Bob Dylan never made a video for "Like a Rolling Stone" -- like he did for "Subterranean Homesick Blues" -- so you would think at this point it's better left alone.
Any video made now would have to be mind-blowingly awesome. Well, here it is (watch here).
To coincide with the release of The Complete Album Collection Volume 1, Interactive Video has created a video that makes the song universal and never has to be watched the same way twice. As the song plays, viewers can toggle between 16 channels of people ranging from Drew Carey and Danny Brown to ShopTV hosts and weathermen lip-synching the song. The cumulative effect is stunning.
Yoni Bloch, founder and CEO of Interlude, the company that provided the technology, went into knowing full well what was at stake.
"As a musician myself, I can’t imagine a more thrilling project to be a part of than helping create the first video for ‘Like a Rolling Stone.' The song has repeatedly been voted the No. 1 Greatest Song of All Time by Rolling Stone, and is generally regarded as revolutionary, influencing both artists and popular music around the world. Like the song, we hope Interlude will inspire creative professionals everywhere to develop new and unique ways to tell stories through video.”
The video accompanies The Complete Album Collection Volume 1, a 47-CD boxed set containing 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 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 The Bob Dylan Bootleg Series App was also just released, featuring over 500 pieces of rare and historical content.