The Best of the Original Mono Recordings

The Best of the Original Mono Recordings

by Bob DylanBob Dylan


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The Best of the Original Mono Recordings is a single-disc distillation of 2010's nine-disc box The Original Mono Recordings, picking 14 tracks from the eight albums on the box and adding the non-LP single "Positively 4th Street." The inclusion of this 1965 Top Ten hit makes this disc enticing to collectors, although it does suggest that the box would benefit from a brief bonus disc of singles containing that song, "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window," "If You Gotta Go, Go Now," and "Mixed-Up Confusion." But this disc is intended to be nothing more than a sampler hinting at the treasures within the big box. And as a sampler, this works very well, rounding up the Dylan songs everybody knows -- "Blowin' in the Wind," "The Times They Are A-Changin'," "Chimes of Freedom," "Subterranean Homesick Blues," "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Like a Rolling Stone," "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35," "I Want You," "All Along the Watchtower" -- which helps illustrate the subtle differences between stereo and mono and, in the process, will help the curious decide if they want to jump into the big set. And if they don't, they will at least have a terrifically entertaining little collection in their possession.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2010
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886977916724
catalogNumber: 779167
Rank: 19508

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Dylan   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Vocals
Michael Bloomfield   Guitar
John Hammond   Guitar
Kooper   Organ
Robbie Robertson   Guitar
Joe South   Guitar
Pete Drake   Steel Guitar
Bobby Gregg   Drums
Harvey Brooks   Bass
Wayne Butler   Trumpet
Kenny Buttrey   Drums
Gorgoni   Guitar
Paul Griffin   Piano
Will Lee   Bass
Wayne Moss   Guitar
Frank Owens   Piano
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Charlie McCoy   Bass,Guitar
Joseph Macho   Bass
Kenneth Rankin   Guitar
Bruce Longhorne   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
John Hammond   Producer
Bob Johnston   Producer
Tom Wilson   Producer
Greil Marcus   Liner Notes
Jerry Schatzberg   Cover Photo
Glenn Korman   Tape Research
Matt Kelly   Tape Research
Steve Berkowitz   Reissue Producer
Didier Deutsch   Tape Research

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