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September 9th, 1965: And Now a Six-Minute Trek Through Dylan-Land

And Now a Six-Minute Trek Through Dylan-Land

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August 14th, 1965 - Penny Valentine of Disc Weekly reviewed Bob Dylan's recently released track, "Like A Rolling Stone", the lead single from his album Highway 61 Revisited. Check out our review of the album here.

And now comes this slightly monotonous, very long Dylan record completely away from the Dylan we know and love or hate – depending on taste.

Two weeks after the release of "Like A Rolling Stone", Valentine had this to say of the track:

HERE IT IS, then! That six-minute trek through Dylan-land. A very way-out one at that.

When he did "Subterranean" I thought he was having a good laugh at us all. Then came "Maggie's Farm" which at least was understandable. And now comes this slightly monotonous, very long Dylan record completely away from the Dylan we know and love or hate – depending on taste.

Accompanied by a huge massed army of strings, guitar and organ, I really wouldn't like to say what will happen to this as far as the chart goes. Interesting though.

Flip is from his LP, "Gates Of Eden".

In 2011, Rolling Stone Magazine would declare the track "The Greatest Song of All Time".

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