Dylan had been working with The Band occasionally for almost ten years by the time Planet Waves, the first official release with the group backing him, was released in 1974. It's a solid effort with a brace of great songs ("Forever Young," "Something There Is About You"), even if the playing never rises to the fire and energy of The Basement Tapes or some of the combination's legendary live bootlegs. As he wrote Planet Waves, Dylan was at the beginning of the emotional powerslide that would result in Blood on the Tracks, so the songs veer from the bitterness of "Dirge" to the sweet hope of "Wedding Song." --Michael Ruby --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Un trèes bel album de Dylan, fidèle à l'une de ses très nombreuses lignes artistiques...Published on April 25 2010 by Jacques Bérubé
It's true that this does not compare to Dylan's greater works like Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the Tracks, and Highway 61 Revisted, but this album is still worth listening to. Read morePublished on May 23 2004 by AlexCh
I always thought Planet Waves was supposed to be one of Bobs low points until I heard this disc in my car and was very surprised how fresh and alive this disc is. Read morePublished on May 6 2004 by Buyer of CDs/DVDs & BluRays
This is certainly one of Dylan's more underrated albums, along with Nashville Skyline and New Morning. The Band are terrific and it's a great little set of songs as well. Read morePublished on April 17 2004 by JR
Usually a label's remastering project is an attempt to get fans to shell out the bucks one more time, but Columbia's new Dylan cds are a different proposition. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2003 by Thaddeus Wert
I originally bought this album in vinyl and haven't had a record player in many years. Recently purchased it in CD. I had forgotten how good the songs are on this album. Read morePublished on May 24 2003
... one of my all time favorite Dylan tunes. The rest is well... forgettable. It's obviously hard to really go *wrong* with Dylan, but this is far from his best work overall.Published on Jan. 28 2003 by Brian Lucas