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Times They Are A-Changin
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|1. The Times They Are A-Changin'|
|2. Ballad Of Hollis Brown|
|3. With God On Our Side|
|4. One Too Many Mornings|
|5. North Country Blues|
|6. Only A Pawn In Their Game|
|7. Boots Of Spanish Leather|
|8. When The Ship Comes In|
|9. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll|
|10. Restless Farewell|
One of the darkest of Dylan albums, Times is the work of a 22-year-old who sounds no less sick of it all than the ailing 55-year-old who made Time out of Mind. There's a place here for rousing protests such as the title track and "When the Ship Comes In," but those songs are outnumbered by the equally powerful, drainingly pessimistic likes of "Only a Pawn in Their Game," "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll," and "The Ballad of Hollis Brown." It's as if Dylan had to deliver his grimmest topical material before moving on to Another Side's liberation and laughs. --Rickey Wright
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This is the LAST album by bobby featuring "finger-pointing" songs, so in my humble opinion the best of this record are the pesonal ballads, with a lot of intimicy and with a great tecnique of smooth "fingerpickin'" (for those who say that bobby can't play the guitar) like "One too many Mornings" which is great (you should listen to the one live at the RAH'66 with the back-vocals), i don't consider "When the Ship Comes In" a protest song, it's a beatiful song which shows bobby with certain hope for a better world (but he ain't protesting...).
"Restless farewell" is said that is another song by bobby saying goodbye to folk or lefty music, he was going to do it in the next two albums with "It ain't me babe" and "It's all over now baby blue", always as the final cut.
But THE song here is "Boot of Spanish Leather", with the has the same chords from "Girl from north country" and the same temathic of lost love of "Don't think twice", just a beatiful piece that's worth the album.
I have been intimately familiar with this album for about 37 years. It is a crucial album, it is not transitional and it is not a mere 'topical/political/protest' album as is so often claimed. Dylan's artistic vision in the 60's was a continually unfolding process and each album played an essential part in that vision. With the first album, BOB DYLAN, Dylan presented a new kind of music vocal. He mixed speech-tones with music-tones in a way that created a new artistc tool of great dramatic power. Then with the second album, FREEWHEELIN", especially with the song, A HARD RAIN'S A-GONNA FALL, he presented a profound new kind of poem/song. This song has always been described as being about the threat of nuclear war, but the song is so much more profound than that. It is a poetic vision of a world submerged in darkness with a destiny that is almost certainly apocalyptic in the ancient Persian/Judaeo-Christian sense. It is one of the most important songs Dylan ever wrote. It expressed such a depth of Dylan's soul that it continued to be essential for an understanding of Dylan's work. It is a major statement and on each of the succeeding albums in the 60's Dylan made at least one other major statement essentially related to the inital statement of A HARD RAIN. And I would claim that if you do not understand this unfolding succession of statements, then you do not understand Dylan in the 60's.Read more ›
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Amazing! ordered it sunday, shipped monday and was supposed to come friday but instead came thursday morning! sounds amazing and nor a scratch on it, nor on the cover!Published 12 months ago by Nick
Not quite up to the standards of subsequent albums or its predecessor - Freewheelin' - this is, nevertheless, quintessential Dylan. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Irishcan
Fluid runs of timeless lyrics echo through the tracks while guitars tortured cadences attempt to hold them back. An album true, a statement bold, that ages well, like wine. Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2013 by eeyoore
Dylan's third studio album, THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN' continues in the protest vein of its predecessor, FREEWHEELIN' BOB DYLAN, but with a much more narrow focus. Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2012 by Mike London
Bob dylan is the most poet,writer,musician,icon,and much more I always admired his music and his point of ,This album was really good.Personally its my favourite album of his.Published on Jan. 8 2011 by kirk
This CD is so pure. Every song has such amazing lyrics and meaning to it. Next to Dylans Greatests Hits, this has got to be the best Bob Dylan CD.Published on April 19 2005
Here Dylan's starting to sound like himself and less like his greatest vocal influence Rambln' Jack Elliot.Published on June 2 2004 by Larry Ayers
Dylan's first three albums: Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, and The Times They Are A-Changin' immediately established him as a songwriter of great distinction. Read morePublished on April 6 2004 by James E. Duckworth
This album looks and feels like a John Steinbeck novel. I get somewhat depressed just looking at the cover, and the effect increases when actually listening to the album. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2004 by Moocey