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  • Audio CD (4 Dec 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B0000277DN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,932 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 13 May 2007
Format: Audio CD
Infidels contains fast rockers, slow ballads and moving blues. This one is not as overtly spiritual as the preceding 3 albums, but there is still a devotional undertone throughout and potent religious imagery in some of the songs. Jokerman is one of those, a lengthy rumination with an appealing tune and gently lilting beat. Sweetheart is a slow conversational song reminiscent of some of his classic 1960s work.

A highlight of the album is the fast rocking tour de force titled Neighbourhood Bully, quite striking in its urgent uptempo beat and perceptive lyrics. This track about media bias against Israel definitely stands as one of Dylan's most powerful songs of all time. The next, License To Kill, is a slow mournful ballad with lovely harmonica that becomes more prominent towards the end, whilst Man Of Peace is a slab of potent mid-tempo rock that warns against deception and brainwashing.

The album impresses with its variety of styles, like the galloping rock of Union Sundown which is followed by the musically and lyrically intricate I And I, a tender blues number with stirring imagery. The album closes with the tuneful Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight, a love song in a country-folk style, also with moody harmonica. Infidels is not on a par with masterpieces like Oh Mercy or Time Out Of Mind but still a strong album with more than enough classic tracks.
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Simon Harvey on 12 Oct 2004
Format: Audio CD
Dylan had a bad eighties, with two notable exceptions: Infidels (1983) and Oh Mercy (1989).
Infidels is tragically underrated. The songs are top rank without exception, and there are a couple of real gems - Jokerman and Man of Peace. Some tracks don't make an immediate impression, but grow on you. I've owned the album in one form or another for 15 years, and it just seems to get better with every listening.
Musicianship is beyond reproach. Production is credited to Mark Knopfler and His Bobness, with Knopfler on lead guitar and a Sly-&-Robbie rhythm section.
This is one of Bob Dylan's strongest post-sixties albums, with some memorable tracks and nothing on it that's less than good.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By B. perks on 26 Sep 2006
Format: Audio CD
Having been a fan of Dylan since the sixties, I have probably got most of his work in one form or another, but I rate Infidels as one of the very best. Knoflers guitar is briliant especially on I and I which is my favorite track. I love the whole album and it should have done better than it did.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr Tambourine Man on 6 Aug 2001
Format: Audio CD
The 2nd of three Dylan Albums of the 80's that could have been masterpieces. Even in it's released form Infidels presents a wonderful listening experience. If only Dylan had not omitted 'Blind Willie Mctell' (perhaps is greatest song of the decade), 'Foot of Pride' and 'Someone's Got a hold of my Heart'. With the addition of these three tracks Infidels would be mentioned in the same breath as Blood On The Tracks as true maserpiece. Thankfully all three of the tracks above can be found on 'The bootleg series volumes 1-3.'Buy them both and put together your own perfect version of Infidels.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Fuzzyspaceman on 21 April 2009
Format: Audio CD
I read all this stuff about Dylan, it makes me laugh. He is an artist/poet/songwriter that does his stuff regardless of commercial trends. I suspect the only audience he cares about is...himself...and that's fine with me. OK, so we all know/have our Dylan favourites. Myt first album was 'Bringing It All Back Home', but listened to lot of Blonde on Blonde, Highway 61...then Blood on the Tracks. The two favourites I put next are this one & Street Legal. I was an eager teenager when this came out & I played it to death..so many great songs, Jokerman, I-and-I, Neighbourhood Bully etc. A whole album. Dylan was not fashionable in the 1980's, this album got lost. For me, 25 years down the road, it gets a Sunday morning spin once a month. So forget the hype about whatever the latest thing is...Time Out of Mind, Artic Monkeys, Lily Allen...I don't care. Listen to a quality songwriter/artist when he has something to say. Infidels is one of the finest albums of the 20th century, better than 98% of my 1000+ cd collection.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 May 2002
Format: Audio CD
OK, it's not perfect and for all sorts of reasons to do with production and song selection it could have been better. But "Jokerman" itself gives you your money's worth, lyrical and exquisite. "Sweetheart" and "Don't fall apart" are lovely songs. "I and I" is a great lyric. The middle of the album is less compelling but overall, if you have liked at least some Dylan between the late 70s and present day then the chances are you'll like the feel of this too. It's great stuff.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Kasper Michelsen on 9 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
This CD is, as stated below, hugely underrated! Every of the only 8 songs are superb, and it's a pleasure that they haven't filled the album with inferior tracks to make it longer.
Jokerman, Neighborhood Bully and Man Of Peace are some of Dylans most catchy up-tempo songs. Think songs of the Desire record combined with Dire Straits rock/pop flare. It's great. License To Kill, I And I and especially Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight are among the most fantastic ballads he's ever done. Simply lovely.
Not one song among these rate under excellent, and this is a classic album imo.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Hollerup on 23 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
It was good to have Dylan back again after the religious outings on the previous three albums. "Infidels" is a fine release in a decade where Dylan struggled to find his form. He more or less deliberately released a number of under-par albums, where the best songs from various sessions where discarded and the weaker material came out on cd/vinyl. Interviews with musicians from the various sessions have since confirmed this. This alternative strategy resulted in such abominations as "Knocked out Loaded" and "Down in the Groove", and even the masterpiece from 1989 "Oh Mercy" had one of the greatest songs omitted, namely "Series of Dreams".

The same holds true for "Infidels". While "Jokerman", "Sweetheart Like You", "License to Kill", "I and I" and "Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight" hold a very high quality, songs like "Neighbourhood Bully", "Union Sundown" and "Man of Peace" are decidedly filler material. I would even go as far as to say that "Neighbourhood Bully" and "Union Sundown" are probably the worst Dylan songs I have heard.

One song in particular was omitted from the "Infidels" session, namely "Blind Willie McTell". In this song we hear Dylan on piano and Mark Knopfler on 12-string acoustic guitar. It is an intense and well crafted song that easily finds its way into the best ten songs Dylan ever wrote. It bears a resemblance to "Dirge" from "Planet Waves" where Dylan played piano and Robbie Robertson played acoustic guitar. "Blind Willie McTell" was later released on the official bootleg albums.

"Infidels" could and should have been Dylan's best release since "Desire", but poor judgement on Dylan's part has prevented this. However, I am able to program my cd-player in order to avoid the filler material and what's left has enough quality for five stars.
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