Bob Dylan has posted a cover of Frank Sinatra‘s 1945 hit ‘Full Moon and Empty Arms’ on his official website. It is the first song from an upcoming new album, possibly titled Shadows In The Night, by the 72-year-old musician.
“This track is definitely from a forthcoming album due later on this year,” a spokesperson for the singer told Rolling Stone magazine.
The song was posted without any advance publicity. Dylan sings it in surprisingly smooth fashion, without the familiar rasp that has been a characteristic of recent recordings and live dates.
‘Full Moon and Empty Arms’ was written by Ted Mossmann and Buddy Kaye and based around Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 1901 composition ‘Piano Concert No. 2 in C Minor.’ Others to cover the song include Robert Goulet, Erroll Garner, Eddie Fisher, Sarah Vaughan, The Platters and even Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle). Sinatra recorded the song in 1945.
Bob Dylan 21-date European tour on June 16 in Cork, Ireland. It concludes on July 17 in Pori, Finland.