Infidels is the twenty-second studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released in October 1983 by Columbia Records. Produced by Mark Knopfler and Dylan himself, Infidels is seen as his return to secular music, following a conversion to Christianity, three evangelical, gospel records and a subsequent return to a secular, culturally Jewish lifestyle. Though he has never abandoned religious imagery, Infidels gained much attention for its focus on more personal themes of love and loss, in addition to commentary on the environment and geopolitics. Christopher Connelly of Rolling Stone called those Gospel albums just prior to Infidels "lifeless", and saw Infidels as making Bob Dylan's career viable again. According to Connely and others Infidels is Dylan's best poetic and melodic work since Blood on the Tracks. It has been reported that reviews like these of Dylan's religious works depressed Mr. Dylan profoundly, upon which he has commented in one concert that I am only referred to as a "prophet" when I am a secular "prophet". The critical reaction was the strongest for Dylan in years, almost universally hailed for its songwriting and performances. The album also fared well commercially, reaching #20 in the US and going gold, and #9 in the UK. Still, many fans and critics were disappointed that several songs were inexplicably cut from the album just prior to mastering—primarily "Blind Willie McTell", considered a career highlight by many critics, and not officially released until it appeared on The Bootleg Series Volume III eight years later.
The numerical value of infidels in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of infidels in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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You have become the slaves of infidels.
But they knew. They insulted us, called us infidels.
They preached French Islam, which appeases the infidels.
I know some ISIS supporters personally, they are quick to declare that other people are infidels.
He added that he was responding to a statement from the emir urging: ‘Kill infidels in their homes, with their families,’.
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