New Morning

30 Aug

Nestled into the 12-track New Morning release that marked Bob Dylan’s 11th studio album is a soft, bucolic, country track with the same title as the 1970 album. New Morning came out just four months after the release of Self Portrait which received a world of confused reviews. Dylan fans still argue about whether the album’s negative reception was correct. New Morning was definitely a warmer release and its simplicity was met with a sigh of relief from music writers and fans alike. Dylan is prolific…we all know that…and on this album is the example of true Dylan that I just love.

“New Morning” works well with today. I had my first class of the semester in the ground floor of my campus’ labyrinthine library. It’s a new morning and in only a few hours it will be another one. Please enjoy the music below and enjoy Dylan’s lyric. Here is a part I specifically like:

Can’t you hear that motor turning
Automobile coming into style
Coming down the road for a country mile or two ?
So happy just to see you smile
Underneath the sky of blue
On this new morning, new morning
On this new morning with you.

Here is The Grease Band covering Dylan’s New Morning

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