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Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981

Review The next installment in the award-winning Bootleg Series, 'Trouble No More - The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981', focuses on the albums 'Slow Train Coming' (1979), 'Saved' (1980) and 'Shot of Love' (1981) and the legendary live shows from that period.

The 2-disc standard version includes 30 live highlights from the legendary 1979, 1980 and 1981 tours.
The Best of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12

Review Indeed includes Blowin' in the Wind; Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; The Times They Are A-Changin'; Like a Rolling Stone; It Ain't Me Babe; Mr. Tambourine Man; Subterranean Homesick Blues; I Want You; Positively 4th Street , and Just Like a Woman .
Triplicate

Review Triplicate, is the new three disc studio album from Bob Dylan. The collection features 30 brand-new recordings of classic American tunes and marking the first triple-length set of the artist's illustrious career. With each disc individually titled and presented in a thematically-arranged 10-song sequence, Triplicate showcases Dylan's unique and much-lauded talents as a vocalist, arranger and bandleader on 30 compositions by some of music's most lauded and influential songwriters. The Jack Frost-produced album is the 38th studio set from Bob Dylan and marks the first new music from the artist since Fallen Angels, which was released in early 2016.

For Triplicate, Dylan assembled his touring band in Hollywood's Capitol studios to record hand-chosen songs from an array of American songwriters such as Charles Strouse and Lee Adams ("Once Upon A Time"), Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler ("Stormy Weather"), Harold Hupfield ("As Time Goes By") and Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh ("The Best Is Yet To Come"). The titles of the individual discs are 'Til The Sun Goes Down, Devil Dolls and Comin' Home Late. According to Bob Dylan, "I am finding these great songs to be a tremendous source of inspiration that has led me to one of my most satisfying periods in the studio. I've hit upon new ways to uncover and interpret these songs that are right in line with the best recordings of my own songs, and my band and I really seemed to hit our stride on every level with Triplicate."

Dylan's two previous album of classic American songs, 2016's Fallen Angels and 2015's Shadows in the Night, were both worldwide hits and garnered Grammy Award nominations in the category of Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Both albums received worldwide critical acclaim, with Randy Lewis writing of Fallen Angels in The Los Angeles Times, "[Dylan] immediately liberates songs from the big band/big orchestra world from which they emerged, and in which they are most frequently revisited…. [He] reaches to the blues at the core of many of these songs. Thus, they elicit the ache of romantic yearning and loss that often gets subsumed by swelling orchestral forces, background choirs or by singers who are more focused on crafting elegant vocals than finding emotional resonance." The Telegraph's Neil McCormick awarded Shadows in the Night five out of five stars and described the work as "spooky, bittersweet, mesmerizingly moving [with] the best singing from Dylan in 25 years." Jon Pareles wrote of that album in the New York Times, "Mr. Dylan presents yet another changed voice…a subdued, sustained tone….Shadows in the Night maintains its singular mood: lovesick, haunted, suspended between an inconsolable present and all the regrets of the past."

Bob Dylan has sold more than 125 million records around the world.
Trouble In Mind: Bob Dylan's Gospel Years - What Really Happened

Review From 1965, his first all-electric album with such classics as Like a Rolling Stone; It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry; Ballad of a Thin Man; Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues , and Desolation Row .
The Visitor

Review Dylan was virtually gushing great songs when this masterpiece arrived in the summer of 1965. From the epochal opening of "Like a Rolling Stone" through the absurdly apocalyptic closer, "Desolation Row," his command of surrealistic language was daring and amazing. As a vocalist, he was rewriting the rules of the game. Jimi Hendrix made note of Mr. Z's technically suspect pitch and decided that he too was a singer. And the backing, though ragged, is precisely right. Is this the essential Dylan album? It's certainly one of them. --Steven Stolder
Versatile

