“Bringing It All Back Home” Turns 50
Bob Dylan released his fifth album, “Bringing It All Back Home”, 50 years ago today in 1965. It’s an amazing work for it’s time, recorded by the 23 year-old Dylan over three days in January of that year. One track, “Maggie’s Farm”, was recorded in one take. “Home” is also a landmark album for Dylan, as it marks his first “electric” recordings. One half of the album is electric, the other acoustic. It was also Dylan’s most popular album yet, reaching #6 on the Billboard albums chart (his first Top 10) release. The single “Subterranean Homesick Blues” also was his first charting single to date, reaching #39 on the Billboard singles chart. In 2003, Rolling Stone named it #31 on it’s list of the greatest albums of all time. I will be featuring it on my show Monday, 12-4 PM CST at http://uicradio.org/ . I hope you can join me!