14 Songs, 1 Hour 12 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dylan had a sound in mind that he couldn’t get from the usual New York musicians, so he, Robbie Robertson, and Al Kooper went to Nashville to record with producer Bob Johnston and the city’s best session cats. The epic, visionary songs—“Visions of Johanna,” “Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again,” “Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands”—lean on ensemble musicianship that keeps the energy moving forward, while a subtle tenderness underscores “I Want You,” “Just Like a Woman,” and “Absolutely Sweet Marie.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Dylan had a sound in mind that he couldn’t get from the usual New York musicians, so he, Robbie Robertson, and Al Kooper went to Nashville to record with producer Bob Johnston and the city’s best session cats. The epic, visionary songs—“Visions of Johanna,” “Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again,” “Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands”—lean on ensemble musicianship that keeps the energy moving forward, while a subtle tenderness underscores “I Want You,” “Just Like a Woman,” and “Absolutely Sweet Marie.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
277 Ratings

277 Ratings

Captain_Cool ,

Necessary

If you don't have this album, you don't deserve ears.

ravelg ,

If Only More Artists Recorded Like This Today

Out of all of the classic and non-classic Dylan albums, this is my favorite. Although more uneven than it's predecessor, "Highway 61 Revisited", "Blonde on Blonde" sounds quite unlike any other album I've ever heard, even to this day. From the raucous opening tune, "Rainy Day Women #12 & 34" to the final track, "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands", a ballad that took up an entire album side, this album was the real Magical Mystery Tour of it's day. (No disrespect to The Beatles intended!) "I Want You" and "Stuck Inside of Memphis With the Mobile Blues Again" are two of my personal favorites, but there is plenty of great material to choose from. "Visions of Johanna", "Sooner Or Later", "Just Like A Woman", any record collection would benefit from these tracks. Like "Highway 61 Revisited" this is an album that is best appreciated in it's entirety. Sit down, relax, and listen to the music & poetry. And if you get it– if you really get it, you'll understand why much of the music recorded today, using cut and paste methods, click tracks, drum machines, and digital "enhancements" sound artificial and cold to so many of us.

markrenton ,

one of the best dylan albums

this is definetly my favorite dylan album. not one song is lacking in greatness. if you like this album i would recommend highway 61 revisited

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