The (Half) Forgotten Bob
Tuesday, August 1, 2006
by Craig Thomas
Apart from My Back Pages and the two love songs, this is one of the more disregarded albums by Dylan. It shouldn't be that way! Chimes of Freedom, to take one example,is one of his truly great songs - and I write as someone who bought the ORIGINAL mono LP when it appeared (and someone who did NOT desert him when he went electric!). It deserves a much more prominent place in the discography, and always has - having been from the first overshadowed by Bringin' It All Back Home and what followed.
On the other hand, HE doesn't perform many of its songs, either, so even the artist doesn't necessarily know which of his works connects most profoundly!
BUY IT IF YOU DON'T HAVE IT, OR LIKE ME, LENT IT AND NEVER GOT THE VINYL BACK!