Nashville Skyline [Remastered] [Remaster]
Performer: Bob Dylan
Artist: Johnny Cash; Charlie Daniels; Norman Blake; Pete Drake
Engineer: Charlie Bragg; Neil Wilburn...
Producer: Bob Johnston...
Distributor: Sony Music Distribution (
Notes: Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar); Kenny Buttrey, Charles McCoy, Pete Drake, Norman Blake, Charlie Daniels, Bob Wilson, Johnny Cash. Includes liner notes by Johnny Cash. Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar); Johnny Cash (vocals); Kenny Buttrey, Norman Blake, Pete Drake, Bob Wilson , Charles McCoy, Charlie Daniels. It is hard to recall now how deeply unfashionable country music was in 1969-- Dylan's label, Columbia, dismayed at his apparent retrogression, begged him to remove the word NASHVILLE from the album's title. However, as usual, he proved ahead of the game; his embrace of country ushered in Gram Parsons, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and scores of subsequent artists under the Americana banner. Prescient too was his nod to Johnny Cash, with whom he duets on the gorgeous "Girl From The North Country." Buoyed by an altered, near-crooning vocal style, most of the tracks are pleasant and enduring; the chart hit "Lay Lady Lay" remains one of Dylan's most engaging songs.
Rolling Stone (5/31/69, p.36) - "...continues Dylan's rediscovered romance with rural music....a jewel of construction....NASHVILLE SKYLINE achieves the artistically impossible: a deep, human, and interesting statement about being happy..."
Bob Dylan began as a Woody Guthrie acolyte, imitating the dust-bowl balladeer as faithfully as a baby boomer from Hibbing, Minnesota, could. It wasn't long before he found his own voice, spearheading the early-1960s folk revival as well as the singer-songwriter movement, and introducing poetry into pop music. Through countless changes in sound, image, and even religion, he retained his unique artistic vision even when his popularity occasionally waned. By the 21st century, he was enjoying an upsurge of critical and popular interest based on a series of powerful late-career albums that crystallized his aesthetics and unique world view.
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