Out today (June 19th) is Bob Dylan's 39th studio set, album, Rough And Rowdy Ways. Back in May, Dylan dropped “False Prophet” from the set, which followed his two recent tracks, the 17-minute, “Murder Most Foul” and “I Contain Multitudes.” The CD version of the album features “Murder Most Foul” on a separate disc.
The album's first single, the nearly 17-minute track, “Murder Most Foul,” debuted at Number One on Billboard's Rock Digital Song Sales chart. The track also hit Number Five on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart.
During a chat a while back with CBS' 60 Minutes, Dylan was asked why he continues to write, record, and tour: “Well, it goes back to that destiny thing. Y'know, I made a bargain with it, y'know, a long time ago, to get where I am now. I'm holdin' up my end.”
During Martin Scorsese's 2005 Grammy Award-winning documentary, No Direction Home, Dylan touched upon starting his long journey from his humble beginnings in Hibbing, Minnesota: “I had ambitions to set out and find, like, an odyssey, goin' home somewhere. (And) set out to find this home that I, I'd left a while back and couldn't remember exactly where it was — but I was on my way there. And encountering what I encountered on the, on the way, was how I envisioned it all. I didn't really have any ambition at all.”
Bob Dylan's last album, 2017's triple-album set of standards, titled, Triplicate, peaked at Number 37 on the Billboard 200.