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Bob Dylan Oh Mercy 1989

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist who has been a major figure in popular culture for more than 50 years.Following his self-titled debut album in 1962, which mainly comprised traditional folk songs, Dylan made his breakthrough as a songwriter with the release of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan the following year.Dylan drew controversy when he adopted electrically amplified rock.In July 1966, Dylan withdrew from touring after a motorcycle accident.Since 1994, Dylan has published eight books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. He has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has received numerous awards.

Oh Mercy is the 26th studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan,released on September 18,1989 by Columbia Records. Produced by Daniel Lanois, it was hailed by critics as a triumph for Dylan, after a string of poorly reviewed albums. Oh Mercy gave Dylan his best chart showing in years,reaching No.30 on the Billboard charts in the United States and No.6 in the UK.

“One of my favorites is ‘Man in the Long Black Coat,’ not trying to sway or influence you in anyway it was written in the studio, and apparently recorded in one take”

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