Saturday, September 06, 2008

Album of the Day #49: BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME - Bob Dylan

Title: Bringing It All Back Home

Artist: Bob Dylan
Label: Columbia
Year: 1965
Songs: Subterranean Homesick Blues/She Belongs To Me/Maggie's Farm/Love Minus Zero/No Limit/Outlaw Blues/On The Road Again/Bob Dylan's 115th Dream/Mr. Tambourine Man/Gates Of Eden/It's All Right Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)/It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Written by: Bob Dylan
Produced by: Tom Wilson
Thoughts: If you add some adrenaline and just pure drugs to Another Side Of Bob Dylan, you get Bringing It All Back Home. Although many say it's perfect, it really isn't. The opening trilogy gives way to a lackluster trilogy that closes the first side. Really, they feel like just random paintings that don't really say (or try to say) anything. The second side's four acoustic songs are the best on the entire album, mostly because they are just amazing, classic Dylan. "It's All Right Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" is ridiculous. I used it in my high school senior English class as an example of the perfect poem. The words and rationalizations that Dylan comes up with are truly shocking and really pull at your heart. On CD, the electric side/acoustic side effect is lost, so I would suggest tracking down a vinyl copy. Sundazed recently re-issued it last year, using the original mono masters, which aren't available on CD. It does sound amazingly different, even if you aren't an audiophile.
Rating: 9/10

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