Just like The Beatles, and any other recording artist of the '60s, Bob Dylan had his albums mixed for mono during most of the decade. It wasn't until the end of the '60s that the shift towards stereo-only mixes took precedence. On this handsome nine-disc box, we get Mr Zimmerman's first eight albums remastered in mono and housed in mini-LP replica sleeves.
Classic releases? Uh, yeah. There's his 1962 debut, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin', Another Side Of Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisted, Blonde On Blonde, John Wesley Harding. Yep, we'd call those classics.
Whether it's straight-up folk or rough-and-tumble rock 'n' roll, the sound is punchy, direct, intimate and absorbing. Listen and ye shall be reborn.