Bob Dylan has finalized the track list for his new album, “Modern Times,” due Aug. 29 via Columbia. Four of the 10 cuts push the six-minute mark, including the nearly eight-minute “Spirit on the Water” and the nearly nine-minute closer, “Ain’t Talkin’.”
As previously reported, “Modern Times” was recorded earlier this year with Dylan’s touring band of bassist Tony Garnier, drummer George G. Receli, guitarists Stu Kimball and Denny Freeman and multi-instrumentalist Donnie Herron.
The album will also be available in a special edition with a bonus DVD featuring four additional songs, details of which have yet to be announced. Dylan will support “Modern Times” with his third annual tour of minor league baseball stadiums, which gets underway Aug. 12 in Comstock Park, Mich.
Meanwhile, Dylan will be the subject of a star-studded tribute concert to be held Nov. 9 at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall. Such artists as Patti Smith, Phil Lesh, Cat Power, Philip Glass, Natalie Merchant and the Black Crowes’ Chris and Rich Robinson will each cover one of Dylan’s tunes at the event, proceeds from which will benefit the Music for Youth Foundation.
Other acts on the bill include Rosanne Cash, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Medeski Martin & Wood, Gov’t Mule and Al Kooper and the Funky Faculty.
Here is the track list for “Modern Times”:
“Thunder on the Mountain”
“Spirit on the Water”
“Rollin’ and Tumblin'”
“When the Deal Goes Down”
“Workingman’s Blues #2”
“Beyond the Horizon”
“The Levee’s Gonna Break”