Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dylan Goes Rachmaninoff

I guess I was not surprised by the news that Bob Dylan was recording a song popularized by Frank Sinatra. Sinatra had recorded "Blue Moon;" and that showed up on his Self Portrait album. However, the tune for this latest shot, "Full Moon and Empty Arms," comes from the third movement of Sergei Rachmaninoff's second piano concerto. The idea of Dylan singing a Rachmaninoff theme boggles all minds except those fortunate enough to have experienced the "Mississippi John Hurt sings Gilbert and Sullivan gag."

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