Dylan Release Date Officially Confirmed

 

 

By Fred Mills

 

A couple of weeks ago we tipped you to the tantalizing news that a new Dylan album would be released in late April. At the time, only the
proverbial “sources” were talking about it, although Rolling Stone’s David
Fricke had apparently heard some of the new tracks.

 

Now comes the word from the Dylan camp: Together Through Life, produced by Dylan under his nom du rawk Jack Frost, will arrive in
stores on April 28 on Columbia.
Here’s the official press release announcing it:

 

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NEW BOB DYLAN
ALBUM TO BE RELEASED APRIL 28

MARKS ARTIST’S
FIRST NEW STUDIO RECORDINGS SINCE 2006

 

 

 

     Columbia Records
announced today that Bob Dylan’s new studio album will be released on
April 28.  Together Though Life, produced by Jack Frost, was
recorded late last year, prompted by the composition of a new song, “Life Is
Hard,” which was written for a forthcoming film by French director Oliver Dahan
(La Vie En Rose).

 

 

     The new
album will be the 46th release from Bob Dylan, and follows 2006’s
Platinum album Modern Times, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top
200 and reached the top of the charts in seven additional countries and the Top
5 in 22 countries around the world.

 

 

     Bob
Dylan’s three 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. 
His most recent studio work, Modern Times, became one of his biggest
albums worldwide, selling more than 2.5 million copies and earning Dylan two
more Grammys.

 

 

     Those
three studio albums fell within a ten-year creative span that also included an
Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning tune, “Things Have Changed,” from the film Wonder
Boys
, in 2001, a worldwide best selling memoir, Chronicles, which
spent 19 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, in 2004, a Martin
Scorsese-directed documentary, No Direction Home, in 2005, and several
volumes of the best-selling Bootleg Series, which culminated in last
year’s highly-acclaimed Tell Tale Signs.

 

 

     Dylan 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 Kennedy Center Honors in
1997, the French Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in 1990, Sweden’s Polar Music Award in 2000
and numerous other awards and accolades.

 

 

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