6:00am PT by Lars Brandle, Billboard
Watch Bob Dylan's Intimate Return to 'Late Show' After 22 Years (Video)
Bob Dylan chose a fine time to return to the Late Show stage.
The legendary singer-songwriter was the musical guest for the penultimate episode of David Letterman's long-running talk show. Dylan last graced the stage of Letterman's iconic program back in 1993, having first appeared on NBC's Letterman-hosted Late Night in 1984.
Letterman introduced his luminary guest as "the greatest songwriter of modern times" before Dylan delivered an intimate performance of "The Night We Called It a Day," lifted from his latest album Shadows in the Night.
Shadows, a collection of covers of songs Frank Sinatra recorded in the 1940s, '50s and '60s, topped Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, opened at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart — more than 50 years after The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan topped the survey in 1964.
Watch the performance below.
This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.