Bob Dylan to channel Frank Sinatra on new album Shadows In The Night
Bob Dylan has announced full details of his new album Shadows In The Night, his first album of newly recorded material since 2012's Tempest.
The album is a covers record and contains 10 tracks, all of which have at one time been recorded by iconic crooner Frank Sinatra.
Speaking about the album, Dylan said: "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."
He continued: "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."
The album will be released on February 2nd next year.
The tracklisting for Shadows In The Night is as follows:
'I'm A Fool To Want You'
'The Night We Called It A Day'
'Stay With Me'
'Why Try to Change Me Now'
'Some Enchanted Evening'
'Full Moon And Empty Arms'
'Where Are You?'
'What'll I Do'
'That Lucky Old Sun'