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New Bob Dylan album, Tempest, set for September release

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012 file photo, Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles. The electric guitar that Bob Dylan plugged in at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 may be the most historic instrument in rock music, and it has sat mostly unnoticed in a New Jersey attic for most of the 47 years since. Dylan left it behind in an airplane and it was taken home by the pilot. The late pilot's daughter recently took it to PBS' "History Detectives," who authenticated the potentially fortune-making find in an episode that will air starting next Tuesday, July 17. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

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A new Bob Dylan studio album, Tempest, will be released on September 11th to mark the 50th anniversary of the folk singer-songwriter's debut album, Columbia Records said on Tuesday.

The album will feature 10 new and original songs and is the 35th studio set from Dylan, whose last album in 2009, Together Through Life, sold more than a million copies and debuted at No. 1 in both Britain and the United States.

The album comes during a period of critical acclaim and creativity for Dylan that has included four popular album releases, including Time Out Of Mind in 1997 that won a Grammy for album of the year and Modern Times, released in 2006, earning Dylan two more Grammys.

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The Minnesota-born Dylan, 71, this year received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for his profound impact on popular music and American culture.

His first album, Bob Dylan, which was released in March, 1962, initially did not sell well. His second album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, released in 1963, established him as a poetic writer of protest songs and a raw, original new voice.

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