( 2006 ) 2017 EU reissue on 180g vinyl 2LP=This 2006 album continued its predecessors' tendencies toward Blues, Rockabilly and pre-Rock balladry, and was self-produced by Dylan under the pseudonym "Jack Frost". Lees meer..
Release date:24-11-2017(originally released in 2006)
2017 EU repressing on 180g 2xLP=Modern Times is the thirty-second studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, originally released in 2006. Following Time Out Of Mind and Love And Theft , the album was Dylan's third album in a row to be met with nearly universal praise from fans and critics. It continued its predecessors' tendencies toward Blues, Rockabilly and pre-Rock balladry, and was self-produced by Dylan under the pseudonym "Jack Frost".
A1 Thunder On The Mountain
A2 Spirit On The Water
B1 Rollin' And Tumblin'
B2 When The Deal Goes Down
B3 Someday Baby
C1 Workingman's Blues #2
C2 Beyond The Horizon
C3 Nettie Moore
D1 The Levee's Gonna Break
D2 Ain't Talkin'
Modern Times became the singer-songwriter's first #1 album in the US since 1976's Desire. It was also his first album to debut at the summit of the Billboard 200. At age 65, Dylan became the oldest living person at the time to have an album enter the Billboard charts at number One.
It also reached #1 in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark, Norway and Switzerland, debuted #2 in Germany, Austria and Sweden. It reached #3 in the UK and the Netherlands, respectively, and had sold over 4 million copies worldwide in its first two months of release.
The length of time that transpires between Bob Dylan releases these days -- it's been five years since Love and Theft, which itself broke a four-year drought -- makes it seem as if the rock legend has come down from the mountaintop with each armful of new songs. This time around, the epic, foreboding material he's crafted backs up that image, with every incisive phrase and every heavy-hanging note underscoring the spiritual, questing vibe. Modern Times isn't exactly a religious album -- not in the standard sense -- but it does carry a stark, apocalyptic tone that can be terrifying (as on the stealthily picked 'Ain't Talkin,' with its imagery of life as a skein of unending suffering) or vivifying (as on 'Beyond the Horizon,' where he sets his sights on the afterlife that follows said anguish). More than he has in ages, Dylan builds his tales around classic blues structures, tweaking the 12-bar form ever so subtly on the steely-eyed revenge paean 'Someday Baby' and reworking the Muddy Waters classic 'Rollin' and Tumblin' ' (which he's retrofitted with new lyrics) into a cautionary tale of impending doom. As befits its title, Modern Times is also shot through with Dylan's take on the world around him. Although he's not nearly as direct here as he was in his protest song days, there's no mistaking the passion -- or position -- of songs like 'Workingman's Blues #2' (a class-conscious rallying cry that carries traces of Before the Flood in its DNA) and the New Orleans-directed 'The Levee's Gonna Break.' Unlike its immediate predecessor, Modern Times isn't a particularly aggressive album. Dylan sounds like a man who intends to fight on -- intent on winning every battle!
( 2006 ) 2017 EU reissue on 180g vinyl 2LP=This 2006 album continued its predecessors' tendencies to..
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