- 27 May 20
57 years ago today, Bob Dylan released his second studio album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, on Columbia Records.
Though it would be a while before the purist folk fascists lost patience, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan already hinted at Dylan's move away from political commentary towards soul-searching introspection.
Of course, ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’, ‘Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall’ and ‘Masters Of War’ became instant protest anthems...
...but the real revelations were elsewhere. The windswept ‘Girl From The North Country’ (subsequently the subject of a duet between Dylan and Johnny Cash), ‘Corrina, Corrina’ and ‘Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right’, established him conclusively as the most defiantly romantic songwriter yet to stalk the earth. And this was just the starter course.
Stream The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan below: