The Times They Are A-Changin'

Lilith Records
Release date
27 May 2014
Running length
10 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Times They Are a-Changin' 3:01 583,857
2 The Ballad of Hollis Brown 5:06 19,720
3 With God On Our Side 7:06 105,820
4 One Too Many Mornings 2:37 119,097
5 North Country Blues 4:31 78,552
6 Only a Pawn In Their Game 3:29 78,168
7 Boots of Spanish Leather 5:47 103,438
8 When the Ship Comes In 2:54 98,600
9 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll 5:45 80,334
10 Restless Farewell 5:32 67,064

About this album

The Times They Are a-Changin’ is singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s third studio album, released in January 1964 by Columbia Records.

Produced by Tom Wilson, it is the singer-songwriter’s first collection to feature only original compositions. The album consists mostly of stark, sparsely-arranged story songs concerning issues such as racism, poverty, and social change. The title track is one of Dylan’s most famous; many felt that it captured the spirit of social and political upheaval that characterized the 1960s.

Some critics and fans were not quite as taken with the album as a whole, relative to his previous work, for its lack of humor or musical diversity. Still, The Times They Are a-Changin’ entered the United States chart at twenty, eventually going gold, and belatedly reaching four in the United Kingdom in 1965.

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  • JohnnyMath

    My favorite Dylans album and my favorite album ever

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • benshen11

    lonesome death of hattie carroll is simply perfect. Not saying that it's the best song he his, but it couldn't be any better within itself.

    30 Mar 2013 Reply
  • FernandoVGP

    Meu favorito!

    10 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Lord_Kur

    it's basically brilliant throughout. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll puts it over the top

    6 Oct 2012 Reply
  • ralfsu

    Has grown on me a lot over the years. I used to dismiss it.

    9 Feb 2012 Reply

    You might enjoy this cover of Knockin On Heavens Door

    27 Nov 2011 Reply
  • AsILayFleecing

    I'm not sure I'll ever hear something that will top this album. My absolute favorite.

    31 Oct 2011 Reply
  • haloedeyes

    sorely underrated

    20 Sep 2011 Reply
  • rimmel_

    I love this album

    27 Aug 2011 Reply
  • KovSauce

    Better than Freewheelin'

    2 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Akayz7

    Oh yeah. This is as good as it gets. :)

    30 May 2011 Reply
  • kissesneverdie

    I just bought this album, had I known it existed I would have purchased it earlier.

    24 Apr 2011 Reply
  • bonvivi

    one of the best album of all time.. (in my opinion) :)

    22 Feb 2011 Reply
  • madcap11

    my favourite Dylan album [2]

    1 Feb 2011 Reply
  • ubermenschean

    Dylan at his most pessimistic (besides Masters of War, that one takes the cake entirely). I think it is enjoyable but I find that Highway 61, Blood on the Tracks, Blonde on Blonde, etc. are better, personally.

    18 Nov 2010 Reply
  • dontsagemebro

    a true classic album and i think the title track will always have a special place in my heart.

    16 Nov 2010 Reply
  • ohitshawaii

    Just wrote my paper on the track "The Times They Are A-Changin'". :)

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
  • nbb333

    Dylan's most haunting album. Each song is perfectly executed. Amazing

    8 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Unorthodox

    My favorite album of Dylan's. Every moment of it beginning to end is amazing. I remember my sophomore year of high school my favorite teacher had a poster of this album cover on his classroom wall. That's when I checked it out. So glad he hung that poster up =)

    1 Feb 2010 Reply
  • squiggins

    Just rediscovering this one a bit lately... So stark, really has a unique feel in his catalog. This is the one that most sounds like it comes from a far distant past. Which is ironic, given the subject matter of the title song.

    13 Jan 2010 Reply
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