Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings are proud to present 15 classic Bob Dylan albums remastered for the very first time and released on Hybrid SACD format - which plays on all standard CD players as well as SACD players*. Additionally, 6 of the releases contain a 5.1 surround mix. Each album is being re-released in collectible digipaks that replicate the original LP artwork, and some booklets contain bonus photos.
The Limited Edition Remasters Box SetA limited edition box set containing each of the 15 Hybrid SACD releases is now available. The sturdy box is decorated with photographs of the original master tapes, including Bob Dylan's Columbia Records audition.
Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (released May 1963)—Includes "Blowin'
in the Wind," "Masters of War," "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right," and
"A Hard Rain's a-Gonna fall." Freewheelin' was Dylan's second Columbia
album, but his first collection of all original songs. Produced by John
of Bob Dylan (released August 1964)—Includes "All I Really
Want to Do," "Spanish Harlem Incident," "Chimes of Freedom," "My Back
Pages." "A rich, complex album" (Paul Williams, Crawdaddy). Produced by
Tom Wilson. Includes a 5.1 surround mix.
All Back Home (released March 1965)—Includes "Mr. Tambourine
Man," "Gates of Eden," "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)," "It's All
Over Now, Baby Blue." The first Dylan album to include accompaniment by an
electric band, and his first Top Ten LP. Produced by Tom Wilson.
Includes a 5.1 surround mix.
Revisited (released August 1965)—Includes the No. 2 hit
single "Like a Rolling Stone," "Ballad of a Thin Man," "Highway 61
Revisited," "Desolation Row." Produced by Tom Wilson and Bob Johnston.
Blonde (released May 1966)—Includes "Rainy Day Women # 12
& 35," "Visions of Johanna," "Just Like a Woman," "I Want You." This
landmark double LP was the first Bob Dylan album recorded in Nashville.
Produced by Bob Johnston. Includes a 5.1 surround mix.
Harding (released December 1967)—Includes "John Wesley
Harding," "All Along the Watchtower," and "Drifter's Escape." With the
inclusion of "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight," Dylan returned rock to its
country roots. Produced by Bob Johnston.
Skyline (released April 1969)—Includes "Lay Lady Lay," "To Be
Alone With You," "I Threw It All Away," "Country Pie." Produced by Bob
Waves (released January 1974)—Includes "On a Night Like
This," "Going, Going, Gone," "Forever Young," "You Angel You." With
instrumental backing by The Band, Planet Waves became Dylan's
first Number One album. Produced by Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, and Rob
|Blood On The
Tracks (released January 1975)—Includes "Tangled Up in Blue,"
"Simple Twist of Fate," "If You See Her, Say Hello," "Shelter from the
Storm." "The writing is the source of the record's power—There are times
when he sounds closer, more intimate and more real than anyone else." (Jon
Landau, Rolling Stone) Produced by Bob Dylan. Includes a 5.1 surround
Desire (released January 1976)—Includes "Hurricane,"
"Black Diamond Bay," "One More Cup of Coffee," "Oh, Sister." Desire
features violinist Scarlett Rivera and songs co-written with Jacques Levy.
Legal (released June, 1978)—Includes "Señor (Tales of Yankee
Power)," "Changing of the Guards," "Baby, Stop Crying," and "Is Your Love
in Vain?" Produced by Don Devito.
Coming (released August 1979)—Includes the Grammy
Award-winning single "Gotta Serve Somebody," "I Believe in You," "Slow
Train," "When He Returns." Produced by Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett.
Includes a 5.1 surround mix.
Infidels (released November 1983)—Includes
"Jokerman," "License to Kill," "I and I," "Sweetheart Like You." Dylan's
sidemen include Mick Taylor (guitar), Mark Knopfler (guitar), Sly Dunbar
(drums), and Robbie Shakespeare (bass). "Eight vigorous songs that teem
with self-effacing introspection and wit." (Christopher Connelly, Rolling
Stone). Produced by Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler.
Mercy (released September, 1989)—Includes "Political World,"
"Everything Is Broken," "Ring Them Bells," "Man in the Long Black Coat."
Recorded in New Orleans with Louisiana musicians including Cyril Neville
(percussion), Rockin' Dopsie (accordion), Willie Green (drums), and Mason
Ruffner (guitar). Produced by Daniel Lanois.
Theft" (released September, 2001)—Includes "Tweedle Dee and
Tweedle Dum, "Mississippi," "Summer Days," "High Water (for Charley
Patton)." "All pop music is love and theft, and in 40 years of records
whose sources have inspired volumes of scholastic exegesis, Dylan has
never embraced that truth so warmly. Jokes, riddles, aperçus, and
revelations will surface for years... Grade: A Plus." (Robert Christgau,
The Village Voice) Produced by Jack Frost. Includes a 5.1 surround
*Hybrid SACDs are designed to play in all players which are compliant with the Compact Disc specification. Some DVD players, computer drives and car players which use DVD transports have been found to lack the proper programming to recognize a Hybrid SACD and cannot default to normal playback of the CD layer. The consumer should report this playback problem to the player manufacturer for possible remedy.
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