Released:- 9th April 1969
Official Release Number:- 9
Dylan Vinyl Number:- 9
Part nine 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
This album marked a departure from his previous works, as Dylan embraced country music and a more laid-back sound. The album features collaborations with Johnny Cash and a new singing style for Dylan, which included a soft, crooning voice that contrasted his earlier, more forceful delivery
The opening track, “Girl from the North Country,” is a reworking of a song from Dylan’s second album, but this time it features Cash’s vocals. The album’s most famous track, “Lay Lady Lay,” became a hit single and was later covered by many other artists
Nashville Skyline is a departure from Dylan’s earlier work, but it still contains his signature storytelling and lyricism. The album is often seen as a precursor to the country-rock movement that would emerge in the early 1970s
Overall, Nashville Skyline is a seminal album in Dylan’s career and a must-listen for any fan of his oeuvre. It showcases his versatility as an artist and serves as a testament to his ability to constantly reinvent himself.
Here-in is a hell of a poet
Johnny Cash on Bob Dylan
Girl From the North Country
Nashville Skyline Rag
To Be Alone With You
I Threw It All Away
Lay Lady Lay
One More Night
Tell Me That It Isn’t True
Tonight I’ll Be Staying With You
My Top Three
1) Lay Lady Lay
Lay Lady Lay is a classic song that has stood the test of time. It’s a slow and sultry ballad that features Dylan’s signature harmonica playing and his distinctive vocal style. The lyrics are simple yet powerful, telling the story of a man who is longing for the company of a woman. The song is a testament to Dylan’s ability to create timeless music that resonates with people of all ages.
2) Girl From the North Country
The song features Dylan’s signature storytelling style and vivid imagery, painting a picture of a lost love from the North Country. The melody is hauntingly beautiful, with a simple guitar strum and gentle harmonica accompaniment.
3) Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You
“Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You” is a Dylan love song that showcases his talent for storytelling through lyrics. The song is a declaration of love and commitment, with Dylan promising to stay with his lover through thick and thin. It has a catchy melody and a simple yet powerful message.