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No one criticized Joan Baez for doing an album of Dylan songs and there is no reason to knock the Hollies for doing the same. In some ways this is the most pure Hollies album of all, forcing the group to exert itself to burn its brand on every song.
Originally issued in the US under the title "Words & Music By Bob Dylan", this was the reported straw that broke the camel's back as far as one Graham Nash was concerned. However, the two bonus tracks are proof that Nash WAS involved in at least the early stages of the album when David and Stephen came calling.
Musically, the album is a treat for Hollies fans. The alternate version of "The Times They Are A-Changin'" is the first official release of any live Nash-era material. Track 13, "Blowin' In The Wind", was originally issued only in West Germany well ahead of the album and extraordinarily rare.
The Hollies cover three Basement Tapes era songs-"Wheel's On Fire"; "I Shall Be Released"(The most covered BT song of all); and "Mighty Quinn".
I like their bluegrass arrangement of "Quit Your Lowdown Ways". They cover my two favorite BLONDE ON BLONDE cuts "I Want You" and "Just Like A Woman". The two songs of THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN' interpreted here are its titled song and "When The Ship Comes In" as well as two from ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN-"All I Really Want To Do"[The title track of Cher's first solo debut album] and "My Back Pages". The only other cover here is the country sounding "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight". Let's not forget "Blowin' In The Wind"(The most covered Dylan tune of all).
It may have been sad to lose Graham Nash out on a hasty note and I don't know for sure whether he was into Dylan or not. This album would have sounded a tad better had he stayed but of course he, along with former Byrds member David Crosby and former Buffalo Springfield Steve Stills had formed a super group and the rest is history.
It's a pretty nice effort but I much desire the Byrds' covers of "Back Pages", "Really Want To Do" and "Wheel's On Fire", not to mention The Bands' covers of "Wheels" and "I Shall Be Released" and the same for Manfred Mann's rendition of "Quinn".
If you like the Hollies as well as Dylan, you will admire this album, too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Remember, this was one of the many reason the rest of the band was at odds w. soon to be departed founding member, Graham Nash. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dee Dee Tee
It is bloody awful to hear the Hollies trample over Dylan's music that had changed the landscape of folk music and rock. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jeffrey Marx
If you're a Hollies fan, you will love this album. Some great guitar and banjo playing from Tony Hicks, as usual.Published 20 months ago by Kusy49
For me Bob Dylan is the top artist in the last 50 years, even above Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
His songs have been covered by many acts including Peter, Paul And Mary,... Read more
I had this album on vinyl and couldn't find it in CD form for a long time. This disc met and exceeded my expectations. The Hollies' harmonies do wonders for Dylan's songs!Published on October 28, 2012 by Jennifer Taylor
Given that Bob Dylan constantly changes his songs, these arent as out of line as some reviewers have written - and considering what the Beau Brummels did to One Too Many Mornings,... Read morePublished on September 3, 2012 by J. S. Phillips
Well this hollies release was pretty much hated by just about every critic. After hearing it Im so glad I didnt listen to them. Read morePublished on August 30, 2011 by desoto
The hollies never put out a bad cd in the sixties ever. This to me was their weakest and it gets three stars from me! Read morePublished on January 25, 2011 by Michael Dobey
I have just heard this album. I think it is refreshing - the Hollies bring out the pop melody side of Dylan. Read morePublished on December 29, 2010 by robotboy