Numbered, limited edition Hybrid Mono SACD
Mastered from the original tapes, limited to 3,000 numbered copies
Ranked No. 97 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
Ambitious poetry, melodies, and moral conviction transformed songwriting
Originally experienced by everyone in direct, attention-getting mono sound, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan is 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.
Writing and singing with penetrating honesty, observational wit, moral conviction, and scathing emotion, Dylan 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.
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 mono edition.