2012年8月27日

NPR Song Premiere : Duquesne Whistle (Update)

2012年8月27日

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Song Premiere: Bob Dylan, 'Duquesne Whistle' (NPR)



Duquesne Whistle



Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing," Dylan importunes, the burr in his voice recalling none so much as Louis Armstrong. "Blowing like it's gonna sweep my world away." The verses, co-written with old friend Robert Hunter, are typically mysterious and playful. This could be the same train Dylan took with The Band in "Lo + Behold!": as in that song from The Basement Tapes, something strange, raucous and scary is happening. And like that older iron horse, this one runs through Pittsburgh and seems to be carrying a very attractive lady. Maybe it's on the rails to heartbreak or disaster, or a new industrial age. Or maybe the song's just a sly tribute to Earl "Fatha" Hines, the jazz great whose stride piano would have fit perfectly in this arrangement, and who was born in Duquesne in 1903.

Let the Dylanologists figure out what the song's "real" story may be. The real real story unfolds through its delicious rhythms and in that unshakeable whistle — and the loquacious vivaciousness of Dylan's voice. He and his crew really get the floorboards rocking. We still need saloon songs like this one.


(Quiet 42 second intro, then the volume increases):

Blowin’ like it’s gonna sweep my world away
I’m gonna stop in Carbondale and keep on going
That Duquesne train gonna ride me night and day
You say I’m a gambler, you say I’m a pimp, but I ain't neither one.
Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowin'
Sounds like it’s on a final run

Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowin'
Blowin’ like she never blown before
Blue light blinking, red light glowing
Blowin' like she's at my chamber door
You smilin' (smile in?) through the fence at me
Just like you’ve always smiled before
Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowin’
Blowin' like she ain't gonna blow no more

Can't you hear that Duquesne whistle blowin?
Blowin' like the sky's gonna blow apart
You’re the only thing alive that keeps me going
You’re like a time bomb in my heart
I can hear a sweet voice gently calling
Must be the mother of our Lord
Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowin'
Blowin’ like my woman’s on board

Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowin’
Blowin' like it’s gonna blow my blues away
You're a rascal I know exactly where you’re going
I’ll lead you there myself at the break of day
I wake up every morning with that woman in my bed
Everybody tellin’ me she’s gone to my head
Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowin’
Blowin’ like it’s gonna kill me dead

Can’t you hear that Duquesne whistle blowin’?
Blowin’ through another no-good town
The lights of my native land are glowin'
I wonder if they’ll know me next time ‘round
I wonder if that old oak tree’s still standin’
That old oak tree, the one we used to climb
Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowin'
Blowin’ like she’s blowin’ right on time

Listen to new Bob Dylan single, co-written with Robert Hunter (Bob Dylan Examiner)




9月11日(日本は9月26日発売)、アルバム・テンペストのワールドワイド発売に向けてのリリース・スケジュール。

8月27日、テンペストのオープニング・トラック「Duquesne Whistle」をNPRで世界初公開を行う。

二日後のおそらく8月29日、午前9時(GMT) ナッシュ・エドガートン(Nash Edgerton)監督のニュー・ヴィデオクリップ「Duquesne Whistle」をガーディアンで公開開始。
 
8月31日、listentobobdylan.comでモービル・デヴァイス向けにランダム・ストリーミングを行う。ストリーミングはウエブ・ベースのサウンドアプリ「Sound Graffiti」介して行う。また、ストリーミングが可能な国はアメリカ、オーストラリア、ベルギー、ブラジル、カナダ、フランス、ドイツ、オランダ、スウェーデン、イギリス。

 9月10日、テンペスト "pop-up" ストアがニューヨーク、ロサンゼルス、ロンドンで7日間オープンする。テンペストの他に限定商品やディランのサイン入りの物なども同時に販売される。

テンペスト・ストアは11日のオフィシャル・リリースに先立ち10日の午後4時~8時までの間、アルバムを先行販売する。その後は16日まで午前11時から午後8時まで営業となる。

