Offered for sale is a rare mono 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 mono first pressing, with matrix numbers ending in -1B/1D.
This copy is a rare true mono pressing, as many mono copies of this LP were mispressed and actually play in stereo. True mono copies can be identified by the number beginning with “XLP” on the label.
The cover is VG++, with a bit of wear at the corners.
The record, with the original 360° sound labels, is M-.
The poster measures 33″x22″ and is M-, with no holes or tears.
A nice copy of a terrific LP and clean copy of an LP that’s difficult to find in mono.
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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