Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin' Numbered Limited Edition 45rpm 180g 2LP
Bob Dylan The Times They Are A Changin' on Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity!
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Stark, Austere, Acoustic Record Dylan's First With All-Original Material
Title Track, "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll," "With God on Our Side"
Establish Dylan as Voice of Social Consciousness
The Bard Addresses Issues Such as Equality, Racism, and Poverty and Helps Ignite
1960s Political Movements
Faithful to the Source: Information-Rich 45RPM Pressing Brings the Simple Sounds
of Dylan’s Voice, Acoustic Guitar, and Harmonica into Lifelike Perspective
Immediately distinguished by the you're-either-with-us-or-against-us messages of
the landmark title track, Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A Changin' sounds an
unmistakable clarion call on behalf of progress and its unstoppable advancement.
One of the Bard's trademark songs, it remains a timeless anthem with a clear
sense of common purpose, a musical line in the sand that helped unite various
social movements and multiple generations. The reverential 1964 record feeds off
the opening tune and its unmistakable sentiments, marching forward to confront
racism, poverty, injustice, and upheaval in a stark, immediate manner unlike few
albums before or since.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s world-renowned mastering system and pressed on
180g LP at RTI, this restored 45RPM analog version delivers the
landscape-shifting music in reference-quality sound that practically transports
you to Columbia’s Studio A. Reflecting the austerity of the topics and Dylan’s
mood, the sonics are direct and unadorned—each word hitting with weight, each
phrase lingering until it pulls you under, each storyline echoing as fact. The
hollow body of Dylan’s guitar, internal mechanisms of his harmonica, and
graininess of his throat come across in full-on detail. Wider grooves mean more
information reaches your ears.
Marking a shift from the looseness and comedy that pepper the preceding The
Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin’ skirts any attempt at
humor, sarcasm, or goofiness in favor of utmost seriousness and severity.
Seemingly anticipating the dark events surrounding President Kennedy’s
assassination and the turmoil that followed, Dylan eliminates with conjecture
and disguise. Akin to dispatches from the typewriter of literary icons John
Steinbeck and William Faulkner, his songs give voices to the voiceless,
challenge cultural precepts, upend traditional beliefs with rapier wit and
truths, and underline tragedies swept under the rug.
In doing so, Dylan creates stinging protest music that rallies against unchecked
authority, discrimination, brutality, and division. A testament to the power of
great art, The Times They Are A Changin' is a righteous assault on ignorance and
agent for sweeping action, a necessary impetus for transformation and
enlightenment. Via bold originals such as the nonfiction “The Lonesome Death of
Hattie Carroll,” assertive “Restless Farewell,” and semi-autobiographical “North
Country Blues,” Dylan casts hardships, greed, and victimization in such
relatable terms it’s impossible to turn away and ignore their implications.
As correctly relayed by Dylan expert and cultural critic Greil Marcus, “[The
record] forever fixed Bob Dylan in the popular imagination: the protest singer,
the young man ‘able to see through metal’ (again, from Chronicles), to see
through the lie and find the truth, then to hammer the truth into words and send
them out with a voice that would never break.”
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• 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
• Pressed at RTI
1. The Times They Are A-Changin'
2. Ballad of Hollis Brown
3. With God on Our Side
4. One Too Many Mornings
5. North Country Blues
6. Only a Pawn in Their Game
7. Boots of Spanish Leather
8. When the Ship Comes In
9. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
10. Restless Farewell