Jeff’s Playlist: New Morning

Bob Dylan — New Morning

Released between Dylan’s albums Self Portrait and Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, New Morning was anoth­er quirky release for Bob Dylan in the ear­ly 1970s. This album was not well received, and I didn’t even hear of it until long after I began my rav­en­ous need to col­lect more Dylan music.

Over the years I have enjoyed this album. There was a peri­od after I rid myself of vinyl that I thought I would nev­er pos­sess it again, but thanks to Amazon I found it on CD and picked up a copy — and thanks to YouTube I can share it with you now. Give it a lis­ten; you might enjoy it.

Album Information

All songs are writ­ten by Bob Dylan.

Side one

No.      Title    Length
1.         “If Not for You”         2:39
2.         “Day of the Locusts” 3:57
3.         “Time Passes Slowly”         2:33
4.         “Went to See the Gypsy”    2:49
5.         “Winterlude”  2:21
6.         “If Dogs Run Free”   3:37

Total length:  17:56

Side two

No.      Title    Length
1.         “New Morning”          3:56
2.         “Sign on the Window”         3:39
3.         “One More Weekend”         3:09
4.         “The Man in Me”       3:07
5.         “Three Angels”         2:07
6.         “Father of Night”       1:27

Total length:  17:25


Bob Dylan – vocals, piano (on “Day of the Locusts”, “Time Passes Slowly”, “Went to See the Gypsy”, “Winterlude”, “Sign on the Window”, “The Man in Me” and “Father of Night”), acoustic gui­tar, elec­tric gui­tar, organ, harmonica

David Bromberg – elec­tric gui­tar, Dobro

Harvey Brooks, Charlie Daniels – bass guitar

Ron Cornelius, Buzz Feiten – elec­tric guitar

Al Kooper – organ, piano, elec­tric gui­tar, French horn

Russ Kunkel, Billy Mundi – drums

Hilda Harris – back­ing vocals

Albertin Robinson – back­ing vocals

Maeretha Stewart – back­ing vocals on “If Dogs Run Free”


Bob Johnston – pro­duc­tion
Len Siegler – pho­tog­ra­ph­er
Released   October 21, 1970
Recorded   June–August 1970
Studio        Columbia 52nd Street, New York City
Length       35:21
Label         Columbia
Producer   Bob Johnston

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