The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
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1963 Ratings: #1 / 12
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1963 Ratings: #2
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May 27, 1963 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
John Hammond, Tom Wilson / Producer / Website
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The History of the Albums – n° 216

If The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan is still as breathtaking today as it was then, just imagine for a few seconds the momumental slap that the listeners of that time took when he came out. It's like the effect of a veritable seismic event, forever changing the landscape of music. When you think about it, it was hard to predict, if not impossible. Dylan had just released a seductive debut album, which could suit both the more traditional as well as the new ... read more
If I have to say what I think is the most relevant strength of “The Freewheelin’” I should probably say it is its amazing balance. It is not a protest album, it is not a romantic one too but it has a little bit of both and also has the clarity to add a precise quote of humor when the things are getting too dark, which makes this record an album for any day of the year.

This was a huge step for Dylan, He was 21 year old while He was recording the album and He had a lot of ... read more
One of my favorite aspects of Bob Dylan, and many a writer, is the perspective in which he tends to write in. In this instance, I'll refer to age. There's special attributes you only have access to being so young or old. I'm only nineteen, so youthful writing, unsurprisingly, resonates with me the most. "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" is an album I'm sure many of my generational contemporaries can find a level of solace in. Maybe even a lil something to relate with our peers. Being an ... read more
There are few songwriters like Bob Dylan, he's truly a legend at his craft and his sophomore album 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' is one of his records that's really a true example of his incredible songwriting, with many of his lyrics revolving around tongue and cheek personal tales of love, vivid political observations of the early 60s American society and racial divides, all while being backed up by the intimate folk sound. It's truly a relaxing, cathartic and often beautiful record that truly ... read more
This is so influencing that one line from lyrics of "Blowin' in the Wind" was asked as a question in the arts exam
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Added on: February 3, 2013