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on April 8, 2013
Being an audiophile I have delved into shallow end of Dylan's work for some time. I was constantly exposed to it after high school in the mid 80s thanks to some friends. Of course I was familiar with the "hits". I just wasn't sure I could listen to his voice over and over. For years he had taken a very low priority status with me. Meanwhile I developed an affinity for unique voices. Michael Stipe, Peter Garrett of Midnight Oil, Terry Taylor most notably from Daniel Amos, Bruce Cockburn, John Linell and John Flansburgh otherwise known as They Might Be Giants to name a few.
With his recent resurgence I began exploring his work through streaming outlets still wary about laying out money for him. I was enticed when this album went on sale for $2.99 recently so I broke down and bought it. It's easily the best money I've spent in a while.
There are many, many rave reviews about this album and deservedly so. The album is incredible.
The album is as old as I am. It was his breakout from the constraint of folk. Or is it the album that expanded the definition of what folk music was at the time? Track by track this album is a solid classic. Each track is done in a different style but each is still uniquely Dylan. His biting wit clearly evident on several tracks as are his more sensitive words.
In the time I have owned this album it has gained top shelf status with me.
If you're looking at starting a collection of his work I highly recommend starting here.