Highway 61 Revisited (Numbered Limited Edition Mono)
Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time 4/500!
Includes "Ballad of a Thin Man," "Desolation Row," "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"
Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited opens with arguably the best rock song ever recorded: "Like a Rolling Stone."
Challenging, bold, revolutionary — the album title references the road that spans North Minnesota to the Mississippi Delta, and the formative blues, country, and roots sounds connected to its existence. The highway also lays claim to towering musical myths and deaths, many tied to the blues lexicon and narrative.
All figure prominently on the revolutionary beacon that is Highway 61 Revisited, the 1965 set that overturned rules, upended preexisting limits, and utterly changed everything in its path. Ranked the fourth-greatest album ever made by Rolling Stone, its reach, power, and content boggle the mind more than five decades after its release.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and strictly limited to 3,000 copies, this restored mono SACD presents the life-altering music in reference-quality sound — so much so that the record's famous first lightning-strike note is now indeed the "snare shot that sound[s] like somebody'd kicked open the door to your mind," as once described by Bruce Springsteen.
Teeming with organic energy, palpable voltage, and countless textures, Mobile Fidelity's Hybrid Mono SACD faithfully recreates the instrumentation, moods, and events associated with the six days Dylan and Co. spent at Columbia's Studio A. While many people experienced Highway 61 Revisited in stereo even at the time of its release, hearing it in mono reveals even more definition, focus, and liveliness. In particular, Dylan's voice is surrounded by more space and atmosphere, and its forefront position makes the lyrics that much more powerful. This is the way everyone would've been introduced to "Like a Rolling Stone" on AM radio. There's no substitute for such authenticity.