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PostPosted: Fri November 17th, 2017, 12:35 GMT 

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The idea of the thread is from bloodblondehighwayhome. Thank him about that :D

How do you rank all the Dylan albums, including the outtakes and alternate versions from the albums.

Here's my ranking (Only Ones that I've been familiar with):
1. Blonde on Blonde -She's Your Lover Now and I'll Keep It With Mine would be good for the album, but it's originally perfection, so...
2. Bringing It All Back Home -I'll Keep It with Mine should've really been on the album, but other outtakes not so much.
3. Desire -I don't think the inclusion of its outtakes would've improved the album.
4. Highway 61 Revisited -Positively 4th Street would've improved the album for sure, but it's an absolute classic even in its present form...
5. Another Side of Bob Dylan -I think it's the finest of the three 'original' folk albums of Dylan's, and Mama You Been on My Mind would've been a welcome inclusion. Exclusion of acoustic version of Mr. Tambourine Man was wise move, though.
6. Blood on the Tracks -I think the original is the best, though the 'New York' versions have their own merits.
7. Oh Mercy -It really coulda been as good as BOTT with the inclusion of Series of Dreams and Dignity.
8. Street Legal
9. New Morning
10. Slow Train Coming
11. Shot of Love -You Changed My Life and Need a Woman would've surely improved the album so that it's almost as good as Slow Train Coming in the quality of the songs.
12. Basement Tapes -I have no idea why they left off I Shall Be Released and Mighty Quinn, but other musicians did those songs better.
13. The Times They are a-Changing -I'd put Lay Down Your Weary Tune instead of Spanish Boots.
14. Freewheelin' Bob Dylan -With some additions of the outtakes (Let Me Die in My Footsteps, Rambling, Gambling Willie and Quit Your Low Down Way )and the exclusion of weak talking blues, it could've been much better.
15. Infidels -Blind Willie Mctell is good and Someone's Got a Hold of My Heart is pretty, but I don't care for others.
16. Planet Waves
17. Nashville Skyline
18. Christmas in the Heart
19. John Wesley Harding -I don't know any outtakes from the album.
20. Self Portrait
21. Down in the Groove


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PostPosted: Fri November 17th, 2017, 13:06 GMT 
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I tried to sort the albums I'm familiar with into three categories, levels A-C; I'd never make an attempt at actually ranking them all (because I'm afraid it would tear my heart into pieces).

Level A: In my opinion, the four greatest albums of all time. Nothing can touch these. Nothing. And there are still some fabulous outtakes...
Bringing it All Back Home - Love Is Just A Four Letter Word, If You Gotta Go Go Now, I'll Keep It With Mine, Farewell Angelina
Highway 61 Revisited - Positively Fourth Street, Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
Blonde On Blonde - She's Your Lover Now, Tell Me Momma, plus some very promising sketches like The Painting Of Van Gogh, What Kind Of Friend Is This, Medicine Sunday and Jet Pilot
Blood On The Tracks - Up To Me

Level B: Absolute masterpieces.
Freewheelin' - Let Me Die In My Footsteps, Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues
The Times They Are A-Changin' - Only A Hobo, Seven Curses, Eternal Circle, Lay Down Your Weary Tune
Another Side - Mama, You Been On My Mind
The Basement Tapes - well, er, all the great stuff that wasn't on the 1975 release... :mrgreen:
John Wesley Harding - just give us the friggin' outtakes, Columbia, and we shall see!!
Planet Waves - Nobody 'Cept You (live 1974), Going Going Gone (alternate take)
Desire - Abandoned Love, Golden Loom, maybe Rita May just for fun
Street Legal - I don't really know about the three songs with Helena Springs
Infidels - Blind Willie McTell (electric version), Foot Of Pride, Tell Me
Oh Mercy - Series Of Dreams, Dignity
Time Out Of Mind - Dreamin' Of You, Red River Shore, Things Have Changed
Love & Theft - any outtakes known?
Modern Times - 'Cross The Green Mountain, Tell Ol' Bill
Tempest - any outtakes known?

Level C: Very good albums.
Nashville Skyline - any outtakes known?
New Morning - Time Passes Slowly, When I Paint My Masterpiece (from ASP), George Jackson, Wallflower
Slow Train Coming - Ye Shell Be Changed, Ain't No Man Righteous
Saved - I guess somebody who has listened to the deluxe Trouble No More ought to deal weith the gospel trilogy rather than me...
Shot Of Love - Caribbean Wind (rehearsal), Angelina, acoustic Every Grain Of Sand from BS 1-3
Empire Burlesque - Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart, When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky

Fantastic live albums:
Before The Flood - She Belongs To Me, Ballad Of Hollis Brown, Wedding Song, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, As I Went Out One Morning
Hard Rain - You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go, I Want You, I Pity The Poor Immigrant, Tangled Up In Blue


I have not listened to Budokan and Real Live yet, nor to the albums that have the poorest reputation within Bob's incomparable oeuvre. Hope some bigger experts will pitch in!

