Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. 2008.
The last album released before Dylan's late '70s/early '80s three-album foray into Christian music, Street Legal is both fascinating and flawed. At the time, Dylan was enthralled with the slick stage presentation of Neil Diamond, which he clumsily attempted to re-create on this 1978 collection. Say what you will about Diamond, but he ran a tight ship; the clunky drumming and rudimentary brass that mar these nine tracks reflect a misbegotten attempt to make Dylan's wing-it studio approach work for an underrehearsed 12-member backing group. Songwise, Street Legal is a mixed bag. Despite a few missteps ("Is Your Love in Vain?" is embarrassingly... well, vain), the wordsmith navigates dense terrain in the masterful "Senior" and the open wound of a closer, "Where Are You Tonight?" --Steven Stolder --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
There are three great 70s Dylan albums: Blood on the Tracks, Desire, and this one. All are equally good in their own ways. I won't say anything more!!Published on July 2 2004 by K. Hughes
A pretty odd album in Dylan's catalog, I almost want to call it a transitional album. The follow-up to DESIRE, once again Dylan has assembled a rather large ensemble, but a very... Read morePublished on June 26 2004
For over forty years, Dylan has blessed this planet with his music - a special gift. It's amazing how one man can constantly reinvent himself, his music, and change so much just... Read morePublished on June 2 2004 by Jeffrey Rickel
I love bobs 70s albums but this one has too many weak tracks.
The first 2 tracks are awsome the 3rd track is ok but it dies from there.
Senor is a good song as well. Read more
The recording is muddy. The imagery is mostly dark. The last album before the born again phase. The backup singers are annoying at times. Read morePublished on May 6 2004
This came as a complete surprise to me. The songs are great and the arrangements fulfil their mission: to portray a new Dylan yet again. Read morePublished on April 15 2004 by "grutsfortea"