Thursday 26 May 2011

My Back Pages, day 4

My list of my favourite Bob Dylan songs has been rather buried by all the other lists of favourite albums, but it continues all the same. You know, in all the lists so far, nary a Dylan album has been seen? What the hell is up with that?

Today's choice is Meet Me In The Morning, which is from one of Dylan's most celebrated albums, Blood on the Tracks from 1975. Blood on the Tracks is a record of sufficient fame that I probably don't have to go to any great lengths to outline its general theme. But to people who really don't know, it's about the break up of relationships, and the pain, and the yearning and the longing and the yearning and all that.

Meet Me In The Morning is my favourite song from that collection of ten outstanding songs. Unlike many of Dylan's great works, the key to its effectiveness stems from its lyrical simplicity and straightforwardness. Coupled with the heartfelt delivery and the album's famous musicianship, it is an outstanding piece of work.

You can read more here. Or divorce your spouse and write your own songs about it.

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