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Solo performer: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar, harmonica).

Includes liner notes by Bob Dylan.

WORLD GONE WRONG won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album.

In the early-to-mid-'90s, Dylan took a break from recording original material, releasing two albums of traditional songs performed solo. When the first, GOOD AS I BEEN TO YOU, was released, detractors claimed Dylan was out of ideas and grasping at the straws of his folkie youth (TIME OUT OF MIND would eventually lay such claims squarely to rest). His next solo outing, WORLD GONE WRONG, made it clear that Dylan was simply exercising his power as a troubadour to find deep, timeless meaning in traditional material.

Two of the most affecting songs, "Blood In My Eyes" and the title track, were made "popular" by the Mississippi Sheiks, an early country blues group, and these easily rank among Dylan's finest '90s performances. On mournful tunes like "Delia," Dylan sounds like a grim spectre, materializing to whisper his tales compellingly to those who wander near. On the ragtag blues of "Ragged & Dirty," he exhibits enough passion and abandon to definitively scuttle any talk of him succumbing to the ravages of age.
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October 23rd, 1993
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