POLL: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited - your favourite track?

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  1. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

  2. George P

    George P Notable Member

    "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry"
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  3. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

    Desolation Row
  4. bobbycat

    bobbycat Forum Resident

    Everything :D
  5. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
    Like A Rolling Stone
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  6. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

    MA, USA
    I went with ''Desolation Row'', but on another day i might go with ''Ballad Of A Thin Man'' or ''Like A Rolling Stone''.
  7. Olompali

    Olompali Forum Resident

    Perfect record but Stone is rightfully iconic
  8. JohnnyQuest

    JohnnyQuest Forum Resident

    I know it's incredibly predictable.... but..... "Like a Rolling Stone".
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  9. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
    This is one of those anti-polls... an "X" number of votes will be made for the 2nd or 3rd choices, only because some are thinking, let's not vote for the obvious... :agree: :laugh: :agree:

    How do I know this? Because I almost voted for Desolation Row instead of Like A Rolling Stone, for that very same reasoning! :p
  10. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

    Oslo, Norway
    It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
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  11. RogerB

    RogerB Forum Resident

    Classic album that I love every bit of!!! But if I can only pick one how can I not pick Like A Rolling Stone?? So I picked it.
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  12. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    So tough to chose. A perfect record. My favourite Dylan album and possibly my favourite ever by anyone. It doesn't get better than this.

    I went with It Takes A Lot To Laugh because I really like his vocal on it, but I could have chosen anything from this album.

    Incredibly cool album cover too. A flawless album. There's very few of those.
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  13. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    Long River Place
    'Desolation Row' to me is a true masterpiece.

    'Thin Man' would be second.
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  14. babyblue

    babyblue Pactches Pal!

    Pacific NW
    Ooo, tough one. I went with Desolation Row because of how the song seems to take off and gain momentum with the harmonica break. It always gives me goosebumps.
  15. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    They're selling postcards of the hanging.......
  16. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH_Forums.

    I went for "Tom Thumb's Blues" - somewhat overshadowed by the other tracks on this sensation album. Another song with a story, nice understated backing that lets the journey reveal. On an album like this, every track deserves a vote. Dave, in a poll for an album like this we really need to be able to select at least seven favourite tracks, not one! :)

    Nice to see "Queen Jane" get a vote, I don't think it's the standout but I've always enjoyed it and felt it's overshadowed by the brilliance of the other tracks.

    And here's the iconic cover:

  17. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    I think we need to be able to vote for nine favourite tracks!
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  18. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Please somebody vote for Tombstone Blues, From A Buick 6 and Highway 61 Revisited! They're all amazing! Great rockers.
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  19. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    Long River Place
    I like Queen Jane but it drives me up the walls that someone's guitar is out of tune on the track.
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  20. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    I'll give you one guess as to what I picked...
  21. levi

    levi Can't Stand Up For Falling Down In Memoriam

    North Carolina
    I figured Like a Rolling Stone would win in a landslide, so it's been great to see so many other votes for my fave -- It Takes a Lot to Laugh, etc. :)
  22. Jerryb

    Jerryb Senior Member

    New Jersey
    That's easy. Ballad Of A Thin Man.
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  23. CDJones

    CDJones Accidental Collector

    New Jersey, USA
    Tough call, but I'm going with 'Rolling Stone', simply because of the way Bob's anger comes busting out of the speakers on Mister Hoffman's DCC mastering. None of the previous versions I had heard had conveyed nearly that sense of emotion.
  24. 905

    905 Senior Member

    St. Louis
    There's just something about the mono Ballad of a Thin Man, I have to vote that one.
  25. Archtop

    Archtop Soft Dead Crimson Cow

    Desolation Row in a landslide for me. I remember when I first "got" Dylan in 1985 and I picked up Freewheelin', Changing, Bringing It and Highway 61 on the same day. I looked at the times of the tracks as I was listening and Desolation Row kind of made me pause. It took me a day or two to get ready for it. When I finally tackled it, not knowing quite to expect, I think I listened to it five times in a row in stunned silence. To this day, that track makes me feel 21 years old again.
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