Hmm... I'm not so sure if this is what ISIS actually stated.
What they said was this:
"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."
That, to me at least, seems to means that they couldn't get Allan Jones to go on record as having heard the album yet.
That is consistent with what he told me earlier in the month when he said he wouldn't say anything publicly about the album "until 'they' tell me that I can."
As it is, I think that it's funny that the word "leaked" has been used by ISIS with regards to my post - I didn't leak anything - I simply passed along what I had been told by Mr Jones to my fellow Dylan fans. Leaking something to me would be defined as posting something prior to its release - like streaming a bit of a song before the record was actually ready, etc.
Anyway, time will tell whether Mr Jones did hear the songs this month or whether the plans fell through but I don't think that we can definitively say, based on the ISIS update, that he hasn't heard the album already.
What is certain is that ISIS has some great information about the album which has got my excitement level quite high to be sure.
what exactly did mr jones disclose anyways? that there were going to be listening sessions? ' you must not talk about the album or the listening sessions for the album or about us telling not to talk about not talking the sessions we will self distruct in 10 sec'. im with you. isis knows but doesnt know you know what i mean? they were about to post but didnt for reason of security of state that are non existent.
news of the album has been all over the net, what would it matter that there are listening sessions. dont let these dylanist experts play with your head. they always like to make a mystery outta things. like they are sitting around with a box filled with sectet communiques from bob. they dont take kindly to being one upped.