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POLL: Bob Dylan's Another Side of Bob Dylan - your favourite track?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dave Gilmour's Cat, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    For this week's poll, we go back to 1964. Which is your favourite track? And why is that one your favourite?

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    Thank you for voting.
     
  2. richierichie

    richierichie My glass is always full.

    `Chimes Of Freedom`, I`ve always loved that song and Dylan`s rendition of it. It`s probably more relevant today than ever.
     
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  3. Hey Vinyl Man

    Hey Vinyl Man Another bloody Yank down under...

    Definitely "Chimes of Freedom". "I Don't Believe You" is a fairly close second. (I love the Byrds' version of "My Back Pages," but the original has never cut it for me.)
     
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  4. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I voted for that too. What a song!
     
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  5. stepeanut

    stepeanut Holmes Boy

    "Chimes". I particularly love the Newport '64 version, but the album take is magnificent also.
     
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  6. Miriam

    Miriam Forum Resident

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    "Motorpsycho Nitemare"
     
  7. distant_light

    distant_light Active Member

    Location:
    UK
    My Back Pages is my favorite song out of the group, but the BobFest version with Young, Clapton, Harrisson et al is the best version by a mile, followed by The Byrds cover on Younger Than Yesterday version, so the take on this record is a distant third.

    Ditto 'It Ain't Me Babe' - one of my favorite songs but the version on Before The Flood is far more raw and impactful than the original album cut, and I think I prefer the Complete Basement Tapes performance as well. Chimes Of Freedom is better by The Byrds as well, the remastered version of that is one of the best produced, nicest sounding pieces of music I have, seems to glisten.

    All I Want To Do is arguable a better song in The Byrds' arrangement as well - possible that they have the definitive version of three songs on here.
     
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  8. bobc

    bobc Bluesman

    Location:
    France
    Chimes Of Freedom is the best for me. This is my favourite of the early albums. All of the songs, with one exception, are outstanding and all quite distinctive. There's humour, protest, self-questioning, tenderness, rejection, painful analysis of relationships - it's all there.

    However I would suggest that Black Crow Blues does not reach the high standard of the other songs and the playing is not great. Is that Dylan's first recorded piano playing? It's not very good, is it?
     
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  9. stewedandkeefed

    stewedandkeefed Came Ashore In The Dead Of The Night

    It's pretty amazing to think that this record was recorded in one night. I chose "It Ain't Me Babe". It is a song I think is very closely tied to the Bob Dylan persona. It has also been presented live in a variety of arrangements.
     
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  10. Sandinista

    Sandinista Forum Resident

    Spanish Harlem for me. What a wild song. To me, it seems like it's threatening to veer out of control. Love the melody.
     
  11. Syd Avett

    Syd Avett Forum Resident

    "To Ramona" for me! I love the verse:

    "Your cracked country lips
    I still wish to kiss
    As to be under the strength of your skin
    Your magnetic movements
    Still capture the minutes I’m in
    But it grieves my heart, love
    To see you tryin’ to be a part of
    A world that just don’t exist
    It’s all just a dream, babe
    A vacuum, a scheme, babe
    That sucks you into feelin’ like this."

    We have all had a Ramona in our lives, no?

    But this is a great album!
     
  12. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

  13. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    If he'd taken a few more days it could have been even better.
     
  14. GowG

    GowG Forum Resident

    Location:
    Czech republic
    I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now :)
     
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  15. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Baby ..be friends with you.
     
  16. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Senior Member

    Location:
    Mudwest, SoCal
    Far and above, Chimes of Freedom. Such a powerful song, and the lyrics stand on their own as poetry, imho. My high school English teacher used "Chimes" for one of the lessons. They say the album "Another Side" is Dylan breaking away from the folk-protest-songwriter mold (or perhaps, breaking that mold, itself). Still, I think it's one of the most "subversive" songs that Dylan has ever written.
     
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  17. dee

    dee Forum Resident

    Location:
    ft. lauderdale, fl
    I think his voice does veer off course in one of the transitions but the triplicate of lyrics, melody, and brevity is sublime.
     
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  18. dee

    dee Forum Resident

    Location:
    ft. lauderdale, fl
    My Back Pages
    Ramona
    Spanish Harlem Incident
    Chimes
    'Etc.......'

    Too many sides to choose!
     
  19. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Del Rio Dan

    Location:
    Alpine, TX
    Spanish Harlem for me by a mile. Great humor and love his lyrics in it
     
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  20. Mr. Grieves

    Mr. Grieves Forum Resident

    Ramona has always been one of my favorite Dylan tunes
     
  21. The Hud

    The Hud Will I ever get to 10,000 posts?

    Ballad In Plain D
     
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  22. nikosvault

    nikosvault Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denmark
    My least favorite 60's Dylan album...

    [​IMG]

    I only really like Black Crow Blues, Chimes of Freedom and It Ain't Me Babe. I guess I would choose It Ain't Me Babe.
     
  23. Astralweeks

    Astralweeks Diamond Dog

    Location:
    Concord, NH
    Went with Black Crow Blues, one of my favorite Dylan albums by far. Probably his most underrated too. A masterpiece in my opinion
     
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  24. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH_Forums.

    "Chimes of Freedom" is a wonderful prototype for his latter drug-induced lyrics, fused with his then-current social justice themes (downplayed on this album).

    And here is what the Another Side album cover looks like:

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  25. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. I'm poor & sure wouldn't show off if I was rich.

    Chimes Of Freedom.

    One of the greatest songs he's ever written.
     
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