Music: Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan's Christmas In The Heart To Be Released October 13

All Artist's Royalties to Benefit Millions in Need Through Feeding America and International Charities More Than 4 Million Meals To Be Provided During Holidays. Continue reading about the New Dylan CD "Christmas in the Heart."

The Bob Dylan Show Announces All-Star Roster for The 2009 Ballpark Tour

Bob Dylan has just announced an ambitious line-up for this year's summer concert tour. Along with fellow troubadour Willie Nelson, this summer The Bob Dylan Show will also feature John Mellencamp, marking just the second time in the past 24 years that these three performers have shared the concert stage.Since first embarking on a tour of minor league baseball parks in 2004, over a half-million fans have come together to spend a night under the stars.

With free admittance for children, these tours draw a multi-generational fan base rarely seen on the concert circuit, causing one reporter to describe it as, "more like a backyard party than a rock concert." The Boston Globe ranked the tour amongst "the most relaxed, enjoyable shows of the year. "You Can't Beat Fun At The Old Ballpark," came a headline from the Chicago Sun Times.

Besides performing over 100 concerts each year for the past 15 years, Bob Dylan drops into millions of households each week with his highly popular satellite radio program Theme Time Radio Hour.

In recent years, Bob Dylan has also received the big-screen treatment, courtesy of film director Martin Scorcese, with the critically acclaimed release of No Direction Home, the first feature-length film biography of Bob Dylan.

Prior to that, he spent over 20 weeks on the New York Times best seller list with the publication of Chronicles: Volume One, the first in a series of the artist's self-penned personal histories.

In between these high-water marks, Bob has earned multiple Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Kennedy Center Honor (the highest honor of artistic achievement given in the United States). As a recording artist, he continues to hit the long ball.

After debuting at #1 with his last record, Modern Times, Bob Dylan is about to release a brand new studio album on April 28 through Columbia Records. Entitled Together Through Life, it has already received 4-star reviews from MOJO, The London Telegraph and the New York Times.

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2009 Concert Schedule

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August 2009

8/4 Round Rock, TX at The Dell Diamond 5/16
8/5 Corpus Christi, TX at Whataburger Field 5/16
8/7 Grand Prairie, TX at QuikTrip Park 5/30
8/11 Glendale, AZ at Camelback Ranch 5/16
8/12 Las Vegas, NV at Cashman Field 5/30
8/14 Fresno, CA at Chukchansi Park 5/30
8/15 Stockton, CA at Banner Island Ballpark 5/30

July 2009

7/2 Sauget, IL at GCS Ballpark 5/2
7/4 South Bend, IN at Coveleski Stadium 5/2
7/8 Louisville, KY at Louisville Slugger Field 5/9
7/10 Dayton, OH at Fifth Third Field 5/2
7/11 Eastlake, OH at Classic Park 5/2
7/13 Washington, PA at Consol Energy Park 5/2
7/14 Allentown, PA at Coca-Cola Park 5/2
7/15 New Britain, CT at New Britain Stadium 5/9
7/19 Syracuse, NY at Alliance Bank Stadium 5/9
7/21 Pawtucket, RI at McCoy Stadium 5/9
7/23 Lakewood, NJ at FirstEnergy Park 5/2
7/24 Aberdeen, MD at Ripken Stadium 5/9
7/25 Norfolk, VA at Harbor Park 5/9
7/28 Durham, NC at Durham Bulls Athletic Park 5/9
7/29 Sevierville, TN at Smokies Park 5/16

Over the course of a career that has spanned more than 30 years, John Mellencamp, consummate songwriter and performer, has released 23 albums with worldwide sales of over 40 million units while amassing 22 Top 40 hit songs. In 2008, the same year he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Life Death Love and Freedom, was issued which Rolling Stone called "one of the most compelling albums of Mellencamp's career" and placed it among the top 5 albums of the year.

Mellencamp's ties to Willie Nelson date back to 1985, the year they joined forces to mount the first Farm Aid benefit concert that also featured a stellar set from Bob Dylan. Mellencamp and Bob Dylan have been friendly for the past 25 years. Besides rallying his friends each year to support Farm Aid, Willie Nelson is quite possibly the most prolific recording artist in any genre of music. In the past five years alone he's released no less than a dozen records, and when he's not in the studio recording new albums, he fills time writing books, acting in feature films and generally keeping a pace unimaginable for someone half his age. It's a wonder he even finds the time to tour.

