Dylan rushed out New Morning in the wake of the commercial and critical disaster Self Portrait, and the difference between the two albums suggests that its legendary failed predecessor was intentionally flawed. New Morning expands on the laid-back country-rock of John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline by adding a more pronounced rock & roll edge. While there are only a couple of genuine classics on the record ("If Not for You," "One More Weekend"), the overall quality is quite high, and many of the songs explore idiosyncratic routes Dylan had previously left untouched, whether it's the jazzy experiments of "Sign on the Window" and "Winterlude," the rambling spoken word piece "If Dogs Run Free" or the Elvis parable "Went to See the Gypsy." Such offbeat songs make New Morning a charming, endearing record.
Performance CreditsBob Dylan Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
David Bromberg Dobro,Guitar,Electric Guitar
Kooper Organ,Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Horn,French Horn,Keyboards
Ron Cornelius Guitar,Electric Guitar
Harvey Brooks Bass
Charlie Daniels Bass,Guitar
Howard "Buzz" Feiten Guitar,Electric Guitar
Hilda Harris Vocals,Background Vocals
Russ Kunkel Drums
Billy Mundi Drums
Albertine Robinson Vocals,Background Vocals
Maretha Stewart Vocals,Background Vocals
Maeretha Stewart Background Vocals
Albertine Watson Background Vocals
Technical CreditsBob Dylan Cover Art
Bob Johnson Producer
Bob Johnston Producer,Audio Production
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
New Morning based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This album is somewhere between Country and slow Blues, perhaps not up to the quality of the pre-accident albums, but very good none-the-less. One I play in the background, but wouldn't want to be without it.