Leanne Cater

Weekdays 2PM - 6PM

 

RELEASE
June 20, 1974
LABEL
Columbia
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Country-Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Album Rock, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic

Album Review

Bob Dylan and the Band both needed the celebrated reunion tour of 1974, since Dylan's fortunes had been floundering since Self Portrait and the Band stumbled with 1971's Cahoots. The tour, with its attendant publicity, definitely returned both artists to center stage, and it definitely succeeded, breaking box office records and earning great reviews. Before the Flood, a double-album souvenir of the tour, suggests that these were generally dynamic shows, but not because they were reveling in the past, but because Dylan was fighting the nostalgia of his audience -- nostalgia, it must be noted, that was promoted as the very reason behind these shows. Yet that's what gives this music such kick -- Dylan reworks, rearranges, reinterprets these songs in ways that are still disarming, years after its initial release. He could only have performed interpretations this radical with a group as sympathetic, knowing of his traits as the band, whose own recordings here are respites from the storm. And this is a storm -- the sound of a great rocker, surprising his band and audience by tearing through his greatest songs in a manner that might not be comforting, but it guarantees it to be one of the best live albums of its time. Ever, maybe.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
  2. Lay Lady Lay
  3. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308193628&id=308193589
  4. Knockin' on Heaven's Doorhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308193634&id=308193589
  5. It Ain't Me Babe
  6. Ballad of a Thin Manhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308193641&id=308193589
  7. Up on Cripple Creekhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308193710&id=308193589
  8. I Shall Be Releasedhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308193861&id=308193589
  9. Endless Highwayhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308193863&id=308193589
  10. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Downhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308193865&id=308193589
  11. Stage Frighthttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=308193867&id=308193589
  12. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  13. Just Like a Woman
  14. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
  15. The Shape I'm In
  16. When You Awake
  17. The Weight
  18. All Along the Watchtower
  19. Highway 61 Revisited
  20. Like a Rolling Stone
  21. Blowin' in the Wind