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Bob Dylan - Self Portrait


Label: Columbia / CBS
C2X 30050
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Record: VG++ (listen to our copy)
Cover: VG+ VG++ slight corner wear, Minor ring wear at the back (see our pic)
Country: Canada
Released: 1970
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock, Classic Rock


Tracklist


A1 All The Tired Horses
A2 Alberta No. 1
A3 I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know
A4 Days Of 49
A5 Early Mornin' Rain
A6 In Search Of Little Sadie


B1 Let It Be Me
B2 Little Sadie
B3 Woogie Boogie
B4 Belle Isle
B5 Living The Blues
B6 Like A Rolling Stone


C1 Copper Kettle
C2 Gotta Travel On
C3 Blue Moon
C4 The Boxer
C5 The Mighty Quinn (Quinn, The Eskimo)
C6 Take Me As I Am


D1 Take A Message To Mary
D2 It Hurts Me Too
D3 Minstrel Boy
D4 She Belongs To Me
D5 Wigwam
D6 Alberta No. 2



Credits
Artwork [Front Cover Painting] – Bob Dylan
Design – Ron Coro
Engineer – Don Palase, Glynn Johns, Neil Wilburn
Photography By – Al Clayton, John Cohen
Producer – Bob Johnston
Notes
Manufactured and Distributed by /Fabrique el Distribuè par - CBS Records of Canada, Ltd,, 4421 Leslie Street, Don Mills, Ontario. MSC 2J9 Columbia, Marcas Registradas.
All Selections CAPA except A4, C2, C4, D1, D3 (BMI)
Front Cover Painting by Bob Dylan (1970)



The fact that an album as good-natured, human and sublime as SELF PORTRAIT couldn't bring a smile to these hippies and critics proves there was something missing in them...and NOT in Dylan. This IS a self portrait of the artist at the time: Showing all his different sides and moods. There are lush orchestrated experiments in minimalism ("All The Tired Horses", "Wigwam"), NASHVILLE SKYLINE style country tunes ("I Forget More Than You'll Ever Know", "Take Me As I Am"), campfire folk songs ("Alberta"), hillbilly knee-slappers ("Little Sadie"), boogie-woogie jams ("Woogie Boogie"), sweet soulful ballads ("Let It Be Me", "Belle Isle"), gospel strutting R&B ("Gotta Travel On"), and live cuts that aren't "lifeless" by any means ("The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)").


In short, it's a musical landscape in the shape of America. This was Dylan just being a musician in the purest sense. But I guess all his so-called fans and the music press didn't really like the SOUND of Dylan or his music. They simply liked the IDEA of his music. When they were left to hear Dylan croon "Blue Moon" they couldn't process that. It didn't compute. Why would Dylan just sing a nice little song he liked? Because he was a SINGER and he liked the song. And by this point, Dylan was a very expressive vocalist.


They didn't call them covers when Sinatra or Elvis did them. Bob Dylan was an entertainer. This was what he was saying with SELF PORTRAIT. He was a song & dance man. A traveling hobo with a guitar and a tall tale. A man that looked up at the big blue sky and took a breath of air. A balladeer, a vanguard, a clown...a brilliant genius child. It's as Dylan as Dylan gets. I'll take "Wigwam" over any dated protest song any day of the week.


Bob Dylan - Self Portrait

Self Portrait Rough Sketch

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 12 April, 2012.

 
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