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Time Out Of Mind

Bob Dylan Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
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5. Tryin' To Get To Heaven
6. 'Til I Fell In Love With You
7. Not Dark Yet
8. Cold Irons Bound
9. Make You Feel My Love
10. Can't Wait
11. Highlands

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At the beginning of Time Out of Mind, Bob Dylan finds himself in the same dead-day world as on 1964's "One Too Many Mornings." By now, though, he can't be bothered to romanticize the street and the distant dogs' barking; he can only moan about how sick he is of love, of himself. Saying it seems to give him the strength to go on, and go on he does, over 11 songs that are among his most plainspoken and musically eloquent. The reconstituted bottle-blues that sparked the early '90s acoustic masterpieces Good As I Been to You and World Gone Wrong carries over to Daniel Lanois's carefully dirty production and a groove that tops anything Dylan's done in a studio since, at least, Blood on the Tracks. No matter how lousy he feels, this is the work of a mighty, mighty man. --Rickey Wright

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BOB DYLAN Time Out Of Mind (1997 UK 11-track CD album released after a string of below par albums this late 90s release really was not only a return to form but one of the best albums hes ever recorded strong songs including the original of Make You Feel My Love made famous by Adele and top notch production from Daniel Lanois CK68556)

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4.0 out of 5 stars A modern classic Nov. 29 2003
Format:Audio CD
It may be getting dark, but it isn't yet.
With the dark, dense "Time Out Of Mind", Bob Dylan finally delivered a truly great record again, superbly produced by Daniel Lanois.
Many of Dylan's 80's albums were marred by slick, glossy production, but this time the grit hasn't been sanded away, and Dylan's atmospheric songs sound appropriately raw and ominous.
And "Time Out Of Mind" is by far the strongest collection of music Dylan has put out since the 70s. The instrumentation is sparse, and the songs are blues and slow rock, highlighted by the raw, up-tempo "Dirt Road Blues", the sinister "Tryin' To Get To Heaven" and "Not Dark Yet", and the beautiful ballad "Make You Feel My Love", one of my favorite love songs.
But everything is worth a listen, really, making "Time Out Of Mind" one of the rare latter-day Dylan albums which truly meets his high standarts.
4 1/2 stars - highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars eloquently depressing Oct. 16 2003
Format:Audio CD
I've had this album for several years and just picked it up again. Now I can't seem to stop playing it. This CD is absolutely wrenching in its despair--"When you think you've lost everything, you find out you can always lose a little more" but ultimately redemptive--"The sun is beginning to shine on me." It is sad, very sad, but occasionally weirdly funny.
"Time out of Mind" is not an easy listen, but rewards the attention.
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4.0 out of 5 stars bob and danny mash it up Oct. 6 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is a very good album, however much of it is for reasons which stand apart from Dylan himself. It is the combination of Bob and Daniel Lanois that make this a great album. The songs are good, no doubt, but without the absolute brilliance of Daniel's production the finished product would not be half as good.

To my ears this album has some of the finest production EVER in rock music. It is the atmosphere of the songs that make it a great album- the sublime interplay of the guitars, the subtle interjection of secondary instruments.

