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Mono Mixes
source: Mono vinyl LPs

Disc one
Like a Rolling Stone
Tombstone Blues
It Takes a Lot to Laugh
From a Buick 6
Ballad of a Thin Man
Queen Jane Approximately
Highway 61 Revisited
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Desolation Row
Positively 4th street
Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window
Disc two
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Pledging My Time
Visions of Johanna
One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)
I Want You
Stuck Inside of Mobile
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
Just Like a Woman
Most Likely You Go Your Way
Temporary Like Achilles
Absolutely Sweet Marie
4th Time Around
Obviously Five Believers
Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
Thanks to Gil Lamont for scans
This one defies explanation. It's definitely not a bootleg. Nor is it pirated in the truest sense of the term, because the mono versions are not now offered to the public. Once upon a time, there was no such thing as stereo. All releases were mono. As stereo began to come into its own in the early 1960s, it became the practice to release two versions of each title. One mono, one stereo. Sometimes there were incredible differences in the two mixes, other than just the stereo channel. As a rule of thumb, most Dylan mono/stereo releases were not that different from one another. To some audiophiles, some of these tracks might prove mildly entertaining. However, those are the folks that usually have a high end turn table along with the original mono release. So... who to market this to? Only the completeists.
© 2002 Craig Pinkerton Bobsboots.com
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Source / Venue:
Taken from mono vinyl LP 

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Gold Standard / HM313 / BN 339


Quality:  9-10 stars

Bob's Boots ref  #   BB-m35

Notes from Gil:
Sound quality I give a 9. The pressings used were quite 
clean. Only drawbacks are two: 
1. The disc labeled Blonde on Blonde is actually the Highway 61 disc, possibly reflected in its catalogue number of HM - 313. (The disc labeled Highway 61 is actually the Blonde on Blonde disc, possibly reflected in *its* catalogue number of BN - 339.) 

2. Desolation Row runs about 11 seconds into the index for Positively 4th Street. 

These are the U.K. mono mixes. Probably the same as the U.S. for Highway 61, but Blonde on Blonde is an earlier mix than the U.S. mono, probably sent by mistake. For more details on the differences, see the excellent The Record That Can't Be Set Straight.

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