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Released: May 31, 1988

Rating: 2.483 (average of 12 ratings)

Genre: folk rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Let’s Stick Together
  2. When Did You Leave Heaven?
  3. Sally Sue Brown
  4. Death Is Not the End
  5. Had a Dream about You, Baby
  6. Ugliest Girl in the World
  7. Silvio
  8. Ninety Miles an Hour Down a Dead End Street
  9. Shenandoah
  10. Rank Strangers to Me


sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 750,000


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 61
peak on U.K. album chart 32

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Silvio (6/11/88) #5 AR

Down in the Groove
Bob Dylan
“If the diffuseness of Knocked Out Loaded was excusable due to its collaborators and various recording sessions, Down in the Groove has less of an excuse, since it's relatively from the same time period, even if it's culled from several different sessions with several different backing band. Nevertheless, the main difference is that, while Down in the Groove was ambitious, this is positively unassuming, at best hoping to capture the mellow roots rock of the Grateful Dead (which it does, on Dylan's irresistible collaborations with Robert Hunter, Ugliest Girl in the World and Silvio). The rest of the record strolls through covers with amiable ease, whether he's backed by ex-punks or lifetime pros. That may not make for a great record by any stretch, but it's a rather ingratiating one, a little more focused than Knocked Out Loaded and a little looser and funkier than Empire Burlesque. Actually, not as heavy on great moments as either (especially Burlesque), but it's still rather nice in its low-key way” (Erlewine).

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Last updated March 31, 2008.