Hear Bob Dylan’s ‘Stay With Me’ From New Covers Album
Bob Dylan’s new album Shadows in the Night is hitting shelves on February 3rd, though you can hear his rendition of “Stay with Me” right here. The track, written by Jerome Moross and Carolyn Leigh, is one of 10 songs associated with Frank Sinatra that will appear on the album, alongside “That Lucky Old Sun,” “Autumn Leaves,” I’m a Fool to Want You” and “Full Moon and Empty Arms.” Dylan posted his rendition of the latter song on his website last May.
“It was a real privilege to make this album,” Dylan said in a statement. “I’ve wanted to do something like this for a long time but was never brave enough to approach 30-piece complicated arrangements and refine them down for a five-piece band…. I don’t see myself as covering these songs in any way. They’ve been covered enough. Buried, as a matter a fact. What me and my band are basically doing is uncovering them. Lifting them out of the grave and bringing them into the light of day.”
“Stay With Me” is the only song from the collection that entered Dylan’s live repertoire. It was the set closer throughout the final months of his 2014 tour, which culminated with a five-night stand at New York’s Beacon Theater. He has no dates on the books right now, but he is set to be honored at the pre-Grammy MusiCares concert on February 6th in Los Angeles. There, his songs will be covered by a cast of musicians that includes Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Eddie Vedder, Willie Nelson and Jack White. Jimmy Carter will present Dylan with MusiCares Person of the Year award, but it’s unclear whether or not Dylan himself will perform at the event.