“New Morning” by Bob Dylan - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1970Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

The second Bob Dylan LP of 1970 came four months after “Self Portrait” and it was a small bounce back. The strange put-on-voice from the preceding 2 albums was thankfully shelved, which was a big help for starters. The driving “If Not For You” maintained the recent country rock template trend – but to my ears it was so much more palatable with the Bob of old back on lead vocals. “Day Of The Locusts” went a step further, with some of the old classic piano and organ and Bob sounding as if transported back to ’66. He seems momentarily revitalized. The album has a rather soft middle, with a particularly disappointing MOR title track. However, “Three Angels” is a notable late album highlight with Bob back on a talk-rock style over a gospel bed. If I’d been around back then I’d be thinking… ok, maybe there is still a little bit of hope yet for this guy…

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A1 [02:39] 6.4.png Bob Dylan - If Not For You (Robert Zimmerman) Folk Rock / Americana
A2 [03:57] 6.7.png Bob Dylan - Day Of The Locusts (Robert Zimmerman) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A3 [02:33] 4.5.png Bob Dylan - Time Passes Slowly (Robert Zimmerman) Songwriter
A4 [02:49] 5.6.png Bob Dylan - Went To See The Gypsy (Robert Zimmerman) Songwriter
A5 [02:21] 5.0.png Bob Dylan - Winterlude (Robert Zimmerman) Country
A6 [03:37] 5.7.png Bob Dylan - If Dogs Run Free (Robert Zimmerman) Jazz
B1 [03:56] 4.5.png Bob Dylan - New Morning (Robert Zimmerman) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B2 [03:39] 4.3.png Bob Dylan - Sign On The Window (Robert Zimmerman) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B3 [03:09] 5.4.png Bob Dylan - One More Weekend (Robert Zimmerman) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B4 [03:07] 5.3.png Bob Dylan - The Man In Me (Robert Zimmerman) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B5 [02:07] 6.2.png Bob Dylan - Three Angels (Robert Zimmerman) Soul Ballad
B6 [01:27] 4.9.png Bob Dylan - Father Of Night (Robert Zimmerman) Songwriter

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