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If you could buy only one "deluxe" edition, which one?
BS 8 Tell Tale Signs (3 CDs) 36%  36%  [ 37 ]
BS 10 Another Self Portrait (4 CDs) 6%  6%  [ 6 ]
BS 11 Basement Tapes Complete (6 CDs) 18%  18%  [ 18 ]
BS 12 Cutting Edge (6 CDs) 12%  12%  [ 12 ]
1966 Live Recordings (36 CDs) 12%  12%  [ 12 ]
BS 13 Trouble No More (9 CDs) 17%  17%  [ 17 ]
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PostPosted: Wed November 15th, 2017, 19:45 GMT 

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Pick one.


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PostPosted: Wed November 15th, 2017, 19:48 GMT 
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Cutting Edge. Would be a total no-brainer if it weren't for the treasures from the basement... But 1965-'66... I can't even.


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PostPosted: Wed November 15th, 2017, 19:57 GMT 
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The Basement Tapes, by a whisker over the Live 66 box.

All that stuff in the poll is essential though.


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PostPosted: Wed November 15th, 2017, 20:00 GMT 
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Although I own them all. Tell Tale Signs is the essential one!


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PostPosted: Wed November 15th, 2017, 21:34 GMT 

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tell signs wins...
but Trouble No More gets the #2 spot easily


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PostPosted: Wed November 15th, 2017, 22:13 GMT 

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Trouble No More because of recency bias.


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PostPosted: Wed November 15th, 2017, 22:16 GMT 
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Is the 3cd version of TTS really that much more essential than the 2cd - compared to, say, the 6cd Basement Tapes versus the 2cd version?


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PostPosted: Wed November 15th, 2017, 22:20 GMT 
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Tell Tale Signs is the easy pick for me. The only one I consistently go back to.


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PostPosted: Wed November 15th, 2017, 23:36 GMT 
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Good heavens this is tough. I'm inclined to Trouble No More because it's the only scenario where the 2CD just bypasses entire swaths of the collection. Cutting Edge is a close second, though, since I think they only picked the best version maybe 50% of the time on the Best Of. Basement Tapes is also a contender, but the resulting 2CD album plays weirdly well as a final artifact (like Tell Tale Signs).


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PostPosted: Thu November 16th, 2017, 00:26 GMT 

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The 1966 Live Recordings for me.

The Basement Tapes Complete would be my second choice, The Cutting Edge my third.


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PostPosted: Thu November 16th, 2017, 01:07 GMT 
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Trouble No More and Tell Tale Signs... depending on my mood, the priority may change.

Never bothered with any of the others in the poll.


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PostPosted: Thu November 16th, 2017, 01:26 GMT 
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Untrodden Path wrote:
Never bothered with any of the others in the poll.

WHAT?!?!


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PostPosted: Thu November 16th, 2017, 02:32 GMT 
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It depends on whether I assume that I own the 2 CD versions.

Assuming that I do, then Trouble No More is a fairly easy pick because the difference between the standard and the deluxe editions is so huge.

Assuming that I dont, then its got to be TCE, because 1965/1966.


BT/ASP are well represented on the 2 CD versions and while I love TTS, the deluxe only gives me one extra CD.


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PostPosted: Thu November 16th, 2017, 06:33 GMT 
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TTS
I bought the 2CD version when it came out in 2008. And for almost ten years now I've been thinking I should have gone for the deluxe set.


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PostPosted: Thu November 16th, 2017, 08:45 GMT 

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Cutting edge following directly Tell tale signs and Trouble no more.


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PostPosted: Thu November 16th, 2017, 09:58 GMT 
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I have the de-luxe version of The Cutting Edge and the 36 CD set of 1966 Live recordings. However, if I had the opportunity to go back in time and the set was realistically priced I'd have chosen Tell Tale Signs if I could only buy one set! I thought that for just one extra CD and a load of add ons it was a bit OTT pricewise.


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PostPosted: Thu November 16th, 2017, 10:10 GMT 

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Basement Tapes every time.

Tell Tale Signs and Cutting Edge close behind, with an honourable mention for Another Self Portrait.

Too soon to say about Trouble No More.


