Cover image for Highway 61 revisited
Title:
Highway 61 revisited
Author:
Dylan, Bob, 1941-
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Publication Information:
New York : Columbia, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Previously issued in 1965.

SACD stereo ; "This disc is designed for use in both CD-compatible and Super Audio players."

Program notes on insert in container.
Language:
English
Contents:
Like a rolling stone -- Tombstone blues -- It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry -- From a Buick 6 -- Ballad of a thin man -- Queen Jane approximately -- Highway 61 revisited -- Just like Tom Thumb's blues -- Desolation row.
UPC:
827969032466
Format :
Music CD

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Kenilworth Library XX(1251642.1) Compact Disc Audio Visual
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Summary

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


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