Product Code: 88985455281
Artist: Bob Dylan
Origin: EU
Label: Columbia (2017)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: M
Record: M
Genre: Country , Folk , World N

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

Sealed - Brand new remastered 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Made in EU.

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on May 27, 1963 by Columbia Records. Whereas his self-titled debut album Bob Dylan had contained only two original songs, Freewheelin' represented the beginning of Dylan's writing contemporary words to traditional melodies. Eleven of the thirteen songs on the album are Dylan's original compositions. The album opens with "Blowin' in the Wind", which became an anthem of the 1960s, and an international hit for folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary soon after the release of Freewheelin'. The album featured several other songs which came to be regarded as among Dylan's best compositions and classics of the 1960s folk scene: "Girl from the North Country", "Masters of War", "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" and "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right".

Dylan's lyrics embraced news stories drawn from headlines about the Civil Rights Movement and he articulated anxieties about the fear of nuclear warfare. Balancing this political material were love songs, sometimes bitter and accusatory, and material that features surreal humor. Freewheelin' showcased Dylan's songwriting talent for the first time, propelling him to national and international fame. The success of the album and Dylan's subsequent recognition led to his being named as "Spokesman of a Generation", a label Dylan repudiated.

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan reached number 22 in the US (eventually going platinum), and became a number-one album in the UK in 1964. In 2003, the album was ranked number 97 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2002, Freewheelin' was one of the first 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry

A1   Blowin' In The Wind
A2   Girl From The North Country
A3   Masters Of War
A4   Down The Highway
A5   Bob Dylan's Blues
A6   A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
B1   Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
BassGene Ramey
Bass GuitarGeorge Barnes
DrumsHerb Lovelle*
GuitarBruce Langhorne
PianoDick Wellstood
B2   Bob Dylan's Dream
B3   Oxford Town
B4   Talking World War III Blues
B5   Corrina, Corrina
Adapted By, Arranged ByB. Dylan*
DrumsHerb Lovelle*
PianoDick Wellstood
B6   Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
B7   I Shall Be Free