Category Archives: Oh Mercy

What was it you wanted? (Oh Mercy)

What was it you wanted Reviewed and analysed by Tony Attwood A slow introduction, and from line one we go; a song in a minor key packed with minor chords, revealing once more the lost and bemused individual. If you … Continue reading

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Everything is Broken (Oh Mercy)

By Tony Attwood One of the things you notice with Oh Mercy is how short the tracks are for a Dylan album.    Long gone are the days of the 10 minute track, and Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands seems … Continue reading

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Man in the Long Black Coat (Oh Mercy)

By Tony Attwood This song in standard 4/4 time is sung as if each beat of every bar is an effort to complete.  The start is uncertain, the harmonica plays three tentative fading notes, and off we go, plod, plod, … Continue reading

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Political World (Oh Mercy)

Review by Tony Attwood The musical opening of the recording on Old Mercy is a triumph on its own.  A remarkable opening to the album.   A gentle fade in as each instrument comes in of its own accord – rhythm … Continue reading

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What was it you wanted? The meaning behind the music and the lyrics of Bob Dylan’s song

What was it you wanted This new review and analysis by Tony Attwood written in 2013 replaced the initial review from 2009. A slow introduction, and from line one we go; a song in a minor key packed with minor … Continue reading

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