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New Dylan album on its way

Fans of Bob Dylan will rejoice at the news that their hero has a new studio album ready for release in September. It will be the folk-rock legend's 35th studio album and will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the start of his career as a recording artist.

The new album is called Tempest and will be released on September 20. Dylan produced the album himself under his studio pseudonym of Jack Frost. Dylan’s last release of new tracks came in 2009 with the Together Through Life album. It was closely followed by the frankly bizarre collection of festive songs Christmas In The Heart, with proceeds going to charity. March marked half a century since releasing his first record, the self-titled debut that came out in 1962.

Together Through Life reached number one in the album charts in the US and the UK. It was Dylan’s first UK chart-topper since 1970, the 39 year gap between number ones, hardly surprisingly, is a record.

Dylan has continued to tour extensively in recent years, on his Never-Ending Tour, and remains a major draw on the festival circuit. He headlined at the Benicassim Festival in Spain and played Hop Farm in the UK this summer. Dylan is expected to announce a UK tour for 2013, when he will reach his 72nd birthday.

Tempest will feature ten tracks, The tracklisting announced on his website is: Duquesne Whistle, Soon After Midnight, Narrow Way, Long and Wasted Years, Pay In Blood, Scarlet Town, Early Roman Kings, Tin Angel, Tempest and Roll On John.

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