Highway '61 Revisited CD (2004)

Artist: Bob Dylan

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Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 61008372
UPC 827969239926
UPC 14 00827969239926
Format CD
Release Date 6/1/2004
Author Bob Dylan
Associated Artist/Work Baez, Joan
Associated Artist/Work Band (The)
Associated Artist/Work Cash, Johnny
Associated Artist/Work Dylan, Nob
Associated Artist/Work Ferry, Bryan
Associated Artist/Work Four Seasons (The)
Associated Artist/Work Freeman, Denny
Associated Artist/Work Garcia, Jerry
Associated Artist/Work Grateful Dead
Associated Artist/Work Greene, Jackie
Associated Artist/Work Highway 61 (Bob Dylan Tribute B
Associated Artist/Work Highway 61 Revisited
Associated Artist/Work Hitchcock, Robyn
Associated Artist/Work Howe, Steve
Associated Artist/Work Jewels & Binoculars
Associated Artist/Work Jungr, Barb
Associated Artist/Work Nob Dylan & His Nobsoletes
Associated Artist/Work O'Brien, Tim
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Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
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Associated Artist/Work Seeger, Pete (Folk)
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Artist Influence Alan Lomax
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Technical Info
Producer Bob Johnston; Tom Wilson
CatalogID 92399
Lable Name Columbia (USA)
Released 06/01/2004
Original Release 1965
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 51m : 30s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00827969239926
Musical Guests
Mike Bloomfield
Charlie McCoy
Al Kooper
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano); Michael Bloomfield Charlie McCoy (guitar); Al Kooper, Paul Griffin (piano, organ); Frank Owens (piano); Harvey Goldstein, Russ Savakus (bass); Bobby Gregg (drums).
Engineers include: Peter Dauria, Roy Halee, Frank Laico.
Recorded in Columbia Studios, New York, New York in June-August 1965.
Includes liner notes by Bob Dylan.
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. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Artist Overview
Bob Dylan's force was evident during his peak popularity in the '60s, but his influence echoed throughout subsequent generations. Many of his songs became popular standards, and his best albums are undisputed classics. He marks a pivotal turning point in the 20th century evolution of folk music, when the genre moved away from traditional songs. As a songwriter, he pioneered several different schools, from confessional singer/songwriter to stream-of-conscious narratives. As a vocalist, he broke down the notion that a singer had to have a conventionally good voice in order to perform. As a musician, he sparked several genres, including electrified folk-rock and country-rock. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.88) - Ranked #4 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...One of those albums that, quite simply, changed everything..."
Q (7/01, p.45) - "...Dylan is in stinging form..."
Q (Magazine) (p.110) - "[A] dizzying rush of moody disquiet, surreal imagery and freakshow characters culminate in the mighty 'Desolation Row.'"
NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #14 in NME's list of the "Greatest Albums Of All Time."
Disc 1
1 Like A Rolling Stone
2 Tombstone Blues
3 It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
4 From A Buick 6
5 Ballad Of A Thin Man
6 Queen Jane Approximately
7 Highway 61 Revisited
8 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
9 Desolation Row
Product Attributes
Artist Dylan,Bob
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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