Highway 61 Revisited
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||Like a Rolling Stone||Bob Dylan||6:11||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tombstone Blues||Bob Dylan||6:00||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry||Bob Dylan||4:09||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||From a Buick 6||Bob Dylan||3:19||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ballad of a Thin Man||Bob Dylan||5:57||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Queen Jane Approximately||Bob Dylan||5:31||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Highway 61 Revisited||Bob Dylan||3:30||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues||Bob Dylan||5:31||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Desolation Row||Bob Dylan||11:19||Album Only||View in iTunes|
This album is electric in every sense, a nervy jangle that finds a taunting Bob Dylan fronting a full-fledged rock band and shedding his folkie past. The title tune, “From a Buick 6” and “Tombstone Blues” have more to do with garage-y American proto-punk than Help! or Rubber Soul, The Beatles’ releases that frame this album’s era. There may be nods to the blues (“It Takes a Lot to Laugh”) and his recent folk history (“Desolation Row”), but Dylan’s language intoxicates; it’s poetic, brilliantly snotty and sometimes inscrutable.
The thing about this album is that there is nothing even vaguely similar to it by any artist. Dylan is able to express happiness, sorrow, anguish and pity with ease and the emotions are entrenched within seriously epic songs, Desolation Row is my favourite. In this song you slowly build a picture of the story that Dylan tells as you listen to it more and- the likelihood is that it is nothing like the imagery that is in Bob's mind. This is the beauty of this album, nobody gets the same experience from it but all the experience received have one thing in common, they are Brilliant.
His Best Ever
If I had to choose just one Dylan album, then this is the one. Genius.
Born: 24 May 1941 in Duluth, MN
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s