Words And Music By Bob Dylan
Rare & Collectible Vinyl Records


Words And Music By Bob Dylan
1969 US Original Santa Maria Pressing, Inked Promo Stamp On Rear. Vinyl And Jacket In EX Condition. Produced By Ron Richards. "This Is The Most Controversial Album In The Hollies' Entire Output. Graham Nash Claimed He Quit Over The Decision To Record It, And Critics Hated It. And On Its Face, This Is All Understandable -- The Hollies' Distinctive High Harmony Singing And British Beat Sound Were Not A Natural Fit With Bob Dylan's Songs, With Their Mix Of Earthy Sensibilities And Raw Musicality. With One Possible Exception, The Songs Here Are Not Presented In Their Ideal Forms, But That Doesn't Explain The Hostility With Which The Album Was Greeted, Until One Remembers The Reverence In Which Dylan Was Held At The Time And The Hollies' Status As A Pop/rock Group. In Many Critics' Eyes, The Hollies Cutting An Album Of Dylan Songs Was Only A Step Removed From Herman's Hermits Recording One. The Album Has Virtues, Including Allan Clarke's Powerful Lead Vocals And The Soaring Harmonies Of Terry Sylvester And Tony Hicks, Along With Hicks' Lively And Inventive Guitar Contributions To The Album. The Overblown, Orchestrated Version Of "Blowin' In The Wind" May Be The Worst Version Of That Song Ever Cut, Though "Quit Your Lowdown Ways" Is Well-sung And Even Better Played, With Some Superb Rockabilly-style Acoustic Guitar Courtesy Of Hicks. "All I Really Want To Do" Has Superb Singing And A Strange Marimba Accompaniment That Somehow Works. And Then There Is "My Back Pages," The Best Track On The Album And The Only One That Sounds The Way The Hollies Of Old Would've, Loose And Flowing, With Beautiful Acoustic Guitar At Its Center And A Reed Orchestra Accompanying The Band." AMG - Bruce Eder.

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  • Artist: Hollies
  • Genre: Rock
  • Type: Used - LP
  • Label: Epic
  • Catalog ID: BN 26447
  • Condition:
    Very Good Plus (VG+)
    Very Good Plus (VG+)
  • Country ID: US
  • SKU: 178216

Track List

A1 When The Ship Comes In 2:40
A2 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight 3:24
A3 I Want You 2:12
A4 This Wheel's On Fire 2:52
A5 I Shall Be Released 3:23
A6 Blowin' In The Wind 4:06
B1 Quit Your Lowdown Ways 2:41
B2 Just Like A Woman 4:01
B3 The Times They Are A-Changin' 3:14
B4 All I Really Want To Do 2:22
B5 My Back Pages 2:57
B6 The Mighty Quinn 2:26