Bob Dylan Announces 3-Album Set of American Standards
–Joe LundBob Dylan has revealed details regarding his first-ever triple album. Scheduled for release on March 31, the aptly titled Triplicate finds the Nobel laureate covering 30 standards from the Great American Songbook. Self-produced by Dylan, the material has been organized according to theme and collected on discs titled “Til the Sun Goes Down,” “Devil Dolls” and “Comin’ Home Late.” The collection consists mostly of pre-rock-era pop songs, and includes such classics as “As Time Goes By,” “Stormy Weather” and “The Best is Yet to Come.”
Triplicate is in many ways an extension of Dylan’s previous two albums. Released in 2015 and 2016, respectively, Shadows in the Night and Fallen Angels consisted wholly of songs from the Frank Sinatra catalog. The new collection will be Dylan’s first offering since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature last fall. A preview of Triplicate, in the form of Dylan’s country-flavored cover of Jimmy Van Heusen’s and Carl Sigman’s “I Could Have Told You,” is available on YouTube.