Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline 180g LP
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the February 2008 Issue of Stereophile!
For a Bob Dylan album - and one that many consider to be his best - Nashville
Skyline doesn't mess around with ambiguity. It's a country album, plain and
simple, with Dylan abandoning his fabled talk-sing voice and evangelical message
for a soothing, down-home country croon. The new style was a perfect fit for
some of Dylan's strongest material ever, including "Lay Lady Lay", "Tonight I'll
Be Staying Here With You" and "I Threw It All Away". There's also a superb duet
with Johnny Cash on "Girl from the North Country" that, along with the Byrds'
earlier Sweetheart of the Rodeo LP, officially breaks the champagne bottle over
a brand new musical genre: country-rock.
1. Girl from the North Country (with Johnny Cash)
2. Nashville Skyline Rag
3. To Be Alone With You
4. I Threw It All Away
5. Peggy Day
6. Lay Lady Lay
7. One More Night
8. Tell Me That It Isn't True
9. Country Pie
10. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You