各店舗:
819ワシントンストリート、ニューヨーク、NY 10014
(819 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014)

7763メルローズアベニュー、ロサンゼルス、CA 90046
(7763 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046)

47ビーク?ストリート、ロンドン、W1F 9SE
(47 Beak Street, London, W1F 9SE)

また9月7日からベルリンの有名なDussmann storeで特別なプロモーションも予定されている。





Press Release
Highly Anticipated Release Of Bob Dylan's Tempest Album To Be Celebrated By Numerous Fan Events Around The World


World Premiere of "Duquesne Whistle" Single And Video, Sound Graffiti and Pop-Up Stores Highlight Exciting Array Of Worldwide Events Marking Release Of Forthcoming Album


NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2012 -- Leading up to the highly anticipated worldwide release of Bob Dylan's 35th studio album, Tempest, Columbia Records is announcing an international lineup of events that will enable fans to experience the album in advance of its September 11 release date and celebrate with their fellow Bob Dylan enthusiasts around the globe.


On Monday, August 27, the opening track from Tempest, "Duquesne Whistle" will have its world premiere on NPR Online (NPR.org/music). The song was recently described by the Los Angeles Times as, "the folky sound of old-time country blues guitar licks quietly unfurling before the full band explodes into a driving big-beat rhythm as rollicking as the train ride the song explores."

Two days later, at 9 a.m. GMT (4 a.m. EDT), the brand new video for "Duquesne Whistle," featuring Bob Dylan, will have its world premiere on the website of The Guardian (guardiannews.com). The video was directed by Nash Edgerton, who also directed the clip for "Beyond Here Lies Nothing" from Dylan's 2009 release, Together Through Life.

On Friday, August 31, fans who visit listentobobdylan.com will find a map of locations in the U.S. and nine other countries where selected songs from Tempest will be streamed to mobile devices. The tracks will be randomly streamed only when users are within the Tempest-tagged geographic areas, utilizing the free web-based Sound Graffiti app (which can be accessed directly through listentobobdylan.com). In addition to the U.S., other countries in which Sound Graffiti locations will be found include Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Fans who stream the song will also be given an opportunity to pre-order Tempest from iTunes while they listen.

On Monday, September 10, dedicated Bob Dylan Tempest "pop-up" stores will open for a seven day period in New York City, Los Angeles and London. At these stores, fans can purchase the new album, as well as other Bob Dylan releases and exclusive merchandise commemorating these week-long events, including a limited quantity of CDs hand-signed by Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan Tempest stores will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, September 10 so that fans can buy Tempest a full day in advance of its official release, and will remain open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Sunday, September 16. Stores will be located at the following U.S. locations:

819 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014
7763 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

A Bob Dylan Tempest store will also open in London on Monday, September 10 and remain open through Monday, September 17 at the following location:

47 Beak Street, London, W1F 9SE

Additionally, the well-known Dussmann store in Berlin will be dedicated to Tempest and feature special promotions and other activities beginning September 7. Its hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to midnight and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.:

Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus GmbH, Friedrichstrasse 90, 10117 Berlin

While detailed reviews of Tempest will not be published by media outlets until next week, early notices have hailed Bob Dylan's 35th studio album as one of his finest works. Neil McCormick of The Telegraph wrote, "It is fantastic to be able to report that popular music's greatest troubadour is still as brilliant and bewildering as ever…. This is an album I can't wait to hear again, the sound of a great artist approaching the twilight of his career with fearless creativity." Author and pop music critic Robert Hilburn wrote, "Dylan set the bar high for himself with the series of rich, engaging albums that began with Time Out of Mind, and he clears the hurdle again gloriously with Tempest. A stunning work." Michael Simmons of Mojo Online wrote, "Tempest is astonishing."

Earlier this year, Bob Dylan was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's 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 French Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in 1990, Sweden's Polar Music Award in 2000 and numerous other honors.

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