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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: Thu December 27th, 2012, 13:21 GMT 

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John B. Stetson wrote:
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.


I was at that '95 Philly show and that was the first time I heard the song live, so it has a special place.

I went the same way--I heard the "Biograph" version first and it is just surreal. I always thought the full band one was trippy in its own way, but I never really got it, or all of BOB, until I heard it in mono. I never cared for the weird stereo separation, but with the mono mixes you could really hear it as a "band" song. Sort of addition by subtraction.

"Visions" does seem to be the one song Bob plays that he is most reverential towards. With respect to the NET versions, it is always one of the highlights of any show it is played at.


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PostPosted: Thu December 27th, 2012, 15:13 GMT 
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I liked the version he sang to me in Tucson in 2011!!!! :mrgreen: Love, Joanna XOXOX


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Stirling castle 2001.


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PostPosted: Tue August 29th, 2017, 18:35 GMT 
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I like the electric performances from the G.E. Smith era a lot but my favorite are from the Charlie & Larry era, especially 2002.


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PostPosted: Wed August 30th, 2017, 06:46 GMT 
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London, May 26th 1966; as heard on Biograph and The 1966 Live Recordings.


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PostPosted: Wed August 30th, 2017, 09:21 GMT 
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Take your pick from the live '66 versions - my personal favourite is possibly 'mother revisited' but the release of the box set makes that more likely to fluctuate depending on which version I happen to be listening to.


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