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Oh Mercy

Year: 1989
Produced by: Daniel Lanois
4/5
10 of 10 songs rated
2218 ratings in total
Recorded & mixed by Malcolm Burn
Mastered by Greg Calbi

Following a series of mediocre works, Dylan surprises with his greatest album of the 1980s, a late masterpiece. Lanois' production, as with U2 and Peter Gabriel, perfectly fits Dylan's songs and voice. Each one of these songs is great. "Political World", "Everything Is Broken" and "Most Of The Time" were released as singles and music videos. Other highlights are "Ring Them Bells", "Man In The Long Black Coat" and "Shooting Star". Another 4 great tracks from the recording sessions ("God Knows","Dignity","Born In Time" and "Series Of Dreams") have been released during the following years.
Re-released in 2003 on a remastered Hybrid Stereo SACD.
Musicians: Malcolm Burn (tamb, key), Rockin Dopsie (org), Willie Green (drums), Tony Hall (bass), John Hart (sax), Daryl Johnson (perc), Larry Jolivet (bass), Daniel Lanois (guit), Cyril Neville (perc), Jr. Rubin (drums), Mason Ruffner (guit), Brian Stoltz (guit), Paul Synegal (guit)

Track Song Ratings
1 Political World (Bob Dylan)
 Video available   Single  
3.8/5
255 votes
3 comments
2 Where Teardrops Fall (Bob Dylan)
 Video available  
3.6/5
149 votes
3 comments
3 Everything Is Broken (Bob Dylan)
 Single  
3.8/5
222 votes
4 Ring Them Bells (Bob Dylan)
 Video available   B-side  
4.4/5
258 votes
3 comments
5 Man In The Long Black Coat (Bob Dylan)
 Video available   PBD pick  
4.5/5
271 votes
5 comments
6 Most Of The Time (Bob Dylan)
 Video available   PBD pick  
4.4/5
326 votes
4 comments
7 What Good Am I (Bob Dylan)
 Video available  
4.2/5
104 votes
1 comment
8 Disease Of Conceit (Bob Dylan)
3.6/5
98 votes
9 What Was It You Wanted (Bob Dylan)
4.1/5
280 votes
2 comments
10 Shooting Star (Bob Dylan)
 Video available   PBD pick  
4.4/5
255 votes
4 comments


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