Annotation

Bob Dylan also performed police car on this album.


Also part of the 10-cd box set The Bob Dylan 60's Collection, catalog number 88697 51773 2, with these discs:

Bob Dylan (disc id) | Live at The Gaslight 1962 (disc id) | The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (disc id) | The Times They Are A-Changin' (disc id) | Another Side of Bob Dylan (disc id) | Bringing It All Back Home (disc id) | Highway 61 Revisited (disc id) | Blonde on Blonde (disc id) | John Wesley Harding (disc id) | Nashville Skyline (disc id)

Part of the SACD Limited edition hybrid set with these discs:
Bringing It All Back Home | Blood on the Tracks |Blonde on Blonde (disc 1) |Blonde on Blonde (disc 2) |Another Side of Bob Dylan |Desire | Highway 61 Revisited |Infidels |John Wesley Harding |"Love and Theft" |Nashville Skyline |Oh Mercy |Planet Waves |Slow Train Coming |Street Legal |The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

Release with catalog # 88697594202 is part of a box set with Blonde on Blonde. The individual disc has catalog # 512351 2 and barcode 5099751235125.

Annotation last modified on 2012-04-03 03:17 UTC.

Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Highway 61 Revisited (mono)12" Vinyl9
  • US1965-08-30
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)CL 2389[none]
Highway 61 Revisited12" Vinyl9
CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)SBPG 62572[none]
Highway 61 Revisited12" Vinyl9
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)CS 9189[none]
Highway 61 RevisitedCD9
CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)CDCBS 62572[none]
Highway 61 RevisitedCD9
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)CK 9189074640918926
Highway 61 RevisitedCD9
  • AT1988-03-16
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)460953 25099746095321
Highway 61 RevisitedCD9
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)460953 25099746095321
Highway 61 RevisitedCD9
CBS/Sony (imprint used in Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia 1968–1991; also used in Spain until 1997)RCD 008 25099700000828
Highway 61 Revisited (manufactured in Japan)CD9
  • US1992-04-30
DCC Compact ClassicsGZS-1021010963102123
Highway 61 Revisited (manufactured in US)CD9
  • US1992-04-30
DCC Compact ClassicsGZS-1021010963102123
Highway 61 RevisitedCD9
Sony Music Media506055 25099750605523
Highway 61 RevisitedSACD9
  • GB2003-09-15
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)512351 65099751235163
Highway 61 RevisitedHybrid SACD (CD layer) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, 2 channels)9 + 9
  • US2003-09-16
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)CH 90324827969032466
Highway 61 Revisited (2003 European reissue; "Bob Dylan Revisited"/"The Reissue Series"; "Nice price")CD9
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)COL 512351 25099751235125
Highway 61 RevisitedCD9
  • GB2004-03-29
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)512351 25099751235125
Highway 61 RevisitedCD9
  • US2004-06-01
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)CK 92399827969239926
Highway 61 RevisitedDigital Media9
  • XW2004-06-01
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)827969239926
Highway 61 Revisited (carbon neutral entertainment packaging)CD9
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)88697123142886971231427
Highway 61 RevisitedCD9
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified)88697594202886975942022
Highway 61 Revisited (2010 mono version)Digital Media9
  • US2010-10-19
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)884977782646
Highway 61 RevisitedBlu-spec CD9
  • JP2013-08-30
Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint)SICP 300274547366189940
Highway 61 Revisited (mono)12" Vinyl9
  • XE2015-11-27
Legacy (Legacy Recordings), Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)88875146301, CL 2389888751463011
Highway 61 RevisitedHybrid SACD (CD layer) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, 2 channels)9 + 9
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDSACD 2124821797212465
Highway 61 Revisited (Mono version)Hybrid SACD (CD layer) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer)9 + 9
  • US2017-11-17
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDSACD 2182821797218269
Highway 61 RevisitedCD9Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)WCK-918907464091892
Highway 61 RevisitedCD9CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)CDCBS 625725099706257226
Highway 61 RevisitedCD9Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)460953 25099746095321
Promotion
Highway 61 RevisitedCD9
CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)CDDEA 22255099700222527

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:Like a Rolling Stone
covers:Uncut: Highway 61 Revisited Revisited by Various Artists
included in:2cd: Highway 61 Revisited / Blonde on Blonde
Highway 61 Revisited & John Wesley Harding
Limited Edition Catalog Box Set
The Bob Dylan 60’s Collection
The Complete Album Collection, Volume 1
The Complete Album Collection: The 60’s
The Original Mono Recordings
part of:Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 4) (order: 4)
Absolute Radio's The 100 Collection (number: 9) (order: 9)
The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever (number: 11) (order: 11)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 18) (order: 18)
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2005 edition) (order: 53)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/3986 [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/z2f9 [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/bob_dylan/highway_61_revisited/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000189730 [info]
Wikidata:Q217211 [info]

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There's been so much written and said about each and every one of Bob Dylan's albums that it's all too easy to wind-up lost in the vast, labyrinthine myths surrounding them. One of the biggest is the whole shock-of-the-new deal, otherwise known as the day the earth stood still when Dylan picked up a Stratocaster. It seems ludicrous now that there could be so much ballyhoo over his decision to play some tunes with a rock group, especially when, even by the standards of the day, it was fairly innocuous rock music at that.

Still, escaping fundamentalists from whatever cult they belong to is no bad thing, and it was a newly-liberated Dylan, just days after his controversial appearance at Newport, who recorded Highway 61 Revisited with a rock band in tow. This is the point where Dylan planted both feet firmly on the ground that had been partially turned on 1965's Bringing It All Back Home, and started digging in. It's easy to overlook the testy brilliance of "Like A Rolling Stone "on account of its having been part of the musical furniture for the last forty years. Yet the fresh air and fresh ideas, whistling alongside Al Kooper's soaring organ lines, all add up to this being a 100% classic with one of the great cutting vocal performances to date.

Though comparatively muted at an instrumental level, the "Ballad Of A Thin Man" is no less mordant and biting a put-down. Not all imagery tucked up inside those increasingly florid lyrics plays well but there's no mistaking the attitude jumping out of every last syllable. The abrasive scrape of his voice meets its match on the boisterous shuffle of "Tombstone Blues" with a spectacular guitar break from Mike Bloomfield ahead of the penultimate verse.

To these ears at least, Dylan works best when he's at his most concise. Though the purists may find sanctuary in the acoustic-only eleven minute-long "Desolation Row", and regard any dissention as sacrilege, such verbosity drags slightly upon an invigorating collection of songs which takes things at a brisk pace.