- Released: February 1, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Q - 6/97, p.1503 Stars (out of 5)
- "...the album's highpoints are right up there alongside Dylan's very best work..."
- 1.Shot Of Love
- 2.Heart Of Mine
- 3.Property Of Jesus
- 4.Lenny Bruce
- 5.Watered-Down Love
- 6.The Groom's Still Waiting At The Alter
- 7.Dead Man, Dead Man
- 8.In The Summertime
- 10.Every Grain Of Sand
Personnel: Bob Dylan (guitar, vocals, piano, harmonica, percussion); Clydie King (vocals); Ron Wood, Fred Tackett, Steve Ripley, Danny Kortchmar (guitar); Steve Douglas (alto saxophone); Carl Pickhardt, Benmont Tench (piano, keyboards); William "Smitty" Smith (organ); Donald "Duck" Dunn, Tim Drummond (bass); Jim Keltner, Chuck Plotkin, Ringo Starr (drums); Regina McCrary, Carolyn Dennis, Madelyn Quebec (background vocals).
Producers: Chuck Plotkin, Bumps Blackwell, Bob Dylan.
All songs written by Bob Dylan.
Though many critics consider SHOT OF LOVE the best of Dylan's late-'70s, early-'80s "Christian albums," others find it guilty simply by association with that period. As such, it's one of his most underrated albums. It includes "Every Grain Of Sand"--one of his finest post-'60s ballads--along with such notable album tracks as the rocking title cut and "Lenny Bruce," a paean to the comedian that easily could be read as a veiled paean to Dylan himself. The CD version of SHOT OF LOVE adds the B-side "The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar," a rollicking blues-rocker that earned a lot of airplay when it first came out by reminding fans of BLONDE ON BLONDE.