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Which Visions of Johanna is your favourite:
I voted according to the Blonde on Blonde version 52%  52%  [ 27 ]
I voted according to the The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Live 1966 10%  10%  [ 5 ]
I voted according to both of the above 15%  15%  [ 8 ]
I voted according to 'no matter which' version 13%  13%  [ 7 ]
I voted according to Other (please specify in comments) 10%  10%  [ 5 ]
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PostPosted: Tue December 25th, 2012, 03:04 GMT 

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Recently Visions of Johanna was voted No1 from the vote of 'your 10 favourite Dylan songs' on ER discussion board.
It came in 3 votes ahead of Tangled Up In Blue in second place.

The results are here:
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I am interested to know which version of Visions of Johanna fans voted as their favourite. Obviously this is open to anyone even if they did not vote in the '10 favourite Dylan songs survey' .


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PostPosted: Tue December 25th, 2012, 03:10 GMT 
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Visions is Visions no matter which ...


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PostPosted: Tue December 25th, 2012, 03:22 GMT 

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jcastro wrote:
Visions is Visions no matter which ...


I included your comments into the poll, because it's a valid point.
But for me personally it matter's which and it may do for others or it may not. Let's find out.


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PostPosted: Tue December 25th, 2012, 03:54 GMT 
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I like most versions of the song, but for me the BoB version is definitive.


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PostPosted: Tue December 25th, 2012, 03:56 GMT 

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The Saw wrote:
I like most versions of the song, but for me the BoB version is definitive.


Have you clicked on your preference above? I can't see your result. :(


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PostPosted: Tue December 25th, 2012, 04:05 GMT 
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I chose the album version and the Bootleg Series 4 version. However, those renditions he did in '74 and '76 were amazing. Here's one from '76...absolutely stunning!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE012Ans-ow


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PostPosted: Tue December 25th, 2012, 04:09 GMT 

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superhuman crew wrote:
I chose the album version and the Bootleg Series 4 version. However, those renditions he did in '74 and '76 were amazing. Here's one from '76...absolutely stunning!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE012Ans-ow


That's a great version of him in 76. You tube downloader go....ty
Gotta love also those great bastions of social engineering yelling 'Sit down'.


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PostPosted: Tue December 25th, 2012, 04:23 GMT 

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Both the "Blonde on Blonde" and "Live 1966" versions are pretty much definitive. The "Blonde on Blonde" version is probably slightly superior to the live version, however. There's also a bootleged studio version on "Thin Mercury Music" I really love as well (no, it's not the "No Direction Home/BS5" version).
I could mention several really good NET performances of this song, but none of them really come close to any of the 1966 versions. I guess Untrodden Path will disagree with me on this, but that's life and life only.


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PostPosted: Tue December 25th, 2012, 04:48 GMT 
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Voted Blonde on Blonde version - but if they'd only gotten down 'Freeze Out (Visions of Johanna)' (from Thin Wild Mercury Music - 7:33 - The 'Electric Gashcat' version is five seconds longer and sounds even less produced)


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PostPosted: Tue December 25th, 2012, 04:56 GMT 
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Anyone have a favorite from the '66 tour? 1966-05-16 Sheffield, England Gaumont Theatre sounds good


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PostPosted: Tue December 25th, 2012, 04:59 GMT 
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Voted Blonde on Blonde because I am blonde and that is my favorite Bob album. Also, I think it's about me! :roll: Just kidding, I would have been just a little blonde child when it was written. Love, Joanna XOXO


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PostPosted: Tue December 25th, 2012, 05:19 GMT 

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AndoDoug wrote:
Anyone have a favorite from the '66 tour? 1966-05-16 Sheffield, England Gaumont Theatre sounds good


I totally forgot about Sheffield! The Sheffield acoustic set is just wonderful. Probably the best 1966 acoustic set. I just wish we also had the electric set.


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PostPosted: Tue December 25th, 2012, 09:52 GMT 
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Bootleg Version 4 has the edge for me, though it is mighty close.


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PostPosted: Tue December 25th, 2012, 14:39 GMT 
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You can't beat the original thing. Blonde on Blonde has the best version.


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PostPosted: Tue December 25th, 2012, 17:25 GMT 
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The first performance I actually like is from '89 when Bob opened with an electric version. Several of the 2000 through 2002 are memorable as very good there were numerous acoustic performances that were very good to excellent. I can't recall of any Visions of Johanna prior to 1989 that I want or need to hear again...


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PostPosted: Wed December 26th, 2012, 05:33 GMT 

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AndoDoug wrote:
Anyone have a favorite from the '66 tour? 1966-05-16 Sheffield, England Gaumont Theatre sounds good


+1. I think this is the definitive version of the song.


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PostPosted: Wed December 26th, 2012, 08:20 GMT 
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Blonde on Blonde is the one i listen to the most often, but the Vol. 4 one is the first version i heard that really caught my attention.


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PostPosted: Wed December 26th, 2012, 14:08 GMT 

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thisisjohn wrote:
Blonde on Blonde is the one i listen to the most often, but the Vol. 4 one is the first version i heard that really caught my attention.


Vol 4 caught my attention as well. I am head over heals in lurv with it. It is probably my favourite performance of anything I ever heard. For me you can certainly feel 'The harmonicas play the skeleton keys and the rain' and 'The ghost of ’lectricity howls in the bones of her face'.
It is other worldly.


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PostPosted: Wed December 26th, 2012, 14:18 GMT 
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my favorites are the one on the biograph set, and the 2000ish performances, this one is pretty smashing:

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PostPosted: Wed December 26th, 2012, 14:27 GMT 

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^ listening now....love the 'insane' line and 'bones of her face'


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PostPosted: Wed December 26th, 2012, 23:58 GMT 

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Untrodden Path wrote:
The first performance I actually like is from '89 when Bob opened with an electric version. Several of the 2000 through 2002 are memorable as very good there were numerous acoustic performances that were very good to excellent. I can't recall of any Visions of Johanna prior to 1989 that I want or need to hear again...


One for the stand up routine UP. Do you really mean ANY performance pre-1989?


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PostPosted: Thu December 27th, 2012, 00:28 GMT 
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The album version is thee definitive version.

That's why it's on the album.

A document.


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PostPosted: Thu December 27th, 2012, 03:02 GMT 
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The Biograph version is the first I heard, remains my favorite, and was the song (along with Tangled) that hooked me in the 80s. When I finally got hold of blonde on blonde I was disappointed. It lacked something mysterious--I'd spent so much time moving about the space between that voice and guitar, I felt rushed and crowded in the BOB version. I grew to love the Blonde one almost as much though because, of course, it's wonderful, even more so in many ways as it's surrounded by all those other BOB songs. I think the NET has done this one pretty well. Minneapolis 1992, Philadelphia 1995, Differdange 1996, Portland 1999, Tramps 1999, George and Portsmouth 2000, a bunch in 2001, Dublin 2005 and more. What must it have been like to hear this in 1966 live before the album was even released?--almost certain I'd have been slain.


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PostPosted: Thu December 27th, 2012, 03:55 GMT 

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NET favorite: Portland, Maine 1999
Modern NET (2004-present) favorite: Dublin 2005
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PostPosted: Thu December 27th, 2012, 04:46 GMT 

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Any 1966 rendition
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the Sony Gold Mastersound album version.
(that's the one with guitar punching you in the face, wrong note and all.)


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