"We just got a sneak preview of his upcoming album, Modern Times, due out on August 29th. Times, which Dylan produced himself, mixes elements of 2001’s Love and Theft -– blues variations (think “Cry A While”) and whimsical ballads (think “Floater”) -– with the darker, swampier vibe of the Daniel Lanois-produced classics Time Out of Mind and Oh Mercy. Only Dylan’s current touring band plays on the new one: ringing in our ears was the bone-chilling vamp “Ain’t Talkin’”, which may be Dylan’s most powerful album-closing epic ever. Other song titles include “Thunder on the Mountain,” “Spirit on the Water,” “Workingman’s Blues,” “When the Deal Goes Down” and “Neddy Moore.” Before the release of Modern Times, Dylan will be doing another summer tour of minor league ballparks".
I dedicated exactly 30 years of my life to His Bobness, buying my first Dylan album 30 years ago these days, went on the road following him all the way from Dublin to Roma since 1984, writing at least two full books about him and an endless list of articles… and honestly his last 4 years of touring were some kind of embarassing routine to me. That guy have nothing else to give away, me think. But yes, is about songwriting we are talking here, not about live performances.
So the real question is: why I wasnt invited to the pre-listening?