Bob Dylan - Should I buy his albums on Vinyl or CD?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Fishoutofwater, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I have every official Dylan CD and quite a few bootleg cds too. They all sound fine to me. I dont have that many Dylan LPs. Am i missing out? What are your thoughts. I love both formats so i am not looking for an arguement about which format is best. Are there, for example some vinyl issues that just sound better than others etc.

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  2. EdwinM

    EdwinM Grumpy old man

    That's more up to you I guess. His songs are great on either medium. Myself I bought two older ones on vinyl and the rest digital. I don't buy modern records on vinyl anyway, it makes no sense to convert a digital recording to analogue.
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  3. SoundDoctor

    SoundDoctor Forum Resident

    United States
    Mofi stereo vinyl if Bringing It All Back Home is excellent. Haven't tried the other Dylan albums from Mofi, but I'm sure they're great.
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  4. kozy814

    kozy814 Forum Resident

    Some of the original Columbia LPs have a sweet warmth. The original GH album is an example. Dylan on CD is rarely what I consider bad sounding. Steve's AF version of the original GH is a great sounding CD. The mono box also sounds very, very good..
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  5. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Whats your three favorite Dylan lps?
  6. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Hell!! Changes so often. Maybe today, blood on the tracks, Blonde, JWH. Give me 5 seconds, it will cange. Favs are all about my mood on the day. I really love his stuff. I have seen him so many times. Love him live. Not so keen with his last few albums. One of the greatest artistes of all time IMO
  7. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Dedicated Listener

    New Mexico USA
    I don't get the misleading thread title at all. Shouldn't it be something like, "I've got all of Dylan's albums on CD — Am I missing anything by not owning all of his vinyl LPs too?"
  8. SoundDoctor

    SoundDoctor Forum Resident

    United States
    There is a 3LP Blonde On Blonde from Mofi, retails for $85. They did 45rpm mono and stereo for JWH, those go for $35 each on MusicDirect. Blood On The Tracks 33rpm Mofi is expensive now, but they will release a 45rpm One-Step soon for $125.
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  9. majorlance

    majorlance Open-minded skeptic

    Collingswood, NJ
    Yes, you should.
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  10. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    I have a very nice set (not complete, but all the classics are there) of Dylan on vinyl which I treasure. The original Love and Theft LP is playing here now. I'm still likely to buy the Complete Album Collection CD box soon though.
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  11. richierichie

    richierichie Forum Resident

    err, I`d get them all. :cool::agree::cool::agree::cool::agree:

    I did. Just completed by buying John Wesley Harding. :agree::cool::agree::cool::agree:

    When I say just completed, not quite, I still want JWH in mono.:edthumbs:
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  12. jeffrey walsh

    jeffrey walsh Forum Resident

    Scranton, Pa. USA
    If your happy with the cd why bother? Cherry pick if you must and decide for yourself. Purchased Triplicate on vinyl recently and two sides have non fill issues. I'm tired of getting burned by this superior format.
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  13. The original Love and Theft is great.
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  14. AlienRendel

    AlienRendel Forum Resident

    Chicago, il
    yes, you should buy his albums on vinyl or CD.
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  15. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN
    His recent records (Love and Theft through Tempest) are night and day on vinyl vs. digital. The Columbia CD's are horribly mastered.
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  16. rdog

    rdog Forum Resident

    The CD's are obsolete. Throw them away immediately, they may cause cancer. Anyone with 60 year old ears on this forum can tell you this by looking at dynamic range graphs posted by Elmer Fudd.
  17. Remington Steele

    Remington Steele Forum Resident

    Saint George, Utah
    A well mastered LP or SACD will show off a good sound system. Choose the version that fits your budget. Or buy both so you don't put too much wear and tear on your Nashville Skyline or Blood On The Tracks, given if you listen to them a lot.
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  18. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

    Toulouse, France
    Love and Theft on SACD (both Sony and MoFi) sounds fantastic though.
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  19. SJR

    SJR Forum Resident

    All of his LP's released by MOFI are highly recommended!
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  20. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Yes, if money is not a big concern, the Mofi lps are superb.
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  21. SJR

    SJR Forum Resident

    Yes, very true! They are pricey but worth it.
  22. Incompletist

    The mofi CDs are just as good as the LPs. And cheaper.
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  23. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I have both of those on Vinyl and cd. I like both formats.
  24. Incompletist

    I think the most pertinent question is not vinyl or CD but – 'which vinyl and which CD?'
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  25. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    These albums sound great on both Vinyl and CD. I happen to prefer CD, others like Vinyl. I say just choose, fill your boots, and enjoy!
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