Iconic musician Bob Dylan is set to release a new album in 2015, according to ‘official rumours’. Advance copies of Dylan’s latest box set The Basement Tapes Complete came with a flyer advertisement inserted into the artwork.

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Bob Dylan is reportedly releasing his 36th album Shadows In The Night early next year

The flyer stated in plain white text on a black background: ‘Bob Dylan – Shadows In The Night – New Album Coming 2015’. Keeping it simple yet cryptic, as always. No other details of the forthcoming album have been confirmed, but Shadows In The Night is widely believed to be an album of cover versions.

This is based on the current existence of a cover of Frank Sinatra’s 1945 hit ‘Full Moon and Empty Arms’ which Dylan posted back in May. A spokesman for Dylan stated at the time that “the track is definitely from a forthcoming album due later this year”. The date has clearly been put back a little, which frequently occurs in the music industry.

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The new record will be the 73 year old’s thirty sixth studio album, and his first since 2012’s Tempest. It will also be his first non-Christmas-related album of covers since 1993’s World Gone Wrong. His golden sixties period is widely regarded to be one of the most influential bodies of work in the history of recorded music.

At the moment, Dylan is back on the road on his famed ‘Never Ending Tour’. He’s playing multiple-night residencies at venues all across North America, and the current phase of the tour will end on December 3rd at the Beacon Theater in New York. Notoriously, Dylan very rarely plays any songs from his 1960s heyday, and increasingly now sticks to songs released since 1997’s Time Out of Mind, an album that saw him reinvent himself as an artist after spending the '80s and early '90s in the creative doldrums.

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