Bob Dylan - Good As I Been to You 180G SuperVinyl LP Numbered Limited Edition 33RPM

Bob Dylan - Good As I Been to You 180G SuperVinyl LP Numbered Limited Edition 33RPM

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Bob Dylan’s First Solo Acoustic Album In Nearly 30 Years Remains An Overlooked Gem: Good As I Been To You Serves As A Prelude To His Celebrated Late-Career Arc
1/2" / 30 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe!
Sourced from the Original Master Tapes and Presented in Audiophile Sound for the First Time!
Mobile Fidelity’s 180g SuperVinyl LP Plays with Riveting Detail!
Strictly Limited to 5,000 Numbered Copies!

Three decades before he released The Philosophy of Modern Song — an insightful book devoted to 66 tunes that both impacted his career and the music world at large — Bob Dylan issued Good As I Been to You. The under-heralded 1992 album, Dylan’s first solo acoustic album in nearly 30 years and first all-covers effort in nearly 20 years, can be seen as a prophetic prelude to what has become the Nobel Laureate’s celebrated late-career arc. It’s also an absorbing continuation of the custom Dylan has embraced since he first picked up a guitar.

Sourced from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI, housed in a Stoughton jacket, and strictly limited to 5,000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's numbered-edition 180g SuperVinyl LP of Good As I Been to You reveals the immediacy, detail, and stripped-down nature of recording sessions that took place in Dylan’s garage studio in California. Simple, raw, and unplugged, the record presents Dylan in peak form — and showcases a diversity of vocal phrasing, soulful chording, harmonica accents, and close-up ambience that on this reissue emerge like never before. As the first-ever audiophile edition of this almost-lost classic, this LP also benefits from SuperVinyl’s extraordinary properties: a nearly inaudible noise floor, superb groove definition, and dead-quiet surfaces among them.

Recorded and mixed by Micajah Ryan, and supervised by Debbie Gold, Good As I Been to You took shape at Dylan’s home shortly after the singer-songwriter completed sessions in Chicago with a full band. Unaccompanied, he again gravitated to existing works — in this case, traditional folk music — and, with Gold serving as a trusted advisor, performed the songs in multiple keys and tempos until he arrived at what he desired. That careful, determined albeit loose, organic approach emanates from this reissue, on which each note, movement, and space come across more directly, fully, and immediately than on the original formats. It helps draw a through-line to Another Side of Bob Dylan (1964) as well as the similarly themed follow-up, World Gone Wrong (1993) and immersive old-world storytelling of Tempest (2012) and Rough and Rowdy Ways (2020).

Well before Dylan made those renowned 21st century LPs, however, he needed to find a way out of a funk that — save for his 1989 collaboration with Daniel Lanois, Oh Mercy — followed him for years. As author Clinton Heylin reported Dylan admitting in 1997: “My influences have not changed — and any time they have done, the music goes off to a wrong place. That’s why I recorded two LPs of old songs, so I could personally get back to the music that’s true for me.”

  1. Frankie & Albert
  2. Jim Jones
  3. Blackjack Davey
  4. Canadee-I-O
  5. Sittin’ on Top of the World
  6. Little Maggie
  7. Hard Times
  8. Step It Up and Go
  9. Tomorrow Night
  10. Arthur McBride
  11. You’re Gonna Quit Me
  12. Diamond Joe
  13. Froggie Went a Courtin’

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