Offered for sale is a stereo first pressing of the 1967 LP Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits by Bob Dylan, including the original shrink wrap and poster.
About this copy: This copy of Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits is an original stereo first pressing, with matrix numbers ending in -1C/1D.
The cover is M-. The wrap is fully intact except for tears at the top and bottom of the right edge. There is a hype sticker attached to the wrap that says, “Contains Giant Full Color Dylan Wall Poster.”
The record, with the original 360° Sound labels, is VG++ on side one, with a couple of faint inaudible marks. Side two is M-.
There are no spindle marks on the labels; the record may be unplayed.
The poster measures 33″x22″ and is M-, with no holes or tears. There is trace wear at the folds.
A nice copy of a terrific LP and the first original pressing we’ve had in a while.
Bob Dylan took some time off after releasing Blonde on Blonde in 1966, largely because he was recovering from a motorcycle accident. Columbia records took advantage of his time off by releasing his first compilation LP, Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits. While the album was originally issued in both mono and stereo, the mono pressings were only available for about a year before being deleted with all other mono titles in Columbia’s catalog in early 1968.
Arriving in 1967, Greatest Hits does an excellent job of summarizing Dylan’s best-known songs from his first seven albums. At just ten songs, it’s a little brief, and the song selection may be a little predictable, but that’s actually not a bad thing, since this provides a nice sampler for the curious and casual listener, as it boasts standards from “Blowin’ in the Wind” to “Like a Rolling Stone.”
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