180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Pressing!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 385/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Mississippi" - Rated 260/500!
Bob Dylan is one of the most important singer-songwriters of the era of recorded, commercially available music. His lyrics are a yardstick against which aspiring young singer-songwriters measure themselves. He broke seemingly unbreakable rules, and he did so with stalwart passion and uncompromising honesty.
Bob Dylan's Love & Theft was a true return to form, his 30th studio album. He sounds warm, relaxed, and as good humoured as on The Basement Tapes. Bob is in a wistful, elegiac, playful mood. He is looking on life with loving eyes. He has thrown off the weight of life and is remembering a better self.
With beautiful printed inner sleeves, this is the first vinyl reissue since 2001!
"Blood, desperation and wicked gallows humor are in the air as Dylan and his road band provide a raucous tour of 20th-century musical America via jump blues, slow blues, rockabilly, Tin Pan Alley ballads and country swing. 'Summer Days' sounds like the exact moment when R&B morphed into rock & roll." - Rolling Stone
"Musically, Dylan hasn't been this natural or vital since he was with the Band, and even then, those records were never as relaxed and easy or even as hard-rocking as these. That alone would make Love and Theft a remarkable achievement, but they're supported by a tremendous set of songs that fully synthesize all the strands in his music, from the folksinger of the early '60s, through the absurdist storyteller of the mid-'60s, through the traditionalist of the early '70s, to the grizzled professional of the '90s. None of this is conscious, it's all natural. There's an ease to his writing and a swagger to his performance unheard in years -- he's cracking jokes and murmuring wry asides, telling stories, crooning, and swinging. It's reminiscent of his classic records, but he's never made a record that's been such sheer, giddy fun as this, and it stands proudly among his very best albums." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
"Dylan first recorded 'Mississippi' for 1997’s Time Out of Mind, but he hated producer Daniel Lanois’ busy arrangement. This version, produced pseudonymously by Dylan, has a sturdy, straightforward groove. 'Polyrhythm doesn’t work for knifelike lyrics about majesty and heroism,' he said." - Rolling Stone
• 180 Gram Double LP
• Printed Innersleeves
• 385/500 Rolling Stone Greatest Albums Of All Time
LP1 - Side A:
1. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
3. Summer Days
LP1 - Side B:
1. Bye And Bye
2. Lonesome Day Blues
3. Floater (Too Much To Ask)
LP2 - Side C:
1. High Water (For Charlie Patton)
3. Honest With Me
LP2 - Side D:
1. Po' Boy
2. Cry A While
3. Sugar Baby