All of the rumors are true. Bob Dylan has gone back to the Great American Songbook for a second time for his new album Fallen Angels.
The followup to 2015's Shadows in the Night, the new album features twelve classic American tunes written by some of music's most acclaimed and influential songwriters, showcasing Dylan's unique and much-lauded talents as a vocalist, arranger and bandleader. The Jack Frost-produced album is the 37th studio set from Dylan.
One of the album's recordings, Melancholy Mood, is available today on iTunes as an Instant Gratification track, and will also be released as part of a four-track 7" EP on April 16 as part of the nationwide Record Store Day.
Fallen Angels is now available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The album will also be available May 20 in a limited blue vinyl edition exclusively at Barnes and Noble.
On Fallen Angels, Dylan has chosen songs from a diverse array of writers such as Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn and Carolyn Leigh to record with his touring band. The album was recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood in 2015.
The artist's previous album of classic American songs, 2015's Shadows In The Night, reached the Top 10 in seventeen countries, including number 7 in the U.S., with number 1 debuts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden and Norway. The album also received worldwide critical acclaim, with The Telegraph's Neil McCormick giving the album five out of five stars and describing the work as "spooky, bittersweet, mesmerizingly moving" with "the best singing from Dylan in 25 years." Jon Pareles wrote in the New York Times, "Mr. Dylan presents yet another changed voice…a subdued, sustained tone….Shadows in the Night maintains its singular mood: lovesick, haunted, suspended between an inconsolable present and all the regrets of the past."
The track list:
- Young At Heart
- Maybe You'll Be There
- Polka Dots And Moonbeams
- All The Way
- All Or Nothing At All
- On A Little Street In Singapore
- It Had To Be You
- Melancholy Mood
- That Old Black Magic
- Come Rain Or Come Shine