Presumed covers album will be the singer's first release in three years
Bob Dylan is releasing his new album ‘Shadows In The Night’ in 2015, it has been announced.
The news was revealed in a flyer that was inserted into advance copies of Dylan’s new ‘Basement Tapes Complete’ boxset, which is out next week. A note in the box set simply read: “Bob Dylan, ‘Shadows in the Night’, New album coming in 2015.”
Rumours about the LP began to arise in May after Dylan posted a cover of Frank Sinatra’s 1945 hit ‘Full Moon And Empty Arms’ onto his website.
The 73-year-old’s forthcoming album was later confirmed by a spokesperson for the singer, who said: “The track is definitely from a forthcoming album due later on this year.” It has since been speculated that ‘Shadows In The Night’ will be an album of cover songs by Dylan.
‘Shadows in the Night’ will be Dylan’s 36th Studio recording and his first release 2012’s ‘Tempest’. Though other songs on the album are still unclear, Dylan began ending his live set this week with another Sinatra hit, ‘Stay With Me’.
The folk-singer, who is currently performing multiple nights at venues across north America, is to be honoured in a Gala next year after being chosen as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year.
Jack White, Neil Young, The Black Keys and other big-hitters are set to perform at the event which takes place in February.