These songs are all mesmerizing, but Hard Times deserves special attention, as Dylan pours his heart and soul into the song. Arthur McBride is another incredible story-telling saga.
Tomorrow Night particularly shows off Dylan’s harmonica-playing, and the song’s familiarity provides an opening for those seeking to appreciate this impressive album and proves once again that Dylan can in fact sing a love song with great feeling.
Don’t think that these tracks are all slow and somber anthems, though; a quick listen at Step It Up and Go will show you that Dylan can infuse tons of energy into folk music.
Good As I Been To You is Dylan at his most natural, and one can only sit back and revel in the story-telling prowess of one of music’s most influential and legendary performers.