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PostPosted: Thu January 5th, 2012, 23:37 GMT 
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I was in my car today, playing Bringing It All Back Home. Even though I have listened to this album countless times, my hair began to stand on end while listening to Mr. Tambourine Man, Gates of Eden and It's Alright Ma. Three pieces of lyrical genius, back to back, and I began to think, is it possible this is the best sequence of three songs on any album?

So, what would you consider the best three songs in sequence from any album? Not necessarily from your favorite album or necessary that the sequence includes your favorite song, only what you consider the best, highest quality works of Bob.

Right now I can't think of another three in a row that can top it.


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PostPosted: Thu January 5th, 2012, 23:43 GMT 
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For me it's the best sequence of four. All of them coming at the same themes from slightly different angles. It's pure, refracted beautious gorgeousness. And the best album side ever!


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PostPosted: Thu January 5th, 2012, 23:47 GMT 
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John B. Stetson wrote:
For me it's the best sequence of four. All of them coming at the same themes from slightly different angles. It's pure, refracted beautious gorgeousness. And the best album side ever!


^^Perfect.

I actually wrote four at first, then decided to make it three....not sure why :lol: I do agree, though I don't have vinyl so I hadn't even thought of those being all on one side of the album. Just brilliant from the first word to the last.


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PostPosted: Thu January 5th, 2012, 23:52 GMT 
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Hmm. And he was 23/24 when he wrote them. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu January 5th, 2012, 23:59 GMT 
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Giada wrote:
Hmm. And he was 23/24 when he wrote them. 8)


I know! Amazing.


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PostPosted: Fri January 6th, 2012, 01:17 GMT 
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Yes, I agree - those are possibly the very best 3 in a row on an album. But just to keep this going, how about:

1. One More Cup Of Coffee
2. Oh, Sister
3. Joey
4. Romance In Durango
Then skip one to Sara. Couldn't be any more magical combination.


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PostPosted: Fri January 6th, 2012, 01:22 GMT 

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any three from "Blood on the Tracks" such as
-Tangled up in blue
-simple twist of fate
-you're a big girl now.

Then there is Time out of mind
-Not Dark Yet
-Cold Iron bounds
-Make you feel my love

Also Slow Train
-I believe in you
-Slow Train
-Gonna change my way of thinking

But yeah...Bringing it all back home blew my mind when i first heard it, by far the best.


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PostPosted: Fri January 6th, 2012, 01:49 GMT 
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My second favorite (a distant 2nd)...

Visions of Johanna
One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)--ah, that piano
I Want You

Though it is cheating in a way. This sequence of three plays on a CD, but not the record really. Side 2 begins with I Want You. Glorious on CD, though. The new mono one anyway--which has been stuck inside my car stereo module for 2 weeks now.


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PostPosted: Fri January 6th, 2012, 06:08 GMT 
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PostPosted: Fri January 6th, 2012, 08:10 GMT 

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Last three from "Before the Flood"
Highway 61 Revisited
Like a Rolling Stone
Blowin' in the Wind


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PostPosted: Fri January 6th, 2012, 09:13 GMT 
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For Bob Dylan it's just as raging_glory states:

Mr. Tambourine Man/Gates Of Eden/It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) from BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME Bob Dylan

For other artists, this sequence takes a lot of beating:

So What/Freddie Freeloader/Blue In Green from KIND OF BLUE Miles Davis


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PostPosted: Fri January 6th, 2012, 09:53 GMT 
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PostPosted: Fri January 6th, 2012, 10:10 GMT 

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John B. Stetson wrote:
Visions of Johanna
One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)--ah, that piano
I Want You

This. Though for me, it's a five-song stretch with "Pledging My Time," "Visions," "Sooner or Later," "I Want You," and "Stuck Inside of Mobile." Best five-song stretch on any Dylan album.


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PostPosted: Fri January 6th, 2012, 10:11 GMT 
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PostPosted: Fri January 6th, 2012, 15:55 GMT 
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A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
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PostPosted: Fri January 6th, 2012, 17:08 GMT 
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It's funny that a lot of these sequences are split up on the vinyl LPs.

Good call on Kind of Blue.


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PostPosted: Fri January 6th, 2012, 17:25 GMT 
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drifter's escape
dear landlord
i am a lonesome hobo


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PostPosted: Fri January 6th, 2012, 17:44 GMT 
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drifter's escape
dear landlord
i am a lonesome hobo


As I Went Out One Morning
I Dreamed I Saw Saint Augustine
All Along The Watchtower


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PostPosted: Fri January 6th, 2012, 17:49 GMT 
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How bout these? :mrgreen:

Like a Rolling Stone
Tombstone Blues
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry

From a Buick 6
Ballad of a Thin Man
Queen Jane Approximately

Highway 61 Revisited
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Desolation Row


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PostPosted: Wed July 4th, 2012, 15:09 GMT 
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Current favorite:

Romance in Durango
Black Diamond Bay
Sara

And an equally potent runner-up:

I am a Lonesome Hobo
I Pity the Poor Immigrant
The Wicked Messenger


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PostPosted: Wed July 4th, 2012, 15:21 GMT 
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I'll do 4 8)

Tangled Up In Blue
Simple Twist of Fate
Your A Big Girl Now
Idiot Wind

Perfect!!

Also a couple more;

Shelter From The Storm
Your A Big Girl Now
I Threw It All Away
Idiot Wind


Hard Rain, what an album!

One more;

If Not For You
Day Of The Locusts
Time Passes Slowly
Went To See The Gypsy


I could be here forever though!


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PostPosted: Wed July 4th, 2012, 18:31 GMT 
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One Too Many Mornings
Ballad of A Thin Man
Like A Rolling Stone

on Live 1966


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PostPosted: Wed July 4th, 2012, 19:21 GMT 
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I think we all know the best one:
You Wanna Ramble
They Killed Him
Driftin' Too Far From Shore


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PostPosted: Wed July 4th, 2012, 20:43 GMT 
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Many, but for me comes to mind...
Man in the long black coat
Most of the time
What good am I?


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PostPosted: Wed July 4th, 2012, 20:46 GMT 
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superhuman crew wrote:
I think we all know the best one:
You Wanna Ramble
They Killed Him
Driftin' Too Far From Shore


:lol:


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