Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan is probably my favourite Bob Dylan record, or at least my favourite from his early protest period. It's amazing to think that he was only 21 when this record came out. This album, unlike his debut, contains all originals, and they are amazing original songs: Blowin' in the Wind, Masters of War, Don't Think Twice, It's Alright, etc. Or course, the masterpiece on the record is A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall. That song is pure genius.
From Allmusic: " It's hard to overestimate the importance of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, the record that firmly established Dylan as an unparalleled songwriter, one of considerable skill, imagination, and vision" [link] I have to agree.