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John Wesley Harding suggested country with its textures and structures, but Nashville Skyline was a full-fledged country album, complete with steel guitars and brief, direct songs. It's a warm, friendly album, particularly since Bob Dylan is singing in a previously unheard gentle croon -- the sound of his voice is so different it may be disarming upon first listen, but it suits the songs. While there are a handful of lightweight numbers on the record, at its core are several excellent songs -- "Lay Lady Lay," "To Be Alone With You," "I Threw It All Away," "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You," as well as a duet with Johnny Cash on "Girl From the North Country" -- that have become country-rock standards. And there's no discounting that Nashville Skyline, arriving in the spring of 1969, established country-rock as a vital force in pop music, as well as a commercially viable genre. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
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Another milestone in a long carreer

by Means on May 6, 2010

Ascribing motive to Mr Zimmerman is speculation at best and a life long passion for many. However, Nashville Skyline is different from other of Mr Dylan's recordings. The tenor of his voice and the style of his singing mark this closer to the "Grand Old Opera" wing of country music.I have heard ... More

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