It's funny but listening to it in 2006 the vocals actually sound quite good. Bob's funny that way, it is often only retrospect that we come to understand the quality of his work. I would have given it five stars but personally I find there are a couple weak tracks- Dirt Road Blues is a throwaway and I don't really like Highlands too much, but I would still give Bob much credit for releasing an album of this quality so late in his career. Ditto for Love and Theft and a few kudos for Modern Times which I think is the weakest of the three.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Tone, Hit And Miss Melodies May 21 2003
Format:Audio CD
Bob Dylan's Time Out Of Mind is certainly a mixed affair. I enjoy the bluesy tone very much. And there are several compelling numbers particualrly the eerie Sick Of Love, the pleasant shuffle Dirt Road, and the touching Make You Feel My Love. The instrumental support is certainly first rate.
However, whereas the bluesy tone is a good change of pace for Dylan, there definitely is little variation from it. The pacing is slow to mid tempo on most of the tunes. Furthermore, nine of the eleven of them excede the five minute mark including the tiresome Highlands which clocks in at over an ung-dly sixteen minutes. To think that song drags along at the same pace without an instrumental break and then fades out at the long awaited end is just mind boggling.
I have nothing against long songs. However, there must be some significant musical ideas presented in order to captivate my attention. Time Out Of Mind is decent in that area but certainly not outstsanding let alone Grammy Award Winning.
Truthfully I would prefer Love and Theft to this collection, as Dylan includes more styles in this more recent collection. Furthermore, the songs do not overstay their welcome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars His best since the seventies Jan. 5 2003
Format:Audio CD
This raw slice of blues and rock n' roll simply has to best the best thing that Bob Dylan has come up with since "Blood On The Tracks".
The lyrics are dark and moody, at times even bitter, and the narrator often seems resigned to a fate other than the one he used to dream about when he was younger and more idealistic. But, in case you doubted it, "Time Out Of Mind" proves that Bob Dylan can actually sing. His phrasing is perfect, and his vocals more powerful than you can imagine if you've only ever heard him do "Blowin' In The Wind" in 1963.
Highlights include "Love Sick" ("I'm sick of love", Dylan sings), "Tryin' To Get To Heaven", "Not Dark Yet" and "Dirt Road Blues" - which actually is a genuine blues, unlike about a thousand other songs with the word "blues" in the title.
But my absolute favorite song off this album is "Make You Feel My Love", easily one of the most beautiful love songs ever written.
These songs have it all, both melody and powerful, intelligent lyrics, and Dylan's dark, raspy vocals [fit] them perfectly.
Bob Dylan has certainly made more influential albums than this one (no one can be expected to revolutionize popular music more than once, after all), but he rarely made a better one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of his greatest Sept. 21 2002
Format:Audio CD
It is often said that Dylan's 1975 masterpiece, Blood On The Tracks, is the darkest, most painful album one is ever likely to hear. I would say that Time Out Of Mind, though, is a much darker record, and as a consequence is probably the only album Dylan's made since Blood On The Tracks that is of a similar standard. Whilst there were occasional glimpses of light on a few songs on Blood On The Tracks, here we see Dylan descending further and further into depression with every song. The music is haunting, evocative, beautiful. Dylan's voice, however much it may be criticised, could not be more perfect for these songs. And of course, Daniel Lanois' production adds whole dimensions to the songs. Lyrically, once more, this is one of his finest efforts - the dazzling imagery of his earlier work is gone; here Dylan uses stark, simple language, but it is perhaps more powerful than more renowned lyrical efforts like Blonde On Blonde. Lines like "I'm strolling through the lonely graveyard of my mind" or "I feel like the whole world's got me pinned up against the fence" are probably as good an indication as any of what to expect here. This is a dark, depressing album. It is also one of the greatest albums made by the man who is probably the greatest songwriter alive today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Music
Dylan's lyrics shine through yet again and his word mastery are second to none. Good studio production and music balance going on here. Recommend this CD heartily.
Published 3 months ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars Bob Dylan At His Very Best
Bob Dylan is a brilliant songwriter, most certainly, but I am not so wild about his albums. Sure, I have and greatly enjoy the early 1960s folk classics, Highway 61 Revisited and... Read more
Published 23 months ago by brotagonist
5.0 out of 5 stars Just...PERFECT !
I don't like to write a long review...Buy this CD and you'll make your own opinion...Another production by Daniel Lanois (Oh Mercy in 1989) and it's an other success. Read more
Published on Jan. 19 2012 by Clément Turgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly one of his best
For the longest time, I thought Dylan's best albums were ones released in the 1960s and up to the mid 1970s. Read more
Published on Dec 19 2010 by Ron Grouch
5.0 out of 5 stars Melancholy masterpiece
Time Out Of Mind is a masterpiece of atmospheric mood music and evocative imagery, expressed in moody blues numbers and melodious ballads. Read more
Published on June 16 2007 by Pieter Uys
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good.
Best Dylan album since "Blood on the Tracks".....That one I'd give a 10 if possible.
Published on June 2 2004 by Larry Ayers
3.0 out of 5 stars Ripper dipper return to form
Time Out Of Mind is a ripper dipper return to some sort of form from da mang who had set his sails for pissing his reputation away for good, but for me it is a tad too bleak and a... Read more
Published on May 21 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars In Bob We Trust
This album's loveliness has wounded me - I'm reelin from the blow... Yes I'm a dedicated Bob fan and this is a definitive piece that is not even remotely depressing to me. Read more
Published on April 30 2004 by Courtney S. Pittman
2.0 out of 5 stars This is NOT a masterpiece!
I'm sorry, but I just don't get these glowing reviews. I came to this album with high hopes. I hadn't heard Dylan since Blood on the Tracks, am not a dedicated fan, but I've... Read more
Published on Feb. 21 2004 by E. Crane
5.0 out of 5 stars It doesn't get better
Had to write this after reading the negative reviews. This is a beautiful album, one of Dylan's best--as is Time Out of Mind. Read more
Published on Feb. 21 2004
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