Essential Bob Dylan (Limited Edition) CD (2000)

Artist: Bob Dylan

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Truly Essential for any Bob Dylan Fan

by Craig on 7/16/2008

If you want to get involved in the great talent that is Bob Dylan than this 2-disc album is the way to go. It's got all his most well-known and essential songs. A definite must get for all Bob Dylan newcomers. Read More

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Specifications

Label Sony
SKU 60446113
UPC 696998516823
UPC 14 00696998516823
Format CD
Release Date 10/31/2000
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Author Bob Dylan
Compilation Appearance Rare Live & Classic
Compilation Appearance Rock Of Ages (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Last Waltz (Live)
Compilation Appearance Singer/Songwriter
Compilation Appearance Newport Broadside-Newport Folk
Compilation Appearance Rattle & Hum
Compilation Appearance Forrest Gump-Special Collector's Edition (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Natural Born Killers (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Music Never Stopped-Roots Of T
Compilation Appearance Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame-Conce
Compilation Appearance Big Lebowski
Compilation Appearance Folk Hits Of The Sixties
Compilation Appearance Touched By An Angel
Compilation Appearance Sopranos
Compilation Appearance Live At Newport
Compilation Appearance Best Of Broadside 1962-88
Compilation Appearance Ballad Of Ramblin' Jack
Compilation Appearance Sopranos-Peppers & Eggs (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Blow
Compilation Appearance Timeless-Hank Williams Tribute
Compilation Appearance American Roots Music
Compilation Appearance This Land Is Your Land: songs Of Freed
Compilation Appearance Essential Johnny Cash
Compilation Appearance Royal Tenenbaums (Collector's Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Vanguard: roots Of Folk
Compilation Appearance Is It Rolling Bob Dub Versions
Compilation Appearance The Legend
Compilation Appearance Musical History
Compilation Appearance Great American Baseball Box
Compilation Appearance Concert For Bangladesh
Compilation Appearance Ricky Jay Plays Poker
Compilation Appearance Best Of A Musical History
Compilation Appearance Every Child Deserves A Lifetime:songs
Compilation Appearance I'm Not There (Soundtrack)
Compilation Appearance Jerry Maguire (ost)
Compilation Appearance Temptation:music From The Showtim(ost
Compilation Appearance Hear It Now The Sound Of The '60s
Compilation Appearance 100 Greatest
Compilation Appearance Essential 3.0(Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Tell Tale Signs: Bootleg Series, Vol. 8
Compilation Appearance Rock Classic Of 70'S
Compilation Appearance Away We Go (Ost)
Compilation Appearance Nick Drake's Jukebox
Compilation Appearance Men Of Christmas
Compilation Appearance Singers Songwriters
Compilation Appearance Chimes Of Freedom:songs Of Bob Dylan
Compilation Appearance 60'S Music Revolution
Compilation Appearance Complete Columbia Collection
Compilation Appearance Silver Linings Playbook (Ost)
Compilation Appearance West Of Memphis:voices/justice (Ost)
Compilation Appearance Basement Tapes Influences
Compilation Appearance Jukebox
Compilation Appearance Inside Llewyn Davis (Ost)
Compilation Appearance 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Of Johnny Cash Due
Compilation Appearance Boyhood (ost)
Compilation Appearance Americana Christmas
Compilation Appearance St Vincent (ost)
Compilation Appearance Art Of Mccartney
Compilation Appearance Only Folk Collection You'll Ever Need
Compilation Appearance Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City
Associated Artist/Work Baez, Joan
Associated Artist/Work Band (The)
Artist Influence Alan Lomax
Artist Influence Allen Ginsberg
Artist Influence Bascom Lamar Lunsford
Artist Influence Bill Monroe
Artist Influence Blind Lemon Jefferson
Artist Influence Blind Willie McTell
Artist Influence Cisco Houston
Artist Influence Clarence Ashley (Singer/Banjo)
Artist Influence Dave Van Ronk
Artist Influence Doc Pomus
Artist Influence Doc Watson
Artist Influence Dock Boggs
Artist Influence Elvis Presley
Artist Influence Hank Williams
