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Editors’ Notes

By 1969, Bob Dylan was again changing personas, this time singing country with a throaty drawl and a humble tone. Many highlights include a melancholic overhaul (featuring Johnny Cash) of Dylan’s 1963 weeper “Girl From the North Country,” and the swooning “I Threw It All Away,” which, with its spare organ and acoustic guitar, stuns as an epistle to regret. And Dylan proved that he could sing in a warm, liquid croon on the lovely, hushed “Lay Lady Lay.” This often twangy affair ranks as one of Dylan’s greatest.

Customer Reviews

A Terrific Album

God do I love this album! From the gorgeous opening duet with Johnny Cash right down to the ending track, one of my favorite Dylan ballads, "Tonight, I'll Be Staying Here With You". This album opened up the door for me to get into a lot of the classic country & western music of the 60's and early 70's. Dylan's voice is sweet here, fits the music perfectly. Dylan shows how adept he is at performing different styles of music, folk, country, rock, blues, and the amazing timeless music he's doing now. I agree with other reviewers as to the courage he showed releasing this album, but I think that's the essence of Dylan, While many artists have proclaimed how they don't like musical classifications, you'd be hard pressed to find other artists who have been as succesful when it comes to layng it on the line and crossing over into different genres.

Bought this at a gas station

For real, on my home from college. Never was into Dylan much, but needed something to listen to. Blew me away. My grandma's name is "Peggy Day". May she rest in peace.

Psychedelic Skyline?

So, absolutely an amazing record. Released in 1969, during the Jefferson Airplane and Grateful Dead period of psychedelic rock, Dylan completely blew everyone's mind with a country record that opens with a Johnny Cash duet. So, why, on God's green earth, did iTunes invert the color scheme on one of the original anti-psychedelic records and create something that resembles a poster for those groups during the Acid Test days? Bad form on Apple's part, for once. REFUSE TO BUY THIS UNTIL iTUNES FIXES THE ALBUM ART!

Biography

Born: May 24, 1941 in Duluth, MN

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Bob Dylan's influence on popular music is incalculable. As a songwriter, he pioneered several different schools of pop songwriting, from confessional singer/songwriter to winding, hallucinatory, stream-of-consciousness narratives. As a vocalist, he broke down the notion that a singer must have a conventionally good voice in order to perform, thereby redefining the vocalist's role in popular music. As a musician, he sparked several genres of pop music, including electrified folk-rock and country-rock....
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