Desolation Row (track) by Bob Dylan
Desolation Row appears on the following album(s) by Bob Dylan:
- Highway 61 Revisited (track #9) (this album) (1965)
- The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert (track #5) (1998)
- The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (track #22) (2005)
- MTV Unplugged (track #7) (1995)
- The Original Mono Recordings (track #67) (2010)
- The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert (track #5) (2016)
- The 1966 Live Recordings (track #5) (compilation) (2016)
- The 1966 Live Recordings (track #20) (compilation) (2016)
- The 1966 Live Recordings (track #36) (compilation) (2016)
- The 1966 Live Recordings (track #50) (compilation) (2016)
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I find this song tiresome....He must have been reading too much modernist literature ( proust , etc) ..yes the world is falling apart and corrupt and you need a new consciousness to see the world the way it really is..science and religion won't help you ( a gross generalization) Dylan came to these conclusions from books..while other people such as gay people who are thrown outside of society from the day they are born without role models. they have to construct an objective map of the world naked..by the time they finish high school or college, they lived through everything he got from books..through six or seven didactic verses he slogs through clumsy metaphors trying to communicate something profound that only he as the teacher/preacher can give you....nothing new here
Replace the harmonica solo with a guitar solo and I would give this 90.
One of the best songs ever. The lyrics, the guitar play, the feels!
Bob Dylan's best song.
Quite possibly the best lyrics ever written.
Amazaing, beautiful, staggering, masterpiece
What a masterpiece
I heard this album for the first time yesterday! It changed my view on sixties music and Bob Dylan! This is the perfect ending to this and any album!
Me at the beginning of the song: 11+ minutes? Ugh
Me at the end of the song: T_T this is one of the most beautiful songs ever
What a great way to end this album.