BOB DYLAN: MODERN TIMES

BOB DYLAN TO RELEASE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS
MODERN TIMES ARRIVES IN STORES AND ONLINE AUGUST 29

Bob Dylan's first new album in five years, Modern Times, will arrive in stores and online August 29. The artist's 44th album features 10 new Bob Dylan songs recorded this winter with Dylan on keyboards, guitars, harmonica and vocals, accompanied by his touring band.

Song titles on Modern Times include "Thunder On The Mountain," "Spirit On The Water," "Workingman's Blues," and "When The Deal Goes Down."

Columbia Records Chairman Steve Barnett stated, "A new Bob Dylan record is an event. Bob is that rare artist whose music defies all trends and resonates throughout all levels of our culture, and he continues to be as contemporary and relevant as any artist in music. We're approaching Modern Times as the third release in an outstanding trilogy of recorded works – along with Time Out Of Mind and Love and Theft. This is a staggering record by any standards, and is a major priority for our company, worldwide."

Bob Dylan is one of the world's most popular and acclaimed songwriters, musicians and performers, having sold nearly 100 million albums and performed literally thousands of shows around the world in a career spanning five decades.

His most recent studio albums, Time Out Of Mind and Love & Theft have been among his most commercially successful and critically lauded, each having sold more than a million copies in the U.S. and earning Grammy nominations for Album Of The Year (Time Out Of Mind won that award in 1998).

He wrote and recorded "Things Have Changed" for the 2000 film Wonder Boys, for which he received both the Academy Award and Golden Globe. The first volume of his memoirs, Chronicles, was one of the most acclaimed and best-selling non-fiction works of 2004, and last year's No Direction Home film, directed by Martin Scorsese, captivated audiences worldwide as it documented Dylan's early career and rise to fame. The film won a Peabody Award in 2006.

[Published on: 7/25/06]

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Marc1971 starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/26/2006 01:00PM
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Marc1971

Great, great man...We owe so much to Dylan. Thank you, Bob!

TimCorcoran starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/26/2006 01:44PM
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TimCorcoran

With all that touring (The Never Ending Tour)that Bob does all year long, its kinda amazing he could take the time to record a CD! Congrates Bob and his Band, and thanks for the music!!!

JoeyTheFoot starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/26/2006 03:39PM
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JoeyTheFoot

I agree with both of you. Bob Dylan is one of our great living legends, and he has given so much to music. if it wasn't for Dylan who knows where music would be today. Can't wait to hear this album his touring band is the shit I've seen them 6 -8 times in the past couple years and have never been disappointed.

Indolic Wed 7/26/2006 04:39PM
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Indolic

Thanks Bob! We love you!

cocheese starstarstarstar Thu 7/27/2006 06:01AM
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cocheese

44th album, wow!

SJ1998 Thu 7/27/2006 09:00AM
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Is this all new original music. Is it me or do these song names seem a little Grateful Deadesque? Thunder on the Mountain, Workingman's Blues, When the Deal Goes Down?

I know Dylan and Jerry were friends so if it is a sort of tribute or something along this that would be cool.

ghilliesblunt starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/27/2006 10:54AM
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ghilliesblunt

i agree with sj, something about the title tracks do seem quite dead-esque...everyone should do themselves a favor and see dylan before he passes

koss starstarstarstarstar Wed 8/2/2006 01:36PM
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koss

Bob Dylan - the major influence for every band in this scene. He change the face of rock music and has written some of the greatest songs on the planet.

BabyFaye starstarstarstarstar Wed 8/2/2006 09:28PM
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BoB...WoW!! A New CD!! Thank you!! It has been a restless wait for this CD. Keep on bringing the music. Thank you BoB and your Band for the journey ahead. Looking forward to it.

mr2bits Tue 8/29/2006 10:07PM
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Bought it today. Good sound, Incredible Lyrics. Shortest track comes in at 4:55. In short, he found some time in the past 5 years to write some incredible songs.

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I like Modern Times. Has a good feeling to it. :)) peace ya'll