Yesterday, Columbia Records announced that Bob Dylan will release his 35th album in September. The album, entitled Tempest, contains 10 new Dylan tunes. This follow-up to 2009’s Together Through Life also comes out in the 50th anniversary of his self-titled debut album. I don’t have many details yet although the disc was produced by one Jack Frost…hmm.
This announcement follows news of a couple other hall of famers with new records scheduled for the fall.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson has recorded a new album with Justin Townes Earle producing that Sugar Hill will put out on Oct. 9. Unfinished Business will be the 31st album from the 71-year-old legend and comes on the heels of her Jack White-produced 2011 comeback effort, The Party Ain’t Over – which it certainly ain’t for Ms. Wanda. The 10-tune disc includes a cover of the Guthrie/Bennett/Tweedy tune “California Stars” and a duet with Earle on “Am I Even A Memory.”
Another rock icon Van Morrison has a new album scheduled for an Oct. 2 release. I’m not sure what number album Born To Sing: No Play B is but it is well over 30. This one will be on Blue Note and was self-produced and recorded in Belfast, Northern Ireland.