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The idea of the thread is from bloodblondehighwayhome. Thank him about that :D

You're very welcome! :D I'm happy to see someone else wasn't as lazy as myself and actually did the thing now... oh, and I'm no "him", I'm a girl. :wink: 8)


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PostPosted: Fri November 17th, 2017, 13:36 GMT 

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bloodblondehighwayhome wrote:
Nashville Skyline - any outtakes known?
I think Living the Blues from Self Portrait is one of the outtakes. And there are also some on Another Self Portrait.
Plus, there's a tape with Johnny Cash where they played One Too Many Mornings and other songs.

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You're very welcome! :D I'm happy to see someone else wasn't as lazy as myself and actually did the thing now... oh, and I'm no "him", I'm a girl. :wink: 8)
Thanks! And...oh, sorry. I didn't know that. Thanks for letting me know!


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PostPosted: Fri November 17th, 2017, 16:44 GMT 
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if you want some of the outtakes, you should check a Thousand Highways. They made a good compilation of the 1969-1971 era (available here: http://thousandhighways.blogspot.co.uk/ ... date=false).

Also, I made a video a while ago that gathers a bunch of that material

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKowdG3Ig_g


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PostPosted: Fri November 17th, 2017, 19:03 GMT 
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Thank you! :) I actually know that video (your channel is so wonderful), and I love the "Yesterday" bootleg. What I meant were some new, unreleased songs that could have elevated Nashville Skyline further, and I think there aren't any, are there? :?: Does "Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance" count? It's definitely fun. Well, and to my mind, he actually put the best versions of the songs on the album back then, so I thought I wouldn't include any alternate versions.


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Thanks! And...oh, sorry. I didn't know that. Thanks for letting me know!


Nevermind, how were you to know? :-) You've got to watch her closely cause - she ain't no man, she's a woman!


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Funny, the idea of ranking Dylan's albums never seriously occurred to me before, even after three decades of closely following his work. But, after the suggestion I couldn't get the idea of doing it out of my brain...thanks a lot! :)

I simply have to ignore a basic premise here: including outtakes. I love outtakes and alternate versions, but I can only evaluate like objects, and too much of an album has to do with sequencing and editing (that which is left off an album contributes to an album, as do the selection of songs that both precede and follow each other). If I was going to consider outtakes, I would tend to favor evaluating periods of productivity (e.g. 1961-1963 vs. 1964-1966 vs. 1967 vs. 1969-1970 vs. 1973-1976 vs. 1978-1981 vs. 1983 vs. 1984-1987 vs. 1988-1990 vs. 1996-1997 and so forth).

I didn't include Dylan (1973) or The Basement Tapes because I consider them both proto-Bootleg Series installments that were never meant to be studio albums and, therefore, play on a different field. They are anthologies of songs that were recorded years before they were released. Dylan would be easier to compare to Another Self Portrait or The Cutting Edge and The Basement Tapes would be worth comparing to The Witmark Demos. Of course, if forced to include these, The Basement Tapes would be alongside one of the albums in my top five.

I also ignored live albums because they simply feel quite different than studio albums. If I was including live albums, Live at the Gaslight 1962 and Live 1966 would be up there with those at #1, Live at Carnegie Hall 1963 would probably sit at #6 alongside John Wesley Harding, Hard Rain and Live 1975 would be in the top ten, and Dylan and the Dead would be at the bottom of any list of Dylan's recorded output.

1] Highway 61 Revisited and Blood on the Tracks
2] "Love & Theft"
3] Bringing It All Back Home
4] Blonde on Blonde
5] Time Out of Mind
6] John Wesley Harding
7] Modern Times
8] Slow Train Coming and Oh Mercy
9] The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and Desire
10] The Times They Are a-Changin'
11] Saved
12] Planet Waves and Street-Legal
13] Nashville Skyline
14] New Morning and Shadows in the Night
15] Good as I Been to You and World Gone Wrong
16] Shot of Love
17] Triplicate
18] Self Portrait
19] Infidels
20] Tempest
21] Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
22] Another Side of Bob Dylan
23] Fallen Angels
24] Bob Dylan
25] Together Through Life
26] Down in the Grove
27] Under the Red Sky
28] Empire Burlesque
29] Knocked Out Loaded
30] Christmas in the Heart


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I like your logic, but would also exclude Pat Garrrett, which is a fine soundtrack but rather lacking as a n "album".

