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The Band had backed Bob Dylan on his historic Basement Tapes, and their earthy rapport remains intact here. The lovably loose, lo-fi feel of their earlier collaboration is evoked anew, but Dylan’s songwriting vision had evolved. His much-covered “Forever Young” represented a new level of openhearted compassion, and the degree of unbridled emotional commitment expressed on “Wedding Song” is striking, especially when combined with those masterful poetic powers. Dylan was approaching his mid-30s when Planet Waves was made, and maturity clearly suited him.

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Planet Waves

Mad props to The Band on this one. Their distinct sound is evident on every track, except for the finale. Never Say Goodbye is easily one of my favorite Dylan songs. Dirge and Wedding Song while being nearly opposite lyrically, compliment each other on the album magnificently.

Dylan's most underrated album

Dylan and the Band, such a great combo. It's hard to pick favorites here, but "Something There is About You" and "On a Night Like This" are remarkable compositions.

Good Album. Not his best, but you know that.

Good album, has a couple of great songs. I really like "Never Say Goodbye." Was considering it for my wedding song.


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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