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Another Side of Bob Dylan (Remastered) Original recording remastered
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This set captures a still-growing Dylan on the edge, just before he makes the jump to rock & roll, continuing to expand the notion of folk music with openhearted, unprecedented compositions and performances like "All I Really Want to Do," "Chimes of Freedom," "My Back Pages," and "It Ain't Me Babe." If Dylan's previous album The Times They Are A-Changin' was a bit too literal and focused on current events, Another Side indulges Dylan's more mythic and expansive side, making more rumor for the humor that would explode when Dylan formed a band. It's just Dylan, guitar, and harmonica here, but Another Side is a rock & roll album without that band. --Jimmy Guterman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"all i really want to do" is a beautiful song that tells the listener that this album will be different from the previous two, classics. dylan's play with rhyme is new to him and very fun (5/5).
"black crow blues" is a piano driven song. a piano driven song? yes, a piano driven song. it is well executed (5/5).
"spanish harlem incident" is one of my favorite dylan songs (5/5).
"chimes of freedom" is a timeless masterpiece (5/5).
"i shall be free--no. 10" is absolutely hilarious, funniest song ever made (5/5).
"to ramona" is another one of my favorites from dylan (5/5).
"motorpsycho nitemare" is a funny song, but it is my least favorite song on this album (4/5).
"my back pages" is one of dylan's, beyond music, masterpieces, and it's definitely the best song on the album (5/5).
"i don't believe you" is one part funny one part beautiful (5/5).
"ballad in plain d" is a brilliantly written story of a relationship infected by outsiders (5/5).
"it ain't me babe" is an undisputed classic (5/5).
again, this is probably dylan's most underrated album.
dylan obviously thought that this album didn't deserve the crit. it got, just look, closely, at the cover of BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME.
Every Dylan album seems to sound like it's created in a different room, but always remains in that room for the entire record. On O.S.O.B.D, there is a lot of relationship analysis and his angle constantly provides intelligent mockery of his own self and of society. There's no band or profound vocabulary - just himself and small, meaty words.
All is gone, all is gone; admit it, take flight
I gagged in contradiction, tears blinding my sight
My mind it was mangled; I ran into the night
Leave all of love's ashes behind me
My friends from the prison, they ask onto me
"how good, how good, does it feel to be free?"
and I answer them most mysteriously...
"are birds free from the chains of the skyway?"
The minute you put the record on you KNOW that Bob is mocking something (the wanted "anthems" for left politics like "Blowin' in the Wind"?), well, bobby nicely thought the could write their own "anthems".
This album is for him and speaks for him. It's personal, solid (even though it was recorded on one "glorious" night June 9, '64) and really funny (if you listen to "I Shall Be Free N10" or even more "Motorpsycho Nitemare" and you don't laugh you HAVE to go to a doctor).
This album is the result of Bob hangin' out with the beatles (let's face it; the beatles learned more than bob in this meeting, arranged by a "blacklisted journalyst"), and of course the frienship with Allen Ginsberg (a beatnik from the 50's, a sucessor to Kerouac) who help him to write more intropectively, and that's what this album is, bob looking at himself.
Some tunes ("Chimes of Freedom" and "My Back Pages") may be called protest. I don't understand exactly what he is talking about in the songs, but he sings with such power that it makes you feel his sadness/nostalgia/triumph/etc with every word.
Two songs, "I Shall Be Free No.10" and "Motorpsycho Nitemare" are Bob's humorous side. A lot of people seem to like these, but I am sorry to say that I hate these songs. I don't think they are funny or clever at all, and that is the reason why I gave this album a 4 out of 5.
Overall, this album is an incredible set of songs which capture the man, not the leader in Bob Dylan.
Most recent customer reviews
Love Bob, have been expanding my collection in the last year. This is good early Bob.Published 7 months ago by Koley
Another gift for my Brother and again he love's it.Published 17 months ago by ralph a hollingsworth
Just reading the song titles aloud gives one a sense of the superior genius at work here. There is no dross. There is no escape. There is only peaceful melanclolia.Published on Aug. 24 2013 by eeyoore
Bob Dylan released his fourth studio album, ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN, in August 1964. Due to the prolific nature of many recording artists during the 1960s, this was his second... Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2012 by Mike London
Sorry, I must be honest: ths is Not a masterpiece.
I own many Bob Dylan albums, and I really like him, but this is -by far - my least favorite album of his. Read more
The sound was still pure folk, but the songs were becoming more personal and less political. A transitional album that set the tone for his electric phase. Read morePublished on April 16 2004 by Scott Fendley