You Angel You - Bob Dylan - Biograph (Vinyl, LP)
Recorded by Nico — it appears on Chelsea Girl — the tune is one of Dylan's best examples of the compression of contradictory attitudes. Side two is solid Sixties protest folk music. Sounding as relevant in Ronald Reagan's America as it did in the Sixties, "Masters of War" damns the munitions-industry conspiracy.
The unreleased "Percy's Song" spins the poignant saga of a victim of an unfeeling court system. Side three includes Dylan's first experiment with an electric band, 's "Mixed-Up Confusion"; the hottest Jesus rant ever recorded, "Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar"; and a sample of Dylan's punchline existentialist humor, "Jet Pilot.
Placed in the structure of Biograph, the songs from these albums echo and reinforce the sense of deep spiritual commitment apparent in Dylan's earlier, more secular songs.
One hears it anew in the unreleased "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" recorded inwherein all God's creation is metaphorically broken down into musical instruments. A newly available live acoustic version of "Visions of Johanna" finds the poet in the predawn hours alone with the heat pipes and the image of the "ghost of electricity" burning her LP) into his brain.
The faint echo of Dylan's voice You Angel You - Bob Dylan - Biograph (Vinyl the concert hall adds an eerie, spectral dimension to the performance. Dylan's singing on this recording renders the Blonde on Blonde version nearly obsolete. The otherworldly presence active in Dylan's best performances translates well into the uplifting conviction of the faith-in-God numbers "I Believe in You" and "Every Grain of Sand.
In contrast to the blazing firepower of his impassioned love-as-entrapment yarns, Dylan is also capable of the mournful bittersweet croon that You Angel You - Bob Dylan - Biograph (Vinyl on "Up to Me" a rough draft of "Shelter from the Storm" and a rollicking live version, of "Heart of Mine.
The accompanying booklet features a lengthy interview wherein Dylan, in an uncharacteristically straightforward manner, talks about various aspects of his career and family, his childhood in Hibbing, Minnesota, and his early days in New York, his albums and tours and all points in between. If there is a fault with Biograph, it's the obvious and unavoidable one: the omission of personal favorites.
Every aficionado will notice a few, but every aficionado's will be different. After all, my Bob is not your Bob. This story is from the January 16th, issue of Rolling Stone. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint.
VERY GOOD: The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any LP) defects, is acceptable. GOOD: The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches.
The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discoloration, etc. FAIR: The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays You Angel You - Bob Dylan - Biograph (Vinyl surface noise; it may even jump.
They are not presented in chronological order; 18 of its 53 tracks had not been previously issued, and three more had only been previously available on singles. The set comes accompanied with a page booklet, containing rare photos and liner notes by Cameron Crowewho interviews Dylan about each of the tracks. Nine of the ten tracks from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits appear on this compilation.
Initially released in all formats in a box conforming to the dimensions of a vinyl long-playing album. On August 19,it was reissued by Legacy Records in a smaller compact disc-sized package, the tracks remastered using Sony's Super-Bit Mapping process.
Inthe album was repackaged as a book containing 3 CDs. The compact disc running order is the same, except disc two ends with "Jet Pilot" inserted after " Isis. Music Hub Explore. Explore Wikis Community Central. Register Don't have an account?
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