The Triumph of Bob Dylan's 'Shadows in the Night'
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Good God! After all these years and all those albums, Bob Dylan still retains the power to surprise us and reinvent himself with his music.
When Shadows in the Night was announced last year, it sounded like another of Dylan's late-career oddities -- like his Christmas album or his cameo appearance on Pawn Stars.
Surely he couldn't be entirely serious about recording an album of moody pop ballads previously sung with finesse by Frank Sinatra? When you think of Dylan, you think of singer-songwriter. You don't think of "romantic crooner." Yet songs like "I'm a Fool to Want You," "That Lucky Old Sun," "Some Enchanted Evening" and "Stay With Me" (not the Faces' song) demand crooning.
Making the just-released project (on longtime label Columbia) more challenging, with age (he's now 73), Dylan's voice has become more grizzled and harsh. The bluesy country-swing music his band specializes in sometimes seems designed to cover his singing up, at least live in concert. So the first s...
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