Bob Dylan – Infidels (1983/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 42:07 minutes | 972 MB
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Infidels is Bob Dylan’s 22nd studio album and was released on October 27, 1983 on Columbia Records. It is seen by many as Dylan’s return to secular music, after having recorded three evangelical and gospel records. The album focused on more personal themes of love and loss, as well as commentary on environmentalism and geopolitics. Many critics considered Infidels to be Dylan’s best work since Blood on the Tracks.
Infidels was the first secular record Bob Dylan recorded since Street Legal, and it’s far more like a classicist Dylan album than that one, filled with songs that are evocative in their imagery and direct in their approach. This is lean, much like Slow Train Coming, but its writing is closer to Dylan’s peak of the mid-’70s, and some of the songs here — particularly on the first side — are minor classics, capturing him reviving his sense of social consciousness and his gift for poetic, elegant love songs. For a while, Infidels seems like a latter-day masterpiece, but toward the end of the record it runs out of steam, preventing itself from being a triumph. Still, in comparison to everything that arrived in the near-decade before it, Infidels is a triumph, finding Dylan coming tantalizingly close to regaining all his powers.
01 – Jokerman
02 – Sweetheart Like You
03 – Neighborhood Bully
04 – License to Kill
05 – Man of Peace
06 – Union Sundown
07 – I and I
08 – Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight
Recorded April-May 1983 at the Power Station, New York.