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Bob Dylan: Acoustic/Good As I Been To You

Mat Snow, Q, December 1992

PERHAPS AN even bigger shock than his 1965 electrification, in 1992 Dylan goes acoustic. And whereas back in '65 the spokesman for his generation was most assuredly plugging into the rock'n'roll Zeitgeist, here he does the exact reverse. Clapton and Carey's MTV Unplugged successes aside, there has never been less mainstream interest in a lone voice and acoustic guitar, never mind a harmonica and – especially – a bunch of tunes plucked from the folk archive.

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