Bob Dylan has released an album of Frank Sinatra songs called Shadows in the Night.
Bob Dylan recently released an album of Frank Sinatra covers called Shadows in the Night, as an homage to the music that was sacred to him as a child.
According to occasional Dylan collaborator, Daniel Lanois, “He felt that a lot of that music was written not only by great professional songwriters at the time, but [also] a lot of it was written from the heart, from the wartime and [by] people just pining for a lover. He felt there was a lot of spirit in that music. He felt there was a kind of beauty, a sacred ground for him. After having said all that, we then listened to the music, and I felt everything that he talked about. For one of America's great writers to say, ‘I'm not gonna write a song; I'm gonna pay homage to what shook me as young boy’, I thought was very graceful and dignified.”
Dylan’s album Shadows in the Night was released on 3 February and is available on iTunes. Rumour has it that he’ll release a Sinatra sequel album, too. In the meantime, why not watch this video of Dylan’s take on The Night We Called it a Day?
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