Bob Dylan released his ninth studio album “Nashville Skyline” on April 9, 1969. …

Written by on April 9, 2018


Bob Dylan released his ninth studio album “Nashville Skyline” on April 9, 1969. The Columbia Records LP was released as a record, a reel to reel tape and audio cassette. (Fairly early for the cassette format)

Building on the rustic style he experimented with on John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline displayed a complete immersion into country music. Along with the more basic lyrical themes, simple songwriting structures, and charming domestic feel, it introduced audiences to a radically new singing voice from Dylan, who had temporarily quit smoking—a soft, affected country croon.

The result received a generally positive reaction from critics, and was a commercial success. Reaching No. 3 in the U.S., the album also scored Dylan his fourth UK No. 1 album.

How many of you still listen to this LP from time to time? How many of you never listened to it because of its country music?

Happy 49th birthday to “Nashville Skyline”!!




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