NEW YORK (AP) -- Bob Dylan's new album, "Modern Times," to be released August 29, features 10 original songs recorded by the singer-songwriter and his touring band.
Song titles include "Thunder on the Mountain," "Spirit on the Water," "Workingman's Blues" and "When the Deal Goes Down." Dylan plays keyboard, guitar and harmonica on the album, and sings the vocals.
In a statement Monday, Columbia Records Chairman Steve Barnett characterized "Modern Times" as the third in a trilogy that includes 1997's "Time Out of Mind" and 2001's "Love and Theft." Both albums were Grammy winners.
If you think Dylan hasen't gone back to his roots in LOVE AND THEFT, well then the title escapes you and maybe you'll want to give it a listen again. He goes back to Robert Johnson, Billy Holiday, (folk, jazz, and blues). The history on that albumn is endless. that being said, what makes dylan the artist that he is, is his ability to make his roots and history, uniquely modern and new. Its what dylan has always done, with or without a band behind him or a harmonica in his hand. From blonde on blonde, highway 61, bringing it all back home, to love and theft, Dylan has historically always been in MODERN TIMES.