Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan Numbered Limited Edition 45rpm 180g Mono 2LP
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Numbered, Limited Edition of Only 3000 Copies!
Original Monaural 180g 45rpm 2LP pressed at RTI!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 97/500!
Wider Grooves, Superior Sound: Mobile Fidelity’s 45RPM Edition The Last Word in
Dylan's 1963 Sophomore Effort Marks the Beginning of a Cultural Sea
Change. Record's Ambitious Poetry, Melodies, and Moral Conviction Transformed
Songwriting, Folk, and Pop. Ranked #97 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500
Greatest Albums of All Time. Includes "Masters of War," "Blowin' in the Wind,"
and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall".
It's the album that ignited sea changes in pop culture, music, songwriting,
poetry, and the social consciousness. It's the creation of a 22-year-old
visionary still years away from casting a jaundiced eye to the media. It's the
sound of change, the feeling of ground shifting beneath one's feet, and the
entrance of an entirely new way of thinking. It's the effective beginning of
what's arguably the boldest career in music history, the yawning vortex into the
complex mind, supernatural wordplay, and folk techniques of a vocalist/guitarist
whose name is forever associated with transformation. It's The Freewheelin' Bob
As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is
thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the
original master tapes and pressing it on 45RPM LPs at RTI. The end result is the
very finest, most transparent analog edition of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan ever
produced. Never before has the resonance of his nylon guitar strings,
fingerpicked notes, shivering harmonica fills, or plainspoken timbre possessed
such clarity, openness, body, or realism.
With the advantage of wider and deeper grooves, the 45RPM pressing affords the
opportunity to detect more information and lavish in extra richness. Whether
it's the exaggerated nasal accents employed on "Down the Highway" or the decay
of each strummed line on the entirely acoustic album, previously concealed
details, microdynamics, and ambient cues surface—enhancing the listeners'
experience and taking them inside Columbia's Studio A where history was made by
leaps and bounds.
Exponentially surpassing the potential he demonstrated on his debut, Dylan
became a mirror of the concerns, issues, and feelings confronting the nation.
Writing and singing with penetrating honesty, observational wit, moral
conviction, and scathing emotion, he digs into the madness of war ("Masters of
War," "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall"), hypocrisy of segregation ("Oxford Town"),
urgency of civil rights and freedom ("Blowin' in the Wind"), and multiple angles
of unrequited love ("Girl From the North Country," "Don't Think Twice It's All
Right") with a literate astuteness and depth that, nearly 50 years later, still
leave audiences slack-jawed. Satire, absurdist humor, and traditional blues also
pepper the album, which rests upon graceful melodies and sparse, poignant
Viewed as protest songs, love songs, folk songs, or talking blues songs, the
material on The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan remains amongst the most astonishing and
imaginative ever committed to tape. It deserves—as much as you deserve—a
fidelity that makes as closely intimate as possible the music's connection with
you. You deserve this edition.
• Numbered, Limited Edition of Only 3000 Copies
• 45rpm Speed Edition
• Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
• Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
• Pressed at RTI
LP1 - Side 1:
1. Blowin' In The Wind
2. Girl From The North Country
3. Masters Of War
4. Down The Highway
LP1 - Side 2:
1. Bob Dylan's Blues
2. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
3. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
LP2 - Side 3:
1. Bob Dylan's Dream
2. Oxford Town
3. Talking World War III Blues
LP2 - Side 4:
1. Corrina, Corrina
2. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
3. I Shall Be Free