Bringing It All Back Home, Dylan's fifth studio album, was part of a transformation process the singer went through in the 60s. While on the B-side he recorded songs like Mr. Tambourine Man and It's all Over Now, Baby Blue, he was accompanied on the A-side by a band with electrically amplified instruments. The movement from folk to rock, from the figurehead of a counterculture to the self-confident rock artist with surreal, linguistically complex lyrics, was largely regarded as betrayal by his fans. But more than 45 years after its first release, the album still sounds like a prophetic tradition, with the most intrepid and groundbreaking acoustic compositions ever heard.
Although he finally threw the gauntlet over his old fans with the A-side, Bringing It All Back Home became an enormous commercial success including a sold-out world tour. This great album is now number 31 of the 500 best albums of all time (Rolling Stone). In the series of Bob Dylan Mono releases it has now been remastered by Krieg Wunderlich, assisted by Shawn R. Britton.
"With the split into an electrical and an acoustic Page, with fuderweise hits like 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue', 'Mr. Tambourine Man' or 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' counts Bringing ... to the epoch-making Albums of the 1960s. Mono pretends the acoustic songs on pages 3 and 4 well..." (Good Times, April / May 2017)