Under the Red Sky

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Editorial Reviews

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

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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: 4/29/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972674421
  • Catalog Number: 726744
  • Sales rank: 12,767

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wiggle Wiggle (2:09)
  2. 2 Under the Red Sky (4:09)
  3. 3 Unbelievable (4:06)
  4. 4 Born in Time (3:39)
  5. 5 T.V. Talkin' Song (3:02)
  6. 6 10,000 Men (4:21)
  7. 7 2 X 2 (3:36)
  8. 8 God Knows (3:02)
  9. 9 Handy Dandy (4:03)
  10. 10 Cat's in the Well (3:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Dylan Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Accordion, Harp, Vocals
Crosby & Nash Background Vocals
George Harrison Slide Guitar
Bruce Hornsby Piano
Elton John Piano
Al Kooper Organ, Keyboards
David Lindley Bouzouki, Guitar, Slide Guitar
Robben Ford Guitar
Sweet Pea Atkinson Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff Drums
Rayse Biggs Trumpet
Sir 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 Was Background Vocals
Don Was Bass
Waddy Wachtel Guitar
Randy Jackson Bass
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Producer
Ed Cherney Engineer
David Was Producer
Don Was Producer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Dylan playing with the past

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    not very good

    Not a very good record.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

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