/ 17 July 2012

Bob Dylan to release his 35th studio album

Bob Dylan.
Its eyebrow-raising pick of US rock legend Bob Dylan in 2016 was followed by a rape scandal close to its members that erupted in 2017 and tore the Academy apart, forcing it to postpone the 2018 prize — a first in 70 years.

In a statement on Tuesday Columbia Records said Tempest – produced by Jack Frost, an alias that Dylan has used in the past – will feature 10 "new and original Bob Dylan songs".

Its release coincides with the 50th anniversary of Dylan's eponymous debut album, also on Columbia Records, which featured a number of American folk standards as well as two original compositions.

Dylan (71) has released four studio albums since 1997, most recently Together Through Life in 2009. He is currently on tour in France. Earlier this year, the singer received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, at the White House. – AFP