Dylan to release his version of classic Sinatra songs on Feb. 3
Minnesota native Bob Dylan is going to do it his way as he has announced a Feb. 3 release for "Shadows in the Night," a studio recording of songs made popular by Frank Sinatra.
Minnesota native Bob Dylan is going to do it his way as he has announced a Feb. 3 release for “Shadows in the Night,” a studio recording of songs made popular by Frank Sinatra.
Although “My Way” won’t be on the album, the Columbia Records album will include Sinatra songs such as “I’m a Fool to Want You” and “Some Enchanted Evening.”
“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 five-piece band,” Dylan, who was born in Duluth and raised in Hibbing, said in a statement on his website, www.bobdylan.com .
“I don’t see myself as covering these songs in any way,” he continued. “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.”
Dylan said the album was recorded with one or two takes and no overdubs, in stark contrast to the rich orchestrations of the Sinatra originals.
Dylan also said it was mixed as recorded.
Other Sinatra songs on the recording include “The Night We Called It A Day,” “Stay With Me,” “Autumn Leaves,” “Why Try to Change Me Now,” “Full Moon and Empty Arms,” “Where Are You,” “What’ll I Do,” and “That Lucky Old Sun.”
“Shadows in the Night” can be pre-ordered on iTunes and Amazon.
The album is Dylan’s first since his 2012 hit album “Tempest.”