Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog 180g 45rpm 2LP
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Bob Dylan The Freewheelinâ€™ Bob Dylan on Numbered Edition 180g 45RPM 2LP
Ranked #97 on Rolling Stoneâ€™s List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
Itâ€™s the album the ignited sea changes in pop culture, music, songwriting, poetry, and the social consciousness. Itâ€™s the creation of a 22-year-old visionary still years away from casting a jaundiced eye to the media. Itâ€™s the sound of change, the feeling of ground shifting beneath oneâ€™s feet, and the entrance of an entirely new way of thinking. Itâ€™s the effective beginning of whatâ€™s arguably the boldest career in music history, the yawning vortex into the complex mind, supernatural wordplay, and folk techniques of a vocalist/guitarist whose name is forever associated with transformation. Itâ€™s The Freewheelinâ€™ Bob Dylan.
As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on 45RPM LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog edition of The Freewheelinâ€™ Bob Dylan ever produced. Never before has the resonance of his nylon guitar strings, fingerpicked notes, shivering harmonica fills, or plainspoken timbre possessed such clarity, openness, body, or realism.
With the advantage of wider and deeper grooves, the 45RPM pressing affords the opportunity to detect more information and lavish in extra richness. Whether itâ€™s the exaggerated nasal accents employed on â€œDown the Highwayâ€ or the decay of each strummed line on the entirely acoustic album, previously concealed details, microdynamics, and ambient cues surfaceâ€”enhancing the listenersâ€™ experience and taking them inside Columbiaâ€™s Studio A where history was made by leaps and bounds.
Exponentially surpassing the potential he demonstrated on his debut, Dylan became a mirror of the concerns, issues, and feelings confronting the nation. Writing and singing with penetrating honesty, observational wit, moral conviction, and scathing emotion, he digs into the madness of war (â€œMasters of War,â€ â€œA Hard Rainâ€™s A-Gonna Fallâ€), hypocrisy of segregation (â€œOxford Townâ€), urgency of civil rights and freedom (â€œBlowinâ€™ in the Windâ€), and multiple angles of unrequited love (â€œGirl From the North Country,â€ â€œDonâ€™t Think Twice Itâ€™s All Rightâ€) with a literate astuteness and depth that, nearly 50 years later, still leave audiences slack-jawed. Satire, absurdist humor, and traditional blues also pepper the album, which rests upon graceful melodies and sparse, poignant patterns.
Viewed as protest songs, love songs, folk songs, or talking blues songs, the material on The Freewheelinâ€™ Bob Dylan remains amongst the most astonishing and imaginative ever committed to tape. It deservesâ€”as much as you deserveâ€”a fidelity that makes as closely intimate as possible the musicâ€™s connection with you. You deserve this edition.
Bob Dylan The Freewheelinâ€™ Bob Dylan Track Listing:
SIDE 1 (A) 14:11 "Blowin' in the Wind" â€“ 2:48 "Girl from the North Country" â€“ 3:22 "Masters of War" â€“ 4:34 "Down the Highway" â€“ 3:27
SIDE 2 (B) 12:58 "Bob Dylan's Blues" â€“ 2:23 "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" â€“ 6:55 "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" â€“ 3:40
SIDE 3 (C) 13:21 "Bob Dylan's Dream" â€“ 5:03 "Oxford Town" â€“ 1:50 "Talkin' World War III Blues" â€“ 6:28
SIDE 4 (D) 9:34 "Corrina, Corrina" â€“ 2:44 "Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance" â€“ 2:01 "I Shall Be Free" â€“ 4:49