Bob Dylan - Self Portrait
NME.COM feature on Bob Dylan - Self Portrait album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 02 February 2011
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- All The Tired Horses
- Alberta #1
- I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know
- Days Of 49
- Early Mornin' Rain
- In Search Of Little Sadie
- Let It Be Me
- Little Sadie
- Woogie Boogie
- Belle Isle
- Living The Blues
- Like A Rolling Stone
- Copper Kettle (The Pale Moonlight)
- Gotta Travel On
- Blue Moon
- The Boxer
- The Mighty Quinn (Quinn, The Eskimo)
- Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
- Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go)
- Take A Message To Mary
- it Hurts Me Too
- Minstrel Boy
- She Belongs To Me
- Alberta #2
- Like A Rolling Stone (Live)
- Copper Kettle
- Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) (live)
- Take Me as I Am
- Minstrel Boy (live)
- She Belongs to Me (live)
A relentless exploration of bleakness from the 71-year-old
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Men in masks with subtle pop suss
- Jun 11, 2009
Together Through Life
- Apr 21, 2009
The Fender Stratocaster sold for $965,000 by Christie's in New York City to an absentee buyer
The Fender Stratocaster saw the songwriter make the switch from acoustic to electric
US songwriter could face a maximum sentence of one year in prison following comments about Croatia
Bob Dylan - Self Portrait: Wikipedia Album Entry
Self Portrait is singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's 10th studio album, released by Columbia Records in June 1970.
It was Dylan's second double album, and features mostly cover versions of well-known pop and folk songs. Also included are a handful of instrumentals and original compositions. Most of the album is sung in the affected country crooning voice that Dylan had introduced a year earlier on Nashville Skyline. Seen by some as intentionally surreal and even satirical at times, Self Portrait received extremely poor reviews upon release; Greil Marcus' opening sentence in his Rolling Stone review was: "What is this shit?"
Dylan later claimed in interviews that Self Portrait was something of a joke, far below the standards he set in the 1960s, simply to get people off his back and end the "spokesman of a generation" tags; but he has also given other, contradictory accounts of his motives.
Despite the negative reception, the album quickly went gold in the US, where it hit #4, and it gave Dylan yet another UK #1 hit before it fell down the charts.
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