The Times They Are a-Changin'

Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin'
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1964 Ratings: #13 / 29
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1964 Ratings: #3
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January 13, 1964 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Tom Wilson / Producer
Folk / Genres / Website
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The History of the Albums - n°232 [I want to thank you very much for the 1000 followers, it's a great joy to have all this support, I can't thank you enough for everything, Love].

In 1964, Bob Dylan was quietly propelling contemporary folk/singer-songwriter into a whole new dimension all by himself, yet it is crazy to think that he was not far from doing even better. It was just the beginning. While the general public was only just beginning to get to know him, through a few hits, a few ... read more
Last album Dylan made playing the role of the protest singer. Actually if there was a time when he really was “The voice of a generation” this album marks that time.

“The Times…” is not an easy record. In my opinion this is not the album to start with Dylan. With no question has some amazing lyrics, but the mood is so incredibly dark and monochromatic (even the cover is warning you about it even before you start playing the record) that it could be difficult to ... read more
Man, I love Dylan.

It's so hard for any of his early work to not land effectively. The structure of Dylan's early music is so consistent and straight forward, as it's just Bob's unique voice paired with his guitar and of course his harmonica making quality folk music.

Importantly, the songwriting on Dylan's early work was the driving force of each of the songs. Dylan tackles social and political issues, weaves beautiful tales and does so like no other artists today or ever. Each message is ... read more
It seems like everything has improved for Dylan on this album. His guitar work is more advanced, but probably the least changed. His harmonica work is leagues better than his first two albums. Dylan is able to fully capture the darker themes with his harmonica. Finally, Dylan's songwriting is still top-notch on this record. The stories he paints, the themes, the tone, is all done wonderfully. Even though it's a bit more somber than his last projects, Dylan still seems to give off the impression ... read more
God this is honestly so close to being a 100. Bob Dylan basically just refined everything that was good about Freewheelin' and discarded everything that didn't work. You have the beautiful melodies and soft finger-picked guitars of songs like One Too Many Mornings, and the hard-hitting political commentary of others like With God on Our Side. Almost every song on here is a classic, and it might be the peak of Dylan's acoustic era.
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Track List

  1. The Times They Are a-Changin'
  2. Ballad of Hollis Brown
  3. With God on Our Side
  4. One Too Many Mornings
  5. North Country Blues
  6. Only a Pawn in Their Game
  7. Boots of Spanish Leather
  8. When the Ship Comes In
  9. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
  10. Restless Farewell
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Added on: February 5, 2013