10 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bob Dylan’s third album, his first to contain all original songs, reveals a revolutionary-minded 22-year-old leaning to the political and social. He’s his generation’s reporter on both the anthemic title song and the lamenting-yet-urgent “With God on Our Side.” On the heartbreaking “North Country Blues,” he tells of a wife who loses her loved ones to the town mine. Dylan’s genius here is how he blends complex ideas of poverty and racism with beat poetry and sturdy acoustic-folk traditions, while making it all easy to sing along to.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bob Dylan’s third album, his first to contain all original songs, reveals a revolutionary-minded 22-year-old leaning to the political and social. He’s his generation’s reporter on both the anthemic title song and the lamenting-yet-urgent “With God on Our Side.” On the heartbreaking “North Country Blues,” he tells of a wife who loses her loved ones to the town mine. Dylan’s genius here is how he blends complex ideas of poverty and racism with beat poetry and sturdy acoustic-folk traditions, while making it all easy to sing along to.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
151 Ratings
151 Ratings
Flatted Fifth ,

My High School days.

I was a senior in high school when this album came out. I loved it right away. I don't remember it being so sad, but I was much younger then ... now it rings so true, and the musicianship is much better than I remember. I don't know why the itunes reviewer seems so blasé about this album. It's better than that.

Baw-chicka-Baw-waw ,

YES

I like this... it's soft and it's brilliant. I'm really impressed. I never really paid attention to Bob Dylan until i heard this. it's a must have.

Norseman76 ,

Powerful Stuff

This album came out well before my time and, as a teen, I never really paid attention to Bob Dylan. I guess I found his delivery to be irritating and not very "smooth". It wasn't until I took a roadtrip with my brothers a few years ago that I first really took the time to listen to the words behind the music. I must admit, I was blown away. Never before had I heard such masterful storytelling and "deep" lyrics. At once sorrowful as well as thought-provoking, this album haunted me long after it ended. I was instantly hooked. I have since listened to a lot more of Mr. Dylan's music, and still consider this my favorite of his albums (followed closely by "Blood on the Tracks"). They just don't make music like this anymore...

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