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Absolutely worthwhile listening,
This review is from: Sebastian Cabot Actor: Bob Dylan Poet (Audio CD)
This recording was so severely maligned in the rock press that I knew it would be good. Seriously. Except for the one non-Dylan track, "And Mostly They Sing," this is a different, interesting, and sometimes artful take on eleven Dylan songs.
I'm not making a case that this is a classic, but it has its very worthwhile moments. I think the opening track, "Who Killed Davey Moore," is the most effective on the album. Cabot's dramatic reading is powerfully evocative, and "Seven Curses" comes in a very close second.
For the uninitiated, don't let the negative buzz that always surrounded this album keep you from listening to it. Remember that even the "Rolling Stone Record Guide" in its first edition rated Dylan's outtakes album, "Dylan," with a bullet. These recordings still sound fresh, despite being 40+ years old, which has as much to do with the quality of Dylan's writing as it does with Sebastian Cabot's interpretations.