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Shadows In The Night is Bob Dylan’s newest studio album, and marks the first new music from the artist since 2012’s worldwide hit Tempest.Shadows In The Night may be the most improbable moment yet in Bob Dylan’s latterday career. By releasing a collection of standards from the Great American Songbook, Dylan, presumably inadvertently, joins in a trend begun 14 years ago by Robbie Williams. Ever since Williams proved that you could sell 7m copies of Swing When You’re Winning to an audience who’d never previously evinced much interest in the work of Cole Porter or Johnny Mercer, the Great American Songbook album has become a kind of sine qua non among rock stars of a certain vintage. They’ve all been at it, from Paul McCartney to Carly Simon to Linda Ronstadt.

bobBook-ended with an embryonic recording made by a high school friend and a live, boisterous take of “Like a Rolling Stone” less than seven years later, the fifth release in the Bob Dylan Bootleg series (and the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s Dylan documentary of the same name) proffers just how far the folk idol turned rock star had come between his last year in a Minnesota high school and 1966’s contentious UK tour. The double CD is sequenced chronologically and features 26 rare and unreleased recordings (most between 1961 and 1966), including 1959’s muddied “When I Got Troubles,’ reportedly the first song Dylan ever put to tape, and Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land,” performed live soon after Dylan’s arrival in New York. While the usual suspects are present–“Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright,” “Masters of War,” “Mr. Tambourine Man”–this collection unravels the unexpected, including an outtake from The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (“Sally Gal”), captivating alternate takes of “She Belongs To Me,” “It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry” and “Visions of Johanna” (with full band) and the ripping electric version of “Maggie’s Farm” that throttled the 1965 Newport Folk Festival and carried Dylan over the genre-influencing threshold into generation-altering icon status. –Scott Holter

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BOB copyIt’s hard to overestimate the importance of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, the record that firmly established Dylan as an unparalleled songwriter, one of considerable skill, imagination, and vision. At the time, folk had been quite popular on college campuses and bohemian circles, making headway onto the pop charts in diluted form, and while there certainly were a number of gifted songwriters, nobody had transcended the scene as Dylan did with this record. There are a couple (very good) covers, with “Corrina Corrina” and “Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance,” but they pale with the originals here. At the time, the social protests received the most attention, and deservedly so, since “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Masters of War,” and “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” weren’t just specific in their targets; they were gracefully executed and even melodic. Although they’ve proven resilient throughout the years, if that’s all Freewheelin’ had to offer, it wouldn’t have had its seismic impact, but this also revealed a songwriter who could turn out whimsy (“Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”), gorgeous love songs (“Girl From the North Country”), and cheerfully absurdist humor (“Bob Dylan’s Blues,” “Bob Dylan’s Dream”) with equal skill. This is rich, imaginative music, capturing the sound and spirit of America as much as that of Louis Armstrong, Hank Williams, or Elvis Presley. Dylan, in many ways, recorded music that equaled this, but he never topped it.

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bobWhere 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.

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Bob Dylan’s 35th album, continues to employ blues, country, folk, and ragged rockabilly to carry his songs.Featuring ten new and original Bob Dylan songs, the release of Tempest coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the artist’s eponymous debut album, which was released by Columbia in 1962.The new album, produced by Jack Frost,and follows 2009′s worldwide best-seller, Together Through Life.

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BThe story of Blonde on Blonde is almost as compelling as the music within. Dylan, frustrated with how initial attempts fared in New York, relocating to Tennessee and pairing with Nashville’s top session players as well as members of what would become the Band, feverishly chasing perfectionism while also arriving at an on-the-fly feel that remains a reference point for recorded music. The Bard sweated over lyrics, demanded his band get the exact sounds he heard in his head, and limited most takes to a handful at most. A majority of songs were recorded long after midnight, the post-A.M. vibe reflected in the nocturnal aura, woozy optimism, inversion of intervals, and spiritual soulfulness of the playing.

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BOBTracklist:

CD 1:
1. Blowin’ In The Wind
2. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
3. The Times They Are A-Changin’
4. It Ain’t Me, Babe
5. Maggie’s Farm
6. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
7. Mr. Tambourine Man
8. Subterranean Homesick Blues
9. Like A Rolling Stone
10. Positively 4th Street
11. I Want You
12. Just Like A Woman
13. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
14. All Along The Watchtower
15. Lay, Lady, Lay
16. If Not For You
17. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
18. I Shall Be Released
19. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
20. Tangled Up In Blue
21. Forever Young

CD 2:
1. Shelter From The Storm
2. Hurricane
3. Gotta Serve Somebody
4. Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar
5. Jokerman
6. Everything Is Broken
7. Blind Willie McTell
8. Not Dark Yet
9. Make You Feel My Love
10. Dignity
11. Things Have Changed
12. Mississippi
13. Thunder On The Mountain
14. When The Deal Goes Down
15. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’

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This is European only 4CD set of outtakes from 1962 & 1963, also known as The Copyright Extension Collection Vol. I. Only available through literally a hand full stores in Germany, England, France & Sweden. Most of the tracks are from the Freewheelin sessions, and a few are from various live performances Dylan did in the early 60s.Sony releases this in Europe at the last minute to prevent the copyright on some early Dylan recordings to go expired.

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