Under the Red Sky

Under the Red Sky

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by Bob Dylan
     
 

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Dylan followed Oh Mercy, his most critically acclaimed album in years, with Under the Red Sky, a record that seemed like a conscious recoil from that album's depth and atmosphere. By signing Don Was, the king of mature retro-rock, as producer, he guaranteed that the record would be lean and direct, which…  See more details below

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Dylan followed Oh Mercy, his most critically acclaimed album in years, with Under the Red Sky, a record that seemed like a conscious recoil from that album's depth and atmosphere. By signing Don Was, the king of mature retro-rock, as producer, he guaranteed that the record would be lean and direct, which is perhaps exactly what this collection of simplistic songs deserves. Still, this record feels a little ephemeral, a collection of songs that Dylan didn't really care that much about. In a way, that makes it a little easier to warm to than its predecessor, since it has a looseness that suits him well, especially with songs this deliberately lightweight. As such, Under the Red Sky is certainly lightweight, but rather appealing in its own lack of substance, since Dylan has never made a record so breezy, apart from (maybe) Down in the Groove. That doesn't make it a great, or even good, record, but it does have its own charms that will be worth searching out for Dylanphiles.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972674421
catalogNumber:
726744
Rank:
6349

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Dylan   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Accordion,Harp,Vocals
Crosby & Nash   Background Vocals
George Harrison   Slide Guitar
Bruce Hornsby   Piano
Elton John   Piano
Kooper   Organ,Keyboards
David Lindley   Bouzouki,Guitar,Slide Guitar
Robben Ford   Guitar
Sweet Pea Atkinson   Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Rayse Biggs   Trumpet
Harry Bowens   Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
David Crosby   Background Vocals
David McMurray   Saxophone
Donald Ray Mitchell   Background Vocals
Jamie Muhoberac   Organ
Slash   Guitar
Jimmie Vaughan   Guitar
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Guitar
David Weiss   Background Vocals
Don Was   Bass
Waddy Wachtel   Guitar
Randy Jackson   Bass

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Producer
Ed Cherney   Engineer
David Weiss   Producer
Don Was   Producer

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Under the Red Sky 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not a very good record.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
These are Bob Dylan songs but they are clearly inspired by his exploration of very old tunes. This one you can ignore but it shows a few signs of where he's headed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago