Greatest Hits Vol 3 - (Import CD)
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- Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Vol. 3
Personnel includes: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Ronee Blakely (vocals); Brendan O'Brien (guitar, bass, background vocals); Mason Ruffner, Danny Kortchmar (guitar); Scarlet Rivera (violin); Steve Douglas (saxophone); Alan Clark (piano, organ); Barry Beckett (keyboards, percussion); Benmont Tench (keyboards); Nathan East (bass); Jim Keltner, Pick Withers, Kenny Aronoff (drums); Cyril Neville (talking drum); Waddy Wachtel, Al Kooper, Roger McGuinn, Don Was, Brent Mydland.
Producers include: Don Devito, Bob Dylan, Chuck Plotkin, Mark Knopfler.
Photographer: Randee St. Nicholas.
What could the poet, who has been called the spokesman of his generation, possibly have to offer on a third greatest-hits compilation?
Quite a lot, and by listening to these selections you realize the depth of Bob Dylan's musical inventory. This eclectic, quirky collection provides his best literate epics ("Brownsville," written with Sam Shepard), enigmatic gems ("Tangled Up In Blue" from the brilliant BLOOD ON THE TRACKS), masterful gospel classics (STREET LEGAL's "Changing Of The Guard"), effective political narratives ("Hurricane") and timeless pop classics ("Forever Young" and "Knockin' On Heaven's Door"). For the most part, these rock, folk, gospel and blues cuts are selected from less celebrated albums like OH MERCY, DOWN IN THE GROOVE and KNOCKED OUT LOADED. They should serve as entreaties to return to those overlooked treasures.
With all this album's pedigree, the unlikely show-stopper is the previously unreleased "Dignity"--it causes one to pause and note the continuing awesomeness of Dylan's craft and limitless lyrical talent. This album serves as a lesson to all aspiring singer-songwriters. GREATEST HITS, VOLUME 3, indeed--from an artist whose every song is complex perfection.
- Country of Origin
- Columbia (USA)
- Studio / Live
- Bob Dylan
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Tangled Up In Blue
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Changing of the Guards
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Groom's Still Waiting At the Altar, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Hurricane
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Forever Young
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Jokerman
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Dignity - (previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Silvio
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Ring Them Bells
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Gotta Serve Somebody
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Series of Dreams
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Brownsville Girl
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Under the Red Sky
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Knockin' On Heaven's Door
- Sony BMG
Rolling Stone (5/4/95, pp.63-65) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...If the collection is debatable as a hits package....it's nonetheless classic Dylan..."
Q (1/95, p.265) - 3 Stars (out of 10) - "...these days he's merely a legend and nobody expects that much of legends...[but] there's plenty of things to relish here--Dylan's ability to come up with a new soundscape for every session..."
Mojo (Publisher) (1/95, p.105) - "...The famous tracks need no further comment. They are all, of course, rather more than good....as this collection shows, [Dylan] still chases a kind of vision that most of his contemporaries gave up believing in years ago."
NME (Magazine) (12/3/94, p.43) - 7 (out of 10) - "...These [songs] will remind you that Bob Dylan is human too..."
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