On his third album, Bob Dylan both redefined and expanded his musical palette. Feted as a protest singer, a definition he rejected, he brought new insight to the genre, particularly with “Only A Pawn In Their Game,” in which he paints a wider canvas relating to the murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Dylan’s love songs herein are particularly poignant, their stark acoustic setting enhancing a graphic lyricism. The title song boasts a wonderful ambiguity, managing to be both political and personal, the latter aspect suggesting the changes Dylan would bring to his music. His last album as a folk artist per se, The Times They Are A Changin’ is yet another essential Dylan collection.
|A1||The Times They Are A-Changin’||3:12|
|A2||Ballad Of Hollis Brown||5:03|
|A3||With God On Our Side||7:05|
|A4||One Too Many Mornings||2:38|
|A5||North Country Blues||4:33|
|B1||Only A Pawn In Their Game||3:30|
|B2||Boots Of Spanish Leather||4:38|
|B3||When The Ship Comes In||3:15|
|B4||The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll||5:45|
Solo performer: Bob Dylan (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica). Engineers include: Stan Tonkel, George Kneurr, Peter Dauria. Recorded at Columbia Recording Studio, New York, New York in August -October 1963.