Bob Dylan's eagerly anticipated new album will reportedly be in stores August 28 according to NME.
According to the NME story, the album will be entitled Modern Times and will be his first album of new music since 2001's 'Love & Theft'. The nearly five-year gap in releases is one of the longest in Dylan's career. Since 'Love & Theft,' three installments of his archival Bootleg Series have been released:
- The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975 – The Rolling Thunder Revue
- The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964 – Concert at Philharmonic Hall
- The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: No Direction Home – The Soundtrack
Security around Modern Times is tight and only a handful of journalists have been allowed to preview the album under the condition they must not disclose any details of the album. Naturally that has gone out the window and one source has suggested the album is similar in style to 'Love & Theft' while another has said there are at least three masterpieces on the disc.
No tracklisting has been released and the artist's site makes no mention of the upcoming disc. Dylan is currently on tour in Europe.