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26 May 2012
Bob Dylan’s New Album: The Story So Far
Our sources indicated in late February that Bob Dylan had been into the studio with members of his tour band to record a new album. The sessions are reported to have begun in January 2012 at Groove Masters, a semi-private studio facility owned by musician Jackson Browne. The studio, on Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, is where Dylan recorded both “Together Through Life” and “Christmas In The Heart”. He is said to have spent up to two months working on the album.
Then, in March, David Hidalgo revealed to The Aspen Times that he had been involved with the recording of a New Dylan album and that whilst he had been brought in primarily to play accordion and guitar, he ended up adding Mexican instruments, including tres, to some tracks. Hidalgo said the recording sessions were nothing like the earlier ones he had done with Dylan. He had previously played accordion and guitar on “Together Through Life” and accordion, guitar, mandolin and violin on “Christmas In The Heart”.
Next, it was leaked on the Internet that Uncut’s Alan Jones would get to hear the album week commencing May 14. It’s not certain that any such a listening session actually took place.
Nevertheless, some individuals, on both sides of the Atlantic, are anticipating media listening session in the near future– the likes of Rolling Stone magazine and USA Today have been mentioned. Given the restrictions that apply, it is doubtful whether these events will yield any more information. Sony’s marketing people will have a plan and letting people like us know, people who actually buy the albums, would mean that they have little purpose in life.
Listening sessions for Sony staff in New York and London have already taken place but those attending are warned not to talk about the album.
ISIS received information about a 14-minute Titanic song before this rumour was carried on the Internet. It is, however, our policy not to publish such rumours until we get some form of independent confirmation. This has now been forthcoming.
Meanwhile, we have heard the album will contain 10 tracks and is 68 minutes long. The most likely release date is September, prior to the Grammy deadline and in the run-up to the holiday season. This fits a common pattern in the past. As well as the 14 minute song, there is believed to be another that is 9 minutes in length.
There are, as so often in these situations, unconfirmed stories. We are currently trying to check out a couple of these. Watch this space.
isis, post the information as soon as possible, dont let the blog get up on first. dont bother with niceties. throw it up on there. i beleive mr jones may know more than hes telling. his silence roars a thousand words.
dont let the unconfirmed nature of the stories hold you back let them fly.