Bob Dylan Streams New Song, ‘Stay with Me’
NPR is streaming the song, calling it, and Dylan’s performance “weird and kind of wonderful. Here's a man clearly in love with the Great American Songbook and despite his restricted vocal he's brave enough to tackle it.” While ‘Stay with Me' shares the same name as the Faces’ biggest hit, the two songs couldn’t be more different. It's a wistful tine, with gentle electric rhythm guitar and pedal steel bringing out the melancholy in the lyric.
’Stay with Me’ was originally composed by Jerome Moross as the main theme for the 1963 film, ‘The Cardinal.’ Lyrics were later added by Carolyn Leigh, who co-wrote three of Sinatra’s most-loved songs, ‘Witchcraft,’ ‘The Best is Yet to Come’ and ‘Young at Heart.’ Sinatra’s version reached No. 81 in 1964 and was released his compilation, ’Sinatra ’65: The Singer Today.’
The 10 songs on ’Shadows in the Night’ were recorded live, with no overdubs and little post-production, in Capitol’s historic Studio B in Los Angeles. Engineer Al Schmitt recently said that “[p]eople broke down crying, listening to the record. It’s like nothing you’ve ever heard Dylan do.”
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