Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II, also known as More Bob Dylan Greatest Hits, is the second compilation album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on November 17, 1971 by Columbia Records. With Dylan not expected to release any new material for an extended period of time, CBS Records president Clive Davis proposed issuing a double LP compilation of older material.
This 1971 set, compiled by Bob Dylan, is rich with hits and overlooked album cuts, rarities and essential, then-new recordings. The delights are many, such as the single-only blues rocker Watching the River Flow, the dusty, dobro-enhanced outtake of When I Paint My Masterpiece and the nimble love epistle Tomorrow Is a Long Time. Tunes re-recorded that year with folk singer Happy Traum-including Dylan’s ultimate song of reclamation, I Shall Be Released, and a singsong, banjo-stoked version of You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere -sound even truer to Dylan’s ’60s gospel
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Undoubtedly, somebody up at Columbia thought that Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits, Volume II ought to be in there competing with Bangla Desh for the Christmas dollar, and thus the set, complete with beautiful Bangla Desh color cover, was rush-released into the stores. Dylan, bless him, wasn’t so calculating, and took pains to include his own Christmas gift: five new songs - or, more accurately, five songs made somewhat famous by other artists but never before recorded by him - not found on older albums. Another Side of Bob Dylan was a moving and brilliant transitional album, perhaps the most personal work he’s ever done. He managed at least a draw or a TKO over the Beatles and the Stones with Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde. John Wesley Harding was another fine transitional LP.
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. 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.
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits. Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits. Greatest hits album by Bob Dylan. March 27, 1967 (1967-03-27). Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on March 27, 1967 on Columbia Records, original catalogue number KCS 9463. It contains every Top 40 single Dylan enjoyed through 1967. It peaked at on the pop album chart in the United States, and went to on the album chart in the United Kingdom Contents. Great Britain and Ireland.
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Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). Here we are-a second volume of Bob Dylan's greatest hits on over two discs. This volume picks up from where the first one left off. Spanning from the final days of 1967 to the fall of 1971, the time of this compilation's release.
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