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Love And Theft

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  • Audio CD (Sept. 11 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Canada Inc.
  • ASIN: B00005NI5Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (318 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,930 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
2. Mississippi
3. Summer Days
4. Bye And Bye
5. Lonesome Day Blues
6. Floater (Too Much To Ask)
7. High-Water (For Charley Patton)
8. Moonlight
9. Honest With Me
10. Po' Boy
11. Cry A While
12. Sugar Baby

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At once relaxed and rocking, romantic and roguish, this 2001 album thrilled fans and instantly placed itself alongside the best albums in his oeuvre. These still sound fresh and inspired a decade later: Mississippi; Summer Days; High Water (for Charley Patton); Po' Boy; Sugar Baby; Lonesome Day Blues , and more!

When we last left the ever-confounding saga that is Bob Dylan's now-superhuman recording career, he'd reunited with producer Daniel Lanois, with whom he cut 1997's Time Out of Mind, his most coherent and appealing collection in nearly a decade. Now the still-reigning prince of musical contrariety and potent wordplay is back with his most focused, well-played collection since 1989's Oh Mercy, another Lanois production. One listen to the fade-in of the opener "Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum" and it's clear that all Dylan's roadwork has shaped him and his band (including guitarist Charlie Sexton) into a mighty musical weapon. And while his craggy howl continues to resonate, it's the songs here that astonish. A sturdy midtempo melody makes "Mississippi" the equal of the best numbers on Time, which it was actually written for. He convincingly puts over the R&B swing (yes, swing) number "Summer Days." "Honest with Me" ("I'm not sorry for nuthin' I've done / I'm glad I fight, I only wished we'd won") is a driving rocker that packs a genuine punch. And the light, lounge-like "Bye and Bye" and the southland ramble "Floater (Too Much to Ask)" show extraordinary confidence. He's labeled these songs "blues-based," but in typical Dylan fashion what would promise to be the most overtly blues number here--"High Water (for Charlie Patton)"--sounds like a banjo-based gunfighter ballad. But then that's this artist's gift: confounding expectations. --Robert Baird

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Philippe Mastrogiuseppe on Oct. 26 2011
Format: Audio CD
I got this album around the time it came out. I'm a fan of Bob Dylan, but I didn't really connect with this album at first. Jump about 10 years later, and I really like it now. I'm surprised lots of people seem to think of Mississipi as the best song, I like most of the other tracks better, especially Po' Boy, Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum, and Moonlight. It's not a folk album, it's not a rock album, it's not quite pop either. I'd say it's more of a rockabilly/country album, and maybe that turns some people off.
I can understand if someone doesn't like his singing. Although his voice has just about disintegrated at this point, he's far from being as out of tune as he can be heard on other albums. I think it's actually one of his better singing albums, within the limits of the quality of his voice of course.
I recommend to give the album a second chance if you've tried it once and not liked it. It has really grown on me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Feb. 10 2002
Format: Audio CD
well, it wasn't bad. not by a long shot. i am a little dissapointed in the new sound. i guess i am just more of a fan of dylan's old folk songs, more than his rock and roll. But i have always enjoyed him, up until the 80's. then hee seemed to go sour for a while. but in 88, when he made "Down in the Groove" and in the earliy 90's, i was happy to see his return to hard core folk music. i thought "Time Out Of Mind" was a fine album, deservning of its praise, but again i am saddened by the switch back to a lot of electric.
Love and theft had its share of good tracks, High Water was fabulous, and Mississippi sounded suspiciously like the type from "Time out of Mind". As for the others... i could take or leave them. not what its cracked up to be. But if you like Dylan, might aswell buy it.
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Format: Audio CD
[My original review of LOVE AND THEFT had some significant cuts because of length. I did not get to cover all that I wanted, so this review reincorporates the cuts with new text. This should be read in conjunction with my review of the regular edition.]
Many are curious about Dylan's newest album, LOVE AND THEFT. Its qualities are myriad and must be experienced firsthand. This review deals specifically with the limited edition and what the two bonus tracks bring to this release. For those who have the opportunity, pick up the limited edition as it helps you better understand LOVE AND THEFT.

