On Monday, Chrissie Hynde announced her upcoming album of Bob Dylan covers titled Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan. The LP will be out on May 21st.
In a statement, Hynde explains that she recorded the album during the Covid-19 lockdown with her Pretenders bandmate James Walbourne: “A few weeks into lockdown last year, James sent me the new Dylan track ‘Murder Most Foul.’ Listening to that song completely changed everything for me. I was lifted out of this morose mood that I’d been in. I remember where I was sitting the day that Kennedy was shot — every reference in the song. Whatever Bob does, he still manages somewhere in there to make you laugh because as much as anything, he’s a comedian. He’s always funny and always has something to say. That’s when I called James and said, ‘Let’s do some Dylan covers’ and that’s what started this whole thing.”=
The album will be accompanied by a television special, Tomorrow Is a Long Time, which will premiere Monday, May 24th (which happens to be Dylan’s 80th birthday).
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