Time Out of Mind

Time Out of Mind

by Bob DylanBob Dylan


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After spending much of the '90s touring and simply not writing songs, Bob Dylan returned in 1997 with Time Out of Mind, his first collection of new material in seven years. Where Under the Red Sky, his last collection of original compositions, had a casual, tossed-off feel, Time Out of Mind is carefully considered, from the densely detailed songs to the dark, atmospheric production. Sonically, the album is reminiscent of Oh Mercy, the last album Dylan recorded with producer Daniel Lanois, but Time Out of Mind has a grittier foundation -- by and large, the songs are bitter and resigned, and Dylan gives them appropriately anguished performances. Lanois bathes them in hazy, ominous sounds, which may suit the spirit of the lyrics, but are often in opposition to Dylan's performances. Consequently, the album loses a little of its emotional impact, yet the songs themselves are uniformly powerful, adding up to Dylan's best overall collection in years. It's a better, more affecting record than Oh Mercy, not only because the songs have a stronger emotional pull, but because Lanois hasn't sanded away all the grit. As a result, the songs retain their power, leaving Time Out of Mind as one of the rare latter-day Dylan albums that meets his high standards.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/1997
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646855621
catalogNumber: 68556

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Dylan   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Duke Robillard   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Augie Meyers   Accordion,Hammond Organ,Vox Organ
Jim Keltner   Drums
Bucky Baxter   Acoustic Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Brian Blade   Drums
Bob Britt   Acoustic Guitar,fender rhodes,Fender Stratocaster
Cindy Cashdollar   Slide Guitar
James Luther Dickinson   Keyboards,Electric Piano,Pump Organ,Wurlitzer
Tony Garnier   Electric Bass,Upright Bass,Electric Upright Bass
David Kemper   Drums
Daniel Lanois   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Mando-Guitar
Winston Watson   Drums
Jim Dickensen   Keyboards,Electric Piano,Pump Organ
Tony Mangurian   Percussion

Technical Credits

Mark Howard   Engineer
Daniel Lanois   Producer,Contributor
Geoff Gans   Art Direction

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