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Bob Dylan [Original recording remastered]

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BOB DYLAN Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Bob Dylan's influence on popular music is incalculable. As a songwriter, he pioneered several different schools of pop songwriting, from confessional singer/songwriter to winding, hallucinatory, stream-of-consciousness narratives. As a vocalist, he broke down the notion that a singer must have a conventionally good voice in order to ... Read more in Amazon's Bob Dylan Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 21, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0009MAP90
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,994 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Bob Dylan is Dylan's astonishing debut album, recorded at Columbia Recording Studios in 1961. This is a 20-year-old Dylan, newly arrived in New York to be the next Woody Guthrie, singing traditional songs and original compositions with an aggressiveness and emotion that belie his young age. Guthrie's influence looms large over classic renditions of traditional songs, such as 'Man Of Constant Sorrow' and 'Pretty Peggy-O', as well as the poignant 'Song To Woody', one of two original compositions on the album. Even more powerful is the influence of Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson and the other great blues men, whose death-haunted emotions are carried through songs like 'See That My Grave Is Kept Clean', 'Fixin' To Die' and 'In My Time Of Dyin'. 'Talkin' New York', the second original composition, is a first glimpse of the savage wit that would come to mark his work. Columbia. 2005.

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79 of 82 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The roots of Dylan... July 30, 2005
Format:Audio CD
A younger than seems possible Bob Dylan stares at us from the cover of his very first album. The year was 1962. Inside the CD booklet, the pictures reveal a slightly awkward looking Dylan who doesn't quite exude the confidence that inexorably burgeoned approximately a year later (compare these photos with the photos included in the remasters of "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" and "The Times They Are A-Changin'"). And who can blame him for possibly feeling a little out of place? The great John Hammond had just discovered him playing in clubs such as the Gaslight in Greenwich Village (Hammond also discovered such indispensable names as Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, and others). Suddenly (he left Minnesota for New York around 1959) Dylan finds himself in a Columbia records recording studio. Not only that, he's recording two of his own compositions.

Though the young Dylan might look a little awkward here, he by no means sounds awkward. The now 42 year old pictures belie the extreme confidence and "wise beyond his years" mood that pervades his first album. Dylan was only 20 at the time. Nonetheless, the songs about death and sorrow carry a mood of experience and feeling that most 20 year olds probably can't imagine. Dylan grunts and strains in "In My Time of Dying" (a traditional blues number sometimes attributed to Blind Willie Johnson and sometimes credited as just 'traditional') and "Fixin' To Die" (by "Bukka" White - another blues singer that lived the blues) as though the issue has direct immediacy for him. And the great closer "See that my Grave Is Kept Clean" (by the legendary Blind Lemon Jefferson - another man who lived the blues) carries a similar impact.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bob Dylan, now centered in glorious mono September 15, 2005
By TBE
Format:Audio CD
The audio quality of this remastered CD is head and shoulders superior to the standard CD that we have endured for decades.

Do not be put off by the monophonic sound (not labeled as such on the CD package, probably for that reason). These recordings are the result of two sessions from November 1961, featuring Bob Dylan solo on vocal, guitar, and harmonica. The stereo version, on both LP and CD, had an idiotic arrangement of vocal and harmonica on one channel, and guitar on the other. Depending on how far apart your speakers are, you could have Dylan playing guitar 20 feet away from where he is singing and playing harmonica!

This is the case no more! Unless you are fortunate enough to have the mono LP of this debut album, you have never heard it the proper way until now, with this superb, newly remastered CD, with Bob Dylan--vocal, harmonica, and guitar--centered between your speakers.

This CD also contains a few previously unpublished photos from the recording sessions.

Although the booklet doesn't say so, I believe this was DSD mastered. Steve Berkowitz, also uncredited on this remaster, is in charge of the overall remastering of Dylan's catalog. He deserves a lot of thanks.

The standout tracks are "Fixin' To Die," "Gospel Plow," and "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down." For an excellent outtake from these sessions, "House Carpenter," you need to buy "The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3."

Trivia: This first album, "Bob Dylan," was originally going to be released under the title "Free Wheeling." A variation of the title survived for the second album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 8.9/10.0 September 17, 2006
By Matthew
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IT was the coldest winter on record. Some of the guys and I from the Chase-Plaza construction site decided to hustle into one of the Village's basket clubs. We huddled together at a small table, coffees and creamers all around. Wooden chairs creaked under our weight, and the place was filled with a bustle so common to small restaurants- the clattering of plates and silverware, the beat of rubber soles upon wood floors.

Up on the stage was a quiet kind of child- he looked like he belonged in a museum! His face was impossibly untainted, and, combined with his uneasy movements, gave the impression of a marionette. He began to tune his guitar, and then hummed on the harmonica for brief moments- suffice it to say, almost no one looked toward the stage; there was a slow rumble of talk, every now and then a single phrase rose through the fog.

The guitar began to rear up, and then the kid started to sing. There was a moment of uncertainty at first. No one could understand that the voice came from the kid. His voice, its timbre and pitch, sounded as if it came from a man three times his age. It was as if he were performing ventriloquism; only that the voice's source came from someplace we couldn't see, only feel. The emotions of self-inflicted misery and calamitous love for another coursed through his words; and everyone understood, the sweet heartache of a woman who both saps and gives us our strength.

His next song seemed to roll right off the frozen Village streets. Harmonica premiered, a dizzy zig-zag of notes that blended disorientation and comfort.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bob Dylan
Superb. The work is not dated, and is relevant to every generation. It just never gets old. He just goes on, and on and.............!
Published 1 month ago by Michael C.
5.0 out of 5 stars This is how Dylan got started
Early Dylan that is more light hearted than some of his later stuff. Great fusion of 60's folk music and Americana. Never get tired of this one.
Published 5 months ago by Cincinnati Gardener
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazingly raw talent.
Once again, I am buying a CD from an album I first bought in the 60s. But, to be honest, I'd forgotten how incredible this one is. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Richard A. Root
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential to Most Any Collection
I hate writing this review because it implies I didn't already own it, and what baby boomer idiot doesn't own it already? Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mark
3.0 out of 5 stars Everything Has A Beginning
Just as Mount Everest probably started out the size of a pimple every great thing or person begins with a humble beginning. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Janet Chandler
5.0 out of 5 stars Bob's first
Got the platter when I was a young teenager. Rough and ready guitar with Bob's strait harp playing. Nice to play it again.
Published 8 months ago by Ian Patton
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Dylan
Bob's first - a classic. The only album he's done that's mainly covers. It shows his folk and blues roots.
Published 13 months ago by Straight Talk
5.0 out of 5 stars The neophyte Bobby Dylan spreads his wings
My brother was friends with Bob at this stage of his career. He got to watch the rocket take off. So, this album has personal meaning for me. Read more
Published 13 months ago by D. MacKenzie
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't read this, just buy the album
Five stars for sure for Bob Dylan just being him, for his amazing voice, for his rad guitar plucking and picking, and of course his lyrics. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Anthony
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
I believe its Dylan first album and it is very good listening for a young bloke I enjoyed it but its not my favourite Dylan album.
Published 16 months ago by W. Shannon
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