11 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

You can tell Bob Dylan knew he’d found greatness by blending folk and rock ’n’ roll. Tracks such as “Subterranean Homesick Blues” and “Maggie’s Farm” rollick, while love songs like “She Belongs to Me” still show Dylan’s capacity for tenderness, even when backed by drums and electric guitars. The “folk” tunes here are extraordinary—from the childlike wonder of “Mr. Tambourine Man” to the poignant reflection of “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”—Dylan’s words are more enigmatic than ever before, yet more clear-eyed and meaningful too.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

You can tell Bob Dylan knew he’d found greatness by blending folk and rock ’n’ roll. Tracks such as “Subterranean Homesick Blues” and “Maggie’s Farm” rollick, while love songs like “She Belongs to Me” still show Dylan’s capacity for tenderness, even when backed by drums and electric guitars. The “folk” tunes here are extraordinary—from the childlike wonder of “Mr. Tambourine Man” to the poignant reflection of “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”—Dylan’s words are more enigmatic than ever before, yet more clear-eyed and meaningful too.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
168 Ratings

168 Ratings

brother dali ,

He not busy being born is busy dying.

Bringing It All Back Home is arguably Bob Dylan's greatest record to date, though many would probably side with Highway 61 Revisited simply because it has Like a Rolling Stone. Don't get me wrong, Highway 61... is an amazing album, but, to me, it does not have the depth and diversity of Bringing It..., as it moves him fully into the electric rock world. I am not a Dylan fan who was upset by his move to electric, which is first catalogued here, but the balance of both acoustic and electric on this album gives it even more character. To get to the album itself, there are at least six of Dylan's greatest songs just on this album, with both powerful lyrics and captivating melodies: The upbeat Subterranean Homesick Blues, classics Maggie's Farm, It's All Over Now, Baby, Blue and Mr. Tambourine Man, as well as a deep Love Minus Zero/No Limit, and the moving and poetic It's Alright Ma(I'm Only Bleeding). Bringing It All Back Home showcases Bob Dylan's bewildering abilities to comprise songs which changed the world for the better.

Imperfecto veía ,

I want the original Album Artwork to show in iTunes.

Sure Dylans great, but I want the original Album Artwork to show in iTunes, not "Bob Dylan The Collection" black background album artwork. The collection artwork is not as interesting and is divorced from the history of the music. Is this just my idiosyncratic problem or do other users see this?

indoctrahol ,

Does anyone here know this not only exists, but is borrowed by everyone after him.

Just another legendary album from Bob Dylan, something that perhaps is expected by Bob Dylan. A thing that people have known for years. But the availability of this online should have a new generation buying this album up. Or at least giving its fair appreciation by those who have treaded this path. I guess I'd call myself between two categories, but enough to know what has put many artists today on the map.

It's always great to look back and remember such roots, but it is music, yes, good music at that. To learn something new about issues and music from the old music sure is possible on Dylan's records, and is great for entertainment and thought, rather than just a retrospect nostalgia.

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