“Restless Farewell,” Bob Dylan, High-Quality (Frank Sinatra’s 80th Birthday Tribute, 1995)

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When the Sinatra Tribute concert was broadcast in the US in December 1995

“The Night We Called It A Day,” the new video from Bob Dylan’s album Shadows In The Night, directed by Nash Edgerto

The Night We Called It a Day” is a popular song and jazz standard. The music was written by Matt Dennis, the lyrics by Tom Adair. The song was published in 1941.

One early recording of the song was notable in that it was Frank Sinatra’s first solo recording (Bluebird 11463 in 1942). A review in Billboard called the recording “a sparkling example of song” with Sinatra’s singing and Alex Stordahl’s musical direction. On May 19, 2015, Bob Dylan sang it on the second-to-last episode of “Late Show with David Letterman.”

“Full Moon and Empty Arms” is a 1945 popular song by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman, based on Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

The best-known recording of the song was made by Frank Sinatra in 1945.

 

Bob Dylan’s return to Los Angeles for the final of three consecutive shows at Dolby Theatre. On this night we were treated to the debut cover performance of “Stay With Me” (replacing “All Along the Watchtower” and “Blowin’ in the Wind”). This was the final song of the night.

The lighting was quite dim for most of the show so this will be more of an audio experience for you. At 03:01 the lights are up for the final non-verbal thanks and farewell.

Bob Dylan is accompanied by Tony Garnier, George Recile, Stu Kimball, Charlie Sexton, and Donnie Herron.

“Stay With Me” (original lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, music composed by Jerome Moross) was first recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1963 and used as the main theme for the movie The Cardinal.

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