Review Bob Dylan - The Essential Bob Dylan. Disc 1 Side 11. Blowin' In the Wind (Dylan, Bob) 2:47 2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Dylan, Bob) 3:39 3. The Times They Are A-Changin' (Dylan, Bob) 3:11 4. It Ain't Me Babe (Album Version) (Dylan, Bob) 3:33 5. Maggie's Farm (Dylan, Bob) 3:55 6. Mr. Tambourine Man (Dylan, Bob) 5:25 7. Subterranean Homesick Blues (Dylan, Bob) 2:18 Disc 1 Side 2 1. Like a Rolling Stone (Dylan, Bob) 6:09 2. Positively 4th Street (Dylan, Bob) 4:07 3. Just Like a Woman (Dylan, Bob) 4:50 4. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Dylan, Bob) 4:34 5. Lay, Lady, Lay (Album Version) (Dylan, Bob) 3:18 6. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Remastered) (Dylan, Bob) 2:30 Disc 2 Side 1 1. Forever Young (Album Version) (Dylan, Bob) 4:55 2. Tangled up in Blue (Dylan, Bob) 5:42 3. Gotta Serve Somebody (Album Version) (Dylan, Bob) 5:25 4. Jokerman (Album Version) (Dylan, Bob) 6:15 5. Make You Feel My Love (Dylan, Bob) 3:31 Disc 2 Side 2 1. Things Have Changed (Dylan, Bob) 5:08 2. Mississippi (Album Version) (Dylan, Bob) 5:21 3. When the Deal Goes Down (Dylan, Bob) 5:04 4. Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (Dylan, Bob) 3:48 5. Long and Wasted Years (Album Version) (Dylan, Bob) 3:46
This Sweet Old World

Review His biggest hit in years, this 1979 LP (#3) found Dylan embracing his spirituality-and his fans celebrating a new set of unmistakably inspired songs. The hit Gotta Serve Somebody leads to Precious Angel; I Believe in You; Slow Train; When He Returns; When You Gonna Wake Up , and more!
ON AIR [Deluxe]

Review Bob's second album in one, easy-to-swallow gulp. Simply one of the best recordings in '60s folk.
Fallen Angels

Review Fallen Angels is the 37th studio album from Bob Dylan. Featuring twelve classic American tunes written by some of music's most acclaimed and influential songwriters including Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn And Carolyn Leigh the album showcases Dylan's unique and much-lauded talents as a vocalist, arranger and bandleader. The Jack Frost-produced album marks the first new music from the artist since his 2015 release, Shadows In The Night, which also showcased Dylan's interpretations of classic American songs. That album reached the Top 10 in seventeen countries, including #7 in the U.S., with #1 debuts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden and Norway.
Hitchhiker

Review Finally! A greatest hits package for Bob's '70s and '80s work! Includes such classics as Tangled Up in Blue; Knockin' on Heaven's Door; Forever Young; Hurricane; Jokerman; Gotta Serve Somebody; Groom's Still Waiting for the Altar, and more, 14 in all with a new track!
Songs of Bob Dylan

Review The next installment in the award-winning Bootleg Series, 'Trouble No More - The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981', focuses on the albums 'Slow Train Coming' (1979), 'Saved' (1980) and 'Shot of Love' (1981) and the legendary live shows from that period.

The 2-disc standard version includes 30 live highlights from the legendary 1979, 1980 and 1981 tours.
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits

Review Indeed includes Blowin' in the Wind; Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; The Times They Are A-Changin'; Like a Rolling Stone; It Ain't Me Babe; Mr. Tambourine Man; Subterranean Homesick Blues; I Want You; Positively 4th Street , and Just Like a Woman .
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

Review Triplicate, is the new three disc studio album from Bob Dylan. The collection features 30 brand-new recordings of classic American tunes and marking the first triple-length set of the artist's illustrious career. With each disc individually titled and presented in a thematically-arranged 10-song sequence, Triplicate showcases Dylan's unique and much-lauded talents as a vocalist, arranger and bandleader on 30 compositions by some of music's most lauded and influential songwriters. The Jack Frost-produced album is the 38th studio set from Bob Dylan and marks the first new music from the artist since Fallen Angels, which was released in early 2016.

For Triplicate, Dylan assembled his touring band in Hollywood's Capitol studios to record hand-chosen songs from an array of American songwriters such as Charles Strouse and Lee Adams ("Once Upon A Time"), Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler ("Stormy Weather"), Harold Hupfield ("As Time Goes By") and Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh ("The Best Is Yet To Come"). The titles of the individual discs are 'Til The Sun Goes Down, Devil Dolls and Comin' Home Late. According to Bob Dylan, "I am finding these great songs to be a tremendous source of inspiration that has led me to one of my most satisfying periods in the studio. I've hit upon new ways to uncover and interpret these songs that are right in line with the best recordings of my own songs, and my band and I really seemed to hit our stride on every level with Triplicate."

