The cantankerous old bard, bastardizing bluesman, sage troubadour, now 74, has announced the title of his forthcoming LP. Fallen Angels will be Dylan's 37th studio album and follow the 2015 release of Sinatra-inspired standards, Shadows in the Night, which found the septuagenarian trying his cracking, palsy rasp on Tin Pan Alley classics, to great effect.
The release of the album was announced as an understated aside in the notes to Dylan and his band's upcoming tour of Japan and the U.S. with Mavis Staples. Unfortunately, so far Dylan has no plans to play the Lone Star State. A real shame considering last time through SA many in attendance left the Majestic in disgust with the singer's evolution; preferring, as he always has, to rework his famous standards into new structures and melodies, as well as performing his more recent material, keeping the set fresh and inspiring. My lady and me didn't mind, happy to occupy their discarded places in the third row.
No release date has yet been set for Fallen Angels. Tour dates and tickets can be obtained through Dylan's site. Here's hoping for a jaunt down south from Bobby and the band.