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By A Customer
This review is from: Highway 61 Revisited (Audio CD)
This is Dylan's best album - when he was at the peak of his career. Bracketed by 2 of his greatest songs, 'Like a Rolling Stone' and 'Desolation Row', all nine tracks are superb, culminating in an album of pure genius. Everything that needs to be said about 'LARS' has already benn said - it's truly classic. 'Desolation Row' is often not well known about by those who aren't big Dylan fans, probably because of its length (it isn't on the greatest hits compilations or best of albums), but in my opinion is his best song, which is saying something! It is a brilliant song, with lyrics that are the closest to poetry that I have heard. 'ballad of a Thin Man' is another classic, with the infamous Mr Jones, and 'Tombstone Blues' is in the same league as 'Subterrainean Homesick Blues' and 'Maggie's Farm'. Allthe tracks are just superb - this album is an absolute must. I cannot think of enough superlatives to describe it, and my words fail miserably to do it justice. A word of warning though, the purchase of this album may lead to an unstoppable hunger for Dylan and his work, and cause a considerable burden on your bank balance!