Released:- 5th January 1976
Official Release Number:- 17
Dylan Vinyl Number:- 17
Part seventeen of the DYLAN VINYL collection which is a brand-new collection of every single Bob Dylan album on high-quality 180-gram vinyl plus a collectors’ magazine
Bob Dylan’s album Desire, released in 1976, is considered one of his most significant works and a classic in the history of American music. The album features nine tracks, including Hurricane, Isis, and One More Cup of Coffee, all of which are written in Dylan’s signature poetic style, with vivid imagery and storytelling. Desire is known for its collaborative spirit, as Dylan worked with a range of musicians and songwriters such as Jacques Levy, Scarlet Rivera, Rob Stoner, and Emmylou Harris. The result is a diverse and dynamic album that blends rock, folk, and country influences with an unmistakable Bob Dylan twist
One of the standout tracks on the album is Hurricane, a powerful protest song inspired by the wrongful conviction of boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter. The song showcases Dylan’s ability to use his music as a tool for social justice, with a catchy melody and lyrics that demand attention and action
Another notable track is Isis, a mystical and dreamy love song that has become a fan favorite over the years. The song features a hypnotic guitar riff and Dylan’s signature lyrical style, which creates a vivid sense of adventure and wanderlust.
One More Cup of Coffee
Romance in Durango
Black Diamond Bay
My Top Three
Hurricane is a powerful song that tells the story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a boxer who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 19 years in prison before being released. The song captures the injustice of the situation and calls attention to the racism and corruption that led to Carter’s imprisonment
Dylan’s lyrics are passionate and direct, painting a vivid picture of the events surrounding the case and the impact it had on Carter’s life. The song features a driving beat and a catchy chorus, making it an anthem for justice and a rallying cry for those fighting against oppression
Hurricane remains a powerful and relevant song today, reminding us of the importance of speaking out against injustice and fighting for what is right. It is a testament to Dylan’s ability to use his music as a platform for social commentary, and a reminder that art can be a powerful tool for change.
The song features a catchy and upbeat tune with a strong Latin-influenced rhythm. The lyrics are about a man who flees to Mozambique to escape from the law. However, he finds himself in trouble once again as he gets involved with a woman who has ties to the government. The song has been interpreted as a political commentary on the situation in Mozambique at the time, which was undergoing a civil war. The use of African rhythms and melodies in the song reflects Dylan’s interest in world music and his desire to experiment with different sounds.
The song is known for its emotional and personal lyrics, which are widely believed to be about Dylan’s ex-wife, Sara Lownds. The song features a mournful violin and Dylan’s distinctive vocal style, conveying a sense of longing and regret.