The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
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Based on 3 reviews
1963 Ratings: #1 / 11
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Based on 361 ratings
1963 Ratings: #2
May 27, 1963 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
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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
After just one release, Bob Dylan goes from an amateurish, generic folk singer to making one of the most recognizable and best written folk albums of all time.

Freewheelin' shows Bob Dylan really perfect his folk sound. While this is still pretty much what you would expect from a folk album, the instrumentation as a whole is a lot more entertaining here than it was on his debut, but that's honestly to be expected. This album is known as one of the greatest of all time after all, and it ... read more
Dylan's first great album and the first time a light of true musical genius was able to shine through in his career. This thing is packed with excellently-written folk songs. Dylan is able to describe the characteristics of society in the early 60s so vividly, that you can almost close your eyes and pretend you're in the past. His frequent lyrical topics include everything from love to politics and even the common racial disputes present in the United States at this time. It's an essential ... read more
Bob Dylan's magnum opus in my opinion.
What were you doing at age 22?
Bob was channeling the troubadours of the past and writing the soundtrack to the most turbulent times in America. Relevant then, sadly still relevant today.
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Track List

  1. Blowin' in the Wind
  2. Girl from the North Country
  3. Masters of War
  4. Down the Highway
  5. Bob Dylan's Blues
  6. A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall
  7. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  8. Bob Dylan's Dream
  9. Oxford Town
  10. Talkin' World War III Blues
  11. Corrina, Corrina
  12. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
  13. I Shall Be Free
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