Chrissie Hynde on The Pretender announces a new album on Bob Dylan lids. The record, appropriately titled Standing on the Door Step: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Bob Dylan, will be released on May 21 via BMG.
There are nine songs in total on the album, and Hynde recorded each during the coronavirus disease with help from his fellow Pretenders James Walbourne. According to the press release, the whole thing was done “almost by text message,” Walbourne recorded an idea on his phone, Hynde added his vocals in a response, and both passed their take on the producer. Chad Blake (U2, The Arctic Monkeys, Fiona Apple) to mix it all up.
Hynde was inspired to do Standing on the Door Step: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Bob Dylan a few weeks of lockdown when Walbourne sent him “Deadly Murder”, the 17 minute long folk epic that Dylan released in 2020. It’s Dylan’s latest song in eight years and earned the icon he most first Billboard Num. 1 place. “Listening to the song completely changed everything for me,” Hynde said in a statement. “I was removed from my emotional state that I used to be.”
“I remember where I was sitting the day Kennedy was shot – every reference to the song,” the Hate the Sold the singer continued. “No matter what Bob does, he still manages to get anywhere in the place to make you laugh because no matter what, he’s a comedian. He was always funny and always had something to say. I called James and said, ‘let’s do dylan covers’ and that’s how this thing started. ”
Along with the release of Hynde’s album Tomorrow is Too Long, a new film that captures the process of recording Dylan’s members. Directed by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, the film features specially screened exclusive performances of all nine songs. It will premiere at Sky Arts on Monday, May 24 – the day of Dylan’s 80th birthday.
Preliminary orders with Standing on the Door Step: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Bob Dylan continues today, including a special vinyl press. See cover art and tracklist below.
Standing on the Door Step: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Bob Dylan Artwork:
Standing on the Door Step: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Bob Dylan Tracklist:
01. In Summer
02. A Great Woman Today
03. Standing at the Door
04. Sweetheart like You
05. Blind Willie McTell
06. Love Minus Zero / No Limit
07. Don’t Separate Me Tonight
08. Tomorrow is a Long Time
09. Every grain of sand