Bob Dylan (2LP)=MOFI STEREO= Gain 2™ Ultra Analog 45RPM 180g Series
2 x LP
=stereo = GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog LP 180g Series
(1962) - 2014 US STEREO reissue 180g Vinyl 2LP from Mobile Fidelity Gain 2™ Ultra Analog 45RPM 180g Series - Understated 1962 Debut Launched Immeasurably Influential Career
Release date 30-07-2014 (Originally released in 1962)
2014 US Numbered STEREO 180g Vinyl 2LP from Mobile Fidelity Gain 2™ Ultra Analog 45RPM 180g Series - Understated 1962 Debut Launched Immeasurably Influential Career
Bob Dylan's self-titled 1962 debut is as understated of an entrance as any significant musician as ever made. Already well-versed in American roots music, Dylan simultaneously pays homage to tradition and extends it by putting his own stamp on classic material that metaphorically functions as the soil of our contemporary songs and styles. Free of ego, and performed with masterful conviction, Bob Dylan ranks with the debut efforts of similar artistic giants Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones.
A1 You're No Good 1:37
A2 Talkin' New York 3:15
A3 In My Time Of Dyin' 2:37
A4 Man Of Constant Sorrow 3:06
B1 Fixin' To Die 2:17
B2 Pretty Peggy-O 3:22
B3 Highway 51 Blues 2:49
C1 Gospel Plow 1:44
C2 Baby, Let Me Follow You Down 2:32
C3 House Of The Risin' Sun 5:15
D1 Freight Train Blues 2:16
D2 Song To Woody 2:39
D3 See That My Grave Is Kept Clean 2:40
Much has been made of the commercial indifference that greeted the album upon its low-key release. Yet focusing on sales figures and the reaction of a public not yet hip to Dylan's name or music is to miss the forest for the trees. Distinguished from the era's other folk efforts by way of the determination, brazenness, and lived-through-this worldliness Dylan approaches the material and sings the songs, Dylan lays the groundwork for the path he'd soon trailblaze and everyone else would follow.
By nodding to Woody Guthrie at the same time he completely re-imagines a sobering tune such as Blind Lemon Jefferson's "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean," Dylan straddles the past and future. He also displays, with challenging authority and savant-like expertise, the ability to handle weighty topics such as death, sorrow, and lamentation with the vaudeville flair, bluesy mannerisms, and poignant command of an artist three times his age.
As Dylan scholar and pop-culture critic Greil Marcus observed in 2010, "Everybody knew Joan Baez and the Kingston Trio; if you knew Bob Dylan, you knew something other people didn't, something that soon enough everybody had to know. Within a year, an album could put an adjective in front of the singer's name as if it were already common coin." It all starts here.
Extra info: =stereo = GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog LP 180g Series
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Originally released: 1962
This release: 2014