Thursday, March 27, 2008
I've been listening to Dylan's CD New Morning which I LOVE. Andy said it was about as good as Nashville Skyline, but I like it a lot better. Probably as much if not more than John Wesley Harding. It's another really different CD with a completely new style compared to that of his other CDs. It's like a happier version of John Wesley Harding. It isn't country enough to be compared to Nashville Skyline. Like Self Portrait, it has a really fun style to it, but like John Wesley Harding it has a kind of rustic sound. For some reason, it reminds me of O Brother Where Art Thou? the movie....I think I got this image projected to my head of Bob Dylan walking along a cotton field in that time listening to locusts singing.
My favorite songs were:
Day of the Locusts
Sign on the Window
If Not For You
Father of Night
Man in Me
I liked all the other ones, and If Dogs Run Free grew on me, but those six were my favorite. So I really, really liked half of the CD and thought the other half was pretty good. This is now on my list of Bob Dylan CDs that I REALLY want. The three I want most right now are John Wesley Harding, Blonde on Blonde, and New Morning.
New Morning was awesome and invigorating.
Can't you feel that sun a-shinin'?
Ground hog runnin' by the country stream
This must be the day that all of my dreams come true
So happy just to be alive
Underneath the sky of blue
On this new morning, new morning
On this new morning with you.
That's a verse from New Morning, the CD's namesake.