1] Blonde on Blonde
2] Blood on the Tracks
3] "Love & Theft"
4] Highway 61 Revisited
5 Bringing It All Back Home
6] Time Out of Mind
7] John Wesley Harding
8] The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
9] Modern Times
10] World Gone Wrong
11] Triplicate
12] Oh Mercy
13] Desire
14] The Times They Are a-Changin'
15] Shadows in the Night
16] Infidels
17] Tempest
18] Shot of Love
19] Under the Red Sky
20] Together Through Life
21] Planet Waves
22] Nashville Skyline
23] Good as I Been to You
24] Saved
25] Bob Dylan
26] Another Side of Bob Dylan
27] Slow Train Coming
28] New Morning
29] Fallen Angels
30] Christmas in the Heart
31] Knocked Out Loaded
32] Empire Burlesque
33] Self Portrait
34] Street-Legal
35] Down in the Groove


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Voice With Restraint wrote:
I like your logic, but would also exclude Pat Garrrett, which is a fine soundtrack but rather lacking as a n "album".


I understand where you are coming from. But, it does play very well as a musical album without requiring the film to enjoy (e.g. the song sequencing and choice of inclusion is different from what appeared in the film).

I notice that you put Down in the Grove on the bottom of the list. I think there is some terrific singing on that album ("Ninety Miles an Hour Down a Dead End Street" and "Rank Strangers to Me") and I find one of the most maligned songs, "Ugliest Girl in the World" clever and well within the tradition of goofy blues numbers ("Your Feets Too Big," "Take Your Finger Off It," "They're Red Hot")...I even find it endearing. I love Jerry Garcia's guitar work on Silvio and Dylan's interpretation of "Shenandoah." Also, it is that album wherein Dylan seems to have recovered from his mid-1980s "drumbeat headache" that plagues Infidels through Knocked Out Loaded. But, maybe these comments should be held for a Down in the Grove thread?


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I'm aware it's your personal view, Voice With Restraint, but... "Love&Theft" over Highway 61 Revisited, Bringing It All Back Home, Time Out of Mind, John Wesley Harding, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Oh Mercy, Desire, The Times They Are a-Changin, Infidels, Tempest, Planet Waves and Another Side? :shock: :? I'd be glad if you could offer me some sort of, well, "explanation". (Also, I'd really argue that if you were trying to rank the albums - including outtakes - as objectively as possible, as I tried, that is, which is what I had in mind when I made up the topic - H61R, BIABH, JWH, TFBD, Desire and TTTAAC are simply the greater records in terms of importance and influence and, well, genius, aren't they? Sorry if I'm getting on your nerves.)


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bloodblondehighwayhome wrote:
I tried to sort the albums I'm familiar with into three categories, levels A-C; I'd never make an attempt at actually ranking them all (because I'm afraid it would tear my heart into pieces).

Level A: In my opinion, the four greatest albums of all time. Nothing can touch these. Nothing. And there are still some fabulous outtakes...
Bringing it All Back Home - Love Is Just A Four Letter Word, If You Gotta Go Go Now, I'll Keep It With Mine, Farewell Angelina
Highway 61 Revisited - Positively Fourth Street, Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
Blonde On Blonde - She's Your Lover Now, Tell Me Momma, plus some very promising sketches like The Painting Of Van Gogh, What Kind Of Friend Is This, Medicine Sunday and Jet Pilot
Blood On The Tracks - Up To Me


I have not listened to Budokan and Real Live yet, nor to the albums that have the poorest reputation within Bob's incomparable oeuvre. Hope some bigger experts will pitch in!


Experts! Who cares.

I think any sort of vote or survey would come up with your category A, though whether they are all better than anything else in the world ever (VU?) is questionable. But in this ranking game, the fun question is 'what is Bob's fifth best album'? Any of the next dozen are in with a shout depending on taste.

If you don't yet know those you haven't listed, then Bob Dylan (1962), Good as I Been to You and World Gone Wrong will bring you a lot of pleasure. They are well in your category C.


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I have numbered these but the order within each group is a little fluid depending on my mood. However, the groupings are fairly solid for me.

