11 Songs, 1 Hour 12 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

By 1997, fans were wondering whether Bob Dylan had anything left in his artistic tank, but a near-fatal illness had clearly inspired him, resulting in a dark, moody album filled with resignation and visions of mortality. The spare and loose “Trying to Get to Heaven” and the mysteriously beautiful “Not Dark Yet” are album centerpieces, while “Til I Fell in Love You,” with its droning organ, tells us that new love isn’t without deep tensions and anxiety. The haunting Daniel Lanois production captures Dylan’s mood, and his croaking vocals, perfectly.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

By 1997, fans were wondering whether Bob Dylan had anything left in his artistic tank, but a near-fatal illness had clearly inspired him, resulting in a dark, moody album filled with resignation and visions of mortality. The spare and loose “Trying to Get to Heaven” and the mysteriously beautiful “Not Dark Yet” are album centerpieces, while “Til I Fell in Love You,” with its droning organ, tells us that new love isn’t without deep tensions and anxiety. The haunting Daniel Lanois production captures Dylan’s mood, and his croaking vocals, perfectly.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
140 Ratings
140 Ratings
Bman88275 ,

One of the Best Albums Ever

Beautiful lyrics, music, and style. It takes a few listens to grow on you.

Shakezulla86 ,

Bob still gots it.

After all these years Bob Dylan is still one of the greatest american song writers of all time. Even in his older years he still gots it, which was proved with his newest album Modern Times and even more back in 97 with this Album. He still has that foreboding shaking voice he is so famous for and songs that really grab you. A Slice of Fried Gold!

cculver ,

Bob's best effort lyrically and musically! Revitalized his career!

Though this is not his most influential album, it is Bob's most gut wrenching. The album centers around the aftermath of lost love and Bob's poignant lyrics evoke and create a mood so depressingly real that this album is the most relevant and the most difficult to listen to when one is in the midst of the tragedy of love. Unfortunately itunes does not have the closing song "Highlands," but this album is assuredly one of Bob's top albums even if you do not think it his best. Suceeds where Bob's lyrically borrowed Modern Times and overly eclectic Love and Theft fail; his most complete and honest album since Blood on the Tracks. Time Out of MInd is an album that sounds old and new simultaneously. Listen to the existential turmoil of "Not Dark Yet" and the pain of "Standing in the Doorway." An album beautiful in its pain.

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