|1. Subterranean Homesick Blues|
|2. She Belongs To Me|
|3. Maggie's Farm|
|4. Medley: Love Minus Zero/No Limit|
|5. Outlaw Blues|
|6. On the Road Again|
|7. Bob Dylan's 115th Dream|
|8. Mr. Tambourine Man|
|9. Gates Of Eden|
|10. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)|
|11. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue|
The verdict? Excellent.
Every track gains from remastering. Each song rings with warmth and detail. In the original 1990 CD issue, the instruments are lumped into one muddy, joyless mass of sound. Here, the lead guitar, bass, organ and drums speak are distinct. You can hear actually hear each instrument, each guitar lick, each drumbeat, each bass pattern and keyboard note. When blended together into a simple, but exciting mix, the instruments mesh perfectly with Bob's vocals. In other words, the songs rock.
That's clear from the opening notes of Subterranean Homesick Blues to the blues raunch of Outlaw Blues and Dada juggernaut of Bob Dylan's 15th Dream. The improved sound is also evident on the sublime love songs, She Belongs To Me and Love Minus Zero/No Limit which flow with a newfound grace.
The remastering has wiped the grime off of Dylan's vocals which are now are pungent and warm throughout, especially on the acoustic B-side starting with Mr. Tambourine Man.
It's a cliché, but Dylan has never sounded so good. It used to be chore to listen to the heavily compressed, flat Dylan CDs from the 90s, but now this music is a pleasure, whether on speakers or headphones.
Even the cover is sharper and more colourful than its predecessor.Read more ›
I happened to be at one of the first of Dylan's concerts after he had gone "electric". Though myself and the rest of the crowd were definitely acoustic Dylan fans and upset that he had "sold out" we waited for him to come on stage (45 minutes late) and when we settled our grudge with him about 3 minutes into his first set, our hearts and souls had forever changed and his music still lives on and on. I remember with great respect, that Bob did not even acknowledge our gripes... he just stood there and played despite the crowd's displeasure. That is because he is an artist and a messenger not a puppet.
You will never be sorry you bought "Bringin' It All Back Home" it is a classic of folk/rock electrified Truth from my generation to all others forever!
I saw this on sale at Sam Goody, and since I still had a couple of dollars after purchasing the latest and... Read more