Bob Dylan launches 35th solo album

2012-07-17 19:14
Los Angeles - Bob Dylan has announced the release of his 35th solo album, empest .

The Blowin in the Wind singer's latest record - his first since 2009's Christmas In The Heart - will coincide with the 50th anniversary of his self-titled debut, released in 1962.

The album was produced by Jack Frost and is expected to include a 14-minute-long track about the tragic sinking of passenger ship The Titanic in 1912.

Earlier this year Los Lobos musician David Hidalgo - who has worked on a number of Bob's records - spoke of the musician's creativity in the studio.

He said: "It was a great experience. And different. Each (album) has been different, all completely different approaches.

"It's an amazing thing, how he keeps creativity. I don't see how he does it."

Commercially successful

David also said he introduced some Latin American instruments to the latest recording sessions, such as the Tres guitar, a stringed instrument popular in Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Bob's last four studio albums - Time Out of Mind, Love and Theft, Modern Times and Together Through Life - have been hailed as a creatively and commercially successful new era for the artist, gaining him a number of Grammy awards, among other accolades, and selling millions of copies.

The singer also keeps to the busy schedule of his Never Ending Tour, recently headlining nights at Hop Farm festival in the UK and Benicassim festival in Spain.

Comments

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-07-17 19:40

    Bob rules!

  • kenjaymay - 2012-07-17 19:54

    The greatest singer/songwriter ever!...can't wait to hear the new album!

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-07-18 09:23

    Critical and commercial success spanning 50 years! This illustrates that Dylan has not just been churning out fillers for the past 5 decades. He has been putting out quality material that has continues to inspire and influence. There is no singer/song writer that could claim to have made a greater contribution to pop music (bar McCartney, I suppose)

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