Desire CD (2004)

Artist: Bob Dylan

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Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 61008301
UPC 827969239322
UPC 14 00827969239322
Format CD
Release Date 6/1/2004
Author Bob Dylan
Associated Artist/Work Baez, Joan
Associated Artist/Work Band (The)
Associated Artist/Work Cash, Johnny
Associated Artist/Work Dylan, Nob
Associated Artist/Work Ferry, Bryan
Associated Artist/Work Four Seasons (The)
Associated Artist/Work Freeman, Denny
Associated Artist/Work Garcia, Jerry
Associated Artist/Work Grateful Dead
Associated Artist/Work Greene, Jackie
Associated Artist/Work Highway 61 (Bob Dylan Tribute B
Associated Artist/Work Highway 61 Revisited
Associated Artist/Work Hitchcock, Robyn
Associated Artist/Work Howe, Steve
Associated Artist/Work Jewels & Binoculars
Associated Artist/Work Jungr, Barb
Associated Artist/Work Nob Dylan & His Nobsoletes
Associated Artist/Work O'Brien, Tim
Associated Artist/Work O.S.T.
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Pickin' On
Associated Artist/Work Seeger, Pete (Folk)
Associated Artist/Work Valentino, Sal
Associated Artist/Work Vitamin String Quartet
Associated Artist/Work Wynn, Steve
Technical Info
Engineer Lou Waxman; Don Meehan; Don Young; Don Waxman
Producer Don DeVito; Don DeVito (Reissue); Steve Berkowitz (Reissue)
CatalogID 92393
Lable Name Columbia (USA)
Released 06/01/2004
Original Release 1976
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 56m : 11s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00827969239322
Musical Guests
Emmylou Harris
Ronee Blakley
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano); Vincent Bell (bouzouki); Scarlet Rivera (violin); Dom Cortese (accordion); Rob Stoner (bass, background vocals); Howard Wyeth (drums); Luther (congas); Emmylou Harris, Ronee Blakley, Steve Soles (background vocals).
Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano); Scarlet Rivera (violin); Dominic Cortese (accordion); Howie Wyeth (drums); Emmylou Harris, Ronee Blakley, Steven Soles, Rob Stoner (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Allen Ginsberg.
Recording information: Quadrophonic Sound.
Photographer: Ruth Bernal.
DESIRE was the studio realization of the Rolling Thunder revue's sound. The musicians involved in this mid-'70s Dylan project were more than a backup band; they forged a distinctive musical vision, loose and swirling, the perfect aural equivalent of the traveling gypsy/carnival image they affected onstage. Drummer Howie Wyeth, who possessed an uncannily sympathetic ear for accompanying singer-songwriters, and violinist Scarlet Rivera, built their careers on the foundation of the Rolling Thunder band.
Many critics balked at Dylan's lyrical collaborations with Jacques Levy on this album, but their reservations were just glorified xenophobia. Levy's flowing, colloquial style suited Dylan's music and delivery perfectly, and the two produced several gems. "Isis" is an exotic tale of intrigue that turns out to be a unique love story. "Hurricane" breathlessly tells the true story of Ruben Carter, a boxer framed for murder and acquitted years after DESIRE's release. It still stands as one of Dylan's most exciting, emotional tunes.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.136) - Ranked #174 in Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time"
Q (Magazine) (p.111) - "[I]t's probably best known for 'Hurricane,' a rousing account of boxer Rubin Carter's wrongful conviction for murder."
Disc 1
1 Hurricane
2 Isis
3 Mozambique
4 One More Cup Of Coffee
5 Oh, Sister
6 Joey
7 Romance In Durango
8 Black Diamond Bay
9 Sara
Product Attributes
Artist Dylan,Bob
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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