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Bob Dylan to release covers album in 2015

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Bob Dylan
David Gahr

In recent years, the once-radical Bob Dylan has increasingly embraced rootsy American traditionalism. It makes a lot of sense, then, that the 73-year-old’s first record since 2012’s Tempest—excluding his latest archival releases—would be a covers album honoring classic musicians, some of whom predate him.

As Rolling Stone reports, ads inserted into advance copies of Dylan’s forthcoming The Basement Tapes Complete collection confirms the LP will be titled Shadows in the Night and come out sometime in 2015. Dylan initially hinted at the record back in May when he released a breezy cover of Frank Sinatra’s 1945 tune “Full Moon and Empty Arms.”

Dylan, so well known for his songwriting, has recorded the songs of others before. In 1993, he released World Gone Wrong, where he rearranged traditional American songs, and in 2009, he tackled Christmas hymns and carols on Christmas in the Heart.

Hear Dylan’s Sinatra cover below.