Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Dylan probably needed to write 10, songs to have 2, that worked. Allmusic gets it wrong as well, as far as I can see. I really disagree. But Dylan works by making recordings — and that allows others to get hold of the results. For the person seriously interested in looking at where Dylan gets ideas from and understanding that for every Visions of Johanna there is a Saro Jane, this is a good thing to have.
If you want music to sit in an armchair and listen to, probably not. The Dylan version is here. Great job man. It gives the songs more of what those songs originally had like Elvis with the Jordinaires. All to say they were good then, maybe not all but what was great about them was just what you said about an artist experimenting.
And there were some damn great songs there. They missed the tide and his artistic move. With the add ons. I was a music reviewer for many years, and found the hidden, almost taboo, and almost always maligned status of the Dylan album quite a mystery.
Blind Willie McTell 7. Blood In My Eyes 8. Blowin' In the Wind 9. Blowin' In the Wind Live Brownsville Girl Can't Wait Live Changing of the Guards Dark Eyes Dignity Dignity Alternate Version Everything Is Broken Lily of the West Remastered. Mary Ann Remastered. Bojangles Remastered. Sarah Jane Remastered. Spanish Is the Loving Tongue Remastered. The Ballad of Ira Hayes Remastered. More Albums. Dylan delivers a heartbreaking version of 'Can't Help Falling in Love' probably better than Elvis' version in a way that only he could do.
The one song on this album I could live without is 'Mary Ann,' although it isn't bad. It's an outtake -- it wasn't supposed to be released anyway! And for an outtake, it isn't bad at all. Dylan's cover of 'Mr. Bojangles' does Jerry Jeff Walker proud. The story of a man and his dog is as heartbreaking as ever through Dylan's interpretation. Dylan's version truly does this track justice. You believe almost everything Dylan says here -- it almost sounds autobiographical here. Probably the best version of this song around.
It isn't. This is a compilation of 'Self Portrait' and 'New Morning' outtakes recorded right at the tail end of Dylan's country phase -- Think of it as truly the first entry into 'The Bootleg Series. Which is why the harsh critical reaction has always baffled me.
People judge this as a studio album, which is a monster mistake in its own right. This is no studio album. This is an outtakes album. Most of the covers are dark, depressing tunes, but there are some light, upbeat tunes 'Sarah Jane' and 'Lily of the West' namely to blend in with the darker tunes. Don't let the critics fool you. It is a shame this is out of print, but as long as Dylan is alive, this will never be reissued officially again.
Monday 6 July Tuesday 7 July Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July Monday 27 July Tuesday 28 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July Friday 31 July Saturday 1 August Sunday 2 August Monday 3 August Tuesday 4 August Wednesday 5 August Thursday 6 August Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August Sunday 9 August Monday 10 August Tuesday 11 AugustBob Dylan (A Fool Such As I), an Album by Bob Dylan. Released in February on Columbia (catalog no. CD ; CD). Genres: Folk Rock, Country Rock.