PRNewsFoto/Columbia RecordsBob Dylan's 35th studio album, Tempest, blows into stores on Tuesday, more than 50 years after the folk-rock legend released his self-titled debut. Produced by Dylan under his Jack Frost pseudonym, the 10-song collection already has been garnering plenty of critical acclaim, including from Rolling Stone magazine, which bestowed it with a perfect five stars.
Among Tempest's interesting tunes are the title track, a 13-plus-minute epic inspired by the Titanic tragedy that name-checks Leonardo DiCaprio; and "Roll On, John," which focuses on the ****** of John Lennon.
Tempest is available as a standard CD, a vinyl and a digital download. Deluxe packages featuring a booklet, a collectible poster and a signature Dylan harmonica also are being sold.
On Monday, special pop-up stores opened in New York City and Los Angeles that offered fans the opportunity to buy Tempest a day before its official release. A limited number of autographed copies of the album will be available at the kiosks, which also will sell other Dylan-related items. The stores will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time through Sunday.
Dylan will launch a new North American tour in support of the album on October 5 in Winnipeg, Canada. The trek, which features ex-Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler as an opening act, is scheduled through a November 21 show in Brooklyn, New York.
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