Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding Vinyl LP
Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano); Pete Drake (steel guitar); Charles McCoy (bass); Kenny Buttrey (drums).
Bob Dylan`s eighth album followed a lengthy hibernation due to a motorcycle accident in which the singer re-evaluated his art. He emerged with a set of stark simplicity and heartfelt intensity, melding folk, rock, and country with a mesmerizing power that set off a huge back-to-basics movement in rock that lasted well into the next decade. A biblical purity encompasses the collection as Dylan paints graphic portraits of the disenfranchised--hobo, immigrant, drifter, messenger--articulating the uncertainty of the times. The best-known song here is the apocalyptic `All Along the Watchtower,` which would soon be electrically redefined by Jimi Hendrix. The mood lifts on the final track `I`ll Be Your Baby Tonight,` a beautifully tender love song, suggesting that this is where salvation lies. John Wesley Harding repays repeated play with ever-unfolding metaphor and interpretation, including four hidden Beatles on the cover.
1. John Wesley Harding 2:59
2. As I Went Out One Morning 2:52
3. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine 3:55
4. All Along The Watchtower 2:33
5. The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest 5:36
6. Drifter's Escape 2:48
7. Dear Landlord 3:17
8. I Am A Lonesome Hobo 3:24
9. I Pity The Poor Immigrant 4:16
10. The Wicked Messenger 2:05
11. Down Along The Cove 2:24
12. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight 2:44
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