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Michael Fremer Rated 10/10 Music, 10/10 Sonics!
Bob Dylan The Freewheelin Bob Dylan on Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 255/500!
One of TONEAudio Magazine's 2012 Best Audiophile Pressings!
Wider Grooves, Superior Sound: Mobile Fidelitys 45RPM Edition The Last Word in Analog Fidelity!
Dylans 1963 Sophomore Effort Marks the Beginning of a Cultural Sea Change. Records Ambitious Poetry, Melodies, and Moral Conviction Transformed Songwriting, Folk, and Pop. Ranked #255 on Rolling Stones List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Includes Masters of War, Blowin in the Wind, and A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall.
Its the album the ignited sea changes in pop culture, music, songwriting, poetry, and the social consciousness. Its the creation of a 22-year-old visionary still years away from casting a jaundiced eye to the media. Its the sound of change, the feeling of ground shifting beneath ones feet, and the entrance of an entirely new way of thinking. Its the effective beginning of whats arguably the boldest career in music history, the yawning vortex into the complex mind, supernatural wordplay, and folk techniques of a vocalist/guitarist whose name is forever associated with transformation. Its The Freewheelin Bob Dylan.
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 edition of The Freewheelin Bob Dylan ever produced. Never before has the resonance of his nylon guitar strings, fingerpicked notes, shivering harmonica fills, or plainspoken timbre possessed such clarity, openness, body, or realism.
With the advantage of wider and deeper grooves, the 45RPM pressing affords the opportunity to detect more information and lavish in extra richness. Whether its the exaggerated nasal accents employed on Down the Highway or the decay of each strummed line on the entirely acoustic album, previously concealed details, microdynamics, and ambient cues surfaceenhancing the listeners experience and taking them inside Columbias Studio A where history was made by leaps and bounds.
Exponentially surpassing the potential he demonstrated on his debut, Dylan became a mirror of the concerns, issues, and feelings confronting the nation. Writing and singing with penetrating honesty, observational wit, moral conviction, and scathing emotion, he digs into the madness of war (Masters of War, A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall), hypocrisy of segregation (Oxford Town), urgency of civil rights and freedom (Blowin in the Wind), and multiple angles of unrequited love (Girl From the North Country, Dont Think Twice Its All Right) with a literate astuteness and depth that, nearly 50 years later, still leave audiences slack-jawed. Satire, absurdist humor, and traditional blues also pepper the album, which rests upon graceful melodies and sparse, poignant patterns.
Viewed as protest songs, love songs, folk songs, or talking blues songs, the material on The Freewheelin Bob Dylan remains amongst the most astonishing and imaginative ever committed to tape. It deservesas much as you deservea fidelity that makes as closely intimate as possible the musics connection with you. You deserve this edition.
"Every other version I played sounded veiled and distant compared to this double 45. Mobile Fidelity has completely refurbished its playback and cutting chain, supervised by Tim DeParavicini. It's easy to hear. This is the best sounding edition of this album I've yet heard, "Pan"-Demonium or otherwise." - Michael Fremer, analogplanet.com, Music 10/10, Sound 10/10!
Also Available from Bob Dylan on 180g Mobile Fidelity Vinyl:
Bob Dylan - Another Side Of Bob Dylan (MFSL 2-45379)
Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (MFSL 3-45009)
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (MFSL 1-381)
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (MFSL 2-45380)
Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes (MFSL 2-382)
Numbered, Limited Edition
45rpm Speed Edition
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
One of TONEAudio Magazine's 2012 Best Audiophile Pressings
Pressed at RTI
LP1 - Side 1:
1. Blowin In The Wind
2. Girl From The North Country
3. Masters Of War
4. Down The Highway
LP1 - Side 2:
1. Bob Dylans Blues
2. A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall
3. Dont Think Twice, Its All Right
LP2 - Side 3:
1. Bob Dylans Dream
2. Oxford Town
3. Talking World War III Blues
LP2 - Side 4:
1. Corrina, Corrina
2. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
3. I Shall Be Free