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Bringing It All Back Home [Original recording remastered]

Bob DylanAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (June 1, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B00026WU9Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (196 customer reviews)
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1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
2. She Belongs To Me
3. Maggie's Farm
4. Medley: 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

Editorial Reviews

"You sound like you're having a good old time," a purist Dylan fan is spotted telling the artist in the documentary Don't Look Back just after the release of this, his first (half-)electric album. He certainly does. Updating Chicago blues forms with hilarious, tough lyrics--in fact, all but stealing the meter of Chuck Berry's "Too Much Monkey Business" for "Subterranean Homesick Blues"--on one side, dropping some of his most devastating solo acoustic science ("It's All Over Now, Baby Blue," "Mr. Tambourine Man") on the other, the first of Dylan's two 1965 long-players broke it right down with style, substance, and elegance. --Rickey Wright

Product Description

Bob's first foray into electric rock may have alienated his diehard folkie fans, but it changed popular music forever. Those legendary tracks include Subterranean Homesick Blues; She Belongs to Me; Maggie's Farm , and Love Minus Zero/No Limit, plus Mr. Tambourine Man; It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) , and It's All Over Now, Baby Blue .

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59 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dylan's signature LP December 27, 2004
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By the time of this 1965 release, Dylan had already proven himself a lyrical master and a new legend in the folk universe. With his electrified performance at the Newport Folk Festival, and this half-electric/half-acoustic LP, he showed that he was not only far from done with pushing the envelope, but that he'd really only begun. In particular, his music and subject matter were now catching up to his revolutionary words and lyrical structures.

The album opens full-bore with the blistering word-puzzle "Subterranean Homesick Blues." Backed by a vamping electric blues band, Dylan is at once a protesting outsider, a sardonic social critic, and a free-associating poet. It stands on its own as an incredible piece of rock music, but as the introduction to Dylan's fifth LP, it was something of a warning shot. The electric blues return for the near-rockabilly arrangement of "Maggie's Blues" and a Chuck Berry (ala "Memphis") styled "Outlaw Blues." In between, Dylan crafted extraordinary ballads, including the acidic "She Belongs to Me" and one of his best-ever love songs, "Love Minus Zero/No Limit."

Side two (tracks 7-11) retreats to mostly acoustic presentations, but even here Dylan expanded upon his earlier work, with the surreal story of "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream" and the poetic folk-rock standard "Mr. Tambourine Man." The latter stretches to over 5-1/2 minutes and includes a trio of verses dropped by The Byrds in their hit cover. One of the album's most effective cuts is the 7-1/2 minute "It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding," a song Dylan had been performing live for several months before recording it. Though recorded with only an acoustic guitar, the venomous lyrics spare no target in their criticism, providing as much fire as any of the electric tunes on side one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bob's first big shock... May 15, 2005
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Some Dylan fans in late 1964 were still trying to figure out why Dylan no longer sang protest songs. His most recent release, "Another Side of Bob Dylan", moved away from the overtly political and angst ridden lyrics of "The Times They Are A-Changin'" and "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan". Dylan began to write lyrics that probably seemed obscure and nonsensical to his fans at the time. Some are very funny. Some are so rich in imagery and layerings of meaning that even a few listens won't reveal what's going on. Or was the lack of obvious meaning the point? Nonetheless, "Another Side of Bob Dylan" still featured a Dylan playing accompanied by only an acoustic guitar, piano, and harmonica. Fans seemed okay with it until "Bringing it all Back Home" committed folk music heresy. Dylan went electric. And he didn't do it subtly.

The album opens with a blast. "Subterranean Homesick Blues" introduces the folk blues rock that would dominate the rest of Dylan's career. The lyrics read like a warning to young people who just entered the real world: "Lookout kid you're gonna get hit". "Maggie's Farm" continues the electrified onslaught with its 'take this job and shove it' theme. "Outlaw Blues", "On the Road Again", and "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream" (complete with its bizarre false start) further explore Dylan's new blues territory. But blues rock doesn't exhaust this album's range. "She Belongs To Me", and "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" are beautiful ballads that explore the vicissitudes of relationships.

The second half of the album features a mostly acoustic Dylan (with some subtle accompaniment). "Mr. Tambourine Man" went on to become one of his best known songs after the Byrds scored a #1 hit with it in 1965.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE most influential album of the sixties July 16, 2007
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This is IT.
This is where, in retrospect, it all started. I didn't realize it at the time but I do now. There were two sixties, the early 60-64, Beach Boys, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, early Beatle "I Want to Hold you Hand", crew-cut, clean-cut, A-line dress, beehive hair, Bass Weejun, khaki, American Graffiti sixties, and the other sixties, the Revolver, Sgt Pepper, Jimi Hendrix, Steppenwolf, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Cream, United States of America, hippy sixties that everyone today thinks was the sixties, happened AFTER 1965. And it all started with this album!

Bob Dylan, the antiwar, civil-rights, Woody Guthrie-imitating darling of the folksingers, the Voice and Conscience of his Generation, after penning "Blowin in the Wind", and "The Masters of War", stunned his purist followers with "Bringing it All Back Home". Electric instruments and a turn from trying to change the world by preaching at it to a bemused surreal satire. This, and "Revolver" are the two most influential albums of the sixties, maybe of music history. I remember.

The Beatles were wildly popular with younger listeners, but generally dismissed by music critics of the time as being a wildly sucessful but totally Pop phenominon. Dylan said they were "Bubblegum". Dylan's friend Al Aronowitz (sp?), said that the Beatles weren't that bad. Dylan and friend were introduced to the Beatles at a certain party in Manhattan AUG 64, whereat someone offered Lennon his first smoke. Lennon "took a drink from Dr Robert's special cup". Dylan and Lennon talked and found they had a lot in common. Dylan suggested Lennon should put more of his feelings into his songs. Following this party, the Beatles became much better, more introspective, and a few months later "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver'!.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love the product at that price
Thank you, I love the product at that price. JM
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Published 29 days ago by Leland MacMillan
4.0 out of 5 stars After ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN, CS 8993, and BOB DYLAN IN CONCERT, CS...
Bob Dylan, BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME, Columbia Records CL 2328 mono/CS 9128 stereo. Lp original release dates April, 1965. My copy referenced is the 2003 CD, CK 92401. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Son of Flintstone
5.0 out of 5 stars Dylan at his best
I have every album Dylan has made and Bringing it all back home has most of my all time faves including It's All Right Ma and Maggie's Farm. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Karol Schilling
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely surprise with sound quality
I was always reluctant to go with mono when I've grown up with the stereo versions, but picked up this Sundazed mono - sooo much better sound than the stereo recordings i have on... Read more
Published 3 months ago by trajis
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
The album that converted me to Dylan. Especially the acoustic side, they are wonderful songs. It amazes me that people like Dylan, Lennon and Springsteen with little formal... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bach
4.0 out of 5 stars good CD
A classic, which holds up well even without nostalgia tugging at my memory. I also wanted something more than Dylan's Greatest Hits I & II.
Published 3 months ago by Tom Rothschild
5.0 out of 5 stars A true poet
What can be said by Bob Dylan that has not been said before. His words are amusing, powerful, sad, and, oftentimes a call to action. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Patricia Kinner
5.0 out of 5 stars what can you say!
this is vintage Dylan-I grew up hearing my sister play this all the time,and hearing it now was like hearing it yesterday. Still is fantastic! What a record!
Published 4 months ago by john bell
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