Bob Dylan - Good As I Been to You Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD

Bob Dylan - Good As I Been to You Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD

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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
Sourced from the Original Master Tapes
Presented in Audiophile Sound for the First Time
Strictly Limited to 2,500 Numbered Copies
Mobile Fidelity’s Hybrid SACD Plays with Arresting Clarity and Detail

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, housed in mini-LP-style packaging, and strictly limited to 2,500 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD 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. This is the very first time this title has been available on an audiophile-quality reissue. ong 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).

  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’

UPC: 196588612725