Good as I Been to You

Good as I Been to You

by Bob Dylan

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Overview

Given the acclaim of The Bootleg Series and the perceived disappointment of Under the Red Sky, it seemed like it was time for Dylan to bounce back with a convincing album of original material. Instead, he delivered a record of folk songs, his first straight covers album ever, not to mention his first guitar, harmonica, and voice record since the early '60s. That alone would make it an anomaly, but Good as I Been to You is more than that, because it's a really good traditional folk album, having just enough familiar tunes -- "Frankie and Albert," "Blackjack Davey," "Sitting on Top of the World," "Froggie Went A-Courtin'" -- to provide an entryway to the less familiar numbers, which are delivered equally well. Yes, this could be seen as a rather unassuming record, but that's what's special about it. In 1992, not even folksingers were working with this material, but Dylan did, reviving folk's (and rock's) ties to the past at an unexpected time and with unexpectedly strong results. A minor high point in his catalog.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972398327
catalogNumber: 723983
Rank: 9661

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Good as I Been to You 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
There is nothing particularly wrong with this album but then again there is nothing particularly right about it either. Clearly Dylan was exploring the distant past and the album's main interest is how that exploration helped create Dylan albums like Time Out of Mind and Modern Times, but this album is one you can ignore unless your fanatically interested in Dylan's process of musical exploration