By Max Blau

Robbie Robertson Announces First Studio Album in 13 Years


The Band left its mark on rock a long time ago, continuing to do so even decades after its demise. Founding guitarist Robbie Robertson has gone on to have a nice solo career, releasing four albums between 1987 and 1998 following his departure from the influential group roughly 35 years ago. After a 13-year absence from the studio, Robertson has finally announced the release of his long overdue fifth LP, entitled How To Become Clairvoyant.

Robertson's newest endeavor, which will be released March 5, is a star-studded affair, featuring guest appearances from Eric Clapton, Tom Morello, Robert Randolph, Trent Reznor and Steve Winwood. Clapton plays the most substantial role of these guests, co-writing three songs with Robertson and performing on six. Trent Reznor, on the other hand, provides a slightly smaller contribution, lending his 'additional textures' to an instrumental track.

According to a Rolling Stone interview with Robertson, one new track called 'This Is Where I Get Off' focuses on the songwriter at the end of his long run with The Band. While that track has not been released yet, the album's first single is called 'When The Night Was Young' and can be streamed here compliments of 429 records.

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