Bob Dylan

Bringing it All Back Home - CBS 1965

Tracks: 1. Subterranean Homesick Blues / 2. She Belongs To Me / 3. Maggie's Farm/ 4. Love Minus Zero/No Limit / 5. Outlaw Blues / 6. On the Road Again / 7. Bob Dylan's 115th Dream / 8. Mr. Tambourine Man / 9. Gates Of Eden / 10. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) / 11. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue


With "Bringing it All Back Home" from 1965 Bob Dylan changed limits for when music should be called pop, folk, beat or blues. After releasing four excellent acoustic albums filled with clever original songs, Dylan here took the step into electric music, by allowing one side of the album to be accompanied by electric guitars, bass and drums.

Five of these songs were basically 12 bar blues with raw unpolished electric accompaniment. Among these "Subterranean Homesick Blues" and "Maggie's Farm" have become classics of the period, while "She Belongs to Me" and "Love Minus Zero / No Limit" are two of the most beautiful love songs Dylan has ever released. Both are available in numerous cover versions - Rick Nelson has for example brilliantly interpreted both songs.

On side two of the original album, Dylan is back in his usual music approach with his acoustic guitar, harmonica and his own characteristic vocals. Lyrically, however, Dylan has moved himself, towards the more surreal and refined. Also here we have some of his greatest classics like "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" two songs which The Byrds superbly chose to interpret.

In short, this is an album that set new standards for modern music and an album all music lovers deserve to hear.

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