Triplicate

Triplicate

Music CD - 2017
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A collection of 30 classic American songs, freshly interpreted and recorded by Bob Dylan and his touring band.
Publisher: New York, NY : Columbia Records, [2017]
Edition: Deluxe edition
Branch Call Number: ROCK DYL TRI
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
digital,rda
3 audio discs : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Dylan, Bob 1941-

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richardcsater
Apr 07, 2018

A travesty. Dylan the "crooner" brings absolutely nothing new to this material. His recordings insult the composers, the songs themselves, and the singers with whom they are more closely identified. (Smug, fawning liner notes don't help.) At least CHRISTMAS IN THE HEART was good for a laugh or two, but TRIPLICATE is merely painful. On a side note, the packaging is wasteful: three brief CDs of material that could have fit onto two discs with an hour to spare.

JCLBryanV Apr 06, 2017

We shouldn't be shocked by this release, a three-album collection of newly recorded American Songbook standards from the quintessential "Don't Look Back" artist. After all, Dylan's last two recordings were basically the same thing: all covers from the pre-rock era with a heavy dose of Sinatra-ization. The best way to approach these songs is to see them as a continuation of Dylan's 1970 "Self Portrait" era, when audiences were as equally baffled and/or disgusted by song choice and defiantly anti-rock arrangements as they seem to be these days. It's really nothing new. The thing to celebrate is the recovery of Dylan's singing voice, with nary a croak or grizzled note to be heard. This is Dylan's new "Self Portrait."

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