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Released: October 21, 1970

Rating: 3.751 (average of 14 ratings)

Genre: folk rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. If Not for You
  2. Day of the Locusts
  3. Time Passes Slowly
  4. Went to See the Gypsy
  5. Winterlude
  6. If Dogs Run Free
  7. New Morning
  8. Sign on the Window
  9. One More Weekend
  10. The Man in Me
  11. Three Angels
  12. Father of Night


sales in U.S. only ˝ million
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 2 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 7
peak on U.K. album chart 1 1

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • If Not for You (3/71) --

New Morning
Bob Dylan
“Dylan rushed out New Morning in the wake of the commercial and critical disaster Self Portrait, and the difference between the two albums suggests that its legendary failed predecessor was intentionally flawed. New Morning expands on the laid-back country-rock of John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline by adding a more pronounced rock & roll edge. While there are only a couple of genuine classics on the record (If Not for You, One More Weekend), the overall quality is quite high, and many of the songs explore idiosyncratic routes Dylan had previously left untouched, whether it's the jazzy experiments of Sign on the Window and Winterlude, the rambling spoken word piece If Dogs Run Free or the Elvis parable Went to See the Gypsy. Such offbeat songs make New Morning a charming, endearing record” (Erlewine).

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Last updated March 31, 2008.