Oh Mercy

5 out of 5

$7.98

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Description

Daniel Lanois brought as much imagination to the production on this 1989 LP as Dylan did to the images and poems within these striking songs. Lots of gems to be discovered here: Everything Is Broken; Ring Them Bells; Disease of Conceit; Shooting Star; Most of the Time; Political World , and more!

Reviews

  1. Mrs. Y

    If I had to come up with a list of my top 5 favorite Bob Dylan albums “Oh Mercy” would be on it. This album represents some of the very best work Dylan has done in his long career. Released in 1989 there are many who claim this album was a come back after the albums that Dylan would release during the ’80s. Many of Dylan’s fans didn’t care too much for the music he was putting out during that decade. That to me doesn’t make sense. Yes maybe it wasn’t the best period of work for him. One of my least favorite albums from that decade would be “Knocked Out Loaded” yet that record did produce “Brownsville Girl” one of his best songs. Another album, “Down In The Groove” is looked down by many fans although while not one of his best I still think was a very good recording. But really that decade also saw Dylan make records like “Infidels” and “Empire Burlesque” which are outstanding in their own right. To me “Oh Mercy” is certainly the best album from that time but not a come back album.The major reason why “Oh Mercy” is so good is because of its producer Daniel Lanois. 8 years later Lanoius and Dylan would team up once again and make the Grammy award winning “Time Out Of Mind” album. A great effort on their part to be sure but I always thought “Oh Mercy” was the better of these two albums. The production of this record is great. The sound and feel to “Oh Mercy” seems natural. Dylan is in fine voice that really shines in some of the slower songs like “Where Teardrops Fall”, “Shooting Star” and “Ring Them Bells”. In a way as well this album reminds me back to Dylan’s earlier career when his songs had a more political mood with songs like “Political World”, “Everything is Broken” and “Disease of Conceit”. In every case however the production and engineering of these songs is outstanding.For the serious Dylan fan this is a must to include in your music collection. The same would be true for the more casual fan. I would suggest to those not familiar with Dylan this can make a good introduction to his music but don’t just limit yourself to just this one album. There were many excellent albums made by Bob during the ’60s, ’70s and yes even the ’80s as well as into the 21st century I think you will like. I certainly recommend “Oh Mercy” to get however!

  2. Stranger

    This one is kinda overlooked as “just another Dylan album”.That’s ok; like fine wine it gets better with age. I liked “Everything is Broken”, the single from this set, when it came out, and saw Dylan at the Beacon shortly after it was released. Excellent show (very loud from the 10th row center) and very good.If you like Dylan, you will like this one too.

  3. Janet Chandler

    This one is kinda overlooked as “just another Dylan album”.That’s ok; like fine wine it gets better with age. I liked “Everything is Broken”, the single from this set, when it came out, and saw Dylan at the Beacon shortly after it was released. Excellent show (very loud from the 10th row center) and very good.If you like Dylan, you will like this one too.

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