Bob Dylan, Planet Waves (1974)
When I first heard this I wasn’t so sure – it didn’t stick, not quite like so many of the other Bob Dylan albums had. But no matter, it was still going to be part of the collection – I had about 20 Bob Dylan cassette tapes and every time I found one (hard fought, it seemed, checking music stores all around the country on holidays or day-trips) it was added. Simple as that. At first I didn’t really understand what Planet Waves was trying to be – and what was with closing one side and opening the other with different versions of the same song? Didn’t take too long for the album to start to make a lot of sense. And to then become a favourite. Two CD copies – a basic, cruddy, CD transfer and then the deluxe reissue about 15 years ago or so. But funnily enough I’ve never owned it on vinyl – I’m not about to collect up every single Dylan album on vinyl (again) but there are one or two key ones that evade me. The other day I found this in Woodville. And it’s a mint copy too. Was cheap. And a really good score. And, previously, I had thought there was no reason ever to stop in Woodville. Except for a piss.
Sample Track: Wedding Song
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