Michael Fremer Rated 11/11 Music, 10/11 Sonics!
Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home on Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 31/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Subterranean Homesick Blues" - Rated 340/500!
Wider Grooves, Superior Sound: Mobile Fidelitys 45RPM Edition The Last Word in Analog Fidelity!
Dylans 1965 Landmark Blows Up Boundaries, Styles, Practicalities: Rock Music Becomes its Own Art Form. Best of Both Worlds: Dylan Pairs With a Band on Side One, Goes It Alone on Astonishing Solo Thought Dream Odysseys on Side Two. Epitome of Iconic: Everything from Cover Art to Sound to Attitude to Song Represents New Benchmark in Respective Categories.
Bob Dylans Bringing It All Back Home represents the moment that pop and rock music became their own art form, expressions finally treated with the same seriousness and respect as classical and jazz. Incalculably influential, the 1965 landmark established myriad benchmarks in songwriting, sound, artwork, and performance. It served the world notice that Dylan was no longer just the virtuoso visionary tuned into the wants of the folk community. Its a disarming broadcast that declares Dylans surroundings and personality, and those of his audiences, whether they knew it or not, drastically changed.
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 45RPM LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog stereo edition of Bringing It All Back Home ever produced. Forever renowned for its organic sound, the albums you-are-there-presence is fantastically enhanced on this superb version, with wider and deeper grooves affording playback of previously buried information.
The sonics are so realistic, balanced, and tonally accurate that acoustic guitars resonate with the woody decay they do as when you strum them on your lap. Equally vivid are the textures of the drum skins, amplified pitch of the electric guitars, and ambient hum of the interior space of Columbias Studio B. Both the plugged-in and acoustic sides claim a discerning level of microdynamics, spaciousness, imaging, and warmth that will send even the most rabid Dylan fan into a tizzy. And what better record to cause such enthusiastic reactions?
More than 45 years after its release, Bringing It All Back Home continues to come on like a prophetic transmission from a savant whos privy to cerebral viewpoints, mental transferences, and thought dreams elusive to everyone but him. With the flipside of the album, Dylan strings together four of the most unflinching, forward-reaching, and boundary-breaking acoustic-based compositions ever played. In addressing liberating psychedelia, lost innocence, institutional naiveté, and tarnished relationships, respectively, Dylan constructs a compositional quartet/suite that functions as metaphor for his waving goodbye to political folk musics imprisoning rules and bounding restrictivenessand a rough guide to the transcendental poetry, shape-shifting vocal phrasing, and alternate tunings he now embraced.
Side One remains one of the boldest cohesive artistic statements ever assembled. Dylan, forever throwing down the gauntlet to detractors and narrow-minded fans, plugging in with a band and kicking it all off with the in-your-face hootenanny Subterranean Homesick Blues before romping, slashing, and rolling through Maggies Farm, another fun albeit caustic indictment of homogenous thought and bohemian method. Dylans attitude undergoes a self-awakening metamorphosis, his lyrical scope broadened, his hallucinogenic interests increased, his willingness to embrace paradoxes and shake them out with mind-convulsing aptitude in line with his progression towards bizarre imagery.
Ranked 31 on Rolling Stones list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Bringing It All Back Home marks the moment when paradigms permanently shifted, preexisting standards fell, and fresh aural, poetic, and sonic dialects came to fore. Albums dont come more vetted. You deserve to experience it in the finest-possible quality.
"'Its from Chuck Berry, a bit of 'Too Much Monkey Business' and some of the scat songs of the Forties,' Dylan said. John Lennon once said of the track [Subterranean Homesick Blues] that it was so captivating it made him wonder how he could ever compete." - Rolling Stone
"If all you know is the original, trust me, from the minute the album starts you'll realize you've never heard it sound this liquid when liquidity is called for or as positively hard-edged when that's what's called for. You've never heard Dylan's voice so transparent and present front and center, or so three-dimensional... The double 45 format means every song can be heard in the tape's full frequency range and dynamic expression. Combine that with superb mastering, a great RTI press plus great gatefold packaging featuring black and white candid studio shots and you have a record that makes for great listening now and probably a reasonably safe investment for the future... This probably won't be in print forever but even if it is it's one no record collection should be without." - Rate 11/11 Music, 10/11 Sound!!! - Michael Fremer, www.analogplanet.com
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Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (MFSL 4-45009)
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (MFSL 1-381)
Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (MFSL 2-45378)
Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes (MFSL 2-382)
Numbered, Limited Edition
45rpm Speed Edition
Half-Speed Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
2. She Belongs To Me
3. Maggies Farm
4. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
5. Outlaw Blues
6. On the Road Again
7. Bob Dylans 115th Dream
8. Mr. Tambourine Man
9. Gates of Eden
10. Its Alright, Ma (Im Only Bleeding)
11. Its All Over Now, Baby Blue