Listen: Bob Dylan covers Frank Sinatra for upcoming album

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After the massive, epic tangle of 2012's Tempest, Bob Dylan could be in a blue mood for his next studio album. Today, the legendary Minnesota-bred artist unveiled a cover of the 1945 Frank Sinatra hit "Full Moon and Empty Arms" and what could be the cover of his next album.

Above, we see what looks awfully like an album titled Shadows of the Night. Rolling Stone confirmed that "Full Moon" -- penned by Ted Mossmann and Buddy Kaye -- would be on an album released later this year, but the title was not named. Either way, Danny Brown's not likely to get a repeat call to appear in visuals to accompany the song. Stream the track below.

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Stream Dylan's version of "Full Moon & Empty Arms":

The quiet, contemplative track doesn't differ greatly from Sinatra's recording, but the the pedal steel adds a personal touch. For late-period Dylan, this is a fantastic vocal. The art attached to the single is clearly in the same blue vein as whatever Shadows in the Night turns out to be.

And for comparison's sake, here's Ol' Blue Eyes' version of the song:


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Daren L. MN
Daren L. MN

This would make John Lennon laugh. I don't believe in Zimmerman but he sure has come full circle as an institution in music like Frank Sinatra.

CTHalfWit
CTHalfWit

@CTHalfWit Of course the article doesn't mention that the tune is based on (stolen from?) Rachmaninov.

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