10 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Released by his label as he recuperated from his notorious motorcycle accident, this best-of set marks the end of the first phase of Bob Dylan’s career, which saw him go from acoustic folk troubadour in 1963 to a rock ’n’ roll star with a loud backing band by 1966. The sociopolitical “Blowin’ in the Wind” sounds like back-porch folk next to the surrealist “Mr. Tambourine Man,” and both “I Want You” and “Just Like a Woman” show how quickly Dylan grew as an empathetic songwriter capable of giant hooks.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Released by his label as he recuperated from his notorious motorcycle accident, this best-of set marks the end of the first phase of Bob Dylan’s career, which saw him go from acoustic folk troubadour in 1963 to a rock ’n’ roll star with a loud backing band by 1966. The sociopolitical “Blowin’ in the Wind” sounds like back-porch folk next to the surrealist “Mr. Tambourine Man,” and both “I Want You” and “Just Like a Woman” show how quickly Dylan grew as an empathetic songwriter capable of giant hooks.

TITLE TIME

More By Bob Dylan

You May Also Like