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  • HoriZon 6 Jul 2010 17:52:31 13,529 posts
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    I would say 'The Best of Bob Dylan' is my fave album.


    Song is All Along the Watchtower but the version from the BSG Season 3 finale! ;)

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  • dutchspeededup 6 Jul 2010 18:10:21 4,390 posts
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    Shelter from the Storm from Blood on the Tracks.
  • BanjoMan 6 Jul 2010 18:20:50 13,730 posts
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    I think 'best of...' albums don't really do Dylan justice, as they take the songs completely out of context. Each album had a real story behind it. While writing and recording John Wesley Harding, for example, he reportedly listen to nothing but pre-war American folk and read nothing but New Testament. Interesting way of shaping the songwriting process.

    Personally, Basement Tapes is the one for me because throughout those tapes you can hear he's teaching The Band everything they needed to know to become the incredible artists they briefly were. For their first two albums, at least.

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  • UncleLou Moderator 6 Jul 2010 18:28:21 35,507 posts
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    Yeah - can't stand "Best of" albums at all, myself, and it's all the worse when a musician has been active for decades - they just lack the coherence of real albums.

    You also miss all the gems that would never make it onto such an album, of course, and that often turn out to be personal favourites.
  • Drpwnage 6 Jul 2010 18:49:30 687 posts
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    Simple Twist of Fate: Blood on the Tracks, or Visions of Johanna: Blonde on Blonde or..........

    My favourite version of All Along the Watchtower is from Before the Flood when Dylan was travelling and performing with the band part of Bob Dylan and The Band.

    Agree best of albums don't do artists justice, Bob Dylan especially.
  • matt6666 6 Jul 2010 18:54:26 2,620 posts
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    Think Knockin On Heavens Door is the best popular record in history tbh..
  • DUFFMAN5 6 Jul 2010 19:00:06 14,577 posts
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    Lou
    Re best of, the 2 Columbia Dylan ones actually are diverse, so a new fan could do a lot worse than to start with those. I would also suggest the bootleg series and boots themselves. I have around 30 spread across vinyl and cd. As well as all the commercial releases (of course) they really add to the Dylan cannon/story. I would also suggest:
    Bringing it all back home: 1967 (featuring the sublime Love minus zero and It's all over now, baby blue)
    Desire: 1975 (Hurricane and One More cup of coffee)
    Time out of mind: 1997 (Love Sick and Not Dark Yet)
    Traveling Wilburys Vol 1 and 3

    "Duffman the grey is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • matt6666 6 Jul 2010 19:02:21 2,620 posts
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    Hardcore
  • Jeepers 6 Jul 2010 19:35:57 13,175 posts
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    Drpwnage wrote:
    Simple Twist of Fate: Blood on the Tracks

    Either this ^^ or Don't Think Twice, It's Alright for me.

    Got me hankering to listen to some Dylan now.
  • Tom_Servo 24 May 2011 18:05:27 17,544 posts
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    Happy 70th Bob!

    Man, imagine if he read EG
  • Jeepers 24 May 2011 18:10:16 13,175 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Happy 70th Bob!

    Man, imagine if he read EG

    There's some evidence he does.
  • Deleted user 24 May 2011 18:12:17
    Hehe, was thinking that over the weekend when I re-watched a host of stuff on BBC4 (the documentaties that were first shown a couple of years back). A very interesting watch.

    iplayer link for anyone that's interested:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0074sgb/Arena_Bob_Dylan_No_Direction_Home_Part_1/
  • Youthist 24 May 2011 18:25:09 10,010 posts
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    Thread needs more DM saying he is over-rated and shit......

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • kalel 24 May 2011 18:26:31 86,962 posts
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    Coolest Jew ever.
  • Trafford 24 May 2011 19:14:52 5,739 posts
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    Favourite album,Another Side of Bob Dylan ,maybe.

    So many great tracks, I rather name 3 cool ones.
    If not for You
    Wigwam
    Man gave name to all the Animals.

  • UncleLou Moderator 24 May 2011 19:22:22 35,507 posts
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    Jeepers wrote:
    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Happy 70th Bob!

    Man, imagine if he read EG

    There's some evidence he does.

    :D
  • morriss 24 May 2011 19:23:26 70,942 posts
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    Boots of Spanish Leather

    The Freewheelin'
  • redcrayon 24 May 2011 19:24:53 4,552 posts
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    Song- World War III blues.

    Album- Modern Times .

    Yeah, yeah, I'll get my coat.
  • coastal 24 May 2011 19:30:55 5,382 posts
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    Nothing wrong with Modern Times. Bob Voice v3?
    I'd to see him again - anyone know if he's coming to the UK?

    I saw him at Glasto a few years ago. Hate to say it but it was a duffer. Bon Jovi soft rock versions of his songs were apparently the order of the day. Bastard. Play it the way I want, traitorboy.

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    £78, two day gig.

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  • caligari 24 May 2011 19:33:47 17,024 posts
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    Leonard Cohen > Bob Dylan.
  • Tom_Servo 24 May 2011 19:38:33 17,544 posts
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    I've been loving Ballad of a Thin Man recently.
  • morriss 24 May 2011 19:42:08 70,942 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    Leonard Cohen > Bob Dylan.
    Not really. Close, though.
  • UncleLou Moderator 24 May 2011 19:45:13 35,507 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    I've been loving Ballad of a Thin Man recently.

    Great song. I have that with "As I went out one morning" atm, a song I hadn't really cared about before.
  • UncleLou Moderator 24 May 2011 19:47:37 35,507 posts
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    Oh, and Charlie Brown, 1971. :)
  • CharlieStCloud 24 May 2011 19:47:59 5,202 posts
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    Bob Dylan's Dream

    How many a year has passed and gone
    And many a gamble has been lost and won
    And many a road taken by many a friend
    And each one Iíve never seen again


    One of the few songs that can make me cry...
  • localnotail 24 May 2011 19:57:36 23,093 posts
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    Like a Rolling Stone. With a strong affection for Queen Jane Approximately.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Deleted user 24 May 2011 19:58:27
    cozeny wrote:
    John Wesley Harding & Visions of Johanna/As I Went Out One Morning

    answer hasn't changed
  • coastal 24 May 2011 21:51:31 5,382 posts
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    Cohen's definitely up there. His lyrics have meaning.
    There is a crack, a crack in everything
    That's how the light gets in.


    Bob's been a bit of rascal, saying all his lyrics are made up.

    Anyway, gideon coe's show on radio 6 is a bob special. covers & live sessions.

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  • Deleted user 24 May 2011 22:19:33
    I don't know about my favourite Dylan song, but the first one I heard was Maggie's Farm. At the time I was a terrible teen rock fan (Iron Maiden! Megadeth!) and my best mates older brother was playing it on the stereo and I assumed it was some odd dude singing about the Thatcher and it was totally contemporary.

    I guess that explains the laughter when I was all 'cool song' and all that. :-/

  • QotSAfan 24 May 2011 23:04:54 1,687 posts
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    Youthist wrote:
    Thread needs more DM saying he is over-rated and shit......
    I can do this. I fucking detest Dylan. He is over-rated and shit.
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