"Dylan's Finest! Perfect mix. Heartbreaking songwriting(Baby Blue, Tambourine Man)juxtaposed with searing street punk/rock n roll(Subterranean Homesick Blues)& High Art (It’s Allright Ma/Gates of Eden)"
"1st major artistic Statement by 1 of the Most Important songwriters in popular music.22 yr old Dylan draws deep from the Universal well of Inspiration to make some of the best American music on record"
"Dylan once said “pain brings out the best in people”.From the tender cry of ‘If you see her,say Hello’ to the pure venom of Idiot Wind.There isn’t a wasted note here.This is a deep howl from the soul"
"Dylan reinvented as Minstrel Gypsy.Musically rich(helped by Scarlet Rivieras violin &Emmylou Harris harmonies).Lyrically exciting.Cinematic in scope.At times Mystical, mythical & sensuous.A real Gem!"
"Often accredited with inventing Country Rock. Rubbish!Too crude a term for this genre defying masterpiece. It’s Biblical, Mythical, Apocalyptic–It’s the Wild West. Wonderfully complex & magical lyrics"
"A bleak meditation on The Times. The stark sound & urgent lyrics are so wonderfully & aptly reflected on the cover.A remarkable piece of writing & performance from a 22 yr old Dylan.Hugely Underrated!"
"His voice has matured beautifully & so have the songs. Recorded in New Orleans & produced by Daniel Lanois Oh Mercy is drenched in swampy atmosphere. His strongest & most consistent work since Desire."
"27mins of pure joyful country-a strong argument for less is more! Not political enough for critics/fans at the time but Dylan proves most beautifully that he was a ‘Song & Dance Man’ first & foremost."
"A gorgeous meditative soundtrack to Peckinpah’s motion picture of the same name. The tambourine in the blissful opening theme sets the pace beautifully like crickets chirping across Frontier America."