Released:- 20th June 1966
Official Release Number:- 7
Dylan Vinyl Number:- 7

Part seven of the DYLAN VINYL collection which is a brand-new collection of every single Bob Dylan album on high-quality 180-gram vinyl plus a collectors’ magazine

Blonde on Blonde is widely regarded as one of the greatest albums in music history and a masterpiece of rock and roll. The album was recorded in Nashville with a group of session musicians, and features Dylan’s signature poetic lyrics and unique vocal style

Blonde on Blonde is a double album consisting of fourteen songs, each one a gem in its own right. The album opens with “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” a playful and catchy tune with a chorus that has become a Dylan classic. Other standout tracks include “Visions of Johanna,” “Just Like a Woman,” and “Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands,” which takes up an entire side of the album

The album’s sound is a blend of folk, rock, and blues, with elements of country and soul thrown in for good measure. Dylan’s lyrics are often cryptic and abstract, but they are always thought-provoking and full of imagery.

“You don’t have it? That is perverse. Don’t tell anybody you don’t own fucking Blonde on Blonde.”
– A quote from Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity as delivered by Jack Black in the movie version

Side 1
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Pledging My Time
Visions of Johanna
One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)

Side 2
I Want You
Stuck Inside of Mobile with The Memphis Blues Again
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
Just Like a Woman

Side 3
Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine
Temporary Like Achilles
Absolutely Sweet Marie
4th Time Around
Obviously 5 Believers

Side 4
Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands

My Top Three

1) Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands is a masterpiece of Bob Dylan’s songwriting. The song is a tribute to his wife at the time, Sara Lownds. The lyrics are poetic and full of imagery, painting a picture of a woman who is both mysterious and alluring. Dylan’s vocals are haunting and emotional, perfectly capturing the mood of the song. The instrumentation, featuring a blend of acoustic and electric guitars, creates a dreamlike atmosphere that perfectly complements the lyrics. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands is a stunning example of Dylan’s ability to craft intricate, multi-layered songs that are both beautiful and deeply meaningful.

2) I Want You
The song has a catchy, upbeat melody and Dylan’s signature poetic lyrics. He sings about his desire for the object of his affection, urging her to give in to his love. The song is full of metaphors and wordplay, showcasing Dylan’s mastery of language. “I Want You” is a timeless track that continues to be a favorite among Dylan fans and music lovers alike.

3) Visions of Johanna
Visions of Johanna is a poetic masterpiece that delves into themes of love, loss, and existentialism. The haunting lyrics and ethereal melody create a dreamlike atmosphere, as the narrator grapples with his desire for the enigmatic Johanna and the elusive nature of reality.

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