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Released: April 9, 1969


Rating: 4.059 (average of 17 ratings)


Genre: folk rock


Quotable: --


Album Tracks:

  1. Girl from the North Country (with Johnny Cash)
  2. Nashville Skyline Rag
  3. To Be Alone with You
  4. I Threw It All Away
  5. Peggy Day
  6. Lay Lady Lay
  7. One More Night
  8. Tell Me That It Isnít True
  9. Country Pie
  10. Tonight Iíll Be Staying Here with You


Sales:

sales in U.S. only 1 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI Ė click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 4.5 million


Peak:

peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 3
peak on U.K. album chart 1 4


Singles/Hit Songs:

  • I Threw It All Away (5/14/69) #85 US, #30 UK
  • Lay Lady Lay (7/12/69) #7 US, #5 UK, #19 AC
  • Tonight Iíll Be Staying Here with You (11/1/69) #50 US


Awards:

Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Daveís Music Database. Click to learn more.


Nashville Skyline
Bob Dylan
Review:
ďJohn Wesley Harding suggested country with its textures and structures, but Nashville Skyline was a full-fledged country album, complete with steel guitars and brief, direct songs. It's a warm, friendly album, particularly since Bob Dylan is singing in a previously unheard gentle croon ó the sound of his voice is so different it may be disarming upon first listen, but it suits the songs. While there are a handful of lightweight numbers on the record, at its core are several excellent songs ó Lay Lady Lay, To Be Alone with You, I Threw It All Away, Tonight Iíll Be Staying Here with You, as well as a duet with Johnny Cash on Girl from the North Country ó that have become country-rock standards. And there's no discounting that Nashville Skyline, arriving in the spring of 1969, established country-rock as a vital force in pop music, as well as a commercially viable genreĒ (Erlewine).


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Last updated March 31, 2008.