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PostPosted: Wed July 18th, 2018, 03:16 GMT 

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*includes covers from the two folk albums*

I saw a similar thread on the Tom Waits Forum, about 20 of his best songs throughout the decades. The 90s were an interesting decade for Dylan: One of his weirdest albums (UTRS), two amazing folk albums and a career comeback with Time Out of Mind. This was tricky for me, and my list is likely to change by tomorrow. But I didn't want to overthink it, so here's my list:

1. Not Dark Yet
2. Delia
3. Love Sick
4. Standing in the Doorway
5. Lone Pilgrim
6. Blood in My Eyes
7. Trying to Get to Heaven
8. Cold Irons Bound
9. Blackjack Davey
10. Canadee-I-O
11. Can’t Wait
12. Two Soldiers
13. Arthur McBride
14. Highlands
15. Diamond Joe
16. Love Henry
17. Hard Times
18. Tomorrow Night
19. Broke Down Engine
20. Unbelievable

What about you?


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PostPosted: Wed July 18th, 2018, 03:19 GMT 
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Do outtakes count? Because Red River Shore should be right at the top if they do.


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PostPosted: Wed July 18th, 2018, 03:24 GMT 

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Do outtakes count? Because Red River Shore should be right at the top if they do.


I hadn't thought about it before, but sure! I agree that it'd be up top somewhere.


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PostPosted: Wed July 18th, 2018, 03:49 GMT 
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MY CHANGES TO ShotofMercy wrote:

1. Not Dark Yet
2. Delia
3. Love Sick
4. Jim Jones (was Standing in the Doorway)
5. Lone Pilgrim
6. Blood in My Eyes
7. Trying to Get to Heaven
8. Cold Irons Bound
9. Blackjack Davey
10. Mississippi (was Canadee-I-O)
11. Can’t Wait
12. Two Soldiers
13. Arthur McBride
14. Highlands
15. Red River Shore (was Diamond Joe)
16. Love Henry
17. Hard Times
18. God Knows (was Tomorrow Night)
19. Handy Dandy (was Broke Down Engine)
20. Under The Red Sky (was Unbelievable)



Is it cheating to include Mississippi (recorded but not originally released in 1990's) AND God Knows (released 1990's but originally recorded in 1989)??

Well, I did. Though it only makes a surprisingly difficult task even worse. A pretty good decade considering he was considered washed up for much of it!!


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PostPosted: Wed July 18th, 2018, 04:11 GMT 

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smoke wrote:
MY CHANGES TO ShotofMercy wrote:

1. Not Dark Yet
2. Delia
3. Love Sick
4. Jim Jones (was Standing in the Doorway)
5. Lone Pilgrim
6. Blood in My Eyes
7. Trying to Get to Heaven
8. Cold Irons Bound
9. Blackjack Davey
10. Mississippi (was Canadee-I-O)
11. Can’t Wait
12. Two Soldiers
13. Arthur McBride
14. Highlands
15. Red River Shore (was Diamond Joe)
16. Love Henry
17. Hard Times
18. God Knows (was Tomorrow Night)
19. Handy Dandy (was Broke Down Engine)
20. Under The Red Sky (was Unbelievable)



Is it cheating to include Mississippi (recorded but not originally released in 1990's) AND God Knows (released 1990's but originally recorded in 1989)??

Well, I did. Though it only makes a surprisingly difficult task even worse. A pretty good decade considering he was considered washed up for much of it!!


Not cheating in my book! I honestly didn't put God Knows because I thought people would consider it an 80's song since most people I know like the Oh Mercy outtake. I like the Under the Red Sky version, too!

I'm surprised that we have pretty similar lists! Wasn't it more difficult than you'd expect? Three of my favorite Dylan records come from this decade, it's one of my favorites after the Seventies.


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PostPosted: Wed July 18th, 2018, 04:44 GMT 
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Assuming this is just released content and not including the Bromberg sessions:

1. Red River Shore
2. Not Dark Yet
3. Standing In The Doorway
4. Can't Wait (BS8)
5. Delia
6. Cold Irons Bound
7. Tryin' To Get To Heaven
8. Marchin' To The City
9. Mississippi (BS8)
10. Love Sick
11. Two Soldiers
12. Hard Times
13. Arthur McBride
14. Jim Jones
15. Blackjack Davey
16. Tomorrow Night
17. Lone Pilgrim
18. Love Henry
19. World Gone Wrong
20. Blood In My Eyes

I have trouble combining the traditional/covers material with his original material, hence the big divide between the first 10 and the second 10. To me, Delia is the only one that really rises above cover material to become up there with his original material of the time. I like his 90's material, but really I could have done a Top 10 probably instead, as those were the only ones that were hard to rank and the only ones that I really listen to often.


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