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Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy: SACD: Digipack: Remastered: Repackaged: Superaudiocd (Plus other Bob Dylan SACD's all for) £5.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV
Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy: SACD: Digipack: Remastered: Repackaged: Superaudiocd (Plus other Bob Dylan SACD's all for) £5.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV

Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy: SACD: Digipack: Remastered: Repackaged: Superaudiocd (Plus other Bob Dylan SACD's all for) £5.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV

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The second half of the 1980s was a dark time for hardcore Dylan fans, as their hero released a string of overproduced, lackluster albums, but the trend was gloriously reversed in 1989 with OH MERCY. The record was produced by Eno acolyte Daniel Lanois, and would help make the Canadian studio wizard a first-call producer, in addition to righting Dylan's reputation. Accordingly for an album made in New Orleans, OH MERCY has a thick, swampy, organic feel that echoes the blues roots so fundamental to Dylan's aesthetic, while simultaneously re-imagining them in a fresh, contemporary setting.
The songs, too, were Dylan's strongest in years. The modal "Political World" and chugging "Everything Is Broken" accurately take the sociopolitical temperature of the times without resorting to pedantry. "Most of the Time" is as full of romantic regret as "What Was It You Wanted" (later covered by Willie Nelson) reeks of emotional aloofness, and "Man in the Long Black Coat" is a mortality meditation as foreboding as anything in Dylan's catalogue. Though Dylan would turn out one more sub-par album after this (UNDER THE RED SKY), OH MERCY nevertheless marked the master songwriter's powerful return and dramatic upswing.

Track List
Political World
Where Teardrops Fall
Everything Is Broken
Ring Them Bells
Man In The Long Black Coat
Most Of The Time
What Good Am I?
Disease Of Conceit
What Was It You Wanted
Shooting Star

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These are £5 in Fopp, though the box is £15.

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ccparkhill;4487000

These are £5 in Fopp, though the box is £15.



People keep telling me about this "fopp" place but I've never seen one anywhere in my entire life. Are they some kind of underground invisible organisation? You know a bit like the "Spooks" of the CD/DVD industry? :-D

Nice one - been waiting for some more Dylan SACDs for a while now. Ordered John Wesley Harding. Heated up a bit more and rep added.
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