporary Folk album.

Modern Times, released in 2006, became one of the artist’s most popular albums, selling more than 2.5 million copies worldwide and earning Dylan two more Grammys. Together Through Life became the artist’s first album to debut at #1 in both the U.S. and the UK, as well as in five other countries, on its way to surpassing sales of one million copies.

Those four releases fell within a 12-year creative span that also included the recording of an Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning composition, “Things Have Changed,” from the film Wonder Boys, in 2001; a worldwide best-selling memoir, Chronicles Vol. 1, which spent 19 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, in 2004, and a Martin Scorsese-directed documentary, No Direction Home, in 2005. Bob Dylan also released his first collection of holiday standards, Christmas In The Heart, in 2009, with all of the artist’s royalties from that album being donated to hunger charities around the world.

This year, Bob Dylan was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. He was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” He was also the recipient of the French Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in 1990, Sweden’s Polar Music Award in 2000 and several Doctorates including the University of St. Andrews and Princeton University as well as numerous other honors.

Tempest is available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon.

10:34 AM on 07/18/12
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10:38 AM on 07/18/12
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35th album. Christ.
10:43 AM on 07/18/12
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p.s. that album art...

that may be the statue from Justice For All just photo-shopped and then written over in MS Paint.
11:10 AM on 07/18/12
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I've heard rumors that he's losing his voice. Is this true?
11:34 AM on 07/18/12
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I love bob Dylan and while I'm sure the song writing will be stellar, is he voice gonna be listenable? It was fun to watch him perform at the Grammys with Mumford and avetts, but his voice was terrible
12:16 PM on 07/18/12
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I love this dude. Hope its good.
12:39 PM on 07/18/12
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Please be more like Modern Times and less like Together Through Life
01:02 PM on 07/18/12
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I've heard rumors that he's losing his voice. Is this true?

Yeah, it's a bit different from his early albums if you've heard him live in the last decade or so. I'd imagine it isn't much different from Together Through Life.

I really like how that cover looked like a rose until I noticed it was a statue. What a terrible font though.
01:25 PM on 07/18/12
her eyes were blue her hair was too
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yep, there's going to a standard CD, Deluxe CD (most likely no extra songs though- probably just bigger booklet), and Vinyl + CD combo. and digital of course.
01:40 PM on 07/18/12
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Awful artwork but still excited.
03:28 PM on 07/18/12
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Goddamn those shaky knees
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03:31 PM on 07/18/12
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Hell yes. The man is unstoppable!

Edit: Yeah, ew, the album art sucks.
03:50 PM on 07/18/12
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I will own this, and thoroughly enjoy it.

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