Back to 180Gram

Bob Dylan – Another side of Bob Dylan

$55.00

Of the first of two transitional albums in which Dylan moved beyond protest, and then beyond folk music. Here, in songs like Chimes of Freedom and My Back Pages, he suggested that social issues were much more complicated than the increasingly polarized times made them seem.

His lyrics, meanwhile, also became more complicated and poetic. Other singers would mine this album for hits with All I Really Want to Do and It Ain’t Me, Babe.

Out of stock

SKU: Mofi MFSL 2-379 [6] Categories: , , , Tags: , , ,

Description

Both the lyrics and music have gotten deeper and Dylan’s trying more things — this, in its construction and attitude, is hardly strictly folk, as it encompasses far more than that.

The result is one of his very best records, a lovely intimate affair.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The other side of Bob Dylan referred to in the title is presumably his romantic, absurdist, and whimsical one — anything that wasn’t featured on the staunchly folky, protest-heavy Times They Are a-Changin’, really. Because of this, Another Side of Bob Dylan is a more varied record and it’s more successful, too, since it captures Dylan expanding his music, turning in imaginative, poetic performances on love songs and protest tunes alike. This has an equal number of classics to its predecessor, actually, with “All I Really Want to Do,” “Chimes of Freedom,” “My Back Pages,” “I Don’t’ Believe You,” and “It Ain’t Me Babe” standing among his standards, but the key to the record’s success is the album tracks, which are graceful, poetic, and layered. Both the lyrics and music have gotten deeper and Dylan’s trying more things — this, in its construction and attitude, is hardly strictly folk, as it encompasses far more than that. The result is one of his very best records, a lovely intimate affair.

 

1. All I Really Want to Do
2. Black Crow Blues
3. Spanish Harlem Incident
1. Chimes of Freedom
2. I Shall Be Free
3. To Ramona
1. Motorpsycho Nitemare
2. My Back Pages
3. I Don’t Believe You

1. Ballad In Plain D
2. It Aint Me Babe

 

Additional information

Weight 0.760 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm