Dylan [2007 3-CD Deluxe Edition]

Dylan [2007 3-CD Deluxe Edition]

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by Bob Dylan
     
 

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Dylan is a career-spanning 3-CD retrospective of Bob Dylan's music. Featuring all previously-released material, this 51-track box set serves as both a comprehensive introduction for new fans and an expansive overview for long-time devotees. This deluxe version of Dylan is housed in a cloth-covered box, and the CDs are presented in replica classic LP

Overview

Dylan is a career-spanning 3-CD retrospective of Bob Dylan's music. Featuring all previously-released material, this 51-track box set serves as both a comprehensive introduction for new fans and an expansive overview for long-time devotees. This deluxe version of Dylan is housed in a cloth-covered box, and the CDs are presented in replica classic LP sleeves featuring iconic Dylan and Columbia imagery. Also included is a 40-page booklet with expanded liner notes and rare photographs, plus 10 limited-edition postcard lithograph prints.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
In 1985 Bob Dylan's Biograph established the blueprint for weighty rock & roll retrospectives, blending rare and unreleased material with classics over the course of a three-disc set that wound up being the template for rock & roll boxes for the next 20 years or so. Twenty-two years later, Dylan's second triple-disc retrospective arrived, and it's quite a different beast, bucking all the conventions that Biograph instituted. Simply called Dylan, thereby creating confusion with the 1973 rarities set Dylan that Columbia released in a pique of anger as he recorded with Asylum briefly, the set is nothing more and nothing less than a concise introduction to Bob, with all the rarities trimmed away. As befitting its companion status to Todd Haynes' impressionistic biopic I'm Not There -- where no less than six actors played the Bard, including actress Cate Blanchett -- Dylan comes in a multitude of forms, beginning with a terse single disc, then expanding out to a three-disc set, which is then offered in a variety of limited-edition sets. Although the single disc is good, it's the three-disc set that commands attention for it's a truly exceptional encapsulation of his work. Yes, there are great, even significant, songs missing -- no other songwriter has quite as deep a catalog -- but the remarkable thing is that there is no dip in quality here, thanks to judicious selections from the '80s but also Dylan's remarkable comeback of the late '90s/2000s. It was the great third act that his great career needed, and while he is sure to make more great music, the 22 years uncovered by Biograph but present her turn Dylan into a richer aural biography. It hits many, but not all, of the '60s and early-'70s highlights, soft-sells the scatteredness of the '80s albums by picking the best songs (including "Blind Willie McTell," unearthed on the first Bootleg Series; nothing can quite save those slick, cavernous productions), and in this context the '90s and 2000s work sounds even more impressive. This doesn't give you everything you should hear, but as an introduction to Dylan in his entirety, this can't be beat.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2007
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0886971142020
catalogNumber:
1146227

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Song to Woody
  2. Blowin' in the Wind
  3. Masters of War
  4. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  5. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
  6. The Times They Are A-Changin'
  7. All I Really Want to Do
  8. My Back Pages
  9. It Ain't Me, Babe
  10. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  11. Mr. Tambourine Man
  12. Maggie's Farm
  13. Like a Rolling Stone
  14. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
  15. Positively 4th Street
  16. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
  17. Just Like a Woman
  18. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
  19. All Along the Watchtower

Disc 2

  1. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
  2. Lay Lady Lay
  3. If Not for You
  4. I Shall Be Released
  5. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  6. On a Night Like This
  7. Forever Young
  8. Tangled Up in Blue
  9. Simple Twist of Fate
  10. Hurricane
  11. Changing of the Guards
  12. Changing of the Guards
  13. Gotta Serve Somebody
  14. Precious Angel
  15. The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar
  16. Jokerman
  17. Jokerman
  18. Dark Eyes

Disc 3

  1. Blind Willie McTell
  2. Brownsville Girl
  3. Silvio
  4. Ring Them Bells
  5. Dignity
  6. Everything Is Broken
  7. Under the Red Sky
  8. You're Gonna Quit Me
  9. Blood in My Eyes
  10. Not Dark Yet
  11. Not Dark Yet
  12. Things Have Changed
  13. Make You Feel My Love
  14. High Water (For Charley Patton)
  15. High Water (For Charley Patton)
  16. Po' Boy
  17. Po' Boy
  18. Someday Baby
  19. When the Deal Goes Down

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Dylan   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer,Producer
Robert Hunter   Composer
Barry Beckett   Producer,Audio Production
Gordon Carroll   Producer
Don DeVito   Producer,Audio Production
John Hammond   Audio Production
Bob Johnston   Producer,Audio Production
Mark Knopfler   Producer,Audio Production
Daniel Lanois   Producer,Audio Production
Jacques Levy   Composer
Chuck Plotkin   Producer,Audio Production
David Weiss   Producer
Don Was   Producer,Audio Production
Jerry Wexler   Producer,Audio Production
Tom Wilson   Producer,Audio Production
Bill Flanagan   Liner Notes
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer
John F. Hammond   Producer
Jack Frost   Producer

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Dylan [2007] 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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technophile More than 1 year ago
You either like Dylan or not, think he's a genius or not, think he betrayed the folk movement when he went electric, but you can't ignore his enormous influence on music and culture. The collection in this box set is a superb introduction - and a well-chosen compilation for those who need no introduction to Dylan - to this artist's output. Audio remastering is exceptionally well done, and the packaging and documentation is first-rate. Columbia Legacy did it right with this one.
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ChessTiger More than 1 year ago
If you are a music fan; this is a must have!!! No collection is complete without it!!!