Bob Dylan Premieres Cover of Frank Sinatra’s ‘Stay With Me’
When Frank Sinatra recorded ‘Stay With Me’ in 1964, he was accompanied by a cinematic orchestra. When Bob Dylan does it in 2015, he strips it all back and allows for a little bit of meandering twang.
That’s what we discovered when NPR premiered the new track from Dylan’s upcoming album of Sinatra tunes, ‘Shadows In the Night,’ today, Jan. 19. Dylan emotes enough in the song for us to understand just why the album’s engineer said, “People broke down crying, listening to the record.”
As NPR’s Bob Boilen keenly points out, “No one saw this coming and nothing could prepare us for it. It’s weird and kind of wonderful.” Listen for yourself here. And for reference, listen to Sinatra's version below:
‘Shadows In the Night’ arrives on Feb. 3.