Bob Dylan has released a version of Full Moon and Empty Arms, a hit for Frank Sinatra in 1945, and will follow it with his 36th album this year.
The song, posted on Dylan’s official website, was written by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman and is based on Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto number 2. Artistes ranging from Sarah Vaughan to the Platters have also covered it.
Rolling Stone magazine quoted a spokesperson for Dylan as saying: “This track is definitely from a forthcoming album due later on this year.” No title has been announced for the album as yet. However, the website’s home page cryptically featured a picture of Dylan and the words ‘Shadows in the Night’, which could possibly be the name of the new album.
Dylan’s last album Tempest was a commercial and critical success when it was released in 2012. The 72 year old has just completed a string of dates in Japan and Hawaii as part of his Never Ending Tour and will start a European leg in Cork, Ireland on June 16.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 16th, 2014.
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