Blonde on Blonde

Performers Bob Dylan

Columbia | June 22, 2004 | Compact Disc

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If Highway 61 Revisited played as a garage rock record, the double album Blonde on Blonde inverted that sound, blending blues, country, rock, and folk into a wild, careening, and dense sound. Replacing the fiery Michael Bloomfield with the intense, weaving guitar of Robbie Robertson, Bob Dylan led a group comprised of his touring band the Hawks and session musicians through his richest set of songs. Blonde on Blonde is an album of enormous depth, providing endless lyrical and musical revelations on each play. Leavening the edginess of Highway 61 with a sense of the absurd, Blonde on Blonde is comprised entirely of songs driven by inventive, surreal, and witty wordplay, not only on the rockers but also on winding, moving ballads like "Visions of Johanna," "Just Like a Woman," and "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands." Throughout the record, the music matches the inventiveness of the songs, filled with cutting guitar riffs, liquid organ riffs, crisp pianos, and even woozy brass bands ("Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"). It's the culmination of Dylan's electric rock & roll period -- he would never release a studio record that rocked this hard, or had such bizarre imagery, ever again. [In 2004, Columbia/Legacy reissued the two-CD remastered Blonde on Blonde as a single disc.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: June 22, 2004

Genre: Folk Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1966

Label Name: Columbia

UPC: 827969240021

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Blonde on Blonde

Performers Bob Dylan
Guest Artist(s) Al Kooper, Joe South, Robbie Robertson
Producer Bob Johnston

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: June 22, 2004

Genre: Folk Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1966

Label Name: Columbia

UPC: 827969240021


Title Track Time
1.Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 --
2.Pledging My Time --
3.Visions Of Johanna --
4.One Of Us 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 --

Editorial Notes

If Highway 61 Revisited played as a garage rock record, the double album Blonde on Blonde inverted that sound, blending blues, country, rock, and folk into a wild, careening, and dense sound. Replacing the fiery Michael Bloomfield with the intense, weaving guitar of Robbie Robertson, Bob Dylan led a group comprised of his touring band the Hawks and session musicians through his richest set of songs. Blonde on Blonde is an album of enormous depth, providing endless lyrical and musical revelations on each play. Leavening the edginess of Highway 61 with a sense of the absurd, Blonde on Blonde is comprised entirely of songs driven by inventive, surreal, and witty wordplay, not only on the rockers but also on winding, moving ballads like "Visions of Johanna," "Just Like a Woman," and "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands." Throughout the record, the music matches the inventiveness of the songs, filled with cutting guitar riffs, liquid organ riffs, crisp pianos, and even woozy brass bands ("Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"). It's the culmination of Dylan's electric rock & roll period -- he would never release a studio record that rocked this hard, or had such bizarre imagery, ever again. [In 2004, Columbia/Legacy reissued the two-CD remastered Blonde on Blonde as a single disc.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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