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PostPosted: Mon September 15th, 2014, 19:20 GMT 
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Just wanted to ask somebody to give their own list of anywhere from 5 to 10 of their favorite Dylan tunes that don't get much adoration and discussion as some other songs in the Dylan catalogue, but that you may equally Love as much as any other. I'm sure we all got songs like that.

So here's mine. Really I'm listing these in no particular order, but I'll number them just for readability's sake.

1. Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight - Infidels
2. Trust Yourself - Empire Burlesque
3. Precious Memories - Knocked Out Loaded
4. Lily of the West - Dylan (Dylan '73)
5. Alberta #1 - Self Portrait (maybe it's not underrated with the release of Another Self Portrait, and the reevaluation of that album, but it was)
6. I Forgot More (Than You'll Ever Know About Her) - Self Portrait
7. Watered Down Love - Shot of Love (The Album version is less than spectacular, but he absolutely KILLS IT on the Avignon show, and it's a masterpiece)
8. I Feel A Change Comin' On - Together Through Life (I don't know if this gets overlooked or not, but nevertheless I love it, and I'm saying so LOL)
9. Ninety Miles An Hour Down A Dead End Street - Down in the Groove
10. Soon After Midnight - Tempest (I Love this song, people always seem to be discussing other stuff from the album, but this is probably my favorite)




I realize that a list like this has probably been done before. Hence I added the 2014 to the title hope nobody minds. I just felt like discussing it.


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PostPosted: Mon September 15th, 2014, 19:51 GMT 
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I feel like "You Wanna Ramble" is one of the few actually underrated Dylan tracks. It's simple, and when Dylan does simple, people tend to think he's lazy. But it's one of the most effective uses of his backing singers, especially at that time. Like "Shake Shake Mama", it seems created to be played live, so it's weird that he never did. Had it been, I think the song would be much more respected.


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PostPosted: Mon September 15th, 2014, 20:55 GMT 

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1. Solid Rock- I know it was on Biograph, so whoever was in charge thought it worthy, but it's often overlooked. Tight, thundering locomotive beat. A heckuva rocker.
2. Billy- prob. Because there so many of them, but the first one I felt should have been included in some of those best of collections they peal off every other year. Good tune, capturing that dusty southwestern texture perfectly.
3. Oxford Town- the guitar tuning sounds like fiddle.The happy melody belies its dark subject matter.
4. From A Buick 6- great blues rock tune; hilarious lyrics, great fun.
5. Queen Jane Approximatley- great example of the piano/organ sound of mid 60s Dylan. This is a perfect example for copyists of that Dylan style.
6. Your Gonna Make Me Lonesome When you Go- ozone of the finest songs on Blood on the Tracks. A rare middle eight. A great, lovely song.


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PostPosted: Mon September 15th, 2014, 21:01 GMT 
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Warren Peace wrote:
I feel like "You Wanna Ramble" is one of the few actually underrated Dylan tracks. It's simple, and when Dylan does simple, people tend to think he's lazy. But it's one of the most effective uses of his backing singers, especially at that time. Like "Shake Shake Mama", it seems created to be played live, so it's weird that he never did. Had it been, I think the song would be much more respected.


Good shout Warren. "You Wanna Ramble" is one of only 3 songs on Knocked Out Loaded that I Like, and I think it gets the album off to a lively start. I always enjoy listening to that.


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PostPosted: Mon September 15th, 2014, 21:03 GMT 
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Mark Loveland wrote:
1. Solid Rock- I know it was on Biograph, so whoever was in charge thought it worthy, but it's often overlooked. Tight, thundering locomotive beat. A heckuva rocker.
2. Billy- prob. Because there so many of them, but the first one I felt should have been included in some of those best of collections they peal off every other year. Good tune, capturing that dusty southwestern texture perfectly.
3. Oxford Town- the guitar tuning sounds like fiddle.The happy melody belies its dark subject matter.
4. From A Buick 6- great blues rock tune; hilarious lyrics, great fun.
5. Queen Jane Approximatley- great example of the piano/organ sound of mid 60s Dylan. This is a perfect example for copyists of that Dylan style.
6. Your Gonna Make Me Lonesome When you Go- ozone of the finest songs on Blood on the Tracks. A rare middle eight. A great, lovely song.


I don't know how underrated all of these are, I wouldn't think anything on Blood on the Tracks is underrated really because the album is so beloved all around, but if these fall under the banner of underrated I certainly Love them as well. Solid Rock is definitely a good tune from the Gospel era, and The latter 4 songs are all great stuff.


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PostPosted: Mon September 15th, 2014, 21:05 GMT 
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Here's a few of mine..

Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart
Trouble
Emotionally Yours
Cat's In The Well
When Did You Leave Heaven
The Boxer (from SP, Bob duet with Bob.. love it!)
New Pony
Angelina
Seven Curses


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PostPosted: Mon September 15th, 2014, 21:15 GMT 
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Queen Jane
Precious Angel( the music is sublime. always have loved this one)
Big Yellow Taxi
I Don't Believe You(She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
I Shall Be Free
On the Road Again(frogs inside my socks :D )

just a few off the top of my head.


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PostPosted: Mon September 15th, 2014, 21:29 GMT 

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7. Political World- To me, one of the best openers to an album. Especially as "Oh Mercy" arrived, in my opinion, after a long dry period. Cool spooky opening with guitar/dobro...and then that precise, persistent percussion, interrupted with neat guitar breaks. Totally under rated track.


