Cross the Green Mountain Dylan's song, "Cross the Green Mountain" for the Civil War pic "Gods and Generals" reflects on mortality, like 1997's "Time Out of Mind," but leaves… Cross the Green Mountain Dylan's song, "Cross the Green Mountain" for the Civil War pic "Gods and Generals" reflects on mortality, like 1997's "Time Out of Mind," but leaves… 2003-02-04 Bob Dylan Rock
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''Cross the Green Mountain'' (2003)

Bob Dylan | 'GREEN' DAY Dylan remains an unmatched poet
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'GREEN' DAY Dylan remains an unmatched poet
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Feb 04, 2003; Lead Performance: Bob Dylan; Genre: Rock

Dylan's song, ''Cross the Green Mountain'' for the Civil War pic ''Gods and Generals'' reflects on mortality, like 1997's ''Time Out of Mind,'' but leaves the ominous production and brooding behind. ''Memories linger, sad yet sweet/And I think of the souls in heaven who we'll meet,'' he croaks, sounding optimistic and resigned. His voice is shot and the melody's a bit maudlin, but Dylan remains an unmatched poet. We hope he doesn't cross the green mountain anytime soon.

Originally posted Feb 21, 2003 Published in issue #696-697 Feb 21, 2003 Order article reprints
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