Bob Dylan decided to send a very special surprise to Dublin’s Tower Records to celebrate Record Store Day 2019.
Marking the eleventh annual Record Store Day, Dylan decided to surprise staff of the iconic Irish shop by offering his gratitude for selling records throughout the years.
The 77-year-old, who has 60 years experience in the music industry and has sold more than 100 million records around the world, claimed that Tower Records was once of his favourite independent shops.
To show his appreciation, Dylan sent a signed copy of his 1997 album Time Out of Mind with the caption: “To Tower Records Dublin, thanks for still selling records! – Bob Dylan.”
Time Out of Mind, Dylan’s 30th studio album, was released on September 30, 1997, by Columbia Records and was his first double studio album released on vinyl since Self Portrait in 1970.
For many fans and critics, the album marked Dylan’s artistic comeback after he appeared to struggle with his musical identity throughout the 1980s.
The record is hailed as one of Dylan’s best albums, and it went on to win three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year in 1998.