Bob Dylan has reworked a series of lost Frank Sinatra tunes for a new album project.

The folk rock icon's 36th studio album, Shadows in the Night, will feature 10 "uncovers" even Sinatra fans may be surprised to learn the crooner recorded.

Dylan says, "I don't see myself as covering these songs in any way. They've been covered enough. Buried, as a matter a fact. What me and my band are basically doing is uncovering them. Lifting them out of the grave and bringing them into the light of day."

The tunes feature reworkings of Irving Berlin's What'll I Do and Some Enchanted Evening from Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific.

Dylan adds, "I've wanted to do something like this for a long time but was never brave enough to approach 30-piece complicated arrangements and refine them down for a five-piece band."