Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

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by Bob Dylan
     
 

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Where Dylan's first Greatest Hits took its title literally, Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 is a greatest-hits album only in the loosest sense of the term. While the double album does contain several genuine hits -- "Lay Lady Lay," "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You," the non-LP "Watching the River

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Where Dylan's first Greatest Hits took its title literally, Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 is a greatest-hits album only in the loosest sense of the term. While the double album does contain several genuine hits -- "Lay Lady Lay," "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You," the non-LP "Watching the River Flow" -- it is largely comprised of album tracks that became classics, either through Dylan's own version or through covers. These include "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right," "All I Really Want to Do," "My Back Pages," "Maggie's Farm," "She Belongs to Me," "If Not for You," and "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues," among many others. There are also various rarities scattered throughout the 21 songs, including a live version of "Tomorrow Is a Long Time" from 1963, a live take of "The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)," and the Basement Tapes songs "I Shall Be Released," "Down in the Flood," and "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere." While some of the cuts may not be immediately familiar to some listeners, Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 in many ways is a more accurate picture of the depth and breadth of Dylan's talents, making it an excellent introduction. And it's not just for casual fans, because the rarities and sequencing are revealing for even devoted Dylan fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/1999
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646597620
catalogNumber:
65976
Rank:
3952

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Watching the River Flow
  2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  3. Lay Lady Lay
  4. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
  5. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
  6. All I Really Want to Do
  7. My Back Pages
  8. Maggie's Farm
  9. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You

Disc 2

  1. She Belongs to Me
  2. All Along the Watchtower
  3. The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)
  4. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
  5. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
  6. If Not for You
  7. It's All over Now, Baby Blue
  8. Tomorrow Is a Long Time
  9. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  10. I Shall Be Released
  11. You Ain't Going Nowhere
  12. Down in the Flood

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Dylan   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Keyboards,Vocals
Happy Traum   Banjo,Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Leon Russell   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Leon Russell   Producer,Audio Production

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Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
Yes, there are many songs here collected from earlier albums but what makes this one special is that it adds the two Leon Russell produced songs as well as several songs Dylan did with Happy Traum, none of which had been previously released. The odd thing is that the old songs combline with the new songs in such a way as to make this feel like a brand new album. I dont know of any serious Dylan fan who does not have this Greatest Hits Vol.2 (which can not be said about other "hits" packages). Make sure that you get THIS Vol.2 package as there are other releases that copy the "vol.2" name but are not this great album.