1970 Bob Dylan – New Morning

New Morning is the 11th studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on October 19, 1970 by Columbia Records.

Coming only four months after the controversial Self Portrait, the more concise and immediate New Morning received a much warmer reception from fans and critics. Most welcome was the return of Dylan’s familiar, nasal singing voice. While he has a slightly nasal tone to his voice on “Alberta #1” from Self Portrait, this was the first full album with his familiar voice since John Wesley Harding in 1967, when he began singing with a country croon. In retrospect, the album has come to be viewed as one of the artist’s lesser successes, especially following the release of Blood on the Tracks in 1975, often seen as a fuller return-to-form.

It reached No. 7 in the US, quickly going gold, and gave Dylan his sixth and last UK number 1 album until Together Through Life in 2009. The album’s most successful song from a commercial perspective is “If Not for You”, which also was recorded by George Harrison, who had played guitar on a version of the song not released until 1991’s Bootleg Series Volume 2, and was also an international hit for Olivia Newton-John in 1971. Bryan Ferry also included the song on Dylanesque.

Tracks

1  If Not For You (Bob Dylan) 2:44
2  Day Of The Locusts (Bob Dylan) 4:01
3  Time Passes Slowly (Bob Dylan) 2:38
4  Went To See The Gypsy (Bob Dylan) 2:53
5  Winterlude (Bob Dylan) 2:25
6  If Dogs Run Free (Bob Dylan) 3:42
7  New Morning (Bob Dylan) 4:02
8  Sign On The Window (Bob Dylan) 3:43
9  One More Weekend (Bob Dylan) 3:14
10  The Man In Me (Bob Dylan) 3:11
11  Three Angels (Bob Dylan) 2:10
12  Father Of Night (Bob Dylan) 1:31

Media

Musicians

BassCharles Daniels
BassHarvey Brooks
DrumsRuss Kunkel
DrumsBilly Mundi
GuitarBob Dylan
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
GuitarRon Cornelius
GuitarDavid Bromberg
GuitarAl Kooper
Acoustic GuitarBob Dylan
DobroDavid Bromberg
OrganAl Kooper
OrganBob Dylan
PianoAl Kooper
PianoBob Dylan
French HornAl Kooper
Background VocalsAlbertine Robinson
Background VocalsHilda Harris
Background VocalsMaeretha Stewart
VocalsBob Dylan

Liner Notes

Producer – Bob Johnston

Artwork (Cover) – Bob Dylan
Photography By – Len Siegler

Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
Published By – Big Sky Music