By 1970, after his infamous motorcycle accident and a mess of an album called Self-Portrait, Dylan had lost his remarkable consistency, but not his talent. New Morning, a collection of songs that lacks the urgency of the singer's '60s material or the country cohesiveness of Nashville Skyline, is nonetheless rewarding in a laid-back way. Dylan, still affecting his low Johnny Cash imitation, sings strongly on the piano-heavy "Winterlude." "If Not For You and "Time Passes Slowly," which never became signature songs by any means, are two of his most underrated performances. Cocktail jazz piano and Martha Stewart's background scat-singing on "If Dogs Run Free" add to the album's experimental spirit. --Steve Knopper --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
A good album with a great sound! This album is nicely countrified with good drumming and nice melodies. "The Man In Me"; so amazing. A nice addition to the Bob catalogue.Published on April 24 2005 by Sam Wilson
sweet nessie and the good time band, there is a type of cornbread that I cook while listening to New Morning, it is called HOTWATER CORNBREAD. Read morePublished on June 2 2004 by Nathan E. Delman
This is a good effort at redemption from Dylan after "Self Portrait". However, it lacks the immediacy and necessity of most of his earlier work - he seems to be on cruise... Read morePublished on May 17 2004 by Scott Fendley
Never rated very highly, this album is one of dylan's most nuanced.
I've been listening to it for the past thirty years or so and it consistently astounds me. Read more
This CD does contain some good tracks but is not listenable.
I find I skip tracks which is not a sign of a consistent album.
One of Bobs weaker CDs.
Martha Stewart is scat singing on "If Dogs Run Free?" I didn't know that...
Anyway, over the past 30 years, at different points in my life, this album has centered... Read more