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  CH 90321
  Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
  "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan"

Bob Dylan
Track listing:
  1. Blowin' in the Wind
2. Girl from the North Country
3. Masters of War
4. Down the Highway
5. Bob Dylan's Blues
6. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
7. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
8. Bob Dylan's Dream
9. Oxford Town
10. Talking World War III Blues
11. Corrine, Corrina
12. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
13. I Shall Be Free
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  See also CXH 90615

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Review by mukkachukka January 20, 2005 (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Well, by now, we've all heard the old cliche, "It sounds like he's really in the room when I listen to this SACD!" And for this release, it's true. Any fan of Dylan's will remember how awful the sound was on the old Columbia reissues. They make up for that in spades with the Dylan SACDs. This was Dylan's first great album and features many of his classic folk tunes. The harmonica just jumps out of the speakers on this disc. Listen to "Girl Of The North Country" and you will be amazed by the warmth and clarity. I gave 4 and one-half stars on the sonics, only because there still is just a tiny bit of hiss, and for the fact that I believe that too many SACDs here are given 5-star ratings. That being said, this SACD is well worth your hard-earned money!

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Review by bublitchki January 21, 2005 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Certainly a wonderful album, and a magnificently-recorded one to boot (I even kind of like the weird image placement), but the SACD, good as it sounds, is not in the class of the old Columbia stereo LPs ('70s pressings).

On a good vinyl system, everything is larger in scale than on the SACD. I take this to be a digitally-related flaw, since it's common to all SACD's and CD's I've heard, even the best of them.

That said, compared to other digital issues of this album (basically, the original CD), the SACD is wonderful, as are all the Dylan releases.

For a totally different look at the sound of this album, you might want to give the Sundazed mono LP reissue a try. The sound is far less bright and peaky--it "errs" on the side of neutrality--and the mono image is far more natural than the ditzy stereo.

A monumental album--one of Dylan's very best--in whatever form.

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Review by JW August 29, 2004 (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
A few short lines this time: It struck me that the imaging is a bit peculiar: voice dead center, acoustic guitar to the right and mouth harp (harmonica) left, inside speaker. The effect is like Dylan has split himself into three parts. The guy is called Dylan and not Houdini right ?

Nice sound though.


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