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Released: January 13, 1964

Rating: 3.877 (average of 13 ratings)

Genre: folk rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. The Times They Are A-Changin’ [3:15]
  2. Ballad of Hollis Brown [5:06]
  3. With God on Our Side [7:08]
  4. One Too Many Mornings [2:41]
  5. North Country Blues [4:35]
  6. Only a Pawn in Their Game [3:33]
  7. Boots of Spanish Leather [4:40]
  8. When the Ship Comes In [3:18]
  9. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll [5:48]
  10. Restless Farewell [5:32]

All songs written by Bob Dylan.


sales in U.S. only ½ million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 2 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 20
peak on U.K. album chart 20


  • The Times They Are A-Changin’ (3/25/65) #9 UK

The Times They Are A-Changin’
Bob Dylan
“If The Times They Are a-Changin' isn't a marked step forward from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, even if it is his first collection of all originals, it's nevertheless a fine collection all the same. It isn't as rich as Freewheelin', and Dylan has tempered his sense of humor considerably, choosing to concentrate on social protests in the style of Blowin' in the Wind. With the title track, he wrote an anthem that nearly equaled that song, and With God on Our Side and Only a Pawn in Their Game are nearly as good, while Ballad of Hollis Brown and The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll are remarkably skilled re-castings of contemporary tales of injustice. His absurdity is missed, but he makes up for it with the wonderful One Too Many Mornings and Boots of Spanish Leather, two lovely classics. If there are a couple of songs that don't achieve the level of the aforementioned songs, that speaks more to the quality of those songs than the weakness of the remainder of the record. And that's also true of the album itself — yes, it pales next to its predecessor, but it's terrific by any other standard” (Erlewine).

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Last updated March 31, 2008.