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Like A Rolling Stone Indeed: Bob Dylan's Magnum Opus

By Published: June 2, 2005

Marcus' acknowledgments included the observation that he's been writing this book since he first heard "Like A Rolling Stone. It's true that he captures probably every sensation he's experienced with the tune, except perhaps that rhapsodic afterglow that is so familiar to the true music lover when he or she has finished a listening session. Perhaps Greil simply needs to listen to this recording one more time, then allow it to ring in the silence afterward, much as its first appearance forty years ago, set off a sequence of events that continues to this day, even if you don't see it all that clearly, or hear it all that loudly, all the time.

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