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Bob Dylan: Biograph

(5 LPs)

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A five-LP, three-CD retrospective of Dylan's first 20 years of recording, with an emphasis on presenting some of the mountain of unreleased songs that began leaking out unofficially in the late '60s. The only reason this massive, brilliantly executed album is not listed as an essential pick is its expense - in fact, it's not a bad place to start in trying to appreciate the whole of Dylan's achievement.
-- William Ruhlmann, All-Music Guide

On the original release of Biograph, The Hawks/Band appear on one 1965 studio track, and a live performance from 1966.

According to Record Collector November 1997, the first US pressings of the repackaged and reissued triple CD version of Biograph had the wrong version of "I Don't Believe You." The original 1985 release contained the version recorded live in Belfast on 5 June 1966. When the reissue was put together, it was inadvertently replaced with the heavily bootlegged Manchester Free Trade Hall version, May 17, 1966 (once thought to be recorded at the Royal Albert Hall). It's clear that Sony reassembled the whole thing from tape, searching for better quality masters. The Manchester version had been processed ready for the abandoned 1996 Bootleg Series 4 & 5 project (which can be heard on the bootleg Guitars Kissing and The Contemporary Fix). This is the very first officially released version of this performance.


  1. Lay Lady Lay
  2. Baby Let Me Follow You Down
  3. If Not For You
  4. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
  5. I'll Keep it With Mine
  6. Times They Are A-Changin'
  7. Blowin' in the Wind
  8. Masters of War
  9. Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
  10. Percy's Song
  11. Mixed-up Confusion
  12. Tombstone Blues
  13. Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar
  14. Most Likely You Go Your Way
  15. Like a Rolling Stone
  16. Lay Down Your Weary Tune
  17. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  18. I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Met)
  19. Visions of Johanna
  20. Every Grain of Sand
  21. Quinn the Eskimo
  22. Mr. Tambourine Man
  23. Dear Landlord
  24. It Ain't Me, Babe
  25. You Angel You
  26. Million Dollar Bash
  27. To Ramona
  28. You're a Big Girl Now
  29. Abandoned Love
  30. Tangled up in Blue
  31. It's All Over Now Baby Blue
  32. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  33. Positively 4th Street
  34. Isis
  35. Jet Pilot
  36. Caribbean Wind
  37. Up to Me
  38. Baby, I'm in the Mood for You
  39. I Wanna Be Your Lover
  40. I Want You
  41. Heart of Mine
  42. On a Night Like This
  43. Just Like a Woman
  44. Romance in Durango
  45. Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)
  46. Gotta Serve Somebody
  47. I Believe in You
  48. Time Passes Slowly
  49. I Shall Be Released
  50. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  51. All Along the Watchtower
  52. Solid Rock
  53. Forever Young


(only members of the Band listed)
  • Rick Danko
  • Garth Hudson
  • Richard Manuel
  • Robbie Robertson

Bob Dylan - Biograph - 214:50 - 1985 - Columbia C5X 38830
Boxed set with booklet.
Compact Disc: Sony 38830 (3 CDs)

AMG Rating: 9 (out of 9)

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