Bob Dylan - New Morning (1970)

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter who emerged out of the early 60s folk revival to become an informal chronicler and reluctant figurehead of social unrest. He famously made the move from folk music to electric rock in the mid-60s, and has remained a major figure in music for five decades.

Bob Dylan recorded New Morning over the summer of 1970, co-produced with Al Kooper in New York, and it was released four months after the (perhaps intentional) critical and commercial disaster that was Self Portrait. It was welcomed as a solid, consistent record, and for many fans and critics it repaired the damage done by Self Portrait. Whether it was intentionally rushed out by Dylan for that reason is not clear. It saw him abandon the affected country croon he had been singing with since Nashville Skyline and return to his 'true' voice. It also featured all new original songs. 
It was a modest, likeable album, and many saw it as a return to form. However it actually turned out to be the last proper album he would release until 1974, as he entered the quietest period of his career. Retrospective opinions on it can differ, as though it's a good album, it's certainly not one of his greatest, and it turned out not to be the artistic comeback many had thought it could be at the time.

Self Portait (1970) <|> Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid (1973)
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5 comments:

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Anonymous said...

I loved this album. I heard it for the first time a few months ago and I'm stuck to it. Thank you very much.