SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT

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> Bob Dylan’s latest album includes his take on ten of Frank Sinatra’s classic songs. Now you may think that Dylan and Sinatra would make a strange pair.  Lyrics that I have become used to hearing come from Sinatra’s smooth voice are almost jarring here. Think about it; while Sinatra was murmuring coolly about being flown to the moon, Bob Dylan was telling the world that the times were a-changin’. The album starts with Dylan gentling crooning “I’m a Fool to Want You.” Some of the other songs are “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Full Moon and Empty Arms” and “That Lucky Old Sun.” The songs are very mellow, and they are sung in Bob Dylan’s now-raspy voice. If you are a die-hard fan of Dylan, then you should absolutely not miss this album. If you are more of a Sinatra fan than a Dylan fan, then you might want to skip this one. It took a while to get used to Dylan’s voice with Sinatra’s words. The album is far from bad, but it is also far from great.

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