All concert tickets are priced at $67.50 and most shows are general admission, allowing fans to grab a seat in the stands or find a place to watch from the field. Tickets will go on sale throughout the month of May (see attachment) and will be available at the local ballpark ticket office and affiliated ticket outlets. *Children 14 and under get in free with each adult ticket holder. Showtime is 5:30pm and gates open at 5:00. There is no baseball game on the day of the show. For more information about the tour and presale opportunities, visit www.bobdylan.com.

Source: Columbia Records
NEW YORK, April 24, 2009 /PRNewswire/ --

Definitive Bob Dylan Retrospective Set For Worldwide Released October 6, 2008

Extensive Liner Notes And Never-Before-Seen Photos Highlight Deluxe Edition

18-Song 'Best Of' Collection To Be Released Concurrently

Bob Dylan's Tell Tale Signs - the 8th instalment in the best-selling and critically lauded Bootleg Series which launched 1991 - will be released by Columbia Records on Monday, October 6, 2008.

A treasure-trove of 27 songs spanning two discs, Tell Tale Signs features previously unreleased recordings and alternate versions of tracks from sessions which generated some of Bob Dylan's most acclaimed and commercially successful albums from the last two decades, including Time Out Of Mind, Love And Theft, Modern Times and Oh Mercy.

July 29th marks the launch of a completely redesigned bobdylan.com as the ultimate platform for Bob Dylan fan interaction. The site encompasses music and images from every one of the artist's recordings, and enables fans to compare their personal journeys and geographies to that of Bob Dylan, who has traveled the world as a troubadour for more than 40 years. For a limited time, the site will also feature a free download of "Dreamin' Of You," one of Tell Tale Signs' many previously unreleased gems. "Dreamin' Of You" is a fully-produced recording from Dylan's 1997 sessions with producer Daniel Lanois, which spawned Time Out Of Mind, the 1998 Grammy Award-winning Album Of The Year.

The two-CD Tell Tale Signs will feature a booklet of rare photos, extensive liner notes by author Larry "Ratso" Sloman, and complete recording credits. A limited-edition deluxe three-CD package of Tell Tale Signs will also be released on October 6, featuring all of the elements of the two-disc set, plus an exclusive bonus disc of 12 additional rare and unreleased recordings and a hardcover book of Bob Dylan singles artwork spanning his entire career. The three-CD package will be presented in a specially-designed hardcover slipcase.

The collection will also be released in a limited-edition 4-LP set, pressed on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a 12" X 12" box, and including all of the elements of the two-CD set. Disc 1 of Tell Tale Signs will also be packaged in a stand-alone version, serving as a lower-priced introduction to The Bootleg Series for new fans.

Previously unreleased songs on Tell Tale Signs include "Red River Shore," "Dreamin' of You," and "Marchin' To The City" from the Time Out Of Mind sessions, plus "I Can't Escape From You," "Duncan & Brady," "Miss The Mississippi," and "32-20 Blues", Dylan's first ever release of a Robert Johnson song.

Tell Tale Signs also includes Bob Dylan recordings created for the motion picture soundtracks of "Lucky You" ("Huck's Tune"), "Gods & Generals" ("Cross The Green Mountain") and "North Country" (an alternate take of "Tell Ol' Bill").

Rounding out Tell Tale Signs is a selection of outstanding live performances, including "Girl From The Greenbriar Shore" from 1991; and a consummate rendering of "High Water (for Charley Patton)" from Niagara in 2003.

Bob Dylan is one of the world's most popular and acclaimed songwriters, musicians and performers, having sold more than 110 million albums and performed literally thousands of shows around the world in a career spanning five decades. His most recent studio album, Modern Times -- lauded by critics around the world and selling more than 2.5 million copies to date -- entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #1, as well as debuting within the Top Five in 21 other countries. His previous studio albums, Time Out Of Mind and "Love & Theft", have been among his most commercially successful and critically lauded, each having sold more than a million copies and earning Grammy nominations for Album Of The Year (Time Out Of Mind won that award in 1998).

