Bob Dylan is marking 50 years as a recording artist in the best way imaginable, by releasing an album of all-new original songs. Columbia Records announced Tuesday that Dylan's album, "Tempest," featuring ten tracks from the songwriting icon, will be available Sept. 11.
It's his 35th studio album and comes a half-century after he released his self-titled debut. "Tempest," produced by Dylan under the pseudonym Jack Frost, is available for pre-order.
Dylan, 71, has been on a winning streak with his recording career since the career-rejuvenating release of the platinum-selling "Time Out of Mind" in 1997. Since then, two of his albums have topped the Billboard 200, "Modern Times," in 2006, and "Together Through Life," in 2009, and he has earned six Grammy Awards in that span.
In May, Dylan was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. President Barack Obama lauded the artist in a White House ceremony.
"There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music," Obama said. "All these years later, he's still chasing that sound, still searching for a little bit of truth. And I have to say that I am a really big fan."
Dylan will be on tour right up until the release of "Tempest." Currently in Europe, he will make his way to North America in August and tour until Sept. 9 when he wraps up in Hershey, Pa.
"Tempest" tracklisting (according to iTunes ):
1. Duquesne Whistle
2. Soon After Midnight
3. Narrow Way
4. Long and Wasted Years
5. Pay In Blood
6. Scarlet Town
7. Early Roman Kings
8. Tin Angel
10. Roll On John
BOB DYLAN ! OMG.. If he doesn't come to my town, i will go to him. He changed my life in such a way
that words can't describe it. He opened my eyes and my mind, to the truth as i saw it. His songs were my life, i just didn't know it at the time. Most things started to make sense, And as i kept listenng to album after album, things made more and more sense. I stopped waiting for things and started making things happen. It has been a great ride and i don't want it to end. It has been the one thing i could count on. Everyone should have something that they can call thier own. I doesn't have to be big or expensive, it just has to be theirs. And i have that. I will never tell anyone what it is unless it could help them. I want to save it for family. That is what i've been able to have by sitting silent, watching, and learning. That is priceless. But don't think that, that is my one thing i can count one, it's just the direction i travel. I wish the very best for Bob Dylan, I think he is so gifted, i would love to pick his brain. But knowing what i know about him, he like his privacy. And so that is what i wish for him. And of course peace and happiness.