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Released: October 26, 1993

Rating: 3.489 (average of 15 ratings)

Genre: folk rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. World Gone Wrong
  2. Love Henry
  3. Ragged & Dirty
  4. Blood in My Eyes
  5. Broke Down Engine
  6. Delia
  7. Stack-A-Lee
  8. Two Soldiers
  9. Jack-A-Roe
  10. Lone Pilgrim


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 300,000


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 70
peak on U.K. album chart 35

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • none

World Gone Wrong
Bob Dylan
“If Good as I Been to You was a strong traditionalist folk record, World Gone Wrong was an exceptional one, boasting an exceptional set of songs given performances so fully realized that they seemed like modern protest songs. Much of this record is fairly obscure to anyone outside of dedicated folk fans; Delia (covered by Johnny Cash the following year) and Stack-A-Lee are the most familiar items, yet they're given traditional readings, meaning that the latter doesn't quite seem like Stagger Lee. But even if these are traditionalist, they're spirited and lively renditions, and Dylan seems more connected to the music than he has in years. That sense of connection, plus the terrific choice of songs, makes this one of his best, strongest albums of the second half of his career” (Erlewine).

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Previous Album: Good As I Been to You (1992) Bob Dylan’s DMDB page Next Album: Time Out of Mind (1997)

Last updated March 31, 2008.