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Time Out of Mind
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|7. Not Dark Yet|
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What a comeback! Bob's first set of new songs in seven years won three Grammys and hit the Top 10 with these deeply emotional, confessional songs: Love Sick; Dirt Road Blues; Million Miles; Not Dark Yet; Cold Irons Bound; Tryin' to Get to Heaven , and more.
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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The bluesy tracks include Love Sick, the almost talking blues Million Miles and Can't Wait, and Till I Fell In Love With You which in its undulating rhythms is midway towards being a ballad. The instrumental mix and arrangements on all of these are raw and gripping and will have great appeal to those who love blues music.
Despite its title, the uptempo Dirt Road Blues is a fast lilting ballad with a catchy tune. The tone changes for the next song, the melancholy and soulful Standing In The Doorway with its stirring organ and absorbing imagery. I suspect this one will eventually take its place as one of the most memorable songs in his oeuvre. Likewise, the beautiful Tryin' To Get To Heaven has elements of autobiography and haunting poetic phrases that stick in the mind.
There is something darkly prophetic about the shimmering Not Dark Yet, a song of ominous foreboding and weary resignation with sublime poetic lyrics, whilst Cold Irons Bound with its driving beat is closer to a rock song. Not surprisingly, Make You Feel My Love is a straightforward and tender love song, and the album concludes with Highlands, a mid tempo rumination with understated jangling guitar.
Working with Lanois previously produced the 1989 masterpiece Oh Mercy and this one is another winning combination. The mood is mostly somber and reflective, perfectly captured by the production which lends added gravitas to the sentiments expressed. Time Out Of Mind is definitely amongst Dylan's top ten works, a truly timeless masterpiece.
There are no wasted words here, and Dylan is even more direct than on Oh Mercy or Blood on the Tracks. His ravaged voice is still amazingly expressive and musically precise. Every song is strong, but deserving special mention are Highlands (for its hilarious restaurant scene and powerful emotional journey), and the masterpiece Not Dark Yet, a devastating portrait of the singer's awareness of his dwindling emotional and spiritual resources. Dylan's vocal on this song is extraordinarily accurate, capturing both subtle tonal gradations and large tonal slides in a way musical notation can't reproduce.
"Time out of Mind" is not an easy listen, but rewards the attention.
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.
Most recent customer reviews
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 on May 5 2014 by David
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 morePublished on Jan. 19 2012 by Clément Turgeon
For the longest time, I thought Dylan's best albums were ones released in the 1960s and up to the mid 1970s. Read morePublished on Dec 19 2010 by Ron Grouch
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. Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2006 by Dwayne Nietzche
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
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 morePublished on May 21 2004
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 morePublished on April 30 2004 by Courtney S. Pittman
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 morePublished on Feb. 21 2004 by E. Crane