Nearly perfect as is and always excited to listen to them nearly every chance I get:
1] "Love & Theft"
2] Time Out of Mind
3] Christmas In the Heart
4] Tempest
5] Before the Flood
6] Hard Rain
7] At Budakon
8] Real Live
9] Dylan & the Dead
10] Unplugged

Albums worth listening to whenever the opportunity is there (monthly?)
11] Slow Train Coming
12] Oh Mercy
13] Saved
14] Shot of Love
15] Desire
16] Infidels

Albums I enjoy quite a bit when I get around to listening to them:
17] Modern Times
18] Street-Legal
19] Under the Red Sky
20] Knocked Out Loaded
21] Together Through Life
22] Empire Burlesque
23] Down in the Grove
24] Fallen Angels
25] Blood on the Tracks
26] John Wesley Harding
27] Shadows in the Night

Albums I’ll listen to if someone else puts them on but rarely listen to them otherwise
28] New Morning
29] World Gone Wrong
30] Good As I Been to You
31] Planet Waves

Album(s) I don’t yet own but would likely listen to if I had it
32] Triplicate

Albums that I probably will never bother listening to again in this lifetime (or the next) unless Bob re-records them with his present band. In no particular order. (The significant improvements during the NET have rendered these albums to the dustbin of history for me.)
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
The Times They Are a-Changin'
Nashville Skyline
Blonde on Blonde
Highway 61 Revisited
Bringing It All Back Home
Self Portrait
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Another Side of Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

I didn’t rate the Official Bootleg Series… But if I did, numbers 1-3, 8, and 13 would be in the top shelf group. The Live 75 would be with the Live albums above and the rest of them would dwell in the never to be listened to group at the bottom.


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When you add outtakes, the big question is how far up the list do Shot Of Love and Infidels go?
For me, they go waaaay up into the top 10.


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Untrodden Path wrote:
I have numbered these but the order within each group is a little fluid depending on my mood. However, the groupings are fairly solid for me.

I didn’t rate the Official Bootleg Series… But if I did, numbers 1-3, 8, and 13 would be in the top shelf group. The Live 75 would be with the Live albums above and the rest of them would dwell in the never to be listened to group at the bottom.


Path, you have a unique taste among Dylanistas, and I'm always glad to see some variety among the "OMGz Holy Trilogy" type lists.


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The Holy Trilogy being the three gospel albums, correct? :wink:


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1. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
2. Highway 61 Revisited
3. The Times They Are A-Changin'
4. Another Side Of Bob Dylan
5. Blood on the Tracks
6. Bringing It All Back Home
7. World Gone Wrong
8. "Love & Theft"
9. Oh Mercy
10. Blonde On Blonde
11. Time Out Of Mind
12. Infidels

this is too difficult...


I'd have Empire Burlesque, Saved and Self Portrait as my least favorites.


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Untrodden Path wrote:
The Holy Trilogy being the three gospel albums, correct? :wink:


For you and me, and I’m not sure for how many more..... ha


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bloodblondehighwayhome wrote:
I'm aware it's your personal view, Voice With Restraint, but... "Love&Theft" over Highway 61 Revisited, Bringing It All Back Home, Time Out of Mind, John Wesley Harding, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Oh Mercy, Desire, The Times They Are a-Changin, Infidels, Tempest, Planet Waves and Another Side? :shock: :? I'd be glad if you could offer me some sort of, well, "explanation". (Also, I'd really argue that if you were trying to rank the albums - including outtakes - as objectively as possible, as I tried, that is, which is what I had in mind when I made up the topic - H61R, BIABH, JWH, TFBD, Desire and TTTAAC are simply the greater records in terms of importance and influence and, well, genius, aren't they? Sorry if I'm getting on your nerves.)


Not sure any explanation would suffice. I could be swayed by an argument that HWY61, BIABH, Freewheelin' and JWH should rank above 'L&T', but on another day, "L&T' might top the pile. The others you mention are all measureably weaker in my mind. (My mind only, mind you!) If the song choices and production on Infidels, Oh Mercy and TOOM had been different, they could have challenged. Times is too monochrome, Planet Waves and Desire too lightweight (delightfully so,to be sure), while Tempest sounds to me like a great batch of songs that didn't quite come alive in the studio. As for Another Side, there are too many throwaways, as well as one true monstrosity in Plain D.

As for influence, there's a good argument that can be be made for TIMES and HWY61, but influence on whom? To Beethoven's contemporary audience, his 2nd symphony was the most popular, his late string quartets (which many now hold to be his greatest works) almost totally unheard and unknown. I think 'L&T' has influenced me as much as any work of art I've encountered, so that's the influence I've gone with.


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Voice With Restraint wrote:
I like your logic, but would also exclude Pat Garrrett, which is a fine soundtrack but rather lacking as a n "album".


I understand where you are coming from. But, it does play very well as a musical album without requiring the film to enjoy (e.g. the song sequencing and choice of inclusion is different from what appeared in the film).

