- Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica); Al Gorgone, John Hammond, Jr., Bruce Langhorne, Kenneth Rankin (guitar); Paul Griffin, Frank Owens (piano); William E. Lee, Joseph Macho, Jr., John Sebastian (bass); Bobby Gregg (drums).
- Recorded at Columbia Recording Studios, New York, New York in January 1965. Includes liner notes by Bob Dylan.
- Howls of rage greeted Bob Dylan as he presented the world with rock music--he was roundly booed at both the Newport Folk Festival and the Royal Albert Hall. Yet here is one of those moments of cross-influence that changed the course of popular music. BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME gave Dylan an audience on a plate; it was a massive breakthrough. An album of two different sides, acoustic (his past) and electric (his future), it contains milestones in the blues-rockers "Maggie's Farm" and "Subterranean Home Sick Blues," the future Byrds hit "Mr. Tambourine Man," and the transcendently poetic "It's Alright, Ma." You can debate the "is it folk or is it rock" argument forever. It's merely Dylan at one of his many peaks.
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.106) - Ranked #31 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Dylan amplifies his cryptic, confrontational songwriting with guitar lighting and galloping drums..."
NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #48 in NME's list of the "Greatest Albums Of All Time."