Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding original 1967 stereo LP

$60.00

An original 1967 stereo pressing of John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan.

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Description

Offered for sale is an original 1967 stereo pressing of John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan.

About this copy: This copy of John Wesley Harding is an original U.S. pressing on the Columbia 360° label.

The cover is VG+ with a bit of ring wear on the back cover.

The disc is M- and looks to have only been played once or twice.

A beautiful copy of a terrific LP.

Background: Originally released in late 1967, John Wesley Harding was Bob Dylan’s eighth studio LP and offers a retreat from the rock sound of his previous three albums.  It’s best remembered today for the original version of “All Along the Watchtower,” a song later made famous by Jimi Hendrix.

The album sold well, reaching #2 on the U.S. charts and reaching #1 in the UK.

Allmusic.com gave John Wesley Harding a 5 star review:

Bob Dylan returned from exile with John Wesley Harding, a quiet, country-tinged album that split dramatically from his previous three. A calm, reflective album, John Wesley Harding strips away all of the wilder tendencies of Dylan’s rock albums — even the then-unreleased Basement Tapes he made the previous year — but it isn’t a return to his folk roots. … Although the lyrics are somewhat enigmatic, the music is simple, direct, and melodic, providing a touchstone for the country-rock revolution that swept through rock in the late ’60s.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
CS 9604
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in