Editors’ Notes Nothing makes better sense than hearing the first eight essential Bob Dylan albums in mono. Though ’stereo’ emerged as the 1960s evolved, ‘mono’ was how these albums were originally considered and mixed. Dylan’s first four albums consisted of voice, guitar and harmonica and have no need for stereo. It’s readily apparent, though, that a fresh talent has arrived, with originals such as “Girl From the North Country” and “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.” The Times They Are A-Changin’, largely socio-political, shows signs (“Boots of Spanish Leather”) of personal writing that would dominate on Another Side of Bob Dylan. Dylan plugged in for parts of 1965’s Bringing It All Back Home, but side two was an all-acoustic suite of perfection. 1965’s other album Highway 61 Revisited and 1966’s double-LP Blonde On Blonde remain among the greatest rock albums of all-time, nearly perfect in their execution and composition (“Like A Rolling Stone,” “Visions of Johanna,” “I Want You”). 1967’s John Wesley Harding is ghostly, small band performances of songs that read as mystical allegories.

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Bob Dylan
You're No Good (Mono Version)
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Talkin' New York (Mono Version)
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In My Time of Dyin' (Mono Version)
3
 
Man of Constant Sorrow (Mono Version)
4
 
Fixin' to Die (Mono Version)
5
 
Pretty Peggy-O (Mono Version)
6
 
Highway 51 (Mono Version)
7
 
Gospel Plow (Mono Version)
8
 
Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (Mono Version)
9
 
House of the Risin' Sun (Mono Version)
10
 
Freight Train Blues (Mono Version)
11
 
Song to Woody (Mono Version)
12
 
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (Mono Version)
13
 
The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
Blowin' In the Wind (Mono Version)
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Girl from the North Country (Mono Version)
2
 
Masters of War (Mono Version)
3
 
Down the Highway (Mono Version)
4
 
Bob Dylan's Blues (Mono Version)
5
 
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Mono Version)
6
 
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Mono Version)
7
 
Bob Dylan's Dream (Mono Version)
8
 
Oxford Town (Mono Version)
9
 
Talkin' World War III Blues (Mono Version)
10
 
Corrina, Corrina (Mono Version)
11
 
Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance (Mono Version)
12
 
I Shall Be Free (Mono Version)
13
 
The Times They Are A-Changin’
The Times They Are A-Changin' (Mono Version)
1
 
Ballad of Hollis Brown (Mono Version)
2
 
With God On Our Side (Mono Version)
3
 
One Too Many Mornings (Mono Version)
4
 
North Country Blues (Mono Version)
5
 
Only a Pawn In Their Game (Mono Version)
6
 
Boots of Spanish Leather (Mono Version)
7
 
When the Ship Comes In (Mono Version)
8
 
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (Mono Version)
9
 
Restless Farewell (Mono Version)
10
 
Another Side of Bob Dylan
All I Really Want to Do (Mono Version)
1
 
Black Crow Blues (Mono Version)
2
 
Spanish Harlem Incident (Mono Version)
3
 
Chimes of Freedom (Mono Version)
4
 
I Shall Be Free No. 10 (Mono Version)
5
 
To Ramona (Mono Version)
6
 
Motorpsycho Nitemare (Mono Version)
7
 
My Back Pages (Mono Version)
8
 
I Don't Believe You (Mono Version)
9
 
Ballad In Plain D (Mono Version)
10
 
It Ain't Me, Babe (Mono Version)
11
 
Bringing It All Back Home
Subterranean Homesick Blues (Mono Version)
1
 
She Belongs to Me (Mono Version)
2
 
Maggie's Farm (Mono Version)
3
 
Love Minus Zero / No Limit (Mono Version)
4
 
Outlaw Blues (Mono Version)
5
 
On the Road Again (Mono Version)
6
 
Bob Dylan's 115th Dream (Mono Version)
7
 
Mr. Tambourine Man (Mono Version)
8
 
Gates of Eden (Mono Version)
9
 
It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) [Mono Version]
10
 
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Mono Version)
11
 
Highway 61 Revisited
Like a Rolling Stone (Mono Version)
1
 
Tombstone Blues (Mono Version)
2
 
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Mono Version)
3
 
From a Buick 6 (Mono Version)
4
 
Ballad of a Thin Man (Mono Version)
5
 
Queen Jane Approximately (Mono Version)
6
 
Highway 61 Revisited (Mono Version)
7
 
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (Mono Version)
8
 
Desolation Row (Mono Version)
9
 
Blonde On Blonde
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Mono Version)
1
 
Pledging My Time (Mono Version)
2
 
Visions of Johanna (Mono Version)
3
 
One of Us Must Know (Mono Version)
4
 
I Want You (Mono Version)
5
 
Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again (Mono Version)
6
 
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Mono Version)
7
 
Just Like a Woman (Mono Version)
8
 
Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine (Mono Version)
1
 
Temporary Like Achilles (Mono Version)
2
 
Absolutely Sweet Marie (Mono Version)
3
 
4th Time Around (Mono Version)
4
 
Obviously 5 Believers (Mono Version)
5
 
Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands (Mono Version)
6
 
John Wesley Harding
John Wesley Harding (Mono Version)
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As I Went Out One Morning (Mono Version)
2
 
I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine (Mono Version)
3
 
All Along the Watchtower (Mono Version)
4
 
The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest (Mono Version)
5
 
Drifter's Escape (Mono Version)
6
 
Dear Landlord (Mono Version)
7
 
I Am a Lonesome Hobo (Mono Version)
8
 
I Pity the Poor Immigrant (Mono Version)
9
 
The Wicked Messenger (Mono Version)
10
 
Down Along the Cove (Mono Version)
11
 
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Mono Version)
12
 
The Best of the Original Mono Recordings
Positively 4th Street (Mono Version)
1
 

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