Last month, Bob Dylan released Shadows In The Night, a full album of nothing but Frank Sinatra covers. It is absolutely crazy that he did this! Dylan is an all-time great, of course, and apparently he’s been a Sinatra fan for decades, but he must know that his voice sounds like a toad’s death-rattle. The mere existence of this album might be the greatest example of Dylan’s mile-wide contrarian streak. And he might not be done! Apparently, Dylan has recorded a whole nother Sinatra tribute LP. He sneers at your confusion.
As Exclaim! points out, the producer Daniel Lanois, a longtime Dylan collaborator, told The Vancouver Sun that Dylan had recorded a follow-up to the 10-song Shadows In The Night: “He came to my house eight or six months ago and spent a few hours. We listened to 21 songs — because he’s made two records of this [Sinatra project].”
Meanwhile, engineer Al Schmitt says that Dylan has recorded 23 Sinatra covers. But when asked if Dylan was planning to release another album of them, Schmitt said, “I have no idea, I don’t know.”