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#4 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the top 500 albums. Bob Dylan's greatest statement. 2001 mono reissue cut from the original masters in replica packaging.
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. Opening with the epic "Like a Rolling Stone," Highway 61 Revisited careens through nine songs that range from reflective folk-rock ("Desolation Row") and blues ("It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry") to flat-out garage rock ("Tombstone Blues," "From a Buick 6," "Highway 61 Revisited"). Dylan had not only changed his sound, but his persona, trading the folk troubadour for a streetwise, cynical hipster. Throughout the album, he embraces druggy, surreal imagery, which can either have a sense of menace or beauty, and the music reflects that, jumping between soothing melodies to hard, bluesy rock. And that is the most revolutionary thing about Highway 61 Revisited -- it proved that rock & roll needn't be collegiate and tame in order to be literate, poetic, and complex.
|A1||Like A Rolling Stone||5:59|
|A3||It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry||3:25|
|A4||From A Buick 6||3:06|
|A5||Ballad Of A Thin Man||5:48|
|B1||Queen Jane Approximately||4:57|
|B2||Highway 61 Revisited||3:15|
|B3||Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues||5:08|
Original Release Year: 1965
Catalog #: LP 5071
Format: 12" Vinyl LP
Vinyl Color: Black