This saw a return to critical acclaim for his work. He denied it was autobiographical, but his son Jakob said it was "his parents talking", so it is 'confessional singer-songwriter'. It was going to be cut with a full electric band, but Dylan changed his mind, moving across musicians as he created a stripped down acoustic feel as he went along in the studio.
Tangled Up In Blue is a multi-dimensional song influenced by Cubist paintings; Simple Twist of Fate’s popularity surprised Dylan; You’re A Big Girl Now is seen as a sequel to Just Like A Woman; Idiot Wind with full band backing added later was in the pain-confession, break-up of love mould.
Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts is another of his long, narrative accounts of different left-field characters drawn from life, fiction and imagination. Shelter From The Storm sees him in dream-like, more mellow mood without the vengeance and Buckets Of Rain is a love song with acoustic and bass guitars tuned to open E.
Listen (and watch): Dylan performing Tangled Up In Blue