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Planet waves
Dylan, Bob, 1941-
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Publication Information:
New York : Columbia, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Previously issued 1974.

SACD stereo ; "This disc is designed for use in both CD-compatible and Super Audio CD players."

Notes by the composer on container.
On a night like this -- Going, going, gone -- Tough mama -- Hazel -- Something there is about you -- Forever young -- Dirge -- You angel you -- Never say goodbye -- Wedding song.
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Format :
Music CD


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Kenilworth Library XX(1251609.1) Compact Disc Audio Visual

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Reteaming with the Band, Bob Dylan winds up with an album that recalls New Morning more than The Basement Tapes, since Planet Waves is given to a relaxed intimate tone -- all the more appropriate for a collection of modest songs about domestic life. As such, it may seem a little anticlimactic since it has none of the wildness of the best Dylan and Band music of the '60s -- just an approximation of the homespun rusticness. Considering that the record was knocked out in the course of three days, its unassuming nature shouldn't be a surprise, and sometimes it's as much a flaw as a virtue, since there are several cuts that float into the ether. Still, it is a virtue in places, as there are moments -- "On a Night Like This," "Something There Is About You," the lovely "Forever Young" -- where it just gels, almost making the diffuse nature of the rest of the record acceptable. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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