Sunday, 29 May 2011

Bob Dylan - Self Portrait (All the tired Horses)

It's one of rock criticism's most famous lines: "What is this s---?" So began Greil Marcus' review of Bob Dylan's 1970 album Self Portrait. The same could be asked of the record's opening track, which consists of two lines — "All the tired horses in the sun/ How'm I supposed to get any ridin' done? Hmm" — repeated over and over again by a group of female singers for just about three minutes. The singing is hypnotic enough to lure sailors to their deaths, and the instrumentation is pleasant enough. But Dylan's no-where to be seen, obviously. So forget this song.

Bob Dylan,Self Portrait,Japan,Deleted,DOUBLE LP,531440

Record One:
1. All The Tired Horses
2. Alberta #1
3. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know
4. Days Of '49
5. Early Mornin' Rain
6. In Search Of Little Sadie
7. Let It Be Me
8. Little Sadie
9. Woogie Boogie
10. Belle Isle
11. Living The Blues
12. Like A Rolling Stone

Record Two:
1. Copper Kettle
2. Gotta Travel On (Done Laid Around)
3. Blue Moon
4. The Boxer
5. Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
6. Take Me As I Am
7. Take A Message To Mary
8. It Hurts Me Too
9. Minstrel Boy
10. She Belongs To Me
11. Wigwam
12. Alberta #2

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