Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. stereo pressing of Bob Dylan’s self-titled Bob Dylan LP.
While the shrink wrap has been removed, the record is still sealed in the original plastic inner sleeve.
About this copy: This copy of Bob Dylan is a 1965 pressing of an album that was originally released in 1962.
This is technically a third pressing, with 360° Sound on the labels written in white.
As the record is still sealed in the original inner sleeve, the disc is presumably new and unplayed.
The cover is M-. The perforated seal on the inner sleeve is fully intact.
Side 1: XSM 55621-1A
Side 2: XSM 55622-1L
An absolutely gorgeous copy of a classic Dylan LP, and one that’s quite hard to find in stereo as an early pressing. It’s likely to be your final upgrade.
Background: Bob Dylan’s 1962 debut got the attention of a few critics, but didn’t do much in the way of sales until later in the decade when he became somewhat more famous. The first album consisted mostly of cover tunes; it wasn’t until his next album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, that he started to record mostly self-penned material.
Bob Dylan went almost unnoticed upon the original release in 1962, though it did reach #13 on the UK charts, likely after he had success with later efforts.
While this album has been available in stereo for decades, early stereo copies, such as this one, are actually considerably rarer than their mono counterparts. In the mid-1960s, the vast majority of records sold were in mono, making this early stereo pressing somewhat scarce, particularly in this condition.
Allmusic.com gave Bob Dylan a 4 star review:
Bob Dylan’s first album is a lot like the debut albums by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones — a sterling effort, outclassing most, if not all, of what came before it in the genre, but similarly eclipsed by the artist’s own subsequent efforts. … Within a year of its release, Dylan, initially in tandem with young folk/protest singers like Peter, Paul & Mary and Phil Ochs, would alter the boundaries of that revival beyond recognition, but this album marked the pinnacle of that earlier phase, before it was overshadowed by this artist’s more ambitious subsequent work. In that regard, the two original songs here serve as the bridge between Dylan’s stylistic roots, as delineated on this album, and the more powerful and daringly original work that followed.
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