The central thesis artistically of LOVE AND THEFT is this:

"Remember the past while progressing toward the future."

Dylan said in an interview recently that the music of today is hideous. Dylan once again becomes the voice of a generation, pointing us in the direction our art should be going but is not. Most of the new bands no longer pay attention to tradition. Dylan shows us on this album how rich music can be if we acknowledge what has gone on before yet still maintaining a creative and fresh approach to art, which he does here.

Dylan has always maintained a fresh attitude toward tradition while striving for his own music. He's constantly changing his sound but all his albums have a respect for what has gone on before. Identity is a major issue to him (as SELF-PORTRAIT proved), and he always wants to evolve, so when listening to Dylan the journey becomes really part of the pleasure of listening to him. He proves once again his incredible skills of diversifying and shaking things up. Nothing is a clone in the Dylan catalogue, which is amazing considering his forty year career as a recording artist, and this proves no exception.
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By A Customer on May 23 2006
Format: Audio CD
Released September 11, 2001, "Love And Theft" snuck in under the radar like the Al-kaeda terrorists' airliners. A new Bob Dylan release was not exactly the top news story that day. After years of somewhat disappointing recordings, Dylan had made a major artistic comeback in 1997 with the release of "Time Out Of Mind". While this CD doesn't quite live up to that, it's still a fine piece of work. Dylan's voice was never gangbusters but now in the 21st Century he doesn't really sing so much as croak, like Moms Mabley on a bad day. If great singing and over production is your thing then this CD is not for you. This isn't Celine Dion. So if you have no interest in singers who can't sing, you might as well leave now. It will just be a waste of your time.
The darkness and desolation of the previous mentioned CD is mostly gone and despite the scowls on the cover photo, he actually sounds cautiously playful on this recording. That's highly unusual to anyone familiar his work. "Love And Theft" covers the gamut of American roots music including folk, country, blues and rock. There are few pretensions here. Most of the arrangements are stripped bare, the way I'm sure he wanted it. It is produced by someone named Jack Straw who I suspect might be Dylan himself. As with any Dylan album, there are flaws you have to ignore. A perfectionist he isn't. He's 60 years old and he sounds world weary and a little tired but he still has the energy for some subtle humor. In a nutshell, if you like Bob Dylan this CD would be hard to dislike.
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By Richard Nelson on June 21 2004
Format: Audio CD
It's hard to believe the powers that be saw fit to remaster this album and not Time Out Of Mind, considering that this was only two years old when it got the super audio treatment. Nevertheless, the album does see improvement on the SACD layer. Listen to the old and new versions of "Sugar Baby" and you'll know that you're now in the presence of a superior recording, one that captures more fully the grit in Bob's voice and the tone of instruments that, in places, can't even be heard on the original pressing. The producers make another interesting choice here: rather than pulling the vocals out of the mix and running them through the center channel, as some of the other 5.1 mixes in the remastered series do, they remain on the front speakers, buried in the band as befits this, the most band-reliant Dylan album in a while.
As for the actual music, it didn't get all that critical acclaim for nothing. The passage of time may have dulled the "This could be his best ever" rhetoric, but Love and Theft is still a high point in the Dylan catalog, among his most consistent and listenable records. Despite being released on, of all days, 9/11, this isn't a socially-important record like his earliest work, but it's easier to put in the player and enjoy without so frequently pondering injustice; it isn't a stunning heartbreak record like Blood on the Tracks, but you can tap your feet and sing along to "Summer Days" and "Honest With Me." There's room for all of those sides of Bob Dylan in his catalog, and hearing him explore this side, and mine the history of American music for sonic gold, is well worth the price of admission.
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