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Highway 61 Revisited
Artist: Dylan, Bob
UPC: 00827969239926
Label: Columbia Records/Sony
Genre: Popular Music
    OUR PRICE: $7.13  
Product Type: Compact Disc
Released: June 2004
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Weight: 0.20 lbs
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Track Listing
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
Release Date : 06/01/2004
General Description : Performer
Muze Genre-sub class : Rock & Pop
Number of Discs : 1
Running Time : 51 minutes 30 seconds
Performance Recorded : Studio
Review Expert : 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."
Misc Note : 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