Bob Dylan has officially announced the February 3 release of a new album called Shadows in the Night, which is comprised of covers of songs once sung by Frank Sinatra. Dylan produced it under his Jack Frost alias. It is his 36th studio album and his first since 2012’s Tempest.
In a press release on his website 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 five-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.”
Columbia Records Chairman Rob Stringer added “There are no strings, obvious horns, background vocals or other such devices often found on albums that feature standard ballads. Instead, Bob has managed to find a way to infuse these songs with new life and contemporary relevance. It is a brilliant record and we are extremely excited to be presenting it to the world very soon.”
‘Full Moon and Empty Arms,’ the first song publicly aired from the album has been available for some months.
Shadows in the Night Tracklisting:
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 is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.