Is It Rolling Bob? A Reggae Tribute To Bob Dylan, Vol. 1 — Silverline Records — 284603-2 — Dual Disc, 58:00
DVD Side: Entire album in DVD-A 5.1 surround sound and stereo, Videos,
Bonus Dub Remixes, Photos, Liner and Track Notes.****:
Singer, songwriter, author, freedom activist, poet, actor, music God,
are all terms used to describe Bob Dylan. The 13 track release by
Silverline Records, Is It Rolling Bob? A Reggae Tribute to Bob Dylan,
Vol. 1; puts another exclamation point on his brilliant career.
Produced by Dr. Dread, Is it Rolling Bob rolls folk/rock and reggae
into the biggest joint of the year.
One of my absolute favorite songs Lay Lady Lay, performed by the
classic group The Mighty Diamonds, captures the pure essence of the
song, like it was written for them. We know the history behind Reggae
music and its musicians. Listening to this CD really captures the folk
spread that Dylan put out there. There is also an amazing rendition of
Maggie’s Farm by Toots Hibbert, one listen and you will be sold too.
These are Dylan’s everyday man and woman songs, the feelings of
emotions put out there, spreading the gospel with music. This is folk
music at it’s best, with a bit more bass in the background.
If the cover of the album looks familiar, it is a spin on Highway 61
Revisited with a twist of Rasta. By far one of the best CDs released in
a long while. With Dylan still putting out music and going on tour, Is
It Rolling Bob? A Reggae Tribute to Bob Dylan, Vol. 1 may raise the
popularity of an already uber popular musician, with a whole new genre
of people that may not have listened to his music otherwise.
Some of the songs include: The Times They Are A Changin’, Just Like A
Woman, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Blowin’ In The Wind, Subterranean
Homesick Blues and more! Extras on the DVD include a video of
Subterranean Homesick Blues, a Dylan classic video in it’s own right,
done in the same kind of way with the flip cards, purely awesome. As
well as a Making of the Album video, bonus dub remixes of; The Times
They are a Changin’, Lay Lady Lay, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, The
Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol, One Too Many Mornings, Blowin’ in the
wind, and A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall. Photos, liner and track notes are
included as well as ROM content.