In recent years, Bob Dylan has devoted much of his studio time to recording albums of standards — and on March 31, he’ll release Triplicate. It’s the next in line after his 2015 album Shadows in the Night and 2016’s Fallen Angels, both of which were also collections of standards.
A three-disc, 30-song collection of recordings of ‘classic American tunes,’ each disc on Triplicate comes individually titled and in its own thematically-arranged 10-song sequence. Pre-orders are up now on iTunes as well as Dylan’s official online store.
More, from Dylan’s announcement:
Triplicate showcases Dylan’s unique and much-lauded talents as a vocalist, arranger and bandleader on 30 compositions by some of music’s most lauded and influential songwriters. The Jack Frost-produced album is the 38th studio set from Bob Dylan and marks the first new music from the artist since Fallen Angels, which was released in early 2016.
For Triplicate, Dylan assembled his touring band in Hollywood’s Capitol studios to record hand-chosen songs from an array of American songwriters including Charles Strouse and Lee Adams (“Once Upon A Time”), Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler (“Stormy Weather”), Harold Hupfield (“As Time Goes By”) and Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh (“The Best Is Yet To Come”). The titles of the individual discs are ‘Til The Sun Goes Down, Devil Dolls and Comin’ Home Late.
Dylan, of course, requires no introduction. His name, legacy and lasting impact on the world is unrivaled — so much so that other living legends recalled their first time hearing him with awe in a recent feature on this website.
And here’s the track listing information in one easy-to-read graphic:
As well as a preview of the triple-album in the form of Dylan’s take on “I Could Have Told You”: