Highway 61 Revisited
Presentation of the albumHighway 61 Revisited is the sixth album carried out by Dylan. It includes/understands nine original songs, including the hit Like has Rolling Stone .
Highway 61 is the name of a highway which goes from La Nouvelle-Orléans at the border with the Canada, while passing by Duluth, the birthplace of Bob Dylan. According to some, it represented for Dylan the symbol of freedom, the indépendence and a chance to escape from the life which he did not want any more in “Hibbing”.
Whereas Like has Rolling Stone was made up mid-June 1965, the remainder of the album was recorded later with another producer, Bob Johnston, in four days and little time before its tumultuous passage to the Festival of folk of Newport. The song Positively 4th Street , which had been recorded at the same time, was not included in this album.
The album was classified #3 with the Billboard and Like has Rolling Stone was #2 with the classification of the songs to the the United States.
Composition and recording of Highway 61 Revisited
Before beginning the recording, Dylan made a fast round in England in May 1965 (it is the object of film of Gift A. Pennebaker Don' T Look Back ). Its preceding album, Bringing It All Back Home had a good business success, showing that the “electric” version of the Folk in Dylan had a public.
Dylan was also occupied writing a book, Tarantula , which will be published only well later, in 1971, but in its prose there was a passage which was going to become the base of its tube Like has Rolling Stone .
To accompany it on this album, Dylan recruited Michael Bloomfield which at the time had its own group and which had played with Dylan in 1963. The producer, Tom Wilson, invited Al Kooper to join the group, but as Bloomfield was a better guitarist, Al Kooper was going to make bench until the latter had the idea to claim that he played of the organ (what was false). As one needed an organist for Like has Rolling Stone , Al Kooper was put at contribution and played celebrates it piece, with the sound of the organ well in obviousness.
The recording was one moment stopped to allow Dylan, with Bloomfield and Kooper, to make a passage very discussed with the festival of folk of Newport. It is then taken again with a new producer, Bob Johnston. Does all the titles other than Like have Rolling Stone were then recorded, a piece ( Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? ) was given up, it will be re-recorded later. Only the recording of Desolation Row posed problem, because Dylan was not satisfied with the quality of the recording. Finally, two catches will be combined for the album, and with the assistance of Charlie McCoy the last song of the album is finished on August 4th, 1965 (the bass player, Russ Savakus, do not finish the recordings, it is replaced by Harvey Brooks).
Titles of the album
- Like has Rolling Stone
- Tombstone Blues
- It Takes has Lot to Laugh, It Takes has Train To Cry
- From has Buick 6 off
- Balad has Thin Man
- Queen Jane Approximately
- Highway 61 Revisited
- Just Like Tom Thumb' S Blues
- Desolation Row
SongsLike has Rolling Stone is undoubtedly one of the most known songs Rock, she speaks about a person who knew an easy life and which knows then a difficult period. She is one unusual duration for the time (6: 13), Dylan caused a small revolution by having a hit with this song.
Desolation Row is the most ambitious song and will be for a long time its longer (11: 22).
- Bob Dylan - Guitar, song, Harmonica, Piano and effects special
- Mike Bloomfield - Guitar
- Al Kooper - Organ and piano
- Paul Griffin - Piano and organ
- Bobby Gregg - Battery
- Harvey Goldstein - Low
- Charlie McCoy - Guitar
- Frank Owens - Piano
- Russ Savakus - Low
- Tom Wilson - Producer (for Like has Rolling Stone )
- Bob Johnston - Producer
- Texts of the songs of Dylan
- Small pocket and infos by allmusic
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