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Wonder Where Im Bound
Genres: Pop, Rock
Digitally remastered edition of this overlooked 1969 Folk Rock album from the Rock 'n' Roll veteran. In the wake of Dion's 1968 commercial comeback with 'Abraham, Martin, and John,' Columbia dusted off a collection of Dio... more »
Digitally remastered edition of this overlooked 1969 Folk Rock album from the Rock 'n' Roll veteran. In the wake of Dion's 1968 commercial comeback with 'Abraham, Martin, and John,' Columbia dusted off a collection of Dion DiMucci's voluminous studio work for the label and dubbed it Wonder Where I'm Bound. Producers Bil Keane and Jimmy Wisner also added orchestration to Dion's Folk-Rock reading of Tom Paxton's 'I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound' (copying the style of 'Abraham, Martin And John') for a single release in February 1969. This release includes five tracks produced by the legendary Tom Wilson (Bob Dylan, Velvet Underground). Now Sounds. 2010.
A lost treasure
Ralph from Brooklyn | 07/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not even going to try and cover the enormity of Dion's career post Belmonts. Suffice to say that there are very few people who have been as creative and true to themselves over such a span of years as Mr. DiMucci. This album, "Wonder Where I'm Bound" (released in 1969) is a lost folk rock classic that has finally been given a long overdue reissue. The true heart of this album are the five tracks produced by Tom Wilson of Dylan fame. The title track plus Knowing I Won't Go Back There, Now, Farewell and Wake up Baby are classics that deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Blonde on Blonde era Dylan. Some of the same Blonde on Blonde musicians were (supposedly) used on these sessions which is why it sounds like that album as reimagined for Dion. The rest of the album is on a par with the aforementioned tunes, but these Tom Wilson tracks are truly brilliant and a whole thing unto themselves. Dion sings like the fallen angel he was at the time and his voice just aches. The backing is sympathetic to a fault and just shimmers. The only thing that could have made this release better was if Now Sounds could have gotten all the Wilson cut tracks (there are about 6 missing) for this set. But I'm not complaining. Dion is one of the worlds musical treasures and this album just might be his most glorious. Really, the word genius applies here."