Bob Dylan Greatest Hits Vol. II by Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan Greatest Hits Vol. II by Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan Greatest Hits Vol. II by Bob Dylan

Album Released: 1971

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1.Watching The River Flow3:34
2.Don't Think Twice, It's All Right3:38
3.Lay Lady Lay3:17
4.Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again7:05
5.I'll Be Your Baby Tonight2:38
6.All I Really Want To Do4:02
7.My Back Pages4:22
8.Maggie's Farm3:52
9.Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You3:23
10.She Belongs To Me2:48
11.All Along The Watchtower2:32
12.The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)2:45
13.Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues5:26
14.A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall6:49
15.If Not For You2:40
16.It's All Over Now, Baby Blue4:15
17.Tomorrow Is A Long Time3:03
18.When I Paint My Masterpiece3:24
19.I Shall Be Released3:02
20.You Ain't Goin' Nowhere2:46
21.Down In The Flood2:47

Reviews

This was the first Dylan CD I ever owned or heard. Indeed, at the age of eighteen, I’d rarely come across any Dylan songs, such is the lack of decent radio here in the UK. I guess the only songs I really knew were "Subterranean Homesick Blues", "Blowin' in the Wind", and a variety of cover versions.

This compilation has loads of great songs, including several not found on any regular Dylan album. "Watching the River Flow" and "When I Paint My Masterpiece" were new songs written and recorded for this album, no mean feat considering they came about during the early-70's, when Dylan was considered washed up.

So I’m deeply impressed by the variety here - gritty roots-rock to finger-picking folk to country/pop. Then there's the lovely "Tomorrow Is A Long Time", another tune not previously issued at the time.

Whilst subsequent compilations are more wide-ranging, for my money this is the perfect Dylan starting point. And the fact that it contains three or four tunes not easily obtainable elsewhere is a plus. It covers the years 1963 to 1971, so if you pick up Biograph as well, you have everything you could need from the era without having to buy all the regular Dylan albums.

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by Reviewer: Adrian Denning