Bob Dylan’s first new album of original songs in 8 years, Rough And Rowdy Ways, is out on Friday. Fiona Apple — who released her own long-awaited album this year with Fetch The Bolt Cutters — is credited as an “additional musician” on Dylan’s album in the liner notes. Spoiler alert: Whatever contribution she made to the album isn’t exactly perceptible, but she did enough to receive a credit, so that’s something.
Dylan and Apple have crossed paths before — see the photo above, taken at the 40th Grammy Awards way back in 1998. A few years ago, Apple collaborated with Dylan’s son Jakob for a couple songs on the soundtrack for the documentary Echo In The Canyon. Apple also covered Dylan’s “Oh Sister” with Andrew Bird in 2016.
Also credited as additional musicians on Rough And Rowdy Ways are Blake Mills and Benmont Tench. Frustratingly, Dylan’s liner notes don’t break down who contributed what so there’s no way to tell yet who did what.