Bob Dylan has now added a visual concept for his latest Shadows in the Night single "The Night We Called It a Day." And if that wasn't enough, an old producer friend, Daniel Lanois, says there is more Sinatra to come from the Tambourine Man--beyond his most recent release.
For skeptics of Dylan's recent measure of work, his recent Frank Sinatra cover album, Shadows in the Night, has bode well with critics and fans alike. And in addition to the aging crooners release, too, he will also be giving away 50,000 albums to random AARP the Magazine subscribers.
It seems that with Dylan, there is an unhealthy obsession with deciphering the genius — cracking what is probably the Dylan Code. With his latest release, "The Basement Tapes Complete," and upcoming Sinatra cover album, "Shadows in the Night," it is a wonder if his talent can be taken as strictly musical. If you have read the first — and arguably only — installation of his autobiography, "Chronicles: Volume 1," even his own words are subject to a scavenger hunt to unveil that he ultimately lifted phrase, lines, even complete concepts from obscure texts, including one from Asia about a Mafioso — or hit man, by some accounts. But, as Joe Levy at Medium indicates, "The Basement Tapes" are of another dimension, another time and space occupied outside the realm of judgment. It was a big jam session, there were no clocks and there was no pressure of limitation. This pressure to unveil the "truth" of Dylan's iconography has stretched beyond fandom and poured into obsession. I mean, there was even a satirical write-up about his Christmas lights. There could be a "truth" hidden in the lights, absolutely.
Bob Dylan has been the man of the hour recently with his latest release, "The Basement Tapes Complete." But, it's been announced via the Tambourine Man himself that Feb. 3 will be the release date of the forthcoming Sinatra cover LP, "Shadows in the Night."