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POLL: Bob Dylan's John Wesley Harding - your favourite track?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dave Gilmour's Cat, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

  2. tiger roach

    tiger roach Forum Resident

    Lonesome Hobo!
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  3. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Forum Resident

    Yeah, I'll be boring. "All Along the Watchtower." A masterpiece of economical, poetic lyric writing. I prefer Bob's spooky version to Jimi's, but both are good.

    This is an excellent album.
  4. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

    Fourth best album ever recorded.
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  5. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The other three?
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  6. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

    Blonde On Blonde
    Highway 61 Revisited
    Bringing It All Back Home
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  7. Siegmund

    Siegmund Vinyl Sceptic

    Britain, Europe
    Love the bass-playing on As I Went Out...and the ambiguous storyline.
  8. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    Watchtower...Dylan's version is nice, but Jimi (who also covered Drifter's Escape and was a big, big fan of the album) added a whole different dimension to it, of course.
    Otherwise it's a strangely even album, I like 'em all!
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  9. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    You seem to have overlooked Blood on the Tracks. And Dylan & The Dead. :agree:
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  10. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

    Blood on the Tracks is the fifth best album ever recorded.
  11. JohnnyQuest

    JohnnyQuest Forum Resident

    The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
  12. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Portland OR
    Going with Watchtower on this one. Easy choice.
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  13. goer

    goer Forum Resident

    Dreieich, Germany
    That's a tough decision but I picked "The Wicked Messenger". Even more mysterious than the other tracks, excellent composition of the lyrics - and so powerful that it can be made into a fierce rock number. Check out the Portsmouth 2000 version!
  14. babyblue

    babyblue Pactches Pal!

    Pacific NW
    St. Augustine has always been my favorite on this one.
  15. St.Noah

    St.Noah Member

    As I Went Out.

    Check out Jef Lee's slow-burn instrumental version:

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  16. fishcane

    fishcane Dirt Farmer

    Finger Lakes,NY
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  17. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    I would take Frankie Lee over the rest of the album put together, and this is my favorite Dylan album
  18. ruben lopez

    ruben lopez Nunc Est Bibendum

    Barcelona Spain
    As I Went Out One Morning for me;
    just the drive of the bass and the drums makes it a perfect song.And i like the lyrics too.:)
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  19. signothetimes53

    signothetimes53 Forum Resident

    My favorite Dylan album, and Frankie Lee and Judas Priest gets my vote, too.

    And for an aural treat, play 5/27/66 acoustic/London from the big new box, followed by JWH. Sublime listening.
  20. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Another favourite Dylan album. I like the sparse sound of this one.

    In keeping with my liking for happy Dylan songs:

    I'll Be Your Baby Tonