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Bob Dylan - Love and Theft

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    Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar, piano); Larry Campbell (guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin); Charlie Sexton (guitar); Tony Garnier (bass); Augie Meyers (accordion, Hammond B3 & Vox organs); David Kemper (drums); Clay Meyers (bongos). LOVE AND THEFT ......more

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Artist: Dylan, Bob
Description:
Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar, piano); Larry Campbell (guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin); Charlie Sexton (guitar); Tony Garnier (bass); Augie Meyers (accordion, Hammond B3 & Vox organs); David Kemper (drums); Clay Meyers (bongos). LOVE AND THEFT won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar, piano); Larry Campbell (guitar, banjo, mandolin); Charlie Sexton (guitar); Augie Meyers (accordion); David Kemper (drums); Clay Meyers (bongos). Audio Mixer: Christopher Shaw . Photographers: David Gahr; Kevin Mazur; Danny Clinch. Bob Dylan's career has always been about defying expectations. Accordingly he followed 1997's much-heralded TIME OUT OF MIND with a marked about-face. Where its predecessor was a bleak emotional landscape full of languid atmospheres, existential sentiments, and graveyard vocal delivery, LOVE AND THEFT finds Dylan much more energized and hopeful. Instead of swamp-like textures, we get sharp, cracking bar-band blues, and lissome ballads with a '20s/'30s feel. The old codger has never sounded more spry; after observing that "summer days and summer nights are gone," he follows up with "I know a place where there's still something going on." Elsewhere he's variously hunting bear, standing on a table to make a toast, burning down a house, and starting a new empire. The musical context for all this uproar is informed more heavily by Dylan's earliest Americana roots than anything other than his albums of traditional folk songs. Delta and Chicago blues are templates for many songs, while a few others even more anachronistically suggest a future for Dylan as ghost writer for Leon Redbone. The lyrics themselves are littered with quotes from/references to old blues tunes, but Dylan's classic non-linear structure and wild imagination allow him to transcend his influences even as he assimilates them.
See Also:
Love and Theft, Time Out of Mind, Dylan [2007], The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991, Highway 61 Revisited, Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the Tracks, The Essential Bob Dylan
See Influences:
Doc Watson, Jesse Fuller, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Mississippi Sheiks, Smokey Robinson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Mississippi John Hurt, Johnny Cash, Little Richard, Pete Seeger (Folk), Odetta, Alan Lomax, Dave Van Ronk, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Johnson, Cisco Houston, John Jacob Niles, Clarence Ashley (Singer/Banjo), Rev. Gary Davis, Lefty Frizzell, Jimmie Rodgers (Country), Woody Guthrie, Victoria Spivey, Hank Williams, The Weavers (Group), Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Harry Smith, Dock Boggs, Blind Willie McTell, The Carter Family, Doc Pomus, Bill Monroe, Elvis Presley, Lead Belly
See Contemporaries:
Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Velvet Underground, John Prine, Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, John Hiatt, Warren Zevon, Jimi Hendrix, The Allman Brothers Band, Pretenders, John Phillips, Joe Cocker, Tom Waits, Peter, Paul and Mary, Jesse Winchester, The Beatles, Randy Newman, Peter Case, Tim Buckley, Van Morrison, George Harrison, Ian Hunter, Paul Simon, Freedy Johnston, Lou Reed, John Lennon, Dire Straits, Tom Petty, Roger McGuinn, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Eric Andersen, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Fred Neil, T-Bone Burnett, Donovan, Jackson Browne, Phil Ochs, The Byrds, Paul Butterfield, Steve Forbert, James McMurtry, Robbie Robertson, Richard & Mimi Farina (Duo), Tim Hardin, Buffalo Springfield, The Band, David Blue, The Sir Douglas Quintet, Jackson C. Frank, Tom Paxton, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Fairport Convention
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
  2. 2 Mississippi
  3. 3 Summer Days
  4. 4 Bye and Bye
  5. 5 Lonesome Day Blues
  6. 6 Floater (Too Much to Ask)
  7. 7 High Water (For Charley Patton)
  8. 8 Moonlight
  9. 9 Honest With Me
  10. 10 Po' Boy
  11. 11 Cry a While
  12. 12 Sugar Baby
Type:
Performer
Genre:
Rock & Pop
Subgenre:
Folk Rock
Label:
Columbia Records
Producer:
Jack Frost; Steve Berkowitz (Reissue)
Number of Discs:
1
Format:
Compact Disc
Subformat:
Super Audio Hybrid CD
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Multi
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
57 : 24
Guest Artist:
Augie Meyers; Charlie Sexton
Editorial Reviews:
Rolling Stone (1/03/02, p.118) - Ranked #1 in Rolling Stone's "Top 10 2001". Rolling Stone (9/27/01, pp.65-6) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...A stone-cold Dylan classic... Talk about bringing it all back home: Dylan veers into country, ragtime, vaudeville, deep blues, cocktail-lounge corn, the minstrel show and the kind of rockabilly he must have bashed out with his high school band more than forty years ago..." Spin (1/02, p.76) - Ranked #4 in Spin's "Albums of the Year 2001". Spin (11/01, pp.127-8) - 9 out of 10 - "...Astonishing...It is the rare Dylan album recorded with his touring band, and the versatility and sympathy of this outfit...lets them stand proudly next to The Band as his finest accompanists..."" Entertainment Weekly (12/28/01, p.138) - Ranked #6 "Album of the Year" in EW's "Best of 2001". Q (10/01, p.122) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A very good album..." Magnet (12-1/02, p.56) - Included in Magnet's "20 Best Albums of 2001". CMJ (10/8/01, p.16) - "...Gritty and immediate..." Mojo (Publisher) (p.66) - Ranked #15 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "His surreal verbal collages borrowed imagery from vintage bluesmen and obscure novelists..." Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.68) - Ranked #2 in Mojo's "Best [40] Albums of 2001". Mojo (Publisher) (10/01, p.104) - "...The most striking thing about the album is Bob's singing, which possesses a ragged, almost sinister authority...but on the old-tyme numbers becomes a nonchalant croon..."
UPC:
827969034064
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