"Nashville Skyline" was released in 1969, a country-rock album before country rock. it is a warm, pleasant record, one of Dylan's classic albums, but often missed out. and the songs are unusually short and tight (all of them clock in at less than four minutes), literate, low-key love songs about as far away from Dylan's usual surreal imagery as you can imagine. on the quiet, wistful "girl from the north country", Dylan duets with one of the few men who can just about match his own reputation is the music business, the late, great Johnny Cash - one of his greatest ever songs. and those who are usually turned off by Dylan's nasal whine of a voice should pick up this album right away...he delivers in a much gentler, softer voice, almost a baritone, employing a little bit of the technique of an opera singer to produce a pleasant low croon which threw many listeners for a loop (and enhanced Dylan's am radio appeal).