The Best Of The Original Mono Recordings

4 out of 5

$9.46

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Description

2010 collection that contains the best tracks culled from the mono editions of his first eight albums. This release compiles the best of Dylan’s early recordings as they were originally meant to be heard: in mono. 15 tracks.

Reviews

  1. Mr. Contrarian

    This is a most welcome album. Finally, mono digital recordings of Bob Dylan’s early songs! And an excellent selection of songs too; covering every phase of his output up through the album JOHN WESLEY HARDING. Almost every song here is a better digital recording than you will get anywhere else (except of course the full mono albums themselves). One of the rare exceptions, actually, is also one of the bigger disappointments. This mono version of “Like A Rolling Stone” does not compare well with the version on the, now out of print, DCC release of HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED, which was remastered, in stereo, in the early 1990s by Steve Hoffman. That stereo version of “Like A Rolling Stone” crackles with power. It is clear, crisp, and overwhelming. This mono version is more average; not bad, just average. I did not actually expect this to be the case, so have now listened to both versions, back to back, twice at home and twice in my car. Steve Hoffman’s stereo version wins, and it is not even close.Okay, so that’s the bad news. The good news is that every other song here is better in mono. In the case of “Mr. Tambourine Man” this is particularly true. It has never been better! The mono version makes the stereo version sound primitive. The recording is smooth and steady, with Dylan’s singing warm and clear. Bravo!Every Dylan fan will want this disc — unless they are buying the entire mono box set.P.S. I do not have a copy of the 2003 remastering of “Like A Rolling Stone.” Thus cannot compare to this mono.

  2. Mary T. Ricci

    This is a most welcome album. Finally, mono digital recordings of Bob Dylan’s early songs! And an excellent selection of songs too; covering every phase of his output up through the album JOHN WESLEY HARDING. Almost every song here is a better digital recording than you will get anywhere else (except of course the full mono albums themselves). One of the rare exceptions, actually, is also one of the bigger disappointments. This mono version of “Like A Rolling Stone” does not compare well with the version on the, now out of print, DCC release of HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED, which was remastered, in stereo, in the early 1990s by Steve Hoffman. That stereo version of “Like A Rolling Stone” crackles with power. It is clear, crisp, and overwhelming. This mono version is more average; not bad, just average. I did not actually expect this to be the case, so have now listened to both versions, back to back, twice at home and twice in my car. Steve Hoffman’s stereo version wins, and it is not even close.Okay, so that’s the bad news. The good news is that every other song here is better in mono. In the case of “Mr. Tambourine Man” this is particularly true. It has never been better! The mono version makes the stereo version sound primitive. The recording is smooth and steady, with Dylan’s singing warm and clear. Bravo!Every Dylan fan will want this disc — unless they are buying the entire mono box set.P.S. I do not have a copy of the 2003 remastering of “Like A Rolling Stone.” Thus cannot compare to this mono.

  3. Mummy

    As described 🍃

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