From the NME.
It’s Dylan’s 23rd Top 10 album, and his 50th to get a Top 40 position. As the new record states, the legendary singer/songwriter now has Top 40 albums in the last seven decades – eight in the 1960s, 14 in the ’70s, seven in the ’80s, four in the ’90s, seven in the ’00s, nine in the 2010s, and now his first in the 2020s.
In the UK, meanwhile, Dylan’s new album took the top spot, followed at No. 2 by Neil Young’s “lost” 1975 album ‘Homegrown’.
Giving ‘Rough And Rowdy Ways’ a five-star review before its release, NME wrote: “The roots of the erosion of US democracy plays out against a backdrop of counter-culture revolution. Between flickering scenes from Dealey Plaza and Parkland hospital, Dylan widens the shot to take in the birth of rock’n’roll, The Beatles, Woodstock and Altamont, before unleashed a bombardment of musical, cinematic and social references stretching the entire 20th Century, like ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’ grew up and got a degree.
“Bluesmen, silent movie clowns, soul queens, jazz greats, rockers, hippies and pin-ups – Dylan revels in a hundred years of creative progress as if in accusation of America’s immutable ideological savagery. JFK, he’s saying, was just the highest profile, on-camera bloodstain to be splashed across the stars and stripes.”
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- Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door - US - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $9.93, €8.11 (New Item) (arrived 07-May-2021 16:32)on May 12, 2021 at 9:56 am
BOB DYLAN Knockin' On Heaven's Door (1975 US Columbia 'Hall of Fame' series wide centred 7" vinyl single, also including his rendition of Hank Snow's A Fool Such As I. Issued in the series die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl looks barely played)
- Bob Dylan - Desire - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.30, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 29-Apr-2021 15:25)on May 12, 2021 at 9:56 am
BOB DYLAN Desire (1975 UK 9-track LP on the graduated orange CBS label, a great mid seventies longplayer from Mr Zimmerman, including the full eight minute version of Hurricane, picture sleeve with illustrated credits inner. The sleeve is Excellent with minimal shelf wear & the vinyl grades Excellent with minor evidence of play only)
- Bob Dylan - Down In The Groove - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.30, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 28-Apr-2021 15:18)on May 12, 2021 at 9:56 am
BOB DYLAN Down In The Groove (1988 UK 10-track vinyl LP, housed in a glossy picture sleeve with album credits inner. The sleeve on this copy has only a little minor edgewear and the vinyl is excellent with very little evidence of play)
- Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.30, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 28-Apr-2021 15:20)on May 12, 2021 at 9:56 am
BOB DYLAN Oh Mercy (1989 UK 10-track LP, including the wonderful Man In The Long Black Coat, picture sleeve with illustrated credits inner. The sleeve displays minimal wear & the vinyl remains Excellent with little sign of play)
- Bob Dylan - Under The Red Sky - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $71.00, €58.00 (New Item) (arrived 28-Apr-2021 15:24)on May 12, 2021 at 9:56 am
BOB DYLAN Under The Red Sky (Rare 1990 UK red CBS label 10-track vinyl LP, including Unbelievable, Handy Dandy and God Knows, plus special guest appearances by David Crosby, George Harrison, Elton John, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more. This copy remains in wonderful near as new condition - a stunning hard to find item)