Bob Dylan to gift new album to 50,000 senior citizens

'Shadows In The Night' is made up of songs made famous by Frank Sinatra

Bob Dylan is set to give away copies of his new album to 50,000 senior citizens.

As Wondering Sound reports, the legendary singer-songwriter will gift 50,000 randomly selected readers of the magazine put out by AARP – an organisation for Americans over the age of 50 – with a CD of ‘Shadows In The Night’.

Dylan’s new album is comprised entirely of Frank Sinatra covers and is due to be released on February 3 via Columbia Records. Songs on the ten-track album include renditions of ‘Full Moon And Empty Arms’, ‘Stay With Me’, and ‘What I’ll Do’.

In an interview with AARP magazine, the folk icon spoke about his ambitions outside of music, stating: “If I had to do it all over again, I’d be a schoolteacher,” adding that he “probably” would have taught Roman history or theology.

In a press release, Dylan explained his interest in the project as well as his recording process, adding that he doesn’t see his renditions as “covers”. ‘Shadows In The Night’ will be Dylan’s 36th Studio recording and his first release 2012’s ‘Tempest’.

The ‘Shadows In The Night’ tracklisting is:

‘I’m A Fool To Want You’
‘The Night We Called It A Day’
‘Stay With Me’
‘Autumn Leaves’
‘Why Try To Change Me Now’
‘Some Enchanted Evening’
‘Full Moon And Empty Arms’
‘Where Are You’
‘What’ll I Do’
‘That Lucky Old Son’