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PostPosted: Mon September 15th, 2014, 21:39 GMT 
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Good one^^

Forgot about Oh, Mercy

And add Everything is Broken!


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PostPosted: Mon September 15th, 2014, 21:43 GMT 

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Yea, Everything is broken. When they had that Dylan 30th concert, I hoped that they billed John Fogerty to do that song. Didn't happen of course, but I think he should do it sometime.


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PostPosted: Tue September 16th, 2014, 00:53 GMT 
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Dark Eyes
Where Are You Tonight (Journey Through Dark Heat)
To Be Alone With You
I Feel a Change Comin' On


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PostPosted: Tue September 16th, 2014, 00:59 GMT 

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I rarely listen to Planet Waves, so I always enjoy Dirge when I stumble upon it.


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PostPosted: Tue September 16th, 2014, 01:08 GMT 
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Jack Donohue 93 wrote:
Dark Eyes
Where Are You Tonight (Journey Through Dark Heat)

To Be Alone With You
I Feel a Change Comin' On


Add to my list


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PostPosted: Tue September 16th, 2014, 02:00 GMT 
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It would be Never Say Goodbye on Planet Waves, for me. I'm right there with you on Ninety Miles an Hour, Everything is Broken & On The Road Again.


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PostPosted: Tue September 16th, 2014, 04:37 GMT 
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^The Op and I must have similar tastes. My recent favourites have been 'Lily of the West' and 'I forgot more'. 'Ninety miles' is very potent and 'Precious memories' is a gem on an underrated 80's album which also includes the magnificent 'Under Your Spell'. 'Soon After Midnight' is simply an unheralded masterpiece.

I'm also crazy about underrated classics such as 'Covenant Woman', 'Main Title Theme', 'Wigwam', 'New pony', 'No Time to Think' (the rest of Street legal), and probably about 100 others.


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PostPosted: Tue September 16th, 2014, 08:13 GMT 
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Tin Angel
Dreamin' Of You
Not Dark Yet
Blood In My Eyes
Born In Time
Shooting Star
License To Kill
Every Grain Of Sand
Is Your Love In Vain


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PostPosted: Tue September 16th, 2014, 09:10 GMT 
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DaniArrow wrote:
Tin Angel
Dreamin' Of You
Not Dark Yet
Blood In My Eyes
Born In Time
Shooting Star
License To Kill
Every Grain Of Sand
Is Your Love In Vain


How is any one of those underrated??? Not by me, anyway....

As for favorites:
I Feel A Change Comin' On
I And I
Ring Them Bells
Most Of The Time
Standing In The Doorway (always)


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PostPosted: Tue September 16th, 2014, 12:25 GMT 
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Mr Bojangles is the one song that I found the most interesting this year, I think. Love Brombergs version, too.


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PostPosted: Tue September 16th, 2014, 13:23 GMT 
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In my time of dyin
North Country blues
Seven curses
Spanish harlem incident
Tell me
Heart of mine
Property of jesus
New Pony
Never Say Goodbye
Up to me


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PostPosted: Tue September 16th, 2014, 16:59 GMT 

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Sweetheart Like You
Long and Wasted Years
What Good Am I?
Maggie's Farm (Newport 65 version)
Jokerman (Letterman version)
Pay In Blood (Heard It Through the Grapevine minor key version)


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PostPosted: Tue September 16th, 2014, 17:06 GMT 
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Life Is Hard is one of my favorites of this latest period in his career but it seems to rarely get mentioned. Great song.


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PostPosted: Tue September 16th, 2014, 17:11 GMT 

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Life Is Hard is one of my favorites of this latest period in his career but it seems to rarely get mentioned. Great song.



I just mentioned the fact that song would work great in the new live show! I agree, it's amazing.


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PostPosted: Tue September 16th, 2014, 18:41 GMT 
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Winter Light wrote:
^The Op and I must have similar tastes. My recent favourites have been 'Lily of the West' and 'I forgot more'. 'Ninety miles' is very potent and 'Precious memories' is a gem on an underrated 80's album which also includes the magnificent 'Under Your Spell'. 'Soon After Midnight' is simply an unheralded masterpiece.

I'm also crazy about underrated classics such as 'Covenant Woman', 'Main Title Theme', 'Wigwam', 'New pony', 'No Time to Think' (the rest of Street legal), and probably about 100 others.


We do definitely have similar tastes. Covenant Woman is one of my favorites off of Saved as well, and I think the entire Street Legal album is underrated by most. It's right up there with the best of his work for me personally, and gets repeated listens in my house.

I always did like "Winterlude" on the New Morning album as well. Just because it's a pleasant little song, and that's all it's meant to be. Not an overly deep song where you have to wonder what he's trying to say. All he's saying is Winterlude this dude thinks you're Grand :)


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PostPosted: Tue September 16th, 2014, 19:33 GMT 
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SirDogg wrote:
The Boxer (from SP, Bob duet with Bob.. love it!)


This! I absolutely adore it. Way better than the original. I also quite like "Big Yellow Taxi" on Dylan... In this I fear I might be alone.

And I don't know if this counts as underrated because Freewheelin' is so universally embraced, but "Down the Highway" is one of the top tracks on that album for me, certainly no filler.


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PostPosted: Tue September 16th, 2014, 22:21 GMT 
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Songs I really like I feel people don't use to like so much

Tight connection to mny heart
When the night comes falling from the sky
Sweetheart like You
Trouble
Baby, stop crying
4th time around
If dogs run free
Million miles

And perhaps the whole MTV Unplugged album


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