Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

2010 Mono Remastered Series on 180 Gram Vinyl

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Highway 61 Revisited is the sixth studio album by American singer songwriter Bob Dylan, originally released in August 1965 via Columbia Records.

Taking the first, electric side of Bringing It All Back Home to its logical conclusion, Bob Dylan hired a full rock & roll band, featuring guitarist Michael Bloomfield, for Highway 61 Revisited.

Bruce Springsteen described the beginning of "Like A Rolling Stone", the opening song on Highway 61 Revisited, as the "snare shot that sounded like somebody'd kicked open the door to your mind". Folk singer Phil Ochs was even more rhapsodic about the LP: "It's impossibly good... How can a human mind do this?"

Recorded in a staggering six days, Highway 61 Revisited - named after the road that runs from Bob Dylan's home state of Minnesota down through the Mississippi Delta - is one of those albums that changed everything.

In and of itself, "Like A Rolling Stone", rumored to be about Andy Warhol acolyte Edie Sedgwick, forever altered the landscape of popular music – its "vomitific" flow (Dylan's term), literary ambition and sheer length (6:13) shattered limitations of every kind. "Ballad Of A Thin Man" delivered the definitive Sixties comment on the splintering hip-straight fault line: "Something is happening here, but you don't know what it is/Do you, Mister Jones?"

If anyone questioned whether or not Dylan had truly  "gone electric," the roaring rock & roll of  "From A Buick 6" and "Tombstone Blues" - powered by guitarist Mike Bloomfield - left no doubt.

The album ends with "Desolation Row", a surrealist night journey that runs 11 minutes. Dylan evokes a Hieronymus Bosch-like season in hell that seems to foretell all the Sixties cataclysms to come. "The Titanic sails at dawn", he sings wearily. "Everybody is shouting, 'Which side are you on?'" That "Desolation Row" is an all-acoustic track - a last-minute decision on Dylan's part - is one final stroke of genius: a spellbinding new vision of folk music to close the album that, for the time being at least, destroyed folk music.

Check out the album’s singles: “Like A Rolling Stone” and “Highway 61 Revisited” and ""Tombstone Blues".

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

Like A Rolling Stone

6:13

A2

Tombstone Blues

6:00

A3

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

4:09

A4

From A Buick 6

3:19

A5

Ballad Of A Thin Man

5:58

B1

Queen Jane Approximately

5:31

B2

Highway 61 Revisited

3:30

B3

Just Like Tom Thumb Blues

5:32

B4

Desolation Row

11:21

SKU 0886978171541
Record Label Colombia Records
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP244
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 07 December 2010
Original Release Date (Year) 30 August 1965
Barcode # 0886978171541
Shipping Weight 0.2750kg
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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