A little over a year after a motorcycle accident removed Bob Dylan from the public eye, the singer-songwriter headed down to Nashville to record his long-awaited follow-up to Blonde on Blonde. It was 1967, the year of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Summer of Love and the Monterey Pop Festival. Psychedelic music was everywhere and many expected Dylan to further stretch his boundaries with his next release. By 1989, many Bob Dylan fans were convinced that Dylan had completely lost his songwriting muse. His last two albums, Knocked Out Loaded and Down in the Groove, were arguably the two worst works of his career. In what seemed to be an ominous sign, most of the songs on those discs were either covers or tunes he wrote with others. Thankfully, Dylan realized he needed to completely rethink his career. The disc kicks off with "Subterranean Homesick Blues," a wild ess rock song that sounded unlike anything else Dylan had released. The folk purists howled but everybody else ate it up, and the song became his first Top 40 hit. The timing was right for such a move.
BEST OF – 2 CDs – 32 FULLY REMASTERED SONGS Including ’Libero,, the song selected by Aki Kaurismäki for the soundtrack of his latest movie, Le Havre, with Little Bob cast in his own role. Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki casted Little Bob in his latest feature, Le Havre, playing in theaters all over the world this fall. Little Bob plays his own role in the movie, and is featured with his band on Libero, a title chosen personally by Aki. Aki KAURISMÄKI. e Havre was a real discovery. A city marked by its strong working class past, its dockers and its old port. Musically speaking, Le Havre. A double digipak 27 songs 2 hours of music for the price of one album.
Little Bob plays his own role in the movie, and is featured with his band on Libero, a title chosen personally by Aki. Musically speaking, Le Havre is the Memphis of France, and Little Bob the Elvis of French rock ‘n’ roll. BEST OF – 2 CDs – 32 FULLY REMASTERED SONGS Including ’Libero,, the song selected by Aki Kaurismäki for the soundtrack of his latest movie, Le Havre, with Little Bob cast in his own role.
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1989 was the Year of the Classic Rock Comeback. While the Billboard charts in 1989 were dominated by boy bands, pop singers, and watered down R&B, stalwarts of the '60s and '70s like Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones were resurrecting their careers. Find out where they rank on our list of the Top 10 Albums of 1989: 10. 'The Miracle'. On 'Flowers in the Dirt,' McCartney found a similar musical counterpoint in Elvis Costello (see No. 5 on our list of the Top 10 Albums of 1989). He co-writes four songs on 'Flowers in the Dirt' including the hit single 'My Brave Face. Although the production suffers from a turgid late-eighties sound, the songs ring true, especially the collaborations with Costello.
This album is a just a little bit too long (with a few filler tracks) to be considered a true classic, but BDK’s persona and lyrical ability throughout make this an essential Golden Age album. Top tracks: Another Victory Mortal Combat Warm It Up Smooth Operator. 10. Jungle Brothers - Done By the Forces Of Nature. Another forgotten classic from a time when it was still OK to make humorous, clean and catchy Hip Hop. One of Hip Hop most respected duo’s, this was their signature album and their best work. Top tracks: Funky For You No Delayin’ Ooh Child Early To Rise. 17. Biz Markie - The Biz Never Sleeps. Don’t you like when the winter’s gone, And all of a sudden it starts gettin warm, The trees and the grass start lookin fresh, And the sun and sky be lookin their best (Spring Again). Biz Markie‘s second and most successful album