World Gone Wrong
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In recording World Gone Wrong Bob Dylan decided to do a tribute to his roots by producing an all folk and blues cd. This is a very stripped down and spare cd. We hear only Dylan's nasal voice, guitar and harmonica and that makes a pretty powerful combination. Stripped of all the other instruments and studio finesse one hears how kinetic and emotional these songs can be with Dylan as a performer.
In addition to the Dylan's performances are the liner notes which he writes about each song. They are not to be missed. About the title song World Gone Wrong, Dylan says:
"Strange things are happening like never before, strange things like courage becoming befuddled and nonfundamental, evil charlatans masquerading in pullover vests & tuxedos talking gobbledygook, monstrous pompous superficial pageantry parading down lonely streets on limited access highway."
The songs themselves are of course wonderful things made more intense with Dylan's nasal voice of gravel and gritl which can be alternately tender, harsh, pain filled, caustic and angry. Ragged and Dirty by Willie Brown is about love, working man style. "If I clean up Sweet Mama, can I stay all night with you." Broke Down Engine a Blind Willie McTell song is intense and powerful.Read more ›
If I could take two Dylan records to the proverbial desert island, I would take Highway 61 Revisited and this album - young Bob and old Bob - young Bob went electric in '65 and turned the world upside down - old Bob went acoustic in the '90s and no one noticed or cared. Bob didn't make the cover of Newsweek when this album came out. It was this album, however, that deserved all of the accolades that Time Out of Mind later received. One man, an acoustic guitar, and a harmonica are still more powerful than all of the space-age echo effects in Daniel Lanois's bag of tricks.
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Being a pretty big Dylan fan, somehow this album was unknown to me. I knew only one song on it but found the entire album to be wonderful. Read morePublished 4 months ago by BV Forment
I've never been a fan of jewel case packaging for CDs, but as far as the music itself goes, Dylan is as good as he ever has been on an acoustic album and the title track is just... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Drew