by Bob Dylan
Dylan's previous albums of classic American songs, 2016's 'Fallen Angels' and 2015's 'Shadows In The Night' received worldwide critical acclaim, with The Telegraph's Neil McCormick giving 'Fallen Angels' five out of five stars and describing the work as "spooky, bittersweet, mesmerizingly moving" with "the best singing from Dylan in 25 years." Jon Pareles wrote in the New York Times, "Mr. Dylan presents yet another changed voice...a subdued, sustained tone... 'Shadows in the Night' maintains its singular mood: lovesick, haunted, suspended between an inconsolable present and all the regrets of the past." Bob Dylan's seven previous studio albums have been universally hailed as among the best of his storied career, achieving new levels of commercial success and critical acclaim for the artist. The Platinum-selling 'Time Out Of Mind' from 1997 earned multiple Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year, while 'Love and Theft' continued Dylan's Platinum streak and earned several Grammy nominations and a statue for Best Contemporary Folk album. 'Modern Times,' released in 2006, became one of the artist's most popular albums, selling more than 2.5 million copies worldwide and earning Dylan two more Grammys. 'Together Through Life' became the artist's first album to debut at #1 in both the U.S. and the UK, as well as in five other countries, on its way to surpassing sales of one million copies. 'Tempest' received unanimous worldwide critical acclaim upon release and reached the Top 5 in 14 countries, while 'Shadows In The Night' was hailed by fans and critics for Dylan's singular interpretive artistry. In recent years, Bob Dylan was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor. He was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." He was also the recipient of the Officier de la Legion d'honneur in 2013, Sweden's Polar Music Award in 2000, Doctorates from the University of St. Andrews and Princeton University, as well as numerous other honors. Bob Dylan has sold more than 125 million records around the world.