August 2: Bob Dylan: 5th recording session for Highway 61 Revisited in 1965

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August 2: Bob Dylan: 5th recording session for Highway 61 Revisited in 1965

“I never wanted to write topical songs,…. Have you heard my last two records, Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61? It’s all there. That’s the real Dylan.”
~Bob Dylan (to Frances Taylor – Aug 1965)

“Highway 61 Revisited is the product of a series of recording session in which Dylan is performing at his peak, pure creativeness, sheer intensity, inspired by and pulling forth equivalent performances from the musicians around him. Whichever way he turns, something new and remarkable happens.”
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan Performing Artist I: The Early Years 1960-1973)

Studio A
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
2 August 1965
The 5th Highway 61 Revisited session, produced by Bob Johnston

….sessions resumed at Studio A on August 2. “Highway 61 Revisited”, “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”, “Queen Jane Approximately”, and “Ballad of a Thin Man” were recorded successfully and masters were selected for the album.
  1. Highway 61 Revisited
  2. Highway 61 Revisited
  3. Highway 61 Revisited
  4. Highway 61 Revisited
  5. Highway 61 Revisited
  6. Highway 61 Revisited
    Released 30 August 2005 – The Bootleg series Vol. 7. No Direction Home: The soundtrack
  7. Highway 61 Revisited
  8. Highway 61 Revisited
  9. Highway 61 Revisited
  10.  Highway 61 Revisited
  11. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  12. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  13. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  14. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  15. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  16. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  17. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  18. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  19. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  20. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  21. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  22. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  23. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  24. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  25. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  26. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  27. Queen Jane Approximately
  28. Queen Jane Approximately
  29. Queen Jane Approximately
  30. Queen Jane Approximately
  31. Queen Jane Approximately
  32. Queen Jane Approximately
  33. Queen Jane Approximately
    ..is an underrated song, modest in what it tries to do lyrically and musically, brilliant in what it achieves.
    ~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan Performing Artist I: The Early Years 1960-1973)
  34. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  35. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  36. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  37. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  38. Desolation Row
  39. Desolation Row
  40. Desolation Row
  41. Desolation Row
  42. Desolation Row

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Recorded 8.00 pm – 3:30 am.

Musicians:

  • Bob Dylan (guitar, piano, harmonica, vocal)
  • Mike Bloomfield (guitar)
  • Paul Griffin (piano)
  • Frank Owens (piano)
  • Bobby Gregg (drums)
  • Sam Lay (drums)
  • Harvey Goldstein (bass)
  • Al Kooper (organ)

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5 thoughts on “August 2: Bob Dylan: 5th recording session for Highway 61 Revisited in 1965”

  1. GREAT SONG!! best live version for me is the one from TORONTO 10 th january 1974 well worth tracking down

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