Bob Dylan’s discography from the 80s might not be his most well-known or best work, but it’s getting a fresh makeover with the upcoming release of Bob Dylan in the 80s: Volume One. The album, from ATO records, features 17 Dylan covers starting from his 1980 album Saved through 1990’s Under the Red Sky.
Even though Dylan released eight studio albums during that decade, it marked a low point of his career. Producers Jesse Lauter and Sean O’Brien worked to create a concept-album-like flow through the album, bringing together a diverse cast of bands and artists.
Contributors to the album include Reggie Watts, Langhorne Slim and the Law, Deer Tick, Yellowbird and Blitzen Trapper, among others. The vinyl and special iTunes deluxe editions will include seven bonus tracks. A portion of the album’s proceeds with benefit Pencils of Promise, a charity that works to provide educational opportunities in the developing world.