John Wesley Harding

Label
Columbia
Veröffentlicht am
1990
Länge
13 Titel
Laufzeit
41:31

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    Titel     Dauer Hörer
1 John Wesley Harding 2:57 64.257
2 As I Went out One Morning 2:49 64.053
3 I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine 3:52 61.040
4 All Along the Watchtower 2:30 374.968
5 The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest 5:32 51.663
6 Drifter's Escape 2:46 57.014
7 Dear Landlord 3:14 65.235
8 I Am a Lonesome Hobo 3:21 55.722
8 I AM A LONESONE HOBO 3:15 637
9 I Pity the Poor Immigrant 4:13 52.799
10 The Wicked Messenger 2:02 44.178
11 Down Along the Cove 2:21 53.441
12 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight 2:39 163.744

Über dieses Album

John Wesley Harding ist ein im Dezember 1967 veröffentlichtes Studio-Album des amerikanischen Songwriters Bob Dylan. Nach einer von Rock-Musik geprägten Phase und einer Ruhepause nach einem Motorradunfall zeigt es Dylan musikalisch wieder als Folk-Musiker.

Die Texte auf dem Album sind deutlich durch die Bibel beeinflusst. Das Lied „All Along The Watchtower“ wurde durch die Version von Jimi Hendrix sehr bekannt. Auch von Dylan wird es auf Konzerten in dieser Version gespielt.

Alle Lieder des Albums sind vertonte Gedichte. Dylan hatte sie ursprünglich ohne musikalische Begleitung geschrieben. Aus diesem Grund hat keines der Stücke einen Refrain.

Der Titel des Albums bezieht sich auf den Revolver-Helden John Wesley Hardin. Aus dem Liedtitel „The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest“ bezog die Heavy Metal-Band Judas Priest ihren Namen.

Besetzung :

* Bob Dylan - Gesang, Gitarre, Mundharmonika, Piano
* Charles McCoy - Bass
* Kenny Buttrey - Schlagzeug
* Pete Drake - Steel Guitar

Produktion :

Bob Johnston

Studio(s) :

17. Oktober - 29. November 1967

Songs :

1. John Wesley Harding 2:57
2. As I Went Out One Morning 2:49
3. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine 3:53
4. All Along the Watchtower 2:31
5. The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest 5:35
6. Drifter’s Escape 2:52
7. Dear Landlord 3:16
8. I Am a Lonesome Hobo 3:19
9. I Pity the Poor Immigrant 4:12
10. The Wicked Messenger 2:03

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  • Baianolucas

    harmonicas, harmonicas, harmonicas, harmonicas

    9. Apr., 2:27 Antworten
  • MisterJunior

    My long-standing favorite Dylan album. Gone is the overly clever/contrived wordplay that in my view marred some of his earlier albums; in its place are some concise but literate, superficially simple but surprisingly complex/ambiguous lyrics, and instead of the kind of samey blues rock type songs he filled out some of his electric period albums with, he's turning out an encyclopedia of songs in various folk and country forms. Stuff like "All Along the Watchtower" (of course), "As I Went Out One Morning," the title song, and "Drifter's Escape" just blows me away. It's unfortunate that this album basically stands on its own as an era unto itself because this was just a wonderful sound and vibe for Dylan, but the other way of looking at it is that because it's the only album he made like this it's all the more special as a result.

    20. Jan., 3:01 Antworten
  • TheUselessGolem

    Chumsicles, indeed! Drum parts too.

    9. Dez. 2014 Antworten
  • Chumsicles

    some of the best basslines in all of folk music

    17. Nov. 2014 Antworten
  • Metamorphic_

    One of his best :)

    22. Okt. 2014 Antworten
  • IamFlood

    The Dylan equivalent of a 60's black and white Eastern European art film.

    21. Jan. 2014 Antworten
  • sunheadbowed

    Classic, classic, classic. It might be my favourite.

    5. Sep. 2013 Antworten
  • augustofelipe

    uno de mis discos preferidos del maestro dylan, muy bueno para escuchar tranquilo en un día de lluvia

    6. Apr. 2013 Antworten
  • TheGreatChupon

    In short, I really really like this album...

    8. Mär. 2013 Antworten
  • TheGreatChupon

    Where the hell did this album come from? One second Bob is spouting surrealist diatribes and jumbled-up love songs; the next he's digging deep into the New England loam for rainy, earthy, worm-wet party songs; and then here he is, narrating our way through a mesmerizing labyrinth in a [post-?]apocalyptic world and giving us genuinely comforting moral advice about what we should do if we ever find ourselves within it. Which, now and then, we do. (And after all that, we blink and he's off crooning about country pie and domestic bliss.) There's simply nothing like John Wesley Harding: it's a masterpiece and a work of genius in every sense possible, and hell, probably in a bunch of impossible ways too. Plus quite possibly THE crown jewel of album sequencing.

    24. Feb. 2013 Antworten
  • Tron1276

    Fantastic.

    31. Aug. 2012 Antworten
  • MrLynk

    Dylan at his cryptic best.

    9. Aug. 2012 Antworten
  • christibear

    Never can pick between this, The Times They Are A-Changin' and Blood on the tracks and decide which is my favorite. Might all be tied.

    13. Feb. 2012 Antworten
  • ANTIQCOOL

    You might enjoy this cover of Knockin On Heavens Door http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOzjRYi7KTY

    27. Nov. 2011 Antworten
  • ColorBlindBlues

    Such a powerful album

    21. Aug. 2011 Antworten
  • Eponymist

    Repost of my article on All Along the Watchtower: http://eponymistuk.blogspot.com/2010/10/best-things-ever-6-all-along-watchtower.html

    10. Jul. 2011 Antworten
  • PinkFloydrulez

    ok so I've been listening to dylan for at least 5 years now and... I can't believe it took me this long to really give this album a chance. goddommit

    9. Jul. 2011 Antworten
  • SucioVagabundo

    It's Great, one of the best sixties albums

    8. Jun. 2011 Antworten
  • FeelingVoxish

    This is Dylan's best album. Cryptic, subtle. Not one wasted word or wasted note.

    1. Apr. 2011 Antworten
  • RockBottomRiser

    Sometimes this record is just perfect.....

    31. Mär. 2011 Antworten
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