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listen  2. Baby, Let Me Follow You DownBob Dylan 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. If Not For YouBob Dylan 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. I'll Be Your Baby TonightBob Dylan;Hamid Hamilton Camp;The True Brethren 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. I'll Keep It With MineBob Dylan 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Times They Are A-Changin'Bob Dylan 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Blowin' In The WindBob Dylan 2:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Masters Of WarBob Dylan 4:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Lonesome Death Of Hattie CarrollBob Dylan 5:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Percy's SongBob Dylan 7:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Mixed-Up ConfusionBob Dylan 2:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Tombstone BluesBob Dylan 5:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Groom's Still Waiting At The AltarBob Dylan 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go MineBob Dylan 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Like A Rolling StoneBob Dylan 6:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Lay Down Your Weary TuneBob Dylan 4:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Subterranean Homesick BluesBob Dylan 2:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) (Live)Bob Dylan 5:18$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Visions Of Johanna (Live)Bob Dylan 7:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Every Grain Of SandBob Dylan 6:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)Bob Dylan 2:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Mr. Tambourine ManBob Dylan 5:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Dear LandlordBob Dylan 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. It Ain't Me, BabeBob Dylan 3:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. You Angel YouBob Dylan 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Million Dollar BashBob Dylan 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. To RamonaBob Dylan 3:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. You're A Big Girl NowBob Dylan 4:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Abandoned LoveBob Dylan 4:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Tangled Up In BlueBob Dylan 5:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Live)Bob Dylan 5:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?Bob Dylan 3:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Positively 4th StreetBob Dylan 3:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Isis (Live)Bob Dylan 5:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  1. Caribbean WindBob Dylan 5:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Up To MeBob Dylan 6:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Baby, I'm In The Mood For YouBob Dylan 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. I Wanna Be Your LoverBob Dylan 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. I Want YouBob Dylan 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Heart Of Mine (Live)Bob Dylan 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. On A Night Like ThisBob Dylan 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Just Like A WomanBob Dylan 4:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Romance in Durango (Live)Bob Dylan 4:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Señor(Tales Of Yankee Power)Bob Dylan 5:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Gotta Serve SomebodyBob Dylan 5:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. I Believe In YouBob Dylan 5:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Time Passes SlowlyBob Dylan 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. I Shall Be ReleasedBob Dylan 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Knockin' On Heaven's DoorBob Dylan 2:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. All Along The WatchtowerBob Dylan 3:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Solid RockBob Dylan 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Forever YoungBob Dylan 2:01$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 19, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000008TFC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,431 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

This was one of the first boxed sets ever issued on a rock artist, and its mix of essential tracks and rarities (live tracks, B-sides, demos, alternate takes and unreleased songs) set the standard for many boxes to come. This new jewel-box-sized version, however, has better mastering and a list price lower than the original LP-size version, not to mention pure genius in every track from its first ( Lay, Lady, Lay ) to its last ( Forever Young ) and the 51 in between.

Customer Reviews

If you have nothing by Dylan don't make the mistake of not listening to him--BUY THIS NOW!
charles bowman
This 3-disc set offers Outtakes, Live recordings and Unreleased tracks, mixed with some of the best known Dylan songs of all time.
Andrew Gaebe
Absolutely first-rate songs such as Percy's Song, Caribbean Wind, and Up To Me stand up well to his officialy released canon.
Bill R. Moore