Artist Influence Harry Smith
Artist Influence Jesse Fuller
Artist Influence Jimmie Rodgers (Country)
Artist Influence John Jacob Niles
Artist Influence Johnny Cash
Artist Influence Lead Belly
Artist Influence Lefty Frizzell
Artist Influence Little Richard
Artist Influence Mississippi John Hurt
Artist Influence Mississippi Sheiks
Artist Influence Odetta
Artist Influence Pete Seeger (Folk)
Artist Influence Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Artist Influence Rev. Gary Davis
Artist Influence Robert Johnson
Artist Influence Smokey Robinson
Artist Influence The Carter Family
Artist Influence The Weavers (Group)
Artist Influence Victoria Spivey
Artist Influence Woody Guthrie
Artist Contemporary Bruce Springsteen
Artist Contemporary Buffalo Springfield
Artist Contemporary Buffy Sainte-Marie
Artist Contemporary Crosby, Stills & Nash
Artist Contemporary David Blue
Artist Contemporary Dire Straits
Artist Contemporary Donovan
Artist Contemporary Eric Andersen
Artist Contemporary Fairport Convention
Artist Contemporary Fred Neil
Artist Contemporary Freedy Johnston
Artist Contemporary George Harrison
Artist Contemporary Grateful Dead
Artist Contemporary Ian Hunter
Artist Contemporary Jackson Browne
Artist Contemporary Jackson C. Frank
Artist Contemporary James McMurtry
Artist Contemporary Jesse Winchester
Artist Contemporary Jimi Hendrix
Artist Contemporary Joan Baez
Artist Contemporary Joe Cocker
Artist Contemporary John Hiatt
Artist Contemporary John Lennon
Artist Contemporary John Phillips
Artist Contemporary John Prine
Artist Contemporary Johnny Cash
Artist Contemporary Joni Mitchell
Artist Contemporary Leonard Cohen
Artist Contemporary Lou Reed
Artist Contemporary Neil Young
Artist Contemporary Paul Butterfield
Artist Contemporary Paul Simon
Artist Contemporary Peter Case
Artist Contemporary Peter, Paul and Mary
Artist Contemporary Phil Ochs
Artist Contemporary Pretenders
Artist Contemporary Randy Newman
Artist Contemporary Richard & Mimi Fari¤a (Duo)
Artist Contemporary Robbie Robertson
Artist Contemporary Roger McGuinn
Artist Contemporary Steve Forbert
Artist Contemporary T-Bone Burnett
Artist Contemporary The Allman Brothers Band
Artist Contemporary The Band
Artist Contemporary The Beatles
Artist Contemporary The Byrds
Artist Contemporary The Rolling Stones
Artist Contemporary The Sir Douglas Quintet
Artist Contemporary The Velvet Underground
Artist Contemporary Tim Buckley
Artist Contemporary Tim Hardin
Artist Contemporary Tom Paxton
Artist Contemporary Tom Petty
Artist Contemporary Tom Rush
Artist Contemporary Tom Waits
Artist Contemporary Van Morrison
Artist Contemporary Warren Zevon
Artist Follower Andrew Ripp
Artist Follower Ben Harper
Artist Follower Billy Bragg
Artist Follower Bonnie Raitt
Artist Follower Bruce Springsteen
Artist Follower Buffalo Springfield
Artist Follower Country Joe & the Fish
Artist Follower Creedence Clearwater Revival
Artist Follower Crosby, Stills & Nash
Artist Follower David Blue
Artist Follower David Crosby
Artist Follower David Ramirez
Artist Follower Deleted Scenes
Artist Follower Devan Dubois
Artist Follower Dire Straits
Artist Follower Donovan
Artist Follower Doug Keith
Artist Follower Elliott Murphy
Artist Follower Elvis Costello
Artist Follower Eric Andersen
Artist Follower Eric Clapton
Artist Follower Faces
Artist Follower Frank Tedesso
Artist Follower George Ezra
Artist Follower Grateful Dead
Artist Follower Handsome Jack
Artist Follower Jackson Browne
Artist Follower Jefferson Airplane
Artist Follower Jimi Hendrix
Artist Follower Joe Ely
Artist Follower Joel Rafael
Artist Follower John Hiatt
Artist Follower John McCullagh
Artist Follower John Mellencamp
Artist Follower John Prine
Artist Follower Jonah Tolchin
Artist Follower Joni Mitchell
Artist Follower Kevin Morby
Artist Follower Lauren Shera
Artist Follower Leon Russell
Artist Follower Leonard Cohen
Artist Follower Lou Reed
Artist Follower Loudon Wainwright III
Artist Follower Me and Cassity
Artist Follower Neil Young
Artist Follower Nick Drake
Artist Follower Nick Lowe
Artist Follower Olivia Chaney
Artist Follower Passenger (UK)
Artist Follower Patti Smith
Artist Follower Paul Siebel
Artist Follower Paul Simon
Artist Follower Phil Ochs
Artist Follower Pretenders
Artist Follower R.E.M.
Artist Follower Randy Newman
Artist Follower Richie Havens
Artist Follower Robyn Hitchcock
Artist Follower Roy Harper
Artist Follower Santana
Artist Follower Sean McConnell
Artist Follower Simon & Garfunkel
Artist Follower Simon Joyner
Artist Follower Steely Dan
Artist Follower Steve Earle
Artist Follower Steve Forbert
Artist Follower Steve Smyth (Australia)
Artist Follower The Animals
Artist Follower The Beatles
Artist Follower The Byrds
Artist Follower The Dead Weather
Artist Follower The Head and the Heart
Artist Follower The Lovin' Spoonful
Artist Follower The Replacements
Artist Follower The Wallflowers
Artist Follower Tim Buckley
Artist Follower Tom Petty
Artist Follower Tom Waits
Artist Follower Townes Van Zandt
Artist Follower Tracy Chapman
Artist Follower U2
Artist Follower Van Morrison
Artist Follower Warren Zevon
Technical Info
CatalogID 85168
Lable Name Columbia (USA)
Released 10/31/2000
Original Release 2000
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 124m : 35s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00696998516823
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar, harmonica).
Recording information: 11/1962-07/1999.
Photographer: David Gahr.
This two-disc 2000 release looks back on Bob Dylan's 38 years of recording and pulls out most of the signature tunes from the songwriting giant's prolific career. For an artist of such stature, it's no easy task to assemble an "essential" compilation in just 30 cuts, but it's hard to argue with the choices made here. Most of the high points in the Minnesotan troubadour's catalog are touched on, and the chronological sequencing provides a kind of tour through Dylan's various phases.
We're taken through the pioneering protest-folk period ("Blowin' in the Wind," "The Times They are A-Changin'"), the Rimbaud-inspired songpoet mode ("It's All Over Now, Baby Blue," "Mr. Tambourine Man"), the amphetamine-fueled rocker phase ("Like A Rolling Stone"), and all the rest of Dylan's many twists and turns. From the poignant introspection of "Shelter From the Storm" to the born-again R&B of "You Gotta Serve Somebody" and the searing narrative of "Hurricane," we get the broad view of an awe-inspiring body of work. Diehards will doubtlessly complain about various disincluded tracks, but on the evidence presented, it's easy to see why the genius tag is so often applied to this artist.
