Skip to comments.Dylan Records a Sinatra Hit
Posted on 05/16/2014 2:47:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Is Bob Dylan channeling his inner Sinatra? Or is it his inner Rachmaninoff? On Wednesday, Mr. Dylans website, bobdylan.com, posted what appears to be the cover of the singers forthcoming album, Shadows in the Night, as well as a single track a gently sung cover of Full Moon and Empty Arms, in an ensemble dominated by a country-tinged steel guitar part. The song, written in 1945 by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman, is based on a theme from the third movement of Rachmaninoffs Piano Concerto No. 2, and was a hit for Frank Sinatra in 1946.
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In before “Dylan Can’t Sing.”
Frank would’ve had Steve Lawrence beat the crap out of Dylan.
That was Billy Idol.
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In his early days Dylan showed himself to be about the best songwriter ever.His first half dozen,or so,albums contained at least one classic performance...most of them more than one.After that...no thanks.
One of the local stations played a segment of that Full Moon And Whatever the other day. The hosts wondered if the best explanation that it exists is to be a part of the final album that completes an existing contract.
One of the best of SNL.
“This bald chick - what’s with her head? Let’s start with the chick. What gives, cue ball? I’m looking at you, I’m thinking: fourteen in the side pocket!”
That was such a great period for SNL. McLaughlin Group (Dana Carvey) also outstanding.
Frank would have sat with Dylan and had a good Scotch.
Very well could be. Unlike Joe Piscopo’s Frank.
I’d rather listen to the original Rachmaninoff.
Two other hit songs came from the Rock’s 2nd piano concerto;
Don’t Cry Out Loud
Rhapsody in the Rain (I’m not sure about this one)
I LOVE Rachmaninoff. I even listen to his Russian Orthodox Liturgical Music.
I was hoping for Bobby to sing “Ain’t love a kick in the head?”
Kristofferson can't sing - Dylan just takes getting used to; similar to Scotch Whiskey. Once you acquire the taste, he's pretty good.
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