11 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bob Dylan took an artistic turn on this 1964 album (his fourth), balancing personal exploration and symbolist poetics while establishing a link between his folk and electric years. It captures Dylan taking himself less seriously while slowly evolving into a mainstream star. The album veers from surreal comedic turns (“Motorpsycho Nitemare”) to romantic revelations (“All I Really Want to Do”) and personal manifestos (“It Ain’t Me Babe”). “My Back Pages” is a declaration of independence from political beliefs, while the spare and melodic “Chimes of Freedom” tells of self-liberation.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Bob Dylan took an artistic turn on this 1964 album (his fourth), balancing personal exploration and symbolist poetics while establishing a link between his folk and electric years. It captures Dylan taking himself less seriously while slowly evolving into a mainstream star. The album veers from surreal comedic turns (“Motorpsycho Nitemare”) to romantic revelations (“All I Really Want to Do”) and personal manifestos (“It Ain’t Me Babe”). “My Back Pages” is a declaration of independence from political beliefs, while the spare and melodic “Chimes of Freedom” tells of self-liberation.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Tarzy & Janey ,

I don't believe it!

I love bob dylan, his songs and everything he writes are bound to be amazing, they have such a great sound to them. Especially, I don't Believe you( she acts like we never met). That is the song that made me look at this album. Even if you dont like the 30 sec clip(believe me, its not the best part of the song) buy the song, if you like his songs, you will love this one.

jim 6-49 ,

another side of bob dylan

i bought this lp from the Columbia record club in 1964, when a wee lad of 15 (or so) and first listened to it on my aunts console stereo while babysitting for her and my dentist uncle. Their 4 kids were in bed and i was absolutely transfixed by the sounds i heard coming from the large, cabinet speakers... so much so that i did not hear she and my uncle come in from their Sunday night bowling league. "What is that?" she asked, somewhat incredulous. "It's Bob Dylan," i said..... and i never looked back - that was the beginning of the 60's for me. like taking a paddle and pushing a boat off from shore, this album launched my boat into the turbulent and strange waters of the 60's - my next purchases were "Bring it all back Home" and "Highway 61 Revisited", and through lean times and rich i have remained a dylan fan. From the beginning through "John Wesley Harding" you can't go wrong ... after JWH you can
pick and choose.

MrTambourineMan ,

Forgotten Album

Another Side is filled with plenty of hidden gems. During the midst of a musical transition, Another Side captures some of the first personal lyrics Dylan has written. Spanish Harlem Incident, My Backpages, and To Ramona are highlights of the album.

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