I've never stopped listening to Blood On The Tracks and Blonde On Blonde since I first discovered those two. After I heard those, I was a Dylan fan for life. Those records are so great that I knew I must be missing tons of other stuff, so I started skipping all over the place chronologically trying to find the best other Dylan stuff. I guess back in those days, I was still looking for "hits" and didn't have the resource of the Internet to help me research records. I think the next one I fell in love with was Nashville Skyline. It was released in 1969. I loved the way Dylan had thrown everyone a curve ball with that record. People were definitely not expecting a "country" album from him at that time, and that's exactly why he made one. It turned out to be another great record.
After hearing all of those, I finally made it backwards to Highway 61 Revisited. I probably found it because it has "Like A Rolling Stone" on it. When I found that one, I could not stop listening to it. There was a time when I made a point of listening to that album every day when I first woke up. I did that for six months! Every single day for six months, I listened to Highway 61 Revisited as soon as I woke up. It changed my life, I tell ya! Highway 61 Revisited is about as near-perfect an album as I've ever heard. If I had to pick one Dylan album that everyone should own, that would be it.
The thing is, Highway 61 Revisited is all electric except for "Desolation Row." So I can't recommend it as an acoustic Dylan album because it's not, but I still say it's the most essential Dylan record. If you're willing to take a chance on it even though it's not acoustic, I don't see how you could possibly be disappointed.
All of this leads me to recommend Bringing It All Back Home to you. The reason I'm recommending it, is because it's half electric and half acoustic. It is the "transition" Dylan album just before Highway 61 Revisited. On Bringing It All Back Home you will get your dose of acoustic Dylan, while also getting a preview of what was to come with Highway 61 Revisited. So get Bringing It All Back Home. You'll love the acoustic stuff and it just might peak your curiosity about Highway 61 Revisited.