Desire (1976) – An Album by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is one of the most agile singers and lyricist who made his name in the music industry.  He wrote a variety of songs and most of his songs include love songs, protest songs, blues, etc. with the endless touching alliances of words. He enlivened his words with his own magical voice and became a fan of thousands of people worldwide.  

Bob Dylan was the elder and endeared son of his parents (sibling David Zimmerman). Dylan was a very talented person, and his guts started pushing him to the music since when he was hardly a teenager. He started writing poems and learning music when he turned 10. Seeing the rising talent of Bob Dylan, a famous music recording company named Columbia Records offered him a contract so, he released his first music album in 1961 in the age of 20 years only.

On January 5, 1976, Bob Dylan released a music album by Columbia Records. It was the 17th studio album by Bob Dylan that he recorded with the help of Columbia Records as a joint venture. Bob Dylan did not write this album alone, but his co-workers named Jacques Levy also played his part in writing the lyrics.

This album was Dylan’s one of his most challenging albums which required him a lot of collaboration from co-workers and musicians. This album seemed to have a personal perception in it. In this album, Bob Dylan appeared in various styles and with strange tangents. 

Achievements by Album: –

This album bestowed great results and was given many awards of honor. The following are the achievements of Desire album. 

  • On December 11, 2003, the editors of Rolling stone magazine ranked this album at #174 among the 500 greatest albums of all time.
  • According to a survey in 2004, the album “desire” was admitted to rank at #94 for 1970’s best-selling album.
  • Desire album was the best-selling album by Bob Dylan. 
  • This album was ranked at #1 in national charts.

List of songs: –

This album was enriched with Nine songs, and most of them were Dylan’s personal music (Genre: Classic rock). The duration of all the nine songs was 56 minutes and 13 seconds.

  1. Hurricane

“Hurricane” song has 2 parts which were recorded in July 1975, (part 1) and October 24, 1975 (part 2), New York, and was released on November 1975, by Columbia Studios as a single. It was written as a protest song and was declared as the fourth most successful song of the decade.

  1. Isis

“Isis” song was recorded on July 31, 1975, and was released on January 5, 1976, by Columbia Records as vinyl. That song had great lyrics by Bob Dylan and Jacques Levy and was sung in Modal folk style. It was also a good hit but did not get the nomination.

  1. Mozambique

“Mozambique” song was recorded on July 30, 1975, and was released on February 17, 1976, by Columbia Records as a single.  The music composition of this song got more likes than the lyrics, especially the violin. Due to its music, it got viral and ranked at #54 in the list of Billboard Hot 100.

  1. One More Cup of Coffee

“One More Cup of Coffee” song was released on October 30, 1975, by Columbia records as a duet. This song was conceived to have great words within it.

  1. Oh Sister

“Oh Sister” song was released on January 5, 1976, by Columbia records as a duet. This song turned the favorite song for all in the whole concert. In other words, this song was the beauty of the entire album.

  1. Joey

“Joey” song was recorded on July 30, 1975, and was released on January 5, 1976, by Columbia Records as vinyl. This song is a biographical song and is the longest song in the entire album (Duration: 11 min and 5 sec).

  1. Romance in Durango

“Romance in Durango” song was released on January 5, 1976, by Columbia records as a single. This song reflected the scene of the love story in Mexico.

  1. Black Diamond Bay

“Black Diamond Bay” song was released on January 5, 1976, by Columbia records as a single. This song reflected the picture of a catastrophe (volcanic eruption) on a little island. This song had been playing on tv new channels and got popularity in the TV industry.

  1. Sara

“Sara” song was recorded on July 31, 1975, and was released on January 5, 1976, by Columbia Records as vinyl.  Bob Dylan wrote and sang this song as a tribute to her wife Sara. This song was deemed to be one of the greatest songs of Bob Dylan.

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