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Street Legal
     

Street Legal

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by Bob Dylan
 

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Arriving after the twin peaks of Blood on the Tracks and Desire, Street Legal features a set of songs with no connecting themes, and Bob Dylan replaced the sprawl of the Rolling Thunder Revue with a slick, professional big band featuring a horn section and several backing vocalists. The interesting thing about

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Arriving after the twin peaks of Blood on the Tracks and Desire, Street Legal features a set of songs with no connecting themes, and Bob Dylan replaced the sprawl of the Rolling Thunder Revue with a slick, professional big band featuring a horn section and several backing vocalists. The interesting thing about this 1978 release is that, despite the music and slick production, the songs are as dense as anything Dylan had written since before his motorcycle accident. So, Street Legal becomes an interesting dichotomy: although the arrangements might discourage close listening, the album is filled with songs that deserve attention. And Street Legal is fascinating for just that reason -- in another setting, these are songs that would have been hailed as near-masterpieces. Consequentially, it's not surprising that, while some consider Street Legal a missed opportunity, there are factions of Dylanphiles that find the album worth the time.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/2004
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886978991829
catalogNumber:
789918
Rank:
8712

Tracks

  1. Changing of the Guards
  2. New Pony
  3. No Time To Think
  4. Baby, Stop Crying
  5. Is Your Love In Vain?
  6. Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)
  7. True Love Tends To Forget
  8. We Better Talk This Over
  9. Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Dylan   Primary Artist

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Street Legal 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
This release is full of great songs yet they don't feel like they belong on the same album. The strongly disjointed nature of this album takes a little away from the enjoyment we ought to feel, but it ultimately does not prevent this from being a very good collection of songs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago