Shot of Love

Shot of Love

Artist: Bob Dylan

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Format: CD
Label: Columbia (USA)
Catalog: CK-37496
Genre: Rock/Pop
Rel. Date: 06/19/1990
UPC: 074643749626

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''Shot of Love'' is singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's 21st studio album, released by Columbia Records in August 1981.

It is generally considered to be Dylan's last overtly religious, Christian album. Also, it was his first since becoming born-again to focus on secular themes, from straight-ahead love songs to an ode to the deceased comedian Lenny Bruce. Arrangements are rooted more in rock'n'roll, less in gospel than on Dylan's previous two albums.

At the time of its release, ''Shot of Love'' received mixed reviews; Paul Nelson of ''Rolling Stone'' in particular savaged the album, though he did single out the last track, "Every Grain Of Sand," as a stand-out. ''Shot of Love'', while reaching UK #6, continued Dylan's US commercial decline, reaching #33 during a brief chart stay. By contrast, Bono of Irish band U2 described ''Shot of Love'' as one of his favourites, particularly due to Dylan's singing ability. - Wikipedia