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Bob Dylan's Planet Waves - your favourite track?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dave Gilmour's Cat, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. Larry Mc

    Larry Mc Forum Dude

    "Forever Young" (the first version)
  2. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    Long River Place
    I voted for Wedding Song when the poll came out, but I hadn't listened to the album in years, and I remembered that standing out to me when I first encountered it.

    But Dirge should have been it. I'd forgotten Dirge, definitely one of the finer efforts in his entire catalog.
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  3. wanderer1

    wanderer1 Forum Resident

    Going. Going. Gone. One of his best songs ever. This album has rather strange sounding production overall, something to do with Robbie's guitar effects and what sounds like a few half-finished songs and unfinished takes. Overall not a bad album, but one of my least favorite Bob albums. Still, 1973 gave us Knockin' on Heaven's Door and Forever Young so still better than most artists in one year, or lifetime for that matter.
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  4. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    Long River Place
    I really liked this one when I first heard it, really wore it out for about 6 months, and then didn't listen to it much for 15 years.

    I find in revisiting it, it's not what it seemed to me at first, its a lot more complex, and I really like the 'it is what it is' approach to production.
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  5. dkswaff

    dkswaff Forum Resident

    Badstreet, USA
    I voted Wedding Song. As with everything Dylan, the themes are so deep and have meant different things and have come to mean different things as I grow older.
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  6. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

    Going going gone is easily my favorite then tough mama use to like the wedding song hate on a night like this . The big comeback album would have to wait till blood on the tracks
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  7. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product

    for me, this is one of dylan's weaker albums, but forever young is delightful
  8. breakingglass

    breakingglass Forum Resident

    Agreed. Nice cover here

  9. Taxman

    Taxman Senior Member

    Fayetteville, NY
    Going Going Gone for me. Love the bridge about following one’s heart, counterpointed with the advice never to part with your one true love. In Dylan’s case he had just done both, though opposites.
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  10. adm62

    adm62 Senior Member

    Toronto, Canada
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  11. GregM

    GregM The expanding man

    Daddyland, CA
    This entire album has grown on me more than anything else he did in the '70s.
  12. Dirge, with Going, Going, Gone a close second.
  13. HenryFly

    HenryFly Forum Resident

    I went for the fast Forever Young because it's so terrible it's an amusing listen at least. Perfectly captures the way religious songs must be played. With collective tongues firmly wedged in collective cheeks.
  14. Frosst

    Frosst Vinyl-obsessive kiddo

    Forever Young (slow version)
  15. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The gorgeous “Hazel” is currently the least popular track!
  16. Mr.Sean

    Mr.Sean Senior Member

    Forever Young #1.....currently spinning.
  17. Joti Cover

    Joti Cover Forum Resident

    Going, Going, Gone.....love the electric guitar intro but the rest as well.
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  18. abzach

    abzach Forum Resident

    "Dirge" - which is also his best ever singing performance.
  19. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

    Possibly "Dirge". It smells of Blood on the Tracks.
    Planet Waves is a lovely album, by the way.
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  20. EndorphinMachine

    EndorphinMachine Forum Resident

    DIRGE! The venom!
    First time listening to this albums was just a couple of months ago, it flows nicely but there's not much truly outstanding material on it. But then Dirge hit, wow. I can't think of a song where the singing sounds so brutally honest. Then guitar is great and Bobs rudimentary piano compliments it perfectly. Outstanding track, one of his very best.
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  21. andy75

    andy75 Forum Resident

    Wedding Song. No contest. IMO by far the best song on the album. The whole album is great, but Wedding Song is in another leauge!
  22. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
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  23. Forever Young #1

    The only other songs I like here are "Going Going Gone" and "Tough Mama". One of his weaker albums, I'm glad they didn't include any of the songs on Before The Flood.
  24. drift61603

    drift61603 Forum Resident

    Peoria, IL
    I gotta go with Something There Is About You. Forever Young is boooorrrriiinnggg.
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  25. PADYBU

    PADYBU Forum Resident

    Going, Going, Gone

    he sounds even more gone on the roomy quad LP mix btw <3

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