One More Night was written before the sessions started, unlike many of the songs on Nashville Skyline. But in this case, the early preparation didn’t seem to help. It’s not a great song. I guess it’s not a terrible song either. It’s just ok.
The “no light” (“tonight no light will shine on me) comes from Revelation.
And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
The cheery music and vocal are incongruous with the sad lyrics. Dylan’s only played it twice live.
I wonder if Dylan is a Frankie Valli fan.
I think I like the Phil Collins song with the same name better. Well, maybe not.
Other Dylan Versions
I actually like Avett’s version better than Dylan’s.
A version by The Band’s old boss…
Stray Cats bassist.