John Wesley Harding, released in 1967, is a key album for Bob Dylan, as it finds him taking a left-hand turn from his beat-poet electric music into the territory of folk, country, and God. But as this is only the first step in that direction, it makes a good introduction into that period of the great man’s catalogue. Reissued on vinyl by We Are Vinyl.
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10/10 Jack Customer review, 28th November 2017
So in the midst of the psychedelic movement with most bands trying to replicate the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper” album, Bob gets down-to-earth and comes up with folk-sounding songs with surreal and even Biblical type lyrics which make up “John Wesley Harding”. These songs are simple with not much instrumentation going on… just bass, drums, guitar, harmonica and the occasional piano, but are outstanding nonetheless with Bob returning right where he left off on “Blonde On Blonde” with masterpiece song-writing.
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