RELEASE
January 17, 1974
LABEL
Columbia
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Country-Rock, Psychedelic, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Rock & Roll, Folk-Rock, Album Rock

Album Review

Reteaming with the Band, Bob Dylan winds up with an album that recalls New Morning more than The Basement Tapes, since Planet Waves is given to a relaxed intimate tone -- all the more appropriate for a collection of modest songs about domestic life. As such, it may seem a little anticlimactic since it has none of the wildness of the best Dylan and Band music of the '60s -- just an approximation of the homespun rusticness. Considering that the record was knocked out in the course of three days, its unassuming nature shouldn't be a surprise, and sometimes it's as much a flaw as a virtue, since there are several cuts that float into the ether. Still, it is a virtue in places, as there are moments -- "On a Night Like This," "Something There Is About You," the lovely "Forever Young" -- where it just gels, almost making the diffuse nature of the rest of the record acceptable.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. On a Night Like Thishttp://itunes.apple.com/album/on-a-night-like-this/id187319073?i=187319076&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Going, Going, Gonehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/going-going-gone/id187319073?i=187319155&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Tough Mamahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tough-mama/id187319073?i=187319338&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Hazelhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/hazel/id187319073?i=187319388&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Something There Is About Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/something-there-is-about-you/id187319073?i=187319474&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Forever Younghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/forever-young/id187319073?i=187319539&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Forever Young (Continued)http://itunes.apple.com/album/planet-waves/id187319073?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Dirgehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/dirge/id187319073?i=187319727&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. You Angel Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/you-angel-you/id187319073?i=187319958&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Never Say Goodbyehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/never-say-goodbye/id187319073?i=187320007&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Wedding Songhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/wedding-song/id187319073?i=187320104&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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