Bob Dylan Poll: Which is the good "Isis"? (or the "Isis" you enjoy most)

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  1. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Srsly? Thread Starter

    Pacifica, CA
    Any excuse to post a ridiculous meme...

    I happen to prefer the live, extra rocking version of "Isis" off of Biograph. But as someone said in another thread, every version is the "good" "Isis". What's your favorite version of this great tune?
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  2. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Dedicated Follower of Hi-Fi

    New Mexico USA
    It depends upon what the meaning of Is is.... is.

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  3. Frittenköter

    Frittenköter Forum Resident

    Biograph is the obvious choice for me. It is miles above the TBS5 version (they should've used it, duplication be damned, i mean, it didn't stop them on other volumes, including Vol.4). Then there's the 1976 Fort Worth version and then the album version.
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  4. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

    Haven't heard one yet that I didn’t like.
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  5. Jbeck57143

    Jbeck57143 Forum Resident

    IL, USA
    I like the live versions from 1975 (like from Biograph and the The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5) more than I used too, but I still think the Desire version is better.

    Here's a good performance from 1976, from the "Unaired Hard Rain Special"

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  6. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

    Oslo, Norway
    "Desire". The whole album is top five favorite Dylan albums for me and it's my most played version of "Isis".
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  7. scottp

    scottp Forum Resident

    Well played! Good ol' Charlie... :targettiphat:
  8. majorlance

    majorlance Forum Resident

    PATCO Speedline
    For years, I preferred the overwrought Renaldo & Clara live version which appeared on Biograph. But I've gravitated back to the Desire original recently — just love Dylan's more conversational delivery.

    The White Stripes version is a hoot, however.
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  9. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Srsly? Thread Starter

    Pacifica, CA
    I wonder if the 2 or 4 hour version of Renaldo & Clara will be a feature of any future Bootleg volume. The Vol. 5 DVD has some of the concert excerpts from the movie, so maybe that's it.
  10. George P

    George P Notable Member

    They're all pre-tty, pre-tty, pre-tty pre-tty good.
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  11. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
    I've always preferred this Isis:

  12. Mbd77

    Mbd77 Forum Penetrator

    The studio one that doesn't circulate yet. :shh:
  13. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Srsly? Thread Starter

    Pacifica, CA
    This was the Isis of my youth.

    Amend poll! :D
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  14. Cheepnik

    Cheepnik Overfed long-haired leaping gnome

    This thread is for Leonard, if he's still here.
  15. Mr. D

    Mr. D Forum Resident

    If I was forced at gun point to pick one, I'd go with the Biograph version. Nonetheless, like most Bob songs, almost all versions have something to offer.
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