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86 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Bill R. Moore on November 10, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Biograph is more than just a retrospective; it is essential for any Dylanophile. While it indeeds collects the majority of the essential tracks in Dylan's canon (Rolling Stone, Heaven's Door, Watchtower, I Want You, Blowin' In The Wind, etc.), classic album tracks (To Ramona, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, etc.), live and alternate take offerings (Visions, I Don't Believe You, It's All Over, etc.), and the best of the latter day tracks (Gotta Serve Somebody, Groom, Every Grain of Sand, etc.), what makes this set an essential for the hard-core (other than the revealing sequencing, which puts a whole new light on the material, and the deluxe packaging) is the generous smattering of previously unreleased material. Absolutely first-rate songs such as Percy's Song, Caribbean Wind, and Up To Me stand up well to his officialy released canon. This, along with Volumes 1-3 of The Bootleg Series, show that Dylan throws away tracks that any other artist would kill to have written. This release was so good, in fact, that it set the standard (and the pattern) for all box sets to come. It stands as a good primer for those new to Dylan, and also as an essential addition to the catalog of the fan who already has everything else.
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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By FairiesWearBoots8272 on December 7, 2005
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The three-CD Biograph is probably not the best place to start if you're new to Bob Dylan, but it is a really great set that any serious fan needs to own. Biograph is both an excellent summary of Dylan's musical career (the first twenty years of it, at least) and an assortment of excellent rare and obscure tracks. Supreme classics like Blowin' in the Wind, Like a Rolling Stone, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Tangled Up In Blue, Mr. Tambourine Man, Just Like A Woman and Subterranean Homesick Blues are here representing some of Dylan's finest recorded work to see commercial release. There are tons of very good lesser-known songs as well. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, the excellent closing track from Dylan's John Wesley Harding album is one of Dylan's finest country love songs. Mixed-Up Confusion from 1962 was actually Dylan's first song with electric guitars and a backing band. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll is very highly regarded by Dylan fans as a beautiful, somber eulogy/protest song but remains largely unknown or forgotten to the general populace. To Ramona is one of Dylan's most beautiful and eloquent love songs (and it does have a lot of competition there). Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window is a single from 1965 that faded into obscurity by not appearing on an LP until Biograph in 1985. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power) is a hidden classic from Dylan's underrated 1978 album, Street Legal. Just listen to this song and see if it doesn't give you goosebumps.

However, there's much more still. Numerous excellent tracks which did not see commercial release are here for your enjoyment. Songs such as I'll Keep It With Mine, Percy's Song, Lay Down Your Weary Tune, Abandoned Love, Caribbean Wind, Up To Me, and I Wanna Be Your Lover are as good as anything on Dylan's studio albums.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Robert Moore HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 19, 2005
Format: Audio CD
By any measure, Bob Dylan is one of the two to three most crucial figures in the creation of modern rock and popular music. It wouldn't be too simplistic to say that rock as we eventually came to know it was the result of the meshing of the way Chuck Berry wrote music and Bob Dylan wrote lyrics. For several years, I told friends that I was going to write a book about the way music changed when Dylan released the most important single in the history of rock: "Like a Rolling Stone." Otis Redding heard it and felt compelled to write something more "meaningful" than his prior compositions, and "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" resulted. Sam Cooke responded to it by attempting to deepen his lyrics, and penned "A Change is Gonna Come." Lennon and McCartney, Jagger and Richards, and Pete Townshend responded to the challenge by writing more complex and lyrically sophisticated songs. After Dylan, absolutely no one could ignore lyrics. (The book, by the way, was eventually written by someone vastly more qualified than I am: Greil Marcus, in his 2005 book BOB DYLAN: AT THE CROSSROADS, a book on my Summer 2005 reading list.)

This boxed set provides a magnificent overview of Dylan's work, but is also significant for being arguably the first great boxed set to appear after the CD format appeared. It was the first such set to blend both previously unreleased cuts (such as his famous 1966 London solo recording of "Visions of Johanna"), hard-to-find singles (such as "Positively 4th Street," previously only on the BOB DYLAN'S GREATEST HITS album, which was otherwise useless for those who owned all of Dylan's albums), overlooked songs from neglected albums (most notably the stunning "Every Grain of Sand," from his Christian album SAVED), as well as a couple of handfuls of hits.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Brian W. Fairbanks VINE VOICE on June 5, 1999
Format: Audio CD
As an introduction to THE singer-songwriter of the rock era, Bob Dylan's "Biograph" is hard to beat. It lays waste to previous "hits" packages by providing an exciting and varied overview of Dylan's brilliance as both a composer and performer. Whether protesting society's injustices in "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are A Changin'," chronicalling the course of a love affair in "You're a Big Girl Now," professing a belief in the divine as in "Solid Rock" and "Every Grain of Sand," or just being inscrutably brilliant as in a previously unreleased live rendition of "Visions of Johanna," Dylan's songwriting genius is simply unrivaled in any genre of music. For those who already own most of the official releases from Dylan's Columbia catalogue, the real treat here are the previously unreleased recordings, such as the breathtaking "Up to Me" (an outtake from 1974's "Blood on the Tracks") and the superb "Abandoned Love" (leftover from 1976's "Desire"), all of which prove that the scraps from the man's table are often every bit as tasty as the main meal.
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just stumbled across yr query - you,ve probly figured it all out long ago, but the jewel case version is indeed from 1997. as i understand it, the various cd releases of biograph have not been in remastered as some of the other cd releases have been. i would refer you to... Read More
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