Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan

9 07 2010

Listened: Friday July 2

The dirty slush and VW bus in the cover photo of Freewheelin’ makes the shot perfectly iconic to me, more so than the James-Dean-like jacket everyone always references. This was the first Bob Dylan album I owned, which I think was very appropriate. I acquired this album when I was about the same age as Bob was when he recorded it.

The classics are all here – Blowin in the Wind, Girl From The North Country, Masters Of War, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall – great songs, but I really love Bob Dylan’s Dream. It’s a beautiful nostalgia-laced portrait of being young, blissfully ignorant, with nothing more important to do than just hang out with your friends, and how soon you realize that time is gone forever. I feel the ache of time passing every time I hear it.



One response

14 02 2011
Bright Eyes – Digital Ash in a Digital Urn « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] Bright Eyes is one of those guys who you can only deal with when you’re young. His lyrics capture a young person’s angst quite well, but the whiny singing hasn’t aged well for me. Though maybe some years ago someone said the same thing about Bob Dylan! […]

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