We use cookies to provide essential features and services. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies .

×

COVID-19 Response at Fishpond

Read what we're doing...

John Wesley Harding
By

Rating
Album: John Wesley Harding
# Song Title   Time
1)    John Wesley Harding More Info...
2)    As I Went Out One Morning More Info...
3)    I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine More Info...
4)    All Along the Watchtower More Info...
5)    The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest More Info...
6)    Drifter's Escape More Info...
7)    Dear Landlord More Info...
8)    I Am a Lonesome Hobo More Info...
9)    I Pity the Poor Immigrant More Info...
10)    The Wicked Messenger More Info...
11)    Down Along the Cove More Info...
12)    I'll Be Your Baby Tonight More Info...
 

Album: John Wesley Harding
# Song Title   Time
1)    John Wesley Harding More Info...
2)    As I Went Out One Morning More Info...
3)    I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine More Info...
4)    All Along the Watchtower More Info...
5)    The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest More Info...
6)    Drifter's Escape More Info...
7)    Dear Landlord More Info...
8)    I Am a Lonesome Hobo More Info...
9)    I Pity the Poor Immigrant More Info...
10)    The Wicked Messenger More Info...
11)    Down Along the Cove More Info...
12)    I'll Be Your Baby Tonight More Info...
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano); Pete Drake (steel guitar); Charles McCoy (bass); Kenny Buttrey (drums).
  • Includes liner notes by Bob Dylan.
  • Bob Dylan's eighth album followed a lengthy hibernation due to a motorcycle accident in which the singer re-evaluated his art. He emerged with a set of stark simplicity and heartfelt intensity, melding folk, rock, and country with a mesmerizing power that set off a huge back-to-basics movement in rock that lasted well into the next decade. A biblical purity encompasses the collection as Dylan paints graphic portraits of the disenfranchised--hobo, immigrant, drifter, messenger--articulating the uncertainty of the times. The best-known song here is the apocalyptic "All Along the Watchtower," which would soon be electrically redefined by Jimi Hendrix. The mood lifts on the final track "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight," a beautifully tender love song, suggesting that this is where salvation lies. John Wesley Harding repays repeated play with ever-unfolding metaphor and interpretation, including four hidden Beatles on the cover.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (4/11/02, p.106) - Ranked #15 in Rolling Stone's "50 Coolest Records".

Rolling Stone (3/30/00, p.68) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...one of Dylan's most cryptic and thematically complex albums....its songs are rife with religious imagery, both explicit and implied....a masterful move - the original Dylan unplugged."

Q (Magazine) (p.111) - "[T]his spare collection of outlaw allegories and Biblical allusions is in stark contrast to the louder aesthetics prevailing elsewhere at the time..."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Country Rock
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top