Street Legal [Remastered]

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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. [In 2003, Columbia/Legacy reissued 15 selected titles from Dylan's catalog as hybrid SACDs, playable in both regular CD players and Super Audio CD players. Each title is packaged as a digipak, containing the full original artwork. On each of the titles, and on each of the layers, the remastered sound is spectacular, a considerable upgrade from the initial CD pressings.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/2004
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969240328
  • Catalog Number: 92403

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Dylan Primary Artist, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Bobbye Hall Percussion
Steven Soles Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Billy Cross Guitar
Carolyn Dennis Background Vocals
Jo Ann Harris Background Vocals
Steve Madaio Trumpet
David Mansfield Mandolin, Violin
Alan Pasqua Keyboards
Jerry Scheff Bass, Bass Guitar
Helena Springs Background Vocals
Ian Wallace Drums
Steve Douglas Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Steven Berkowitz Reissue Producer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Biff Dawes Engineer
Bill Dawes Engineer
Don DeVito Producer, Reissue Producer
Didier C. Deutsch Tape Research
Jim Seiter Engineer
Billy Youdelman Engineer
Stan Kalina Mastering
Tim Bryant Art Direction
Paul Sandweiss Engineer
Doug Field Engineer
Dennis Mays Engineer
Gribbitt! Art Direction
Les Cooper & the Soul Rockers Engineer
Ava Megna Contributor
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Oddly disjointed but full of great songs

    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.

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