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Bob Dylan Is Making a Frank Sinatra Covers Album

Bob Dylan has announced that a new album, consisting entirely of Frank Sinatra classics, will drop on Feb 3. So, what will it sound like when a folk music legend takes on songs made famous by a Las Vegas crooner? According to Dylan, Shadows in the Night will basically be an unpolished live album, not a traditional record: “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.” Also, Dylan doesn’t want this be called an album of “cover” songs: “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.” That sounds ambitious, but if anyone knows what it takes to have songs reinvented, it’s Bob Dylan …

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