Bob Dylan working on follow-up to Frank Sinatra covers album

Singer recording the standards again after 2015's 'Shadows In The Night'

Bob Dylan is working on another album of cover ‘standards’, according to reports.

Last year saw Dylan release his 36th studio album ‘Shadows In The Night’, which featured jazz and pop standards made famous by Frank Sinatra.

Billboard reports that Dylan is now back recording at Hollywood’s Capitol Studios, where Sinatra himself recorded.

Engineer Al Schmitt confirmed that Dylan is working on the follow-up to ‘Shadows In The Night’, although he didn’t confirm whether the songs would again be Sinatra covers.

“It’s going along great,” Schmitt said. “[Dylan] sounds great. His mood in the studio is fabulous. We’re having a good time. We’re like two old shoes together now, we’re so comfortable with one another now.”


Schmitt added of Dylan: “He’s extraordinarily smart and he’s so aware of everything that’s going on, so he knows what’s happening at every moment.”

‘Shadows In The Night’ was Dylan’s first album since ‘Tempest’ in 2012.

Dylan toured the UK in support of ‘Shadows In The Night’ in 2015, playing a number of dates at London Royal Albert Hall, Manchester O2 Apollo and Cardiff Motorpoint Arena last October.