Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Highway 61 Revisited" - Rated 373/500!
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the August 2001 Issue of Stereophile!
Highway 61 Revisited is a landmark - recorded in 1965, during the same tumultuous summer that had seen him plugging in his electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival, Highway 61 Revisited is Bob Dylan diving head-first into the rock and roll maelstrom, backed by the studio prowess of Al Kooper, Michael Bloomfield and others on such devastating classics as the epochal "Like A Rolling Stone." This Sundazed edition is an exact reproduction of the rare original 1965 mono album, featuring the original sleeve-notes and photos, and all-analog mastering from the absolute original source tapes.
"Recorded in a mind-boggling six days and released in August 1965, Highway 61 Revisited named after the road that runs from Dylan's home state of Minnesota down through the Mississippi Delta is one of those albums that, quite simply, changed everything." - www.rollingstone.com
This is the second release in Sundazeds ongoing campaign - in cooperation with Columbia Records and Bob Dylans organization - to restore and issue the Bob Dylan catalog on vinyl, in gorgeous, accurate analog sound.
"'Highway 61 begins about where I came from,' Dylan writes in Chronicles. 'Duluth, to be exact.' The road runs through the heart of America and so does the song. Its Dylan at his wildest, both musically and lyrically, topping the band's roadhouse stomp with his surreal cosmic jokes. The police-siren whistle was courtesy of session man Al Kooper." - Rolling Stone
Original sleeve-notes and photos
All-Analog Mastering from the Absolute Original Source Tapes
Bob Dylan, guitar, harmonica, piano, vocals
Michael Bloomfield, guitar
Alan Kooper, B-3, piano
Paul Griffin, B-3, piano
Bobby Gregg, drums
Harvey Goldstein, bass
Charley McCoy, guitar
Frank Owens, piano
Russ Savakus, bass
1. Like A Rolling Stone
2. Tombstone Blues
3. It Takes A Lot To Laugh
4. It Takes A Train To Cry
5. From A Buick 6
6. Ballad Of A Thin Man
7. Queen Jane Approximately
8. Highway 61 Revisited
9. Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues
10. Desolation Row