Dirty Linen - 10-11/99, p.81
"...contains 10 masterful Dylan songs....absolutely essential for any record collection, and budget priced to boot..."
Personnel includes: Bob Dylan (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars).
Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards).
Photographer: Roland Scherman.
Released in 1967, this collection anthologizes the best early work of one of the most important musical innovators of the 20th Century. As daunting a task as that might seem, it's pretty hard to go wrong with such a wealth of material to choose from. This album covers many sides of Dylan's mercurial muse, from the good-timey New Orleans funeral-march feel of "Rainy Day Women, #12 & 35" to protest songs like "Blowin' In The Wind" and the groundbreaking mother of all put-down songs, "Like A Rolling Stone." The songs collected here amount to a primer on the changing face of popular song form in post-Elvis America. Required listening.