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Bob Dylan Sings Cy Coleman

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Featuring classics by composers Cy Coleman (“The Best is Yet To Come“), Hoagy Carmichael (“Stardust”), Harold Arlen (“Stormy Weather”), Triplicate moves with great reverence and Dylan sings these at close range and at human scale. Read more HERE!

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Lera Lynn – The Only Thing Worth Fighting For

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It was one year ago this week when HBO released the first trailer to the highly anticipated season two of True Detective. This week’s tune (with lyrics by Rosanne Cash, music by T Bone Burnett and Lera Lynn) racked up millions of views as it gave fans the first glimpse of the second season’s characters and a plot that revolved around a murder, three Southern California-based law-enforcement officers, and a career criminal (played by Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Vince Vaughn).

From the series’ inception, music director T Bone Burnett helped elevate the show’s intense drama with an incredible mix of haunting, original roots music and powerful voices. Three gorgeous originals in all (The Only Thing Worth Fighting For, My Least Favorite Life, and It Only Takes One Shot) were written by the trio of Cash, Burnett, and Lynn and all can be heard throughout season two as well as on the official soundtrack album. The stirring set stretches over both seasons, including cuts by Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, John Paul White, The Handsome Family, and Bob Dylan. Get yours HERE.

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Master controlled by Harvest Records/Universal Music Group (310)865-0770.
Published by: Chelcait Music (BMI)/Measurable Music LLC (BMI)
contact: Damon Booth /
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw /
Published by: L-T Music Publishing/Songs of Universal.

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Bob Dylan – Why Try To Change Me Now

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One year ago today, Bob Dylan tipped his hat to Frank Sinatra with his critically acclaimed 36th studio album for Columbia Records, Shadows In The Night. The intimate album was done live in one or two takes and recorded in famed Capitol Studio B, where the Chairman had recorded so much of his classic work. Shadows consists of ballads recorded by Frank in the late 50s and 60s, songs that explored the emotions of heartache and melancholy. The album debuted at #1 on the UK Album charts and at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and is nominated for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards to be held Feb 15th 2016.

In Dylan’s memoir, Chronicles: Volume One, Dylan wrote of Sinatra’s Ebb Tide: “When Frank sang that song, I could hear everything in his voice – death, God, and the universe, everything.” Mojo Magazine correctly points out that the same an be said for Dylan’s half-century of work.

“Why Try To Change Me Now” was written by Cy Coleman and Joseph McCarthy and it’s been said that Dylan’s performance is so assured you might think he wrote it himself. Sinatra and Dylan share that trait in spades. While separated by a generation, as well as style, both men are, of course, rooted in the blues.

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Written by Cy Coleman & Joseph A. McCarthy. Published by Notable Music Co. Inc (ASCAP)
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For Joseph McCarthy: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP).
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Bob Dylan Shadows In The Night

AM1010834 Bob Dylan Shadows In The Night“On the album you can hear the rustling of paper, the measured intake of breath, and you get the real sense that these songs are truly meaningful”.

Bob Dylan‘s Shadows In The Night sheet music songbook is here! The companion to the critically acclaimed album of standard pop tunes originally recorded by Frank Sinatra. The songbook features Cy Coleman‘s “Why Try to Change Me Now” and all nine remaining songs arranged for piano, voice, and guitar with full lyrics and chord boxes. The intimate arrangements of these tunes are provided here, perfect for a singer’s reinvention, a solo piano performance, or an acoustic band cover. Order HERE.

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