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World Gone Wrong

Bob Dylan

Initial release : October 1993

Columbia/Sony 57590

The 27th Dylan studio album. The second Dylan album of traditional material released in the early 1990s. Jerry Garcia is cited by Dylan in the notes to this album as his source for one song.

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  • World Gone Wrong (Traditional)
  • Love Henry (Traditional)
  • Ragged and Dirty (Traditional)
  • Blood in My Eyes (Traditional)
  • Broke Down Engine (Traditional)
  • Delia (Traditional)
  • Stack A Lee (Traditional)
  • Two Soldiers (Traditional)
  • Jack-A-Roe (Traditional)
  • Lone Pilgrim (B. F. White / Adger M. Pace)

  • Bob Dylan - guitar, harmonica, vocals

  • Producer - Bob Dylan
  • Engineer, mixing - Micajah Ryan
  • Mastering - Stephen Marcussen
  • Photography - Ana Maria Velez
  • Design - Nancy Donald
  • Photos - Ana Maria Velz
  • Back cover photo - Randee St. Nicholas
  • CD booklet notes ("About The Songs") - Bob Dylan

In Dylan's notes about the songs he acknowledges that Garcia showed him Two Soldiers;

Jerry Garcia showed me TWO SOLDIERS (Hazel and Alice do it pretty similar) a battle song extraordinaire, some dragoon officer's epaulettes laying liquid in the mud, physical plunge into Limitationville, war dominated by finance (lending money for interest being a nauseating and revolting thing) love is not collateral....
After Garcia death in August 1995 Dylan released the following press statement;
There's no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or as a player. I don't think any eulogizing will do him justice. He was that great, much more than a superb musician, with an uncanny ear and dexterity. He's the very spirit personified of whatever is Muddy River country at its core and screams up into the spheres. He really had no equal. To me he wasn't only a musician and friend, he was more like a big brother who taught and showed me more than he'll ever know. There's a lot of spaces and advances between The Carter Family, Buddy Holly and, say, Ornette Coleman, a lot of universes, but he filled them all without being a member of any school. His playing was moody, awesome, sophisticated, hypnotic and subtle. There's no way to convey the loss. It just digs down really deep.