Bob Dylan Tempest on 180g 2LP + CD
Featuring ten new and original Bob Dylan songs, the release of 2012's Tempest coincided with the 50th Anniversary of the artist’s eponymous debut album, which was released by Columbia in 1962. The album, produced by Jack Frost, served as Dylan's 35th studio set overall, and followed-up 2009’s worldwide best-seller, Together Through Life. Tempest received unanimous worldwide critical acclaim upon release and reached the Top 5 in 14 countries.
Neil McCormick of The Telegraph wrote, "It is fantastic to be able to report that popular music's greatest troubadour is still as brilliant and bewildering as ever...This is an album I can't wait to hear again, the sound of a great artist approaching the twilight of his career with fearless creativity." Author and pop music critic Robert Hilburn wrote, "Dylan set the bar high for himself with the series of rich, engaging albums that began with Time Out of Mind, and he clears the hurdle again gloriously with Tempest. A stunning work." Michael Simmons of Mojo Online wrote, "Tempest is astonishing."
Dylan’s four previous studio albums were universally hailed as among the best of his storied career, achieving new levels of commercial success and critical acclaim. The Platinum-selling Time Out Of Mind from 1997 earned multiple Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year, while Love and Theft continued Dylan’s Platinum streak and earned several Grammy nominations and hardware for Best Contemporary Folk album.
Modern Times, released in 2006, became one of the artist’s most popular albums, selling more than 2.5 million copies worldwide and earning Dylan two more Grammys. Together Through Life became the artist’s first album to debut at #1 in both the U.S. and the UK, as well as in five other countries, on its way to surpassing sales of one million copies.
Those four releases fell within a 12-year creative span that also included the recording of an Oscar and Golden Globe-winning composition, “Things Have Changed,” from the film Wonder Boys, in 2001; a worldwide best-selling memoir, Chronicles Vol. 1, which spent 19 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, in 2004, and a Martin Scorsese-directed documentary, No Direction Home, in 2005. Dylan also released his first collection of holiday standards, Christmas In The Heart, in 2009, with all of the artist’s royalties from that album being donated to hunger charities around the world.
Bob Dylan Tempest Track Listing:
1. Duquesne Whistle
2. Soon After Midnight
3. Narrow Road
4. Long And Wasted Years
5. Pay In Blood
6. Scarlet Town
1. Early Roman Kings
2. Tin Angel
4. Roll On John