Masterpiece Reviews: Bob Dylan – “Blonde On Blonde”

On today's episode, we're celebrating the Nobel Prize winner's timeless double album

Welcome to the latest edition of Masterpiece Reviews. Once again, we’ve thrown on our favorite velvet robe, turned up the fire, and are here to regale you with stories of the greatest and most classic albums of all time. It’s a fresh, new perspective on why these albums are filed under “M” for masterpiece.

For its 50th anniversary, we’re celebrating Bob Dylan’s 1966 release, Blonde on Blonde. The Nobel Prize winner began recording the album in October of 1965 in New York City, only two months after releasing another classic, Highway 61 Revisited. When recording sessions in NYC didn’t go as planned, producer Bob Johnston suggested they complete it in Nashville.

The move worked, and with the help of guitarist Robbie Robertson, keyboardist Al Kooper, and local Nashville musicians, Dylan ended up with one of the first double albums in rock. Featuring “Just Like A Woman”, “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35”, and “Visions of Johanna”, Blonde on Blonde would go on to be certified double platinum and is widely considered the bard’s best work.

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