Dylan's two previous album of classic American songs, 2016's Fallen Angels and 2015's Shadows in the Night, were both worldwide hits and garnered Grammy Award nominations in the category of Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Both albums received worldwide critical acclaim, with Randy Lewis writing of Fallen Angels in The Los Angeles Times, "[Dylan] immediately liberates songs from the big band/big orchestra world from which they emerged, and in which they are most frequently revisited…. [He] reaches to the blues at the core of many of these songs. Thus, they elicit the ache of romantic yearning and loss that often gets subsumed by swelling orchestral forces, background choirs or by singers who are more focused on crafting elegant vocals than finding emotional resonance." The Telegraph's Neil McCormick awarded Shadows in the Night five out of five stars and described the work as "spooky, bittersweet, mesmerizingly moving [with] the best singing from Dylan in 25 years." Jon Pareles wrote of that album in the New York Times, "Mr. Dylan presents yet another changed voice…a subdued, sustained tone….Shadows in the Night maintains its singular mood: lovesick, haunted, suspended between an inconsolable present and all the regrets of the past."

Bob Dylan has sold more than 125 million records around the world.
Greatest Hits Vol. 3

Review From 1965, his first all-electric album with such classics as Like a Rolling Stone; It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry; Ballad of a Thin Man; Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues , and Desolation Row .
Highway 61 Revisited

Review Dylan was virtually gushing great songs when this masterpiece arrived in the summer of 1965. From the epochal opening of "Like a Rolling Stone" through the absurdly apocalyptic closer, "Desolation Row," his command of surrealistic language was daring and amazing. As a vocalist, he was rewriting the rules of the game. Jimi Hendrix made note of Mr. Z's technically suspect pitch and decided that he too was a singer. And the backing, though ragged, is precisely right. Is this the essential Dylan album? It's certainly one of them. --Steven Stolder
Blood on the Tracks

Review Bob Dylan - The Essential Bob Dylan. Disc 1 Side 11. Blowin' In the Wind (Dylan, Bob) 2:47 2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Dylan, Bob) 3:39 3. The Times They Are A-Changin' (Dylan, Bob) 3:11 4. It Ain't Me Babe (Album Version) (Dylan, Bob) 3:33 5. Maggie's Farm (Dylan, Bob) 3:55 6. Mr. Tambourine Man (Dylan, Bob) 5:25 7. Subterranean Homesick Blues (Dylan, Bob) 2:18 Disc 1 Side 2 1. Like a Rolling Stone (Dylan, Bob) 6:09 2. Positively 4th Street (Dylan, Bob) 4:07 3. Just Like a Woman (Dylan, Bob) 4:50 4. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Dylan, Bob) 4:34 5. Lay, Lady, Lay (Album Version) (Dylan, Bob) 3:18 6. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Remastered) (Dylan, Bob) 2:30 Disc 2 Side 1 1. Forever Young (Album Version) (Dylan, Bob) 4:55 2. Tangled up in Blue (Dylan, Bob) 5:42 3. Gotta Serve Somebody (Album Version) (Dylan, Bob) 5:25 4. Jokerman (Album Version) (Dylan, Bob) 6:15 5. Make You Feel My Love (Dylan, Bob) 3:31 Disc 2 Side 2 1. Things Have Changed (Dylan, Bob) 5:08 2. Mississippi (Album Version) (Dylan, Bob) 5:21 3. When the Deal Goes Down (Dylan, Bob) 5:04 4. Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (Dylan, Bob) 3:48 5. Long and Wasted Years (Album Version) (Dylan, Bob) 3:46
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

Review His biggest hit in years, this 1979 LP (#3) found Dylan embracing his spirituality-and his fans celebrating a new set of unmistakably inspired songs. The hit Gotta Serve Somebody leads to Precious Angel; I Believe in You; Slow Train; When He Returns; When You Gonna Wake Up , and more!
The Essential Bob Dylan

Review Bob's second album in one, easy-to-swallow gulp. Simply one of the best recordings in '60s folk.
The Times They Are a-Changin'

Review Fallen Angels is the 37th studio album from Bob Dylan. Featuring twelve classic American tunes written by some of music's most acclaimed and influential songwriters including Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn And Carolyn Leigh the album showcases Dylan's unique and much-lauded talents as a vocalist, arranger and bandleader. The Jack Frost-produced album marks the first new music from the artist since his 2015 release, Shadows In The Night, which also showcased Dylan's interpretations of classic American songs. That album reached the Top 10 in seventeen countries, including #7 in the U.S., with #1 debuts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden and Norway.
Blonde on Blonde

Review Finally! A greatest hits package for Bob's '70s and '80s work! Includes such classics as Tangled Up in Blue; Knockin' on Heaven's Door; Forever Young; Hurricane; Jokerman; Gotta Serve Somebody; Groom's Still Waiting for the Altar, and more, 14 in all with a new track!

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