A couple September 11s back, Bob Dylan released a little album called Love And Theft? Maybe you've heard of it? It only made every year-end list back in 2001 and Rolling Stone's troubled but still esteemed list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. No big deal, right? This September 11, Dylan will attempt to recapture a little bit more of that post-Time Out Of Mind glory… or at least scrub away all those shudder-inducing memories of Christmas In The Heart… with Tempest, his 35th studio album to date. Yeah, whoa.
Details are still pretty scarce, but according to the official press release, the new album was entirely self-produced (under Dylan's conspicuous pseudonym Jack Frost) and will feature 10 new original songs. It may or may not feature a 14-minute song about the Titanic (see above). Also, The Tempest was, as I'm sure you all remember, William Shakespeare's final play. Read into that what you will.
Rumors are already swirling that Dylan will be announcing a slew of fall concert dates to coincide with the Tempest street date. Be sure to keep your ear to the proverbial ground for those. In the meantime, though, what do guys hope/expect to hear on Dylan's latest album? Besides, you know, a definite lack of inadvertently creepy holiday tunes? Get the conversation started in our comments section below.