Well, it’s all going off on Planet Bob.
As if the Mark Ronson re-mix of “Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)” and triple CD set that’s looming, plus Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There movie to follow, plus autumn dates across the US with Elvis Costello as special guest wasn’t quite enough to be going on with, there are now whispers that Dylan’s planning a new album in early 2008, and they are getting louder even as we speak.
From what I hear, anyway, Dylan’s booked studio time in January with Rick Rubin at the controls.
From his work alone with Johnny Cash, you’d think this wasn’t altogether bad news – and it probably isn’t.
More contestable perhaps is the news that Dylan and Rubin will be working alongside Garret “Jacknife” Lee, whose work as producer and re-mixer with U2, Green Day, Snow Patrol, Bloc Party and The Editors we all, er, love and admire.
Has anybody else heard anything at all about this?