To coincide with Bob Dylan’s The Complete Album Collection Volume 1 on Columbia/Legacy Recordings an interactive video has been released for his 1965 classic Like A Rolling Stone, a song that has never had an official music video, until now, half-century later.
Interactive videos seem to be the latest fad and this one features out-takes of TV channel programmes which will be more familiar to American TV viewers and channel surfers. They have all been cleverly lip-synced to make it appear as though they are singing Like A Rolling Stone. Needless to say the channels and footage add a sense of irony to the song as Dylan sings about “having to be scrounging for your next meal” and living on the street as a TV chef demonstrates her next creation, or a glamorous model raves about the latest fashion accessory…it all adds up. The clever bit is that no two people will engage with the video in the same way twice.
The Complete Album Collection Volume 1, from Columbia/Legacy Recordings is a 47-CD boxed set which contains 35 studio titles (including the first-ever North American release of 1973’s Dylan album on CD); 6 live albums; the 2-CD Side Tracks, which compiles in one set previously released non-album singles, tracks from the original Biograph boxed-set and other compilations; a deluxe-bound hardcover book featuring new album-by-album liner notes from famed author Clinton Heylin and a new introduction by noted journalist and television personality Bill Flanagan. This project is also available as a limited-edition harmonica-shaped USB stick containing all the music, in both MP3 and FLAC lossless formats. The Bob Dylan Bootleg Series App was also just released, featuring over 500 pieces of rare and historical content.
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