“Nashville Skyline” by Bob Dylan - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1969Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

If “John Wesley Harding” was a backwards step then “Nashville Skyline” saw Bob in uncontrollable freefall. Ouch! What a huge crash down for the original hip priest. The king of folk punk returns to Nashville once again for the third album in a row – this time he becomes a naturalized citizen. Country rock safe beat with the establishment. And, as if that wasn’t enough, the sneering drawl has been completely replaced by what some referred to as “a country croon” which, to my ears, is better described as “a weak geek gargle”. It really is bizarre, verging on ridiculous. Had I been around in ’69 I’d have been gutted that my main man had turned into a such a dead dodo. Namby pamby…

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [03:41] 5.0.png Bob Dylan with Johnny Cash - Girl From The North Country [album version ’69] (Robert Zimmerman) Folk
A2 [03:12] 5.1.png Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline Rag (Robert Zimmerman) Country
A3 [02:05] 5.1.png Bob Dylan - To Be Alone With You (Robert Zimmerman) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A4 [02:23] 5.4.png Bob Dylan - I Threw It All Away (Robert Zimmerman) Songwriter
A5 [01:59] 4.7.png Bob Dylan - Peggy Day (Robert Zimmerman) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B1 [03:20] 6.5.png Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay (Robert Zimmerman) Country
B2 [02:25] 4.2.png Bob Dylan - One More Night (Robert Zimmerman) Country
B3 [02:45] 5.0.png Bob Dylan - Tell Me That It Isn’t True (Robert Zimmerman) Folk Rock / Americana
B4 [01:35] 3.9.png Bob Dylan - Country Pie (Robert Zimmerman) Country
B5 [03:23] 5.4.png Bob Dylan - Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (Robert Zimmerman) Country

© The Jukebox Rebel 2005-2020 All Rights Reserved