Classic Line Up

Bob Dylan vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano

Quick Quote

Bob Dylan: "What good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it."


Bob Dylan (1962) - The actual debut album
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963) - The proper debut album
Another Side Of Bob Dylan (1964) - The spawned lots of cover versions one
The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964) - The political, protest singer one
Bringing All Back Home (1965) - The 'goes electric' one
Highway 61 Revisited (1965) - The rock and/or roll album
Blonde On Blonde (1966) - The masterful double album one
John Wesley Harding (1967) - The starts to go country record
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967) - The 1st compilation one
Nashville Skyline (1969) - The even more country one
Selfportrait (1970) - The self-destruct, 'worst album ever' type of one
New Morning (1970) - The gruff one
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II (1971) - The 2nd compilation one
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) - The soundtrack record with about 3 vocal tracks
Planet Waves (1974) - The briefly hailed as a great comeback album
Before the Flood (1974) - The 1st live album one
The Basement Tapes (1975) - The alternative 'Sgt Peppers' one
Blood On The Tracks (1975) - The true comeback record.
Hard Rain (1976) - The 2nd live album one.
Desire (1976) - The this authors personel favourite one.
Street Legal (1978) - The recorded in a hurry album
Masterpieces (1978) - The 3rd compilation one
Slow Train Coming (1979) - The start of the religious phase record
Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979) - The 3rd live album one
Saved (1980) - The religious one they forgot to pack the tunes into
Shot Of Love (1981) - The much less religious one with a couple of great tunes
Infidels (1983) - The could have been so much better one
Real Live (1984) - The 4th live album one
Biograph (1985) - The first box-set type of one
Empire Burlesque (1985) - The last decent one for a good while
Knocked Out Loaded (1986) - The 'hmmmmn' record.
Down In The Groove (1988) - The god what the hell is this album
Oh Mercy (1989) - Another comeback one
Under The Red Sky (1990) - Another missed opportunity one
The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991 (1991) - The fantastic one
Good As I Been To You (1992) - The acoustic one
World Gone Wrong (1993) - The grittier acoustic one
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume 3 (1994) - The 4th compilation one
MTV Unplugged (1995) - The are we forgetting who we are listening to record
Time Out Of Mind (1997) - The eighty-ninth combeback one
The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert (1998) - The judas album
The Best of Bob Dylan, Vol. 2 (2000) - The 'are you seriously calling this Vol 2' compilation
The Essential Bob Dylan (2000) - Needed to have an extra 20 cds on it one
Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years of Great Concert Performances (2001) - The does what it says on the tin record
Love And Theft (2001) - The pretty good one
The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue (2002) - The best live one
The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall (2004) - The early live one
Live at The Gaslight 1962 (2005) - The even earlier, pre-fame live one
Live at Carnegie Hall 1963 (2005) - The I can't think of much else to say album
The Best of Bob Dylan (2005) - The not a bloody another one, one
The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (2005) - The weird, disjointed one
Blues (2006) - The one i've never heard of album
Modern Times (2006) - The ironically titled one
Dylan (2007) - The compilation one. Well, he had to release one eventually
The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 (2008) - The fascinating one
Christmas In The Heart (2009) - The festive yuletide with Bob one!
Together Through Life (2009) - The taking for granted album
The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (2010) - The historically interesting one
In Concert - Brandeis University (2011) - The god, not another archival release album
Tempest (2012) - The new at the time of writing one

Biggest Album Commercially

The first two greatest hits have both been certified 5 times platinum in the US. Studio releases 'Blonde On Blonde', 'Blood On The Tracks' and 'Desire' have all been certified double platinum

Best Album Critically

Hard to argue with 'Blonde On Blonde' being the fruition of the first musical journey.

Biggest Selling Single

Between July and September 1965, the 6 minute 'Like A Rolling Stone' sold a million copies.

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