July 30: Bob Dylan: 4th recording session for Highway 61 Revisited 1965

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July 30: Bob Dylan: 4th recording session for Highway 61 Revisited 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)

“Dylan had not only changed his sound, but his persona, trading the folk troubadour for a streetwise, cynical hipster. Throughout the album, he embraces druggy, surreal imagery, which can either have a sense of menace or beauty, and the music reflects that, jumping between soothing melodies to hard, bluesy rock. And that is the most revolutionary thing about Highway 61 Revisited — it proved that rock & roll needn’t be collegiate and tame in order to be literate, poetic, and complex.”
~Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com)

Wikipedia:
On July 30, Dylan and his band returned to Studio A and recorded three songs. A master take of “From a Buick 6” was recorded and later included on the final album, but most of the session was devoted to “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?” Dylan was unsatisfied with the results and set the song aside for a later date; it was eventually re-recorded with the Hawks in October.

Studio A
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
30 July 1965
The 4th Highway 61 Revisited session, produced by Bob Johnston.

  • Bob Dylan (guitar, piano, harmonica, vocal)
  • Mike Bloomfield (guitar)
  • Paul Griffin (piano)
  • Bobby Gregg (drums)
  • Russ Savakus (bass)
  • Harvey Goldstein (bass)
  • Arthur ? (piano)
  • Al Kooper (organ)

Recorded 2:30 – 5:30 pm, 7-10 pm.

Songs:

  1. From A Buick 6
  2. From A Buick 6
  3. From A Buick 6
    Released on: Highway 61 Revisited (Japanese version)
  4. From A Buick 6
    Released on: Highway 61 Revisited, 30 August 1965

  5. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  6. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  7. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  8. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  9. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  10. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  11. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  12. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  13. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  14. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  15. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  16. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  17. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  18. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  19. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  20. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  21. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  22. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  23. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  24. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  25. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
    mistakenly released as Positively Fourth Street on single, September 1965. (could not find this anywhere!)
  26. Desolation Row
    Released on: The Bootleg Series Vol 7. No Direction Home: The Soundtrack, 30 August 2005

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