Listen to Bob Dylan Sing Sinatra's 'Melancholy Mood' in New Album Announcement
For musicians, it's a never-ending tour and no one knows that better than Bob Dylan. At a profound 74 years old, the musician is still creating and touring, announcing yet another release for May 20 entitled Fallen Angels.
Mr. Dylan announced the upcoming release earlier this month and has now detailed what the album will consist of. Following in a similar vein as his previously released Sinatra covers album Shadows in the Night, the bard (and we're not talking Shakespeare) will continue to cover everyone's favorite lounge singer and the greater measure of his canon.
Another album of covers could posit the notion that the singer-songwriter has nothing left to say. Quite the contrary, it could very well mean that he has nothing left to prove (and that is certainly true). Consisting of 12 tracks, the album showcases Dylan's aging vocals, which seem to fit perfectly for this kind of material.
In accordance with the announcement, the Tambourine Man has released a single to follow the artwork and track listing that has been included. The song, "Melancholy Mood," lives up to its namesake and also offers a departure from the version Sinatra recorded and made famous.
Coupled with a jazzy guitar instead of a trumpet, the song swings like Sinatra's but in a more modern context, and that is no surprise considering who has added another recording of the song to the immortal canon.
Check out the tracklist beneath the video to see just what will go into the new album's mix. Starting out on the blues (re: "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down") and ending up at the this station, the new album should make for another positive release from the singer, who has just about cracked open every genre he's touched until now.
1. Young at Heart
2. Maybe You'll Be There
3. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
4. All the Way
7. All or Nothing at All
8. On A Little Street In Singapore
9. It Had to Be You
10. Melancholy Mood
11. That Old Black Magic
12. Come Rain or Come Shine