I notice that you put Down in the Grove on the bottom of the list. I think there is some terrific singing on that album ("Ninety Miles an Hour Down a Dead End Street" and "Rank Strangers to Me") and I find one of the most maligned songs, "Ugliest Girl in the World" clever and well within the tradition of goofy blues numbers ("Your Feets Too Big," "Take Your Finger Off It," "They're Red Hot")...I even find it endearing. I love Jerry Garcia's guitar work on Silvio and Dylan's interpretation of "Shenandoah." Also, it is that album wherein Dylan seems to have recovered from his mid-1980s "drumbeat headache" that plagues Infidels through Knocked Out Loaded. But, maybe these comments should be held for a Down in the Grove thread?


I do love the three songs at the close of the album: 90 Miles, Shenandoah and Strangers, and Heaven has a goofy charm. Magic moments, just fewer than in the albums above it. As for KOL, Brownsville Girl makes up for a lot!


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This is an impossible task to do, really.
This represents how I felt just now.
There is plenty of room for movement, basically from day to day!
Edit: I see that I already disagree with myself!

1 Blood on the Tracks
2 Time Out of Mind
3 The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979–1981 (Deluxe Edition)
4 The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs: Rare and Unreleased 1989–2006 (deluxe version)
5 Oh Mercy
6 Street Legal
7 Shot of Love
8 Desire
9 Slow Train Coming
10 Love and Theft
11 The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue
12 Bringing It All Back Home
13 Hard Rain
14 Real Live
15 The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991
16 Highway 61 Revisited
17 Blonde on Blonde
18 Knocked Out Loaded
19 Tempest
20 Bob Dylan at Budokan
21 The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969–1971) (limited deluxe version)
22 Modern Times
23 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid [Soundtrack]
24 Planet Waves
25 John Wesley Harding
26 Infidels
27 Saved
28 Before the Flood
29 The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack
30 Together Through Life
31 Christmas in the Heart
32 World Gone Wrong
33 Bob Dylan
34 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
35 The Times They Are A-Changin'
36 Another Side of Bob Dylan
37 Nashville Skyline
38 New Morning
39 The Basement Tapes
40 Live 1961–2000
41 The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete (six-disc version)
42 The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962–1964
43 Dylan & the Dead
44 Self Portrait
46 The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
47 MTV Unplugged
48 The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert
49 The 1966 Live Recordings
50 The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert (Live)
51 The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966 (deluxe versions)
52 The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall
53 Live at the Gaslight 1962
54 Live at Carnegie Hall 1963
55 In Concert – Brandeis University 1963
56 Good as I Been to You
57 Under the Red Sky
58 Down in the Groove
59 Empire Burlesque
60 Dylan [1973]
61 Shadows in the Night
62 Fallen Angels
63 Triplicate


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Here's an open spreadsheet that I used. If you want, it will make the task a lot easier if you put your numbers here. Saves a lot of typing. Feel free to make a column for your own ranking.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing


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This is an impossible task to do, really.
This represents how I felt just now.
There is plenty of room for movement, basically from day to day!
Edit: I see that I already disagree with myself!



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31 Christmas in the Heart

34 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
35 The Times They Are A-Changin'

48 The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert
49 The 1966 Live Recordings
50 The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert (Live)

51 The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966 (deluxe versions)



Christmas in The Heart a better album than Live 66 and/or Freewheeling and Times.

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Rank All Dylan Albums: It's time to show the world your lack of judgement.

I'm not going to play this dangerous game :mrgreen:


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kuddukan wrote:

31 Christmas in the Heart

34 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
35 The Times They Are A-Changin'

48 The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert
49 The 1966 Live Recordings
50 The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert (Live)

51 The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966 (deluxe versions)



Christmas in The Heart a better album than Live 66 and/or Freewheeling and Times.

May God have mercy on you.

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kuddukan is one of my favorite posters on this site so I'm going to cut him a little slack for his list. The glaring problem I see is how low Christmas In the Heart is ranked. Position 31? Seriously?!

Granted, these are opinions but any list that does not have Christmas In the Heart in the top 10 is suspect coming out of the gate.

As with the other albums you mention, the only reason I can see pre- Before the Flood albums making it into the top 50 album releases is because as of yet Bob hasn't released 50 albums. There probably aren't many people who feel like me but too many hours of life were wasted in the last 40 - 50 years attempted to "like" these. They don't sound any better now than they did then but Bob has redeemed most of the songs live since about '72 and being that we're nearing Thanksgiving, we have that to be grateful for.


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