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Blonde on Blonde
     

Blonde on Blonde

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by Bob Dylan
 

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Arguably one of the greatest rock 'n' roll records ever, Blonde on Blonde came out during a period of great creativity and considerable tumult for Bob Dylan: The 1966 classic followed two other seminal recordings, Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited,

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Arguably one of the greatest rock 'n' roll records ever, Blonde on Blonde came out during a period of great creativity and considerable tumult for Bob Dylan: The 1966 classic followed two other seminal recordings, Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited, and came at a time when Dylan was playing his first concerts with a plugged-in band. His predominantly folk constituency booed him vociferously at most tour stops, but he was evidently roused by the response. Mostly written in hotel rooms during his tours in '65 and '66, Blonde on Blonde features enduring novelties like "Rainy Day Women #12 and #35" and "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" and bluesy romps such as "I Want You" and "Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine," as well as beautiful ballads like "Visions of Johanna," "Just Like a Woman," and "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands." Although it was recorded in Nashville, there isn't a pronounced country sound on Blonde on Blonde. However, following a hiatus (reportedly due to a motorcycle accident), Dylan emerged with a more countrified sound on his following recording, John Wesley Harding, launching another controversial chapter his career.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/2004
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0827969240021
catalogNumber:
92400
Rank:
2205

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Performance Credits

Bob Dylan   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Kooper   Organ,Guitar,Horn,Keyboards,Track Performer,Musician
Robbie Robertson   Guitar,Vocals
Joe South   Guitar,Track Performer,Musician
Rick Danko   Bass,Violin,Vocals
Bill Atkins   Keyboards
Wayne Butler   Trombone
Kenny Buttrey   Drums,Track Performer,Musician
Paul Griffin   Piano
Garth Hudson   Keyboards,Saxophone
Jerry Kennedy   Guitar,Track Performer,Musician
Sanford Konikoff   Drums
Richard Manuel   Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Wayne Moss   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer,Musician
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano,Keyboards,Track Performer,Musician
Henry Strzelecki   Bass,Track Performer,Musician
Charlie McCoy   Bass,Guitar,Harmonica,Trumpet
Bill Aikins   Track Performer,Musician
Jaime "Robbie" Robertson   Track Performer,Musician

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Robbie Robertson   Contributor
Amy Herot   Reissue Producer
Bob Johnston   Producer
Mark Wilder   Remixing
Vic Anesini   Remixing
Stephen Saper   Author

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