10 Songs, 27 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

By 1969, Bob Dylan was again changing personas, this time singing country with a throaty drawl and a humble tone. Many highlights include a melancholic overhaul (featuring Johnny Cash) of Dylan’s 1963 weeper “Girl From the North Country,” and the swooning “I Threw It All Away,” which, with its spare organ and acoustic guitar, stuns as an epistle to regret. And Dylan proved that he could sing in a warm, liquid croon on the lovely, hushed “Lay Lady Lay.” This often twangy affair ranks as one of Dylan’s greatest.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

By 1969, Bob Dylan was again changing personas, this time singing country with a throaty drawl and a humble tone. Many highlights include a melancholic overhaul (featuring Johnny Cash) of Dylan’s 1963 weeper “Girl From the North Country,” and the swooning “I Threw It All Away,” which, with its spare organ and acoustic guitar, stuns as an epistle to regret. And Dylan proved that he could sing in a warm, liquid croon on the lovely, hushed “Lay Lady Lay.” This often twangy affair ranks as one of Dylan’s greatest.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
166 Ratings

166 Ratings

ravelg ,

A Terrific Album

God do I love this album! From the gorgeous opening duet with Johnny Cash right down to the ending track, one of my favorite Dylan ballads, "Tonight, I'll Be Staying Here With You". This album opened up the door for me to get into a lot of the classic country & western music of the 60's and early 70's. Dylan's voice is sweet here, fits the music perfectly. Dylan shows how adept he is at performing different styles of music, folk, country, rock, blues, and the amazing timeless music he's doing now. I agree with other reviewers as to the courage he showed releasing this album, but I think that's the essence of Dylan, While many artists have proclaimed how they don't like musical classifications, you'd be hard pressed to find other artists who have been as succesful when it comes to layng it on the line and crossing over into different genres.

mamabear ,

Bought this at a gas station

For real, on my home from college. Never was into Dylan much, but needed something to listen to. Blew me away. My grandma's name is "Peggy Day". May she rest in peace.

Hoosier7 ,

One of his best, but not for everyone

I understand that the typical dylan fan might be reasonably turned off by bob's unusual deep country croon, the large amount of lightweight material and short-length of the album, but to me Nashville Skyline is a singularly unique, fun and beautifully simple record that is like no other that especially appeals to my taste because of my great respect for alt country/americana/heartland music. dylan (from the audience's point of view, at least) rarely ever treated us with such a personal or carefree album, yet the standout songs tonight i'll be staying here with you, lay lady lay and his opening duet with Johnny Cash make the personal sound universal. It all sounds so attached to the American landscape & even the midwest where im from, with the twangy guitars, upbeat piano ballads and shuffles, that its otherworldly. Kudos for Bob for releasing this. I highly recommend it! Oh & I dig the inviting cover too. classic zimmerman

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