Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bringing it All Back Home for the third time

Bringing it All Back Home first released in 1965 is certainly one of Bob Dylan's finest albums.  I first  purchased it on vinyl in the 60s.  After I while, I wore out the grooves, so I bought it again on cassette tape in the 1980s.  I still have a record player and a cassette deck, but lack CDs for many Dylan albums.  Last week I started to order two CDs from Amazon.com that reached $23.  I needed $2 more to get the free shipping, so I ordered Bringing it All Back Home for about $7 so I could get the free shipping.

For many of the songs in this album, the listener must extract certain lines and take them out of context.  Here are some examples:

From Maggie's Farm: "Well, I try my best To be just like I am But everybody wants you To be just like them."

From Outlaw Blues: " Don’t ask me nothin’ about nothin’ I just might tell you the truth"

From It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding): But even the president of the United States Sometimes must have to stand naked

And if my thought-dreams could be seen They’d probably put my head in a guillotine

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