Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin -1964 Mobile Fidelity Rock Stereo 180g 2LP
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 2-421
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Stereo Remastered, Numbered, Limited
all-analog mastering from the absolute original source tapes.
Originally Released: 1964
Released: 07 Feb 2014
Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country
A1 The Times They Are A-Changin' 3:12
A2 Ballad Of Hollis Brown 5:03
B1 With God On Our Side 7:05
B2 One Too Many Mornings 2:38
B3 North Country Blues 4:33
C1 Only A Pawn In Their Game 3:30
C2 Boots Of Spanish Leather 4:38
C3 When The Ship Comes In 3:15
D1 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll 5:45
D2 Restless Farewell 5:32
Total running time: Approx. 45:36
Immediately distinguished by the you're-either-with-us-or-against-us messages of the landmark title track, Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A Changin' sounds an unmistakable clarion call on behalf of progress and its unstoppable advancement. One of the Bard's trademark songs, it remains a timeless anthem with a clear sense of common purpose, a musical line in the sand that helped unite various social movements and multiple generations. The reverential 1964 record feeds off the opening tune and its unmistakable sentiments, marching forward to confront racism, poverty, injustice, and upheaval in a stark, immediate manner unlike few albums before or since.
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One of the darkest of Dylan albums, Times is the work of a 22-year-old who sounds no less sick of it all than the ailing 55-year-old who made Time out of Mind. There's a place here for rousing protests such as the title track and "When the Ship Comes In," but those songs are outnumbered by the equally powerful, drainingly pessimistic likes of "Only a Pawn in Their Game," "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll," and "The Ballad of Hollis Brown." It's as if Dylan had to deliver his grimmest topical material before moving on to Another Side's liberation and laughs. --Rickey Wright
Bob Dylan's first collection to feature only original compositions. The album consists mostly of stark, sparsely-arranged story songs concerning issues such as racism, poverty, and social change. The title track is one of Dylan's most famous; many felt that it captured the spirit of social and political upheaveal that characterized the 1960s.
The Times They Are a-Changin' entered the United States chart at twenty, eventually going gold, and belatedly reaching four in the United Kingdom in 1965.
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin
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Bob Dylan - The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll ( TV)
The words of this outstanding song (yes, based on a true story) are brilliant.
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Bob Dylan - With God On Our Side
The lyrics generally address the notion of humans that God or some other higher power(s) invariably sides with them and opposes those with whom they disagree, and thus they don't question the morality of wars fought and atrocities committed by their country. Dylan mentions various wars and events from United States and world history, including the slaughter of Native Americans in the nineteenth century, the Spanish-American War, the American Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Holocaust, the Cold War, and the betrayal of Jesus Christ by Judas
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