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Biograph Box set, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered

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Originally released in 1985, Biograph is a 3 disc set containing 3.5 hours of the best of Bob Dylan. This set features the highlights of Dylan's career from 1961 - 1985; it not only includes well-known hits, but also previously unreleased tracks and rarities. In addition to the 53 tracks included, the box also contains a 42-page booklet with rare photos and commentary.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Lay, Lady, Lay
  2. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
  3. If Not for You
  4. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight - The True Brethren
  5. I'll Keep It with Mine
  6. The 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 and I'll Go Mine
  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 Have Met)

Disc: 2

  1. Visions of Johanna
  2. Every Grain of Sand
  3. Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
  4. Mr. Tambourine Man
  5. Dear Landlord
  6. It Ain't Me, Babe
  7. You Angel You
  8. Million Dollar Bash
  9. To Ramona
  10. You're a Big Girl Now
  11. Abandoned Love
  12. Tangled Up In Blue
  13. It'S All Over Now, Baby Blue
  14. Can You Please Crawl out Your Window?
  15. Positively 4th Street
  16. Isis
  17. Jet Pilot

Disc: 3

  1. Caribbean Wind
  2. Up to Me
  3. Baby, I'm in the Mood for You
  4. I Wanna Be Your Lover
  5. I Want You
  6. Heart of Mine
  7. On a Night Like This
  8. Just Like a Woman
  9. Romance in Durango
  10. Señor(Tales of Yankee Power)
  11. Gotta Serve Somebody
  12. I Believe In You
  13. Time Passes Slowly
  14. I Shall Be Released
  15. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  16. All Along the Watchtower
  17. Solid Rock
  18. Forever Young


Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 6, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: August 6, 2002
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • 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 Legacy
  • Run Time: 216 minutes
  • ASIN: B00006FN96
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,517 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
How to make a Bob Dylan box set...well, you could put out one with about a dozen CDs and still be blamed that somebody's favorite song was missing.
But the compilers at Columbia have doen a good job solving this rather impossible task. 1985's "Biograph" wasn't the first ever career-spanning rock box set (the late, great Buddy Holly was honored with that in 1979), but it was the most important by far, establishing the format and sparking new interest in Bob Dylan whose career was in decline at the time.

Unlike many box sets, this one actually offers something to both the casual and the dedicated fan. Most of Dylan's best-known songs are here, as well as a generous helping of unreleased songs, B-sides, alternates and demos. And almost everything gels, actually, making "Biograph" an excellent, if not definitive, summary of Bob Dylan's career from 1961-1985.
Many great songs are missing, of course, but with an artist as prolific as Bob Dylan that can't be helped. And the songs that are here are excellent (with the exception of a handful that are merely good).

This is an immensely varied compilation, very well annotated and boasting magnificent state-of-the-art fidelity. The track list includes early acoustic numbers, electric rock songs, blues-rock, folk-rock, country-rock, and lovely ballads. And the rarities and previously unreleased songs aren't rejects or filler, most of them are in fact excellent, from the acoustic "Up To Me" and the surreal "Quinn The Eskimo" to the quirky, upbeat pop of "On A Night Like This" and "Heart Of Mine", and the gorgeous ballads "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" and "I'll Keep It With Mine".
Casual Dylan fans may well find that there are too many unfamiliar songs here, and they should probably start somewhere else...
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Putting together a "best of" collection for a musical artist whose work should be heard in the context of the albums on which it originally appeared is a difficult task, but the folks responsible for Bob Dylan's "Biograph" did themselves proud.
The sequencing may not make much sense in the CD era, but this was released in 1985 when vinyl records were still the dominant format. By 33 1/3 standards, the sequencing makes perfect sense with each side arranged (loosely) around a theme. The so-called protest songs were relegated to one side, love songs were given another, and difficult to catagorize tracks like "Every Grain of Sand" and "Visions of Johanna" were collected on another side.
With that in mind, "Biograph" is hard to beat. As an introduction to THE singer-songwriter of the rock era, "Biograph" makes previous "hits" packages obsolete 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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I am giving this 2 stars only because I want people to read this and understand exactly what they might be buying. Before you open the package, make sure to check the copyright date. If it is the made in Europe 2011 version, this is NOT remastered in anyway. It is simply a duplicate of the original 1985 box with smaller packaging. The 1997 and 2002 versions are remastered and contain improved sound. The 2011 set is not and does not.
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If you are reading this and you have only heard OF Bob Dylan and not really heard him I urge you to buy collection. It has the songs that have been standards of the most transitional period in American Music.

The only issue I have with this collection is that listening to it cause me to think about how those in my generation have for the most part not fulfilled our promise to be better than our parents at protecting the people and the earth. We should have done better. Now as we enter retirement a new attitude permeates our society one that is so self orientated that they may totally miss the point of what a Bob Dylan song can be.
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By C on December 28, 2009
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There are some rare jewels in this set that you will not find anywhere else. Trust me! --I own copies of virtually EVERY studio recording Bob Dylan has ever made, along with live albums and "bootleg series" recordings. If you are a Dylan fan, this is a MUST HAVE and if you aren't yet a fan, buy it anyway. You WILL be a lifelong fan after you listen to it! Included in this set is 'Lay Down Your Weary Tune'. It is truly one of the most beautiful, heart-wrenching songs you will ever hear. It has become one of my favorites--and I say that only because Bob Dylan has written far too many great songs to be able to limit myself to just ONE favorite! I highly recommend purchasing this set. You will definitely NOT be disappointed!!!
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