Bob Dylan Details How He’ll “Uncover” Frank Sinatra Songs

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 12.09.14 in News

Bob Dylan has shed some more light on his next album, Shadows in the Night. Earlier this year, the noted Chrysler enthusiast shared his version of “Full Moon and Empty Arms,” a song most famously recorded by Frank Sinatra. More recently, he covered another Sinatra-sung tune, “Stay With Me,” live, and slipped a note confirming the new album into his massive Basement Tapes box set.

Now Dylan has announced that the album, his first set of new recordings since 2012′s Tempest, will indeed consist solely of songs from Sinatra’s repertoire. Shadows in the Night will be available February 3 via Columbia, according to the announcement. The production is credited to Jack Frost, Dylan’s producer alias.

Scroll down for the tracklist and previously revealed cover art, and to hear “Full Moon and Empty Arms.” Here’s a statement from Dylan:

It was a real privilege to make this album I’ve wanted to do something like this for a long time but was never brave enough to approach 30-piece complicated arrangements and refine them down for a 5-piece band. That’s the key to all these performances. We knew these songs extremely well. It was all done live. Maybe one or two takes. No overdubbing. No vocal booths. No headphones. No separate tracking, and, for the most part, mixed as it was recorded. I don’t see myself as covering these songs in any way. They’ve been covered enough. Buried, as a matter a fact. What me and my band are basically doing is uncovering them. Lifting them out of the grave and bringing them into the light of day.

Shadows in the Night (February 3, Columbia)

1. I’m A Fool To Want You
2. The Night We Called It A Day
3. Stay With Me
4. Autumn Leaves
5. Why Try to Change Me Now
6. Some Enchanted Evening
7. Full Moon And Empty Arms
8. Where Are You?
9. What’ll I Do
10. That Lucky Old Sun

Bob Dylan 'Shadows in the Night' cover

Here’s that live version of “Stay With Me,” too: