Highway 61 Revisited
Highway 61 Revisited is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. It was released on August 30, 1965 by Columbia Records. The album peaked at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 and No. 4 on the UK Albums Chart. It has since been described as one of Dylan’s best works and among the greatest albums of all time.
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Highway 61 Revisited is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. It was released on August 30, 1965 by Columbia Records. The album peaked at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 and No. 4 on the UK Albums Chart. It has since been described as one of Dylan’s best works and among the greatest albums of all time. Dylan named the album after the major American highway which connected his birthplace of Duluth, Minnesota, to southern cities famed for their musical heritage. Along the way, the route passed near the birthplaces and homes of influential musicians such as Muddy Waters, Son House, Elvis Presley and Charley Patton. Dylan has stated that he had to overcome considerable resistance at Columbia Records to give the album its title. He told biographer Robert Shelton: ‘I wanted to call that album Highway 61 Revisite. Nobody understood it. I had to go up the fucking ladder until finally the word came down and said: ‘Let him call it what he wants to call it’’ The album features songs that Dylan has continued to perform live over his long career, including ‘Ballad of a Thin Man’ and ‘Desolation Row’. ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ was a top-10 hit in several countries, and was listed at. No. 1 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. Two other songs, ‘‘Highway61 Revisited’’ and � ‘The Other Side’, were listed at Nos.
187 and 373 respectively. Dylan reduced this verse to a song with four verses and a chorus with a chorus in 2004 to restore his enthusiasm for creating music. He later described this verse as a ‘long piece of vomit’ in his memoirs ‘Chronicles: Volume One.’ ’The other side’s’ chorus has been reduced to a. verse and a verse with a. chorus in the book ‘Muddy Waters: A Life in the Blues’ by Robert Hilburn, published by Simon & Schuster, priced at £25.95. ’‘The otherside’ has been cut to a single verse and four verses with a verse and chorus in The Other Side of the Door’ is now available on CD and iTunes for £12.99.‘’The Otherside” is a cover of a song by blues legend Bessie Smith, who died after sustaining serious injuries in an automobile accident on Highway 61. Many bluesmen had recorded versions of a blues called ‘ highway 61’ in the 1950s and 1960s. Many versions of the song have been recorded, including versions of ‘Highways of Mississippi’ with the title ‘Mississippi Highway’ on the front cover.” ‘This is a long, blues-travelled highway. I was going to quit singing,’ Dylan told journalist Nat Hentoff: “It’s very tiring having people tell you how much they dig you if you don’t dig you’