Bob Dylan has forsaken the usual modern methods of delivering a big announcement, he’s gone with a more traditional means of spreading news.
The singer-songwriter is to put out a new record in 2015 and he told his fans about the development on a flyer.
Dylan released his new six-disc box-set titled The Basement Tapes Complete this week. It’s a monster collection featuring 138 tracks, 30 of which were thought to have vanished.
The box-set includes all the known recordings from the 1967 sessions for his Basement Tapes album, which was later released in 1975. Dylan recorded with The Crackers in Woodstock, New York, in the aftermath of a motorcycle crash the year prior.
Tucked inside the Basement Tapes compilation was a flyer that confirmed his new album titled Shadows in the Night will be released in 2015.
Speculation about the new LP started when Dylan posted a cover of Frank Sinatra’s ‘Full Moon and Empty Arms’. A spokesperson for the singer told Rolling Stone “The track is definitely from a forthcoming album due later on this year.”
Rumours are now rife that the upcoming record will be a covers album, with fans guessing which artists Dylan will dare to cover.