There’s a place for Dylan stripped down to guitar and vocals.
It always feels like the two acoustic albums in the 90s were the antidote he needed to the excesses of the 80s. He often seemed to be lost in the production of his own records and the guests on stage and on record. It’s kind of like a palate cleanser before heading off on the second or third course.
The back of the record is a good read as well. So that’s double the value, a great record and informative reading on the back.
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I’ve started to appreciate the record packaging reading more and more – in one of Aphoristical’s recent posts, there was one set of liner notes that was hyping up the band considerably. And it inspired me to find my copy of Paul Revere & the Raiders – Midnight Ride. You’d think food would taste better after listening, based on the praise from the liner notes!
He was probably trying to get back to his roots with the acoustic but had all this baggage to go with it now. But you’re right, there’s always a place for it.