"Love and Theft"

Release date
11 Sep 2001
Running length
12 tracks
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1 Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum 4:46 41,246
2 Mississippi 5:21 53,203
3 Summer Days 4:52 48,379
4 Bye and Bye 3:16 39,518
5 Lonesome Day Blues 6:05 38,900
6 Floater (Too Much to Ask) 4:59 26,775
7 High Water (For Charley Patton) 4:04 31,317
8 Moonlight 3:23 36,237
9 Honest with Me 5:49 35,192
10 Po' Boy 3:05 42,268
11 Cry a While 5:05 33,487
12 Sugar Baby 6:40 33,354

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This is the correct tag for Bob Dylan’s thirty-first studio album.
There are at least three alternative spellings on last.fm: Love & Theft, Love and Theft, “Love And Theft”. These are all incorrect, so please fix your tags to keep the stats clean.

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine Allmusic.com

Time Out of Mind was a legitimate comeback, Bob Dylan’s first collection of original songs in nearly ten years and a risky rumination on mortality, but its sequel, Love and Theft, is his true return to form, not just his best album since Blood on the Tracks, but the loosest, funniest, warmest record he’s made since The Basement Tapes. There are none of the foreboding, apocalyptic warnings that permeated Time Out of Mind and even underpinned “Things Have Changed,” his Oscar-winning theme to Curtis Hanson’s 2000 film Wonder Boys. Just as important, Daniel Lanois’ deliberately arty, diffuse production has retreated into the mist, replaced by an uncluttered, resonant production that gives Dylan and his ace backing band room to breathe. And they run wild with that liberty, rocking the house with the grinding “Lonesome Day Blues” and burning it down with the fabulously swinging “Summer Days.” They’re equally captivating on the slower songs, whether it’s the breezily romantic “Bye and Bye,” the torch song “Moonlight,” or the epic reflective closer, “Sugar Baby.” Musically, Dylan hasn’t been this natural or vital since he was with the Band, and even then, those records were never as relaxed and easy or even as hard-rocking as these.

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  • OcellatedGod

    Great album, and THIS is the correct tag for it, not Love & Theft, not Love and Theft, and not “Love And Theft”.

    26 Jun 2014 Reply
  • ralfsu

    Hmmm, an interesting album to say the least, the uptempo arrangements are infectious, it's tonally even, his singing doesn't get drowned by the awesome band (which I think plagues TOoM a bit) and he does a great job evoking that desolate prairie-ish setting that exhumes ancient warmth, and at some points it even feels very Southern gothic; like a Faulkner novel perhaps. Love the extensive use of dialogue too.

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • mk741

    Actually enjoy this more than Time Out Of Mind. One of Dylan's best.

    5 Sep 2011 Reply
  • innercities

    makes me euphoric!

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Theeboon

    I like this because it rocks.

    6 May 2010 Reply
  • mzapa

    Why the title of this album in inverted commas?

    27 Jan 2009 Reply
  • mhjorth

    And it certainly does not help that this album is listed as three albums with slightly different spelling of the title.

    14 Dec 2008 Reply
  • gorillaemperor

    I think people have screwed up a lot of the songs on here on last.fm, they show up as being on albums such as Bob Dylan: The Collection and Dylan rather than being on this album.

    13 Dec 2007 Reply
  • Grassor

    Why is this album so underrated? Moonlight and Po'Boy are great songs, but I can hardly see anything in the shoutboxes for this album.

    25 Aug 2007 Reply
  • foxyluva

    One of my favourite albums ever...

    25 Jul 2007 Reply
  • xsteadfastx

    awsome LP

    7 May 2007 Reply
  • Tunsi

    Listen To Tunsi: http://www.paranarecords.net/mp3/slumradio.m3u

    8 Mar 2007 Reply

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