11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Band had backed Bob Dylan on his historic Basement Tapes, and their earthy rapport remains intact here. The lovably loose, lo-fi feel of their earlier collaboration is evoked anew, but Dylan’s songwriting vision had evolved. His much-covered “Forever Young” represented a new level of openhearted compassion, and the degree of unbridled emotional commitment expressed on “Wedding Song” is striking, especially when combined with those masterful poetic powers. Dylan was approaching his mid-30s when Planet Waves was made, and maturity clearly suited him.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The Band had backed Bob Dylan on his historic Basement Tapes, and their earthy rapport remains intact here. The lovably loose, lo-fi feel of their earlier collaboration is evoked anew, but Dylan’s songwriting vision had evolved. His much-covered “Forever Young” represented a new level of openhearted compassion, and the degree of unbridled emotional commitment expressed on “Wedding Song” is striking, especially when combined with those masterful poetic powers. Dylan was approaching his mid-30s when Planet Waves was made, and maturity clearly suited him.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

MrTambourineMan ,

Planet Waves

Mad props to The Band on this one. Their distinct sound is evident on every track, except for the finale. Never Say Goodbye is easily one of my favorite Dylan songs. Dirge and Wedding Song while being nearly opposite lyrically, compliment each other on the album magnificently.

mystery_tramp ,

Dylan's most underrated album

Dylan and the Band, such a great combo. It's hard to pick favorites here, but "Something There is About You" and "On a Night Like This" are remarkable compositions.

<3 Sharon ,

Love this album
Love bob Dylan
My all time favorite song "forever young"
Just like he wrote it for his first born I to dedicate this song to my son

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