Critics' Voices: Sep. 25, 1989


HECTOR BERLIOZ: SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE (Angel/EMI). Lean, brisk and idiomatic: Roger Norrington leads the London Classical Players in Berlioz's virtuoso ear grabber.

CLINT BLACK: KILLIN' TIME (RCA). Real nice, unassuming, go-to-meeting country music by a new Nashville hotshot. Black sounds like Randy Travis with a few more years of book learning and a cozy way with a melody.

BOB DYLAN: OH MERCY (Columbia). He started the decade with a great album (1981's Shot of Love), and closes it with another. The record is structured like an intimate revival meeting between Dylan and listener: there are messages of devotion and political sermons;...

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