Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan

2010 Mono Remastered Series on 180 Gram Vinyl

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Bob Dylan is the debut studio album by American singer songwriter Bob Dylan, originally released in March 1962 via Columbia Records.

Bob Dylan's first album is a lot like the debut albums by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones - a sterling effort, outclassing most, if not all, of what came before it in the genre, but similarly eclipsed by the artist's own subsequent efforts. The difference was that not very many people heard Bob Dylan on its original release because it was recorded with a much smaller audience and musical arena in mind. At the time of Bob Dylan's release, the folk revival was rolling, and interpretation was considered more important than original composition by most of that audience.

A significant portion of the record is possessed by the style and spirit of Woody Guthrie, whose influence as a singer and guitarist hovers over "Man Of Constant Sorrow" and "Pretty Peggy-O", as well as the two originals here, the savagely witty "Talkin' New York" and the poignant "Song To Woody". It's also hard to believe that he wasn't aware of Jimmie Rodgers and Roy Acuff when he cut "Freight Train Blues". But on other songs, one can also hear the various influences in the playing and singing, and this is where Dylan departed significantly from most of his contemporaries.

Other white folksingers of the era had incorporated blues in their work, but Dylan's presentation was more in your face, resembling in some respects (albeit in a more self-conscious way) the work of John Hammond, Jr., the son of the man who signed Dylan to Columbia Records and produced this album, who was just starting out in his own career at the time this record was made.

There's a punk-like aggressiveness to the singing and playing here. His raspy-voiced delivery and guitar style were modeled largely on Guthrie's classic '40s and early-'50s recordings, but the assertiveness of the bluesmen he admires also comes out, making this one of the most powerful records to come out of the folk revival of which it was a part.

Within a year of its release, Dylan would alter the boundaries of that revival beyond recognition, but this album marked the pinnacle of that earlier phase, before it was overshadowed by his more ambitious subsequent work. In that regard, the two original songs here serve as the bridge between Dylan's stylistic roots, as delineated on this album, and the more powerful and daringly original work that followed.

Check out the album trackss: “Talkin' New York” and “Song To Woody” and “Man Of Constant Sorrow”.

This LP album is a Music On Vinyl, Bob Dylan 2010 Mono Remastered Series Reissued on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl (in mono), pressed in Europe.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

Title

Time

A1

You’re No Good

1:40

A2

Talkin’ New York

3:20

A3

In My Time Of Dyin’

2:40

A4

Man Of Constant Sorrow

3:10

A5

Fixin’ To Die

2:22

A6

Pretty Peggy-O

3:23

A7

Highway 51

2:52

B1

Gospel Plow

1:47

B2

Baby, Let Me Follow You Down

2:37

B3

House Of The Risin’ Sun

5:20

B4

Freight Train Blues

2:18

B5

Song To Woody

2:42

B6

See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

2:43

SKU 0886978170613
Record Label Colombia Records
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP239
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 07 December 2010
Original Release Date (Year) 19 March 1962
Barcode # 0886978170613
Shipping Weight 0.2900kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Remastered Audio, Reissue, The 2010 Mono Remastered Series
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Folk
Genre Folk Rock
Genre Blues Rock
Format VINYL LP

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