In 2001, he received a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for best song from a motion picture for "Things Have Changed" from the movie Wonder Boys. Dylan's Chronicles - Volume I, his recent memoirs released in October, 2004, was a world-wide best seller, spending 19 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List. He was awarded a 'special citation' Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."

Bob Dylan remains one of the world's top touring artists, performing more than 100 concerts yearly around the globe.

"Tell Tale Signs" CD

A career-spanning, three-CD retrospective of Bob Dylan's music - DYLAN - will be released worldwide on October 1 by Columbia Records. This definitive Bob Dylan collection chronicles the artist's four decades of groundbreaking studio recordings, as well as his unparalleled influence on popular music and culture.

According to Sony BMG Commercial Music Group President John Ingrassia, "Each new generation eventually discovers what millions of people the world over have known for decades: That Bob Dylan is a singular artist whose songs and recordings represent the very best that music has to offer. This DYLAN set will provide a comprehensive introduction to an important body of work that continues to impact our culture and attract multitudes of new fans each year."

Song selection for this comprehensive set is still being determined, and will be greatly influenced by impassioned fan lobbying on website dylan07.com. This site -- which went live in February for fans to share thoughts on Bob Dylan's music, swap stories about first hearing the artist's songs and seeing him in concert, and more -- has been updated today with the DYLAN artwork, a promotional trailer for the album, as well as the ability for fans to vote on the DYLAN track listing.

Visitors to dylan07.com will also find details on a forthcoming online photo exhibit in which notable fans from the worlds of music, film, art and fashion will contribute images inspired by Bob Dylan. Fans will be able to contribute images as well, and a winner will be chosen by one of the celebrity photographers to receive a Sony Alpha digital camera and have his or her image included in the exhibit.

Two additional versions of DYLAN will be released simultaneously with the 3-CD set: A deluxe edition featuring the three disks in a cloth covered case, and accompanied by an extended booklet of classic and rare Dylan imagery plus 10 limited edition postcards highlighting pivotal moments of Bob's career; and the "Best Of" edition that will feature 18 songs on a single disk.

Bob Dylan is one of the world's most popular and acclaimed songwriters, musicians and performers, having sold more than 90 million albums and performed literally thousands of shows around the world in a career spanning five decades.

His most recent album, Modern Times - lauded by critics around the world and selling more than 2.5 million copies to date -- entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #1, as well as debuting within the Top Five in 21 other countries. His previous studio albums, Time Out Of Mind and Love & Theft, have been among his most commercially successful and critically lauded, each having sold more than a million copies and earning Grammy nominations for Album Of The Year (Time Out Of Mind won that award in 1998).

In 2001, he received a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Song from a Motion Picture for "Things Have Changed" from the movie Wonder Boys. Dylan's Chronicles - Volume I, his recent memoirs released in October 2004, was a world-wide best seller, spending 19 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 1982.

Bob Dylan remains one of the world's top touring artists, performing more than 100 concerts yearly around the globe.

Source: Columbia Records
NEW YORK, June 21, 2007 /PRNewswire/ --

Modern Times by Bob Dylan Listen to music samples

Amazon.com: At a time when the majority of those his age are drifting into retirement, 65-year-old Bob Dylan has put the capper on a three-record run that ranks with the best in his storied, 44-album career. Like Time Out of Mind and Love and Theft before it, Modern Times is a rootsy, blues-soaked pool of the purest form of Americana--skipping the progressive bells or whistles for an understated backing by his touring band. Dylan's voice, which cracks, rasps and moans from the pop singer's pulpit, hasn't been this rich and emotive since 1976's Desire. And while his lyrics prolong his steadfast allusions to a higher power and his own immortality, they are not without the Dylan mirth, as when he sings of tracking pop queen Alicia Keys from Hell's Kitchen to Tennessee in "Thunder on the Mountain," the album's opener, which teams with "Someday Baby" and "Rollin' and Tumblin'" (for which Dylan misguidedly claims writing credit) as the record's most fiery numbers. Still, it's the Dylan that tells of a slave-loving owner ("Nettie Moore"), brings New Orleans to the front burner ("The Levee's Gonna Break") and plays the part of an eloquent lounge singer ("Spirit on the Water," "When the Deal Goes Down" and "Beyond the Horizon") that makes Modern Times sound just like old times. --Scott Holter

• Original Release Date: August 29, 2006
• Number of Discs: 1
• Label: Sony

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