Editors’ Notes Bob Dylan appeared in the music world at a time when mono was the standard commercial format, with Stereo being a novel afterthought. Therefore, his early records — the ones that changed popular music — were recorded and mixed with an ear towards mono. His first eight albums have now been made available for the first time in digital format in their original mix. This collection is a “Greatest Hits” of his first eight albums with the single-only “Positively 4th Street” thrown in to complete the era (The song made its first LP appearance on Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits). Solo tracks such as “Song to Woody,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’” and “Mr. Tambourine Man” make more sense as mono recordings and the full-band tracks, “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “Like a Rolling Stone” and “I Want You” now sound exactly like they did coming out of transistor or car radios of the day. Looking past the mono vs. stereo dilemma, this is one great basic introduction to Bob Dylan, 1961-1968.

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