Bob Dylan’s 1965 classic “Like a Rolling Stone,” which is without a doubt one of the greatest rock songs ever recorded, was for the first time given an official music video last month, when Israeli startup Interlude transformed it into a boundary-breaking interactive experience.
Now, Time has voted it the best music video of the year, beating the likes of Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’ and Kanye West’s ‘Black Skinhead’. The video, directed by Israeli YouTube sensation Vania Heymann and utilizing Interlude technology, offers 16 surfable “channels” featuring various TV personalities, including Dylan himself, all “singing” the Dylan track.
Time said: “It’s impossible to name a more immersive, inventive or plain-old fun music video released this year.”
The video’s channels include a cooking show, a news program, a video of Dylan playing ”Like a Rolling Stone” in 1966 and comedian Drew Kerry of The Price Is Right.
The video coincides with the release of Bob Dylan’s “The Complete Album Collection Volume 1” CD, a colossal box set encompassing the entire official discography of the American songwriter-performer, with 41 official albums, including 14 newly remastered titles.
Dylan is currently in Europe for a broad tour, which will end at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He last performed there in 1966, just before he crashed his 500cc Triumph Tiger 100 motorcycle on a road near his home in Woodstock, New York, which ultimately kept him off the road for eight years.
Founded by Israeli musician and self-proclaimed tech geek Yoni Bloch, Interlude has previously created interactive videos for companies like Intel, Subaru and Mac.