If Bob Dylan’s entire set at this fall’s Desert Trip festival turns out to be one extended Frank Sinatra tribute, it’ll be a world-historical act of large-scale trolling. It’s on the table! It could happen! Dylan is, after all, about to release his second straight album of songs that Sinatra made famous. The new Fallen Angels follows last year’s Shadows In The Night. This remains a fascinating, perverse choice for someone who’s never exactly been regarded as a great singer. But there’s an easy, spare warmth to Dylan’s Sinatra covers, and they make for a remarkably easy listen. We’ve posted the early tracks “Melancholy Mood” and “All The Way,” and now you can stream the entire collection below, via NPR.
Fallen Angels is out 5/20 on Columbia.