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PostPosted: Thu November 16th, 2017, 11:01 GMT 
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Tough call! I went with the Cutting Edge. Incredible insight into Dylan's recording process and, for me, there are so many golden moments in the 18CD set compared to the 6CD set, let alone the 2CD sampler. Still waiting on my deluxe Trouble No More, so perhaps I'll have a change of heart.

I'm quite surprised to see so many votes for Tell Tale Signs. I love that BS set and it's one of my most played, but as far as I am concerned, most of the essential material is on the first two discs. Curious to hear why people voted for this one, very much open to opinions about the quality of the third disc, but just haven't considered the it a huge addition to the first two of TTS myself


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PostPosted: Thu November 16th, 2017, 12:02 GMT 

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Jack Donohue 93 wrote:
Tough call! I went with the Cutting Edge. Incredible insight into Dylan's recording process and, for me, there are so many golden moments in the 18CD set compared to the 6CD set, let alone the 2CD sampler. Still waiting on my deluxe Trouble No More, so perhaps I'll have a change of heart.

I'm quite surprised to see so many votes for Tell Tale Signs. I love that BS set and it's one of my most played, but as far as I am concerned, most of the essential material is on the first two discs. Curious to hear why people voted for this one, very much open to opinions about the quality of the third disc, but just haven't considered the it a huge addition to the first two of TTS myself


I agree. Tale Tale Signs is a magnificent release, but the 'deluxe' version only offers one extra CD, but at a price an order of magnitude greater than the two-CD version. This amounts to nothing more than a rip-off, unless, like myself, one was lucky enough to avail of the brief window when the 'deluxe' TTS was downloadable from Googleplay and iTunes.

I opted for Trouble No More in the poll, as it greatly appeals to me, but I can also see the logic of those who opt for Cutting Edge, the Basements and others, because the deluxe versions, like TNM, offer a genuine broadening of their musical eras at a proportionate price.


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PostPosted: Thu November 16th, 2017, 13:07 GMT 
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Difficult decision between the "Cutting Edge" and "1966 Live" but I think I would go to the live one.
I prefere Bob 60's songs live than recorded.


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PostPosted: Thu November 16th, 2017, 13:29 GMT 
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difficult for me to vote as I´ve only heard once or twice most of these, but I´m very surprised to see Tell tale signs on number 1.

I think people are voting for the whole release, while the way I understood the question is to choose the best deluxe version, as opposed to the standard version. So judging for which of them is it more worth getting the whole package instead of the 2 CD version. Under this light I assume the answer would be quite different, as there is no way that the extra CD on Tell tale signs (good as it is) adds more value to the release than getting the full 6 CDs of Basement tapes stuff, for instance


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PostPosted: Thu November 16th, 2017, 13:39 GMT 
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Well, the only one I have bought so far is the Basement Tapes, I'm thinking about getting the Gospel "Deluxe' set so it would be my 2nd choice. I love TTS but don't really need to own the 3rd disc, I've heard it, It is good & all, But not worth the difference in price from the 2 disc set.


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PostPosted: Thu November 16th, 2017, 21:25 GMT 

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If the 18-disc Cutting Edge set were a choice, that would be my pick (I never bothered to compare it with the 6- or 2-disc set). I just received the most recent deluxe set a couple of days ago and have yet to listen to it. So leaving that out for now, I would go with Basement Tapes after the 18-disc Cutting Edge...grave


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PostPosted: Fri November 17th, 2017, 00:32 GMT 

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I'll make a pitch for the least popular one here, Another Self Portrait. The Isle of Wight show is utterly unique and fantastic, and this is the only way to get it (legally). So if the assumption of the poll is that buying the deluxe box is the only way to get all the content, I might just choose ASP. And the remixed version of the original Self Portrait makes a great coaster!


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PostPosted: Fri November 17th, 2017, 00:37 GMT 
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gibsona07 wrote:
Is the 3cd version of TTS really that much more essential than the 2cd - compared to, say, the 6cd Basement Tapes versus the 2cd version?



Hear, hear! My thoughts exactly. While TTS is my favorite since 1-3, that third disc just doesn't compare to the extra four in the basement.


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