Artist Overview
Bob Dylan's force was evident during his peak popularity in the '60s, but his influence echoed throughout subsequent generations. Many of his songs became popular standards, and his best albums are undisputed classics. He marks a pivotal turning point in the 20th century evolution of folk music, when the genre moved away from traditional songs. As a songwriter, he pioneered several different schools, from confessional singer/songwriter to stream-of-conscious narratives. As a vocalist, he broke down the notion that a singer had to have a conventionally good voice in order to perform. As a musician, he sparked several genres, including electrified folk-rock and country-rock. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Artist Bio
In January 2000, Bob Dylan was awarded one of the world's most prestigious music awards, The Polar Music Prize, bestowed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. The Prize committee's citation offers a summary of his career: "Bob Dylan's influence, as a singer-songwriter, on the development of 20th century popular music is indisputable. His achievements encompass almost four decades of constantly changing modes of creativity, always innovative, but always based on American musical traditions and roots. Starting with folk music and reaching the heights of critical and public fame, he set aside the rules of the day, appearing no longer alone with his acoustic guitar, but in the company of a rock and roll band. It was a development that required both integrity and determination, a move that cemented his role as one of the greatest rock artists of our time. Bob Dylan's ability to combine poetry, harmony and melody in a meaningful, often provocative context, has captivated millions in all age groups, and in most cultures and societies. Through his modest, persuasive musical approach, he has demonstrated an impressive ability to question the most determined political forces, to fight all forms of prejudice, and to offer unflinching support for the less fortunate. Even those who might not have shared his views would find it impossible to argue against Bob Dylan's musical and poetic brilliance." Dylan was inducted into the Rock And Role Hall Of Fame in 1988. In referring to him, the Hall Of Fame has written, "Bob Dylan is the pre-eminent poet/lyricist and songwriter of his time. He re-energized the folk-music genre, brought a new lyrical depth to rock and roll when he went electric, and bridged the worlds of rock and country by recording in Nashville. As much as he's played the role of renegade throughout his career, Dylan has also kept the rock and roll community mindful of its roots by returning often to them. With his songs, Dylan has provided a running commentary on a restless age. His biting, imagistic and often cryptic lyrics served to capture and define the mood of a generation... While [recently] he has been relatively inactive on the recording front, Dylan has spent much of the Nineties on the road like the wandering troubadour he has always perceived himself to be. The legend remains very much alive."
Disc 1
1 Blowin' In The Wind,Blowin' In The Wind,Lay, Lady, Lay
2 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right,If Not For You
3 Times They Are A-Changin', The,I Shall Be Released,I Shall Be Released
4 It Ain't Me, Babe,You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
5 Maggie's Farm,Maggie's Farm,Maggie's Farm,Maggie's Farm,Knockin' On Heaven's Door,Knockin' On Heaven's Door,Knockin' On Heaven's Door
6 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue,It's All Over Now, Baby Blue,Forever Young
7 Mr. Tambourine Man,Tangled Up In Blue
8 Subterranean Homesick Blues,Subterranean Homesick Blues,Subterranean Homesick Blues,Shelter From The Storm,Shelter From The Storm,Shelter From The Storm,Shelter From The Storm,Shelter From The Storm,Shelter From The Storm
9 Like A Rolling Stone,Hurricane,Hurricane,Hurricane,Hurricane,Hurricane
10 Positively 4th Street,Positively 4th Street,Gotta Serve Somebody
11 Just Like A Woman,Jokerman,Jokerman
12 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,Silvio,Silvio,Silvio,Silvio
13 All Along The Watchtower,Everything Is Broken
14 Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn),Not Dark Yet
15 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight,Things Have Changed,Things Have Changed,Things Have Changed
Disc 2
1 Blowin' In The Wind,Blowin' In The Wind,Lay, Lady, Lay
2 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right,If Not For You
3 Times They Are A-Changin', The,I Shall Be Released,I Shall Be Released
4 It Ain't Me, Babe,You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
5 Maggie's Farm,Maggie's Farm,Maggie's Farm,Maggie's Farm,Knockin' On Heaven's Door,Knockin' On Heaven's Door,Knockin' On Heaven's Door
6 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue,It's All Over Now, Baby Blue,Forever Young
7 Mr. Tambourine Man,Tangled Up In Blue
8 Subterranean Homesick Blues,Subterranean Homesick Blues,Subterranean Homesick Blues,Shelter From The Storm,Shelter From The Storm,Shelter From The Storm,Shelter From The Storm,Shelter From The Storm,Shelter From The Storm
9 Like A Rolling Stone,Hurricane,Hurricane,Hurricane,Hurricane,Hurricane
10 Positively 4th Street,Positively 4th Street,Gotta Serve Somebody
11 Just Like A Woman,Jokerman,Jokerman
12 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,Silvio,Silvio,Silvio,Silvio
13 All Along The Watchtower,Everything Is Broken
14 Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn),Not Dark Yet
15 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight,Things Have Changed,Things Have Changed,Things Have Changed
Product Attributes
Artist Dylan,Bob
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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