Bob Dylan Covers Frank Sinatra for Upcoming Album Release

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By Scott T. Sterling

It’s one American icon taking on another, as songwriting legend Bob Dylan has released a cover version of Frank Sinatra‘s 1945 song, “Full Moon and Empty Arms,” which is slated for an upcoming full-length album.

​”This track is definitely from a forthcoming album due later on this year,” is all a Dylan spokesperson told Rolling Stone about the song, which was posted on Dylan’s official website. There is still no title or release date for the record, which would be his first since 2012 full-length, Tempest.

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Dylan gives the tune a decidedly Americana feel, trading the original’s swelling string arrangement with pedal steel guitars, although he stays true to Sinatra’s arrangement.

While he’s obviously been working on new music, Dylan recently made his New York City art debut at the Ross Art Group on Madison Ave. The show features 40 pieces from his “Drawn Blank Series,” created between 1989 and 1992. Prices on the works range from $2,500 to $400,000.




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