"Desolation Row" is a 1965 song written and sung by Bob Dylan. It was recorded on August 4, 1965 and released as the closing track of Dylan's sixth studio album, HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED. It has been noted for its length (11:21) and surreal lyrics in which Dylan weaves characters from history, fiction, the Bible and his own invention into a series of vignettes that suggest entropy and urban chaos.
"Desolation Row" is often ranked as one of Dylan's greatest compositions.
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1965. see Bob Dylan Collector's Series.