22 Songs, 1 Hour 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2007, Bob Dylan's record company released three versions of the greatest-hits collection Dylan. The iTunes versions add bonus tracks to each. The basic edition features 19 tracks, including a Mark Ronson remix of "Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)," which is likely to interest young listeners and leave old fans scratching their heads as to why a track from the note-perfect Blonde on Blonde album needed remixing. The other tunes are left in pristine condition, starting with 1962's "Blowin' in the Wind" and working roughly chronologically (with a few hiccups) through Dylan's massive catalog. Hardcore fans will already have everything here, but for those who need an introduction, this covers the basics. Newbies should seriously consider Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, 2 & 3, The Essential Bob Dylan, or the super-deluxe edition of this collection, since Dylan's genius can't be fully rendered by just the obvious songs. The deluxe version of this collection adds live versions of "Blowin' in the Wind," "Tryin' to Get to Heaven," and "Can't Wait," which should entice Dylan's dedicated fans.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2007, Bob Dylan's record company released three versions of the greatest-hits collection Dylan. The iTunes versions add bonus tracks to each. The basic edition features 19 tracks, including a Mark Ronson remix of "Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)," which is likely to interest young listeners and leave old fans scratching their heads as to why a track from the note-perfect Blonde on Blonde album needed remixing. The other tunes are left in pristine condition, starting with 1962's "Blowin' in the Wind" and working roughly chronologically (with a few hiccups) through Dylan's massive catalog. Hardcore fans will already have everything here, but for those who need an introduction, this covers the basics. Newbies should seriously consider Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, 2 & 3, The Essential Bob Dylan, or the super-deluxe edition of this collection, since Dylan's genius can't be fully rendered by just the obvious songs. The deluxe version of this collection adds live versions of "Blowin' in the Wind," "Tryin' to Get to Heaven," and "Can't Wait," which should entice Dylan's dedicated fans.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

MusiGideon ,

Great Collection from a Great (FIRST REVIEW)

First Review!
This is a collection of the basics, the necessities, from rock's preeminent scholar. It even includes some recent tracks, from Modern Times, which are relatively unneeded, but it doesn't diminish the greatness of the album. And the live versions sound pretty good, although I've heard that he's not that great live--his influence, his lyrics, and his innovation are what make him so important and amazing.

deef67 ,

why yet another compilation with more or less the same stuff?

I guess if you have no Dylan in your collection, & are only into hearing the songs you can hear on the radio & everywhere else this might suit you. But, really, you're much better off picking up any or all of "Bringing it All Back Home," "Another Side of Bob Dylan," or "Highway 61 Revisited." All the "hits" are songs that were recorded in the context of albums that are at least as good as every track on this CD. Why not listen to them in their original setting?

hippie67 ,

He is the coolest Dude ever

Bob is so sick Hurricane is one of the illest songs of all time. He is awsome.

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