Bob Dylan - Freewheelin - 1963 Folk Rock Mobile Fidelity Audiophile Stereo 180 Grm 2LP
Bob Dylan - Freewheelin
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 2-378, Columbia 88697926371
Series: GAIN 2 Ultra Analog LP 180g Series , Original Master Recording
all-analog mastering from the absolute original source tapes.
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Stereo Remastered, Gatefold
Released: Jul 2012
Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
A1 Blowin' In The Wind 2:48
A2 Girl From The North Country 3:22
A3 Masters Of War 4:34
A4 Down The Highway 3:27
B1 Bob Dylan's Blues 2:23
B2 A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall 6:55
B3 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right 3:40
C1 Bob Dylan's Dream 5:03
C2 Oxford Town 1:50
C3 Talkin' World War III Blues 6:28
D1 Corrina, Corrina 2:44
D2 Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance 2:01
D3 I Shall Be Free 4:49
Recorded At Columbia Recording Studios
Manufactured By Sony Music Entertainment
Copyright (c) Sony Music Entertainment
Mastered At Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Lacquer Cut At Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Distributed By Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Inc.
Licensed From Sony Music Entertainment
Pressed By Record Technology Incorporated
Bass George Barnes, Leonard Gaskin
Double Bass Gene Ramey
Drums Herb Lovelle*
Guitar Bruce Langhorne, Howard Collins
Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals Bob Dylan
Lacquer Cut By KW*
Liner Notes Nat Hentoff
Mastered By Krieg Wunderlich
Mastered By [Assisted By] Shawn R. Britton
Photography By Don Hunstein
Piano Dick Wellstood
Producer John Hammond, Tom Wilson
Ranked #97 on Rolling Stones List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
Its the album the ignited sea changes in pop culture, music, songwriting, poetry, and the social consciousness. Its the creation of a 22-year-old visionary still years away from casting a jaundiced eye to the media. Its the sound of change, the feeling of ground shifting beneath ones feet, and the entrance of an entirely new way of thinking. Its the effective beginning of whats 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. Its The Freewheelin 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 Freewheelin 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 its the exaggerated nasal accents employed on Down the Highway or the decay of each strummed line on the entirely acoustic album, previously concealed details, microdynamics, and ambient cues surfaceenhancing the listeners experience and taking them inside Columbias 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 (Masters of War, A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall), hypocrisy of segregation (Oxford Town), urgency of civil rights and freedom (Blowin in the Wind), and multiple angles of unrequited love (Girl From the North Country, Dont Think Twice Its All Right) 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 Freewheelin Bob Dylan remains amongst the most astonishing and imaginative ever committed to tape. It deservesas much as you deservea fidelity that makes as closely intimate as possible the musics connection with you. You deserve this edition.
Bob Dylan is one of the true genius of music. He is probably the greatest songwriter of all time, releasing an uncanny amount of albums. He has so many, they are hard to keep up with. Although tis is true, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan is one of his most essential albums. It is the best example of the Early Dylan.
After Bringing It All Back Home, most of Dylan's albums were more like rock than folk. Also, they were electric, for the most part. This album, however, is before "Dylan Went Electric."
Personally, I love the Electric Dylan. However, I equally love the Acoustic Folk Dylan, which is exactly what this album is.
Actually, it may be too different to be a folk record, but it definately closer to folk than Rock.
Blowin' In The Wind is as classic of a song as they come. It is very much a folk song. It is one of the best on the album. Girl From The North Country is another briliant song, and is also redone greatly on Nashville Skyline.
Masters of War is a true early Dylan protest song.
Bob Dylan's Blues is the first of many songs like it to come. Bob Dylan Blues is actually a completely different style of music. It is like Folk Blues.
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall is one of my favorites on the album. Don't Think Twice, It's Alright is my favorite song on the album. It would take too long to go through all the rest, but believe me, they are all great. There is not one bad song on the album..
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