Shot of Love


Released:- 12th August 1981
Official Release Number:- 21
Dylan Vinyl Number:- 22

Part twenty-two 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

Shot of Love is an album that deserves more recognition. Released in1981, it is often overlooked in favor of his earlier works. However, Shot of Love is a deeply personal and powerful album that showcases Dylan’s versatility as a songwriter

The album opens with “Shot of Love,” a gospel-infused track that sets the tone for the rest of the album. Dylan’s lyrics are filled with religious imagery and themes, but they are never heavy-handed. Instead, he uses his words to explore his own struggles and beliefs in a way that is both relatable and profound

One of the standout tracks on the album is “Every Grain of Sand.” It is a hauntingly beautiful song that showcases Dylan’s ability to craft poetic lyrics that are both introspective and universal. The song’s melody is simple but effective, and it serves as the perfect backdrop for Dylan’s introspective musings

Another highlight of Shot of Love is “Heart of Mine.” It is a bluesy track that features some of Dylan’s most passionate vocals. The song’s lyrics are full of heartache and longing, and Dylan’s delivery is raw and emotional.

Side 1
Shot of Love
Heart of Mine
Property of Jesus
Lenny Bruce
Watered-Down Rock

Side 2
The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar
Dead Man, Dead Man
In the Summertime
Every Grain of Sand

My Top Three

1) Every Grain of Sand
This song that truly captures the essence of human emotion and vulnerability. With its hauntingly beautiful melody and poetic lyrics, it speaks to the deepest parts of our souls. The song’s message of hope and redemption in the face of life’s struggles is both timeless and universal. Dylan’s raw and powerful vocals convey a sense of honesty and sincerity that is rare in modern music. “Every Grain of Sand” is a masterpiece

2) Shot of Love
The song’s opening guitar riff immediately draws you in, and Dylan’s gravelly voice delivers the emotive lyrics with unmatched authenticity. The chorus, “Give me a shot of love, I need a shot of love,” is both simple and profound, conveying the universal human desire for connection.

3) Heart of Mine
A soulful and emotional ode to a lost love. The gentle melody and Dylan’s signature raspy vocals perfectly capture the pain and longing of a broken heart. The song’s lyrics are simple yet powerful, expressing the deep love and devotion the narrator still holds for their former partner.

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