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Dylan's Masterpiece and my all time favourite album.,
This review is from: Street Legal (Remastered) (Audio CD)
I own over 2500 vinyl LPs & Singles & a few hundred CD's. I've been enthralled with music of all genres since age 12. I first listened to "Street Legal" shortly after it's release in 78 and it totally blew me away. This was, is and will always be my favourite piece of music ever. Dylan covers everything in these grooves; lust, love, politics, death, despair, hope and the spirituality that has been an undercurrent in his previous work. No music lover should die without hearing this great album. Forget about the muddy production and the dated brass & backing singers, instead concentrate on that superlative voice, the complex lyrics and the wonderful songs. Dylan's singing has never sounded so committed or powerful. Dylan was at a low point in his personal life when he cut this record proving that genius operates best in the dark. My personal high point is "Where Are You Tonight? (Journey through Dark Heat)" Anyone who has survived the horror of a divorce with kids and/or substance abuse should relate to this epic of despair & hope. Really there is not a single weak track on the record. I went and got myself a SACD player specifically to listen to Street Legal and hear more detail, what more can I cay, you must beg, borrow or buy this record!
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Initial post: 9 Jul 2010, 20:11:15 BST
Patrick Mc Loughlin says:
This is some review. You've convinced me to listen to it again. I always thought it was overblown but just saw bob live and it was a mindblowing experience. The 2010 bob is in fine fettle. Will now go and dig out Street legal after modern times finishes up.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2011, 22:20:55 GMT
Good on you Mr Byrd - one of the Byrds, no less! - this is such an underrated album. The very texture of it is unique...
Posted on 3 Dec 2012, 14:42:29 GMT
okay mr. Byrd street legal in sacd is fantastic and they are also (Desire, Infidels, Slow Train and Oh Mercy) sacd sound good too
Posted on 25 Aug 2013, 12:37:38 BST
excellent review, agree this is an under rated album packed with gems and high points - consolations in the dark.
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