Some skinny kid from Minnesota thinks he can cover Frank Sinatra?
No doubt inspired by his recent performance on Hoboken’s Pier A, and equally if not more moved by the Guitar Bar All-Stars mass play-along to “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” in Sinatra Park, Bob Dylan has announced the upcoming release of an album titled, Shadows in the Night, made up entirely of songs once sung by Hoboken’s own Frank Sinatra.
In a press release from Columbia Records, Dylan says, “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.”
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”
Shadows In The Night will be on the shelves at Tunes (225 Washington Street) on February 3.
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