MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 275: MONDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2018

ALBUMS

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  • BOB DYLAN: NEW MORNING: 1970: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:  Dylan’s 11th studio album and it came only four months after Self-Portrait- which at the time was the most heavily slammed album of his career- today with the re-issue in the 2013 Bootleg Series it is viewed as a masterwork. Anyhow- New Morning isn’t a great album but a very strong effort- no doubt fans were a lot happier with this than they were with Self Portrait.  Highlights – If Not For You, Day Of The Locusts, Winterlude,  New Morning, The Man In Me- a strong comeback- his best since John Wesley Harding.

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  • STEELEYE SPAN: NOW WE ARE SIX: 1974: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: I am not that familiar with Steeleye Span- I know some of their tunes from Celtic Crush radio show- and have liked them. When I saw this album for .94 I jumped on it. British folk rock band- all but one of the songs are traditional songs given their arrangement to the song and the final song is a cover of Phil Spector’s To Know Him Is To Love Him. An enjoyable album I will have to dig a little deeper.
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  • CHRISTOPHER CROSS: CHRISTOPHER CROSS : 1979: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:  Christopher Cross’s debut album came out of nowhere and ended up beating out Pink Floyd for the Grammy Album of the Year. A pretty good album for what it was- soft rock/ pop.  Four hit songs- the most famous being “Sailing”  which won the Grammy for Song and Record of the Year- the other hits-Ride Like The Wind, Never Be The Same and Say You’ll Be Mine – all made the Top 20. Crossmania lasted but two albums. He’s still around though- releasing an album last year.

 

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