For his fall tour last year, Bob Dylan encored with “Stay With Me,” a song written by Jerome Moss and Carolyn Leigh that Frank Sinatra sang in 1964. Now NPR Music has the studio recording, which is on Dylan’s Sinatra covers album Shadows In the Night, out next month.
Or uncovers album, if you listen to him. “It was a real privilege to make this album,” he said when the album was announced. “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.”
Listen to “Stay With Me” below. (via NPR Music)