13 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bob Dylan’s first album was mostly old folk and blues songs, but his second album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, shows a nearly unbelievable transformation. Dylan’s songwriting talents came fast and furious. These earliest compositions include the landmark civil rights anthem “Blowin’ in the Wind”; the anti-war screeds “Masters of War,” “Talkin’ World War III Blues,” and “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall”; and the romantic turns of “Girl from the North Country” and “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.” Modern singer-songwriting starts here.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bob Dylan’s first album was mostly old folk and blues songs, but his second album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, shows a nearly unbelievable transformation. Dylan’s songwriting talents came fast and furious. These earliest compositions include the landmark civil rights anthem “Blowin’ in the Wind”; the anti-war screeds “Masters of War,” “Talkin’ World War III Blues,” and “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall”; and the romantic turns of “Girl from the North Country” and “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.” Modern singer-songwriting starts here.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings
70 Ratings
wzevonfan ,

Phenomenal

This is the sweet spot for many Dylan fans. It is the most wistful, honest, and humble album in his entire oeuvre. Dylan is not trying to channel Guthrie here, nor is he trying to rebel against popular following like he did with nearly every album after "Highway." His ability to make music has evolved into a more personal experience than it was before. The result of this maturation....is Freewheelin'.

If are trying to discover Bob Dylan's music, I suggest this album as an entry point. It has all of the qualities that make the man's music great. You will find it easy to listen to and compelling at the same time.

G-Don Trout ,

Amazing

One of the best albums ever made, every song fits in just perfect. One of my favorites.

Pollo jorge ,

Bob

One of the greatest things ever made.

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