Bob Dylan Blonde On Blonde Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD
Bob Dylan Blonde On Blonde Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD
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Bob Dylan Blonde On Blonde Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD

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Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde on Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity!

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 9/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Visions of Johanna" - Rated 413/500, "Just Like A Woman" - Rated 232/500!


DSD Technology, Superior Sound: Mobile Fidelity’s Hybrid SACD The Last Word in Digital Fidelity!

“That Thin, That Wild Mercury Sound:” Dylan’s Ground-Shaking 1966 Double LP Sent Tremors Throughout the World. Recorded With One of Most Ear-Awakening Lineups Ever Assembled: Al Kooper, “Pig” Robbins, Joe South, Kenny Buttrey, and The Band’s Rick Danko and Robbie Robertson Among Musicians. Ranked 9 on Rolling Stone’s List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Vaudeville, Contemporary Pop, Fiery Rock and Roll, Memphis Blues, Folk-Derived Sagas Among Enriched Palette of Styles.

Blonde on Blonde: A double album that transcends time, defies space, suspends reality, and looks through the human soul and tells the listener characteristics about themselves they didn’t know. Professor Sean Wilentz, historian-in-residence for Bob Dylan’s Web site, comes as close to summing up its brilliance in his superb Bob Dylan In America as any who’ve tried: “The songs are rich meditations on desire, frailty, promises, boredom, hurt, envy, connections, missed connections, paranoia, and transcendent beauty—in short, the lures and snare of love, stock themes of rock and pop music, but written with a powerful literary imagination and played out in a pop netherworld.” No lie.

As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on hybrid SACD. The end result is the very finest, most transparent digital stereo edition of Blonde on Blonde ever produced. Forever renowned for what the Bard deemed “that thin, that wild mercury sound,” the album’s famed aural character lives and breathes on this superb version, affording playback of previously buried information and lifelike presentation of the studio sessions.

Forever prized for a unique sound that cultural critic Greil Marcus tagged “the most glamorous record imaginable; listening you [can] see the checkered jester’s suit Dylan had worn on stage for the nine previous, furious months,” Blonde on Blonde is to music, production, prose, and performance as what hydrogen is to water. The secret to its inimitable aural character partially stems from Dylan’s request in Nashville to producer Bob Johnston to remove the baffles from the studio room, allowing the musicians to interact as well as the music to assume a more organic quality that drifts from one microphone to another. Mobile Fidelity’s reissue captures this ensemble ambience, with echoes, resonation, and some of the most natural timbres you’ll ever hear in plain sight.

The story of Blonde on Blonde is almost as compelling as the music within. Dylan, frustrated with how initial attempts fared in New York, relocating to Tennessee and pairing with Nashville’s top session players as well as members of what would become the Band, feverishly chasing perfectionism while also arriving at an on-the-fly feel that remains a reference point for recorded music. The Bard sweated over lyrics, demanded his band get the exact sounds he heard in his head, and limited most takes to a handful at most. A majority of songs were recorded long after midnight, the post-A.M. vibe reflected in the nocturnal aura, woozy optimism, inversion of intervals, and spiritual soulfulness of the playing.

As for the tunes? Chapters of books and lengthy theses are dedicated to the sheer conscious-altering power, mythical weight, character cast, and convention-obscuring magnetism of the lyrics—to say nothing of the sophisticated albeit pure playing within, as arrangements touch upon gospel, R&B, pop, traditional and contemporary blues, vaudeville, folk, and more. Then there’s Dylan’s inventive phrasing, his manipulation of pitch and locution, helping the narratives to take on epic, inchoate, and cryptic meanings that continue to be deciphered to this day. Punch lines occur as frequently as romantic declarations, all delivered with salient references, traditional parallels, and elusive interpretations on par with those of Shakespeare.

“Visions of Johanna.” “I Want You. “ Rainy Day Women #12 & 35.” “Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands.” “Absolutely Sweet Marie.” We could go on. “Essential” doesn’t even begin to cover the genius of this record that, now, sounds better than Dylan himself can imagine.

"'It's easier to be disconnected than connected,' Dylan confessed in late 1965. 'I've got a huge hallelujah for all the people who're connected, that's great, but I can't do that.' He never sounded lonelier than in this seven-minute ballad, originally titled 'Seems Like a Freeze-Out.' Dylan cut it in a single take on Valentine's Day 1966, with Al Kooper on Hammond B3 organ." - Rolling Stone

"Dylan wrote this ["Just Like A Woman"] on Thanksgiving Day 1965 - three days after marrying Sara Lowndes - while on tour in Kansas City. His nonstop creative rush was taking a big toll. 'I don't consider myself outside of anything,' he said at the time. 'I just consider myself not around. He turned his torment into this song, allegedly inspired by his recently ended affair with doomed Andy Warhol starlet Edie Sedgwick." - Rolling Stone

Also Available from Bob Dylan on Mobile Fidelity SACD:
Bob Dylan - Another Side Of Bob Dylan (MOBSA2095)
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (MOBSA2098)
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (MOBSA2096)
Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (MOBSA2081)
Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes (MOBSA2082)

Features:
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Mastered From Original Master Tapes

Selections:
1. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
2. Pledging My Time
3. Visions of Johanna
4. One of Must Know (Sooner or Later)
5. I Want You
6. Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
7. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
8. Just Like a Woman
9. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
10. Temporary Like Achilles
11. Absolutely Sweet Marie
12. 4th Time Around
13. Obviously 5 Believers
14. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
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This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde on Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity!

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 9/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Visions of Johanna" - Rated 413/500, "Just Like A Woman" - Rated 232/500!


DSD Technology, Superior Sound: Mobile Fidelity’s Hybrid SACD The Last Word in Digital Fidelity!

“That Thin, That Wild Mercury Sound:” Dylan’s Ground-Shaking 1966 Double LP Sent Tremors Throughout the World. Recorded With One of Most Ear-Awakening Lineups Ever Assembled: Al Kooper, “Pig” Robbins, Joe South, Kenny Buttrey, and The Band’s Rick Danko and Robbie Robertson Among Musicians. Ranked 9 on Rolling Stone’s List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Vaudeville, Contemporary Pop, Fiery Rock and Roll, Memphis Blues, Folk-Derived Sagas Among Enriched Palette of Styles.

Blonde on Blonde: A double album that transcends time, defies space, suspends reality, and looks through the human soul and tells the listener characteristics about themselves they didn’t know. Professor Sean Wilentz, historian-in-residence for Bob Dylan’s Web site, comes as close to summing up its brilliance in his superb Bob Dylan In America as any who’ve tried: “The songs are rich meditations on desire, frailty, promises, boredom, hurt, envy, connections, missed connections, paranoia, and transcendent beauty—in short, the lures and snare of love, stock themes of rock and pop music, but written with a powerful literary imagination and played out in a pop netherworld.” No lie.

As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on hybrid SACD. The end result is the very finest, most transparent digital stereo edition of Blonde on Blonde ever produced. Forever renowned for what the Bard deemed “that thin, that wild mercury sound,” the album’s famed aural character lives and breathes on this superb version, affording playback of previously buried information and lifelike presentation of the studio sessions.

Forever prized for a unique sound that cultural critic Greil Marcus tagged “the most glamorous record imaginable; listening you [can] see the checkered jester’s suit Dylan had worn on stage for the nine previous, furious months,” Blonde on Blonde is to music, production, prose, and performance as what hydrogen is to water. The secret to its inimitable aural character partially stems from Dylan’s request in Nashville to producer Bob Johnston to remove the baffles from the studio room, allowing the musicians to interact as well as the music to assume a more organic quality that drifts from one microphone to another. Mobile Fidelity’s reissue captures this ensemble ambience, with echoes, resonation, and some of the most natural timbres you’ll ever hear in plain sight.

The story of Blonde on Blonde is almost as compelling as the music within. Dylan, frustrated with how initial attempts fared in New York, relocating to Tennessee and pairing with Nashville’s top session players as well as members of what would become the Band, feverishly chasing perfectionism while also arriving at an on-the-fly feel that remains a reference point for recorded music. The Bard sweated over lyrics, demanded his band get the exact sounds he heard in his head, and limited most takes to a handful at most. A majority of songs were recorded long after midnight, the post-A.M. vibe reflected in the nocturnal aura, woozy optimism, inversion of intervals, and spiritual soulfulness of the playing.

As for the tunes? Chapters of books and lengthy theses are dedicated to the sheer conscious-altering power, mythical weight, character cast, and convention-obscuring magnetism of the lyrics—to say nothing of the sophisticated albeit pure playing within, as arrangements touch upon gospel, R&B, pop, traditional and contemporary blues, vaudeville, folk, and more. Then there’s Dylan’s inventive phrasing, his manipulation of pitch and locution, helping the narratives to take on epic, inchoate, and cryptic meanings that continue to be deciphered to this day. Punch lines occur as frequently as romantic declarations, all delivered with salient references, traditional parallels, and elusive interpretations on par with those of Shakespeare.

“Visions of Johanna.” “I Want You. “ Rainy Day Women #12 & 35.” “Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands.” “Absolutely Sweet Marie.” We could go on. “Essential” doesn’t even begin to cover the genius of this record that, now, sounds better than Dylan himself can imagine.

"'It's easier to be disconnected than connected,' Dylan confessed in late 1965. 'I've got a huge hallelujah for all the people who're connected, that's great, but I can't do that.' He never sounded lonelier than in this seven-minute ballad, originally titled 'Seems Like a Freeze-Out.' Dylan cut it in a single take on Valentine's Day 1966, with Al Kooper on Hammond B3 organ." - Rolling Stone

"Dylan wrote this ["Just Like A Woman"] on Thanksgiving Day 1965 - three days after marrying Sara Lowndes - while on tour in Kansas City. His nonstop creative rush was taking a big toll. 'I don't consider myself outside of anything,' he said at the time. 'I just consider myself not around. He turned his torment into this song, allegedly inspired by his recently ended affair with doomed Andy Warhol starlet Edie Sedgwick." - Rolling Stone

Also Available from Bob Dylan on Mobile Fidelity SACD:
Bob Dylan - Another Side Of Bob Dylan (MOBSA2095)
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (MOBSA2098)
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (MOBSA2096)
Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (MOBSA2081)
Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes (MOBSA2082)

Features:
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Mastered From Original Master Tapes

Selections:
1. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
2. Pledging My Time
3. Visions of Johanna
4. One of Must Know (Sooner or Later)
5. I Want You
6. Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
7. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
8. Just Like a Woman
9. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
10. Temporary Like Achilles
11. Absolutely Sweet Marie
12. 4th Time Around
13. Obviously 5 Believers
14. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
ISBN
RS009
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Bob Dylan
Title
Blonde On Blonde
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
Record Speed Record Size
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
Backordered
Format
SACD
Creation Date
Release Date
04-10-2013
ASSOC
S
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0
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