New York (New York), USA – /PRNewswire/ – Bob Dylan’s first new
album in five years, Modern Times, will arrive in stores and online
August 29. The artist’s 44th album features 10 new Bob Dylan songs recorded this
winter with Dylan on keyboards, guitars, harmonica and vocals, accompanied by
his touring band.
Song titles on Modern Times include “Thunder On The Mountain,” “Spirit On
The Water,” “Workingman’s Blues,” and “When The Deal Goes Down.”
Columbia Records Chairman Steve Barnett stated, “A new Bob Dylan record
is an event. Bob is that rare artist whose music defies all trends and resonates
throughout all levels of our culture, and he continues to be as contemporary and
relevant as any artist in music. We’re approaching Modern Times as the third
release in an outstanding trilogy of recorded works — along with
Time Out of Mind and
Love and Theft. This is astaggering record by any standards, and is
a major priority for our company, worldwide.”
Bob Dylan is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed songwriters,
musicians and performers, having sold nearly 100 million albums and performed
literally thousands of shows around the world in a career spanning five decades.
His most recent studio albums,
Time Out of Mind and
Love and Theft have been among his most commercially successful and
critically lauded, each having sold more than a million copies in the U.S. and
earning Grammy nominations for Album Of The Year (Time
Out of Mind won that award in 1998).
He wrote and recorded “Things Have Changed” for the 2000 film
Wonder Boys, for which he received both the Academy Award and
Golden Globe. The first volume of his memoirs,
Chronicles, was one of the most acclaimed and best-selling
non-fiction works of 2004, and last year’s
Bob Dylan – No Direction Home film, directed by Martin Scorsese,
captivated audiences worldwide as it documented Dylan’s early career and rise to
fame. The film won a Peabody Award in 2006.
Bob Dylan’s weekly XM Satellite Radio show, Theme Time Radio Hour, debuted
in May and has quickly become one of that network’s most popular programs.