Bob Dylan Reportedly Finished Recording New Album
Although no official statements have been released, Bob Dylan’s latest album is reportedly complete and scheduled to hit stores at some point during 2012.
ISIS broke the news and provided various details recording the release. First, the release – still untitled – will have 10 tracks covering 68 minutes. Out of those are a nine-minute and a 14-minute track about or called “Titanic.” ISIS wrote: “ISIS received information about a 14-minute Titanic song before this rumor was carried on the Internet. It is, however, our policy not to publish such rumors until we get some form of independent confirmation. This has now been forthcoming.”
Additionally, other sources have discussed working on Dylan’s upcoming album. David Hidalgo mentioned playing accordion, guitar, and various Mexican instruments, including a tres, for the release, while Michael Gray, the writer of The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, confirmed the Titanic-themed track.
According to ISIS, Dylan’s touring band had been in the studio late in February, but recording sessions started in January at Groove Masters, a facility owned by Jackson Browne.
Along with reports of studio activity, others in the media have heard or are scheduled to listen to Dylan’s upcoming studio album. Uncut’s Alan Jones apparently heard the album earlier in May, while staff at Sony have already listened to material.
Recording his 35th studio album aside, the artist born Robert Zimmerman is set to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on May 29. Dylan is one of 13 individuals to receive this award in 2012. Additionally, he recently wrapped up a tour of central and South America and is headed over to Europe for the spring and summer.
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