Listen to New Albums by Bob Dylan and Neil Young
You can listen to two of fall's biggest albums by classic-rock legends right now, more than a week before they're available. Bob Dylan's 'The Basement Tapes Complete' and Neil Young's 'Storytone' are both streaming over at NPR.
Dylan's six-disc 'Basement Tapes Complete,' the 11th volume in his acclaimed Bootleg Series, includes 138 tracks recorded by Dylan and the Band during sessions at their home near Woodstock, N.Y., in 1967.
A two-record set of tracks from the tapes was released in 1975, but that album included overdubs and some songs that weren't originally recorded in 1967. This upcoming collection, which comes out Nov. 4, features a complete document of the historic sessions. You can listen to a sampler from the box here.
Young's 'Storytone,' which also comes out on Nov. 4, marks the singer-songwriter's second album of 2014. Earlier in the year, he released 'A Letter Home,' a stripped-down collection of covers recorded on an old-school machine at Jack White's Nashville studio.
'Storytone' is a bit grander than that: Young recorded the album with a 92-piece orchestra and choir. You can listen to that album in full right now over here, along with an acoustic version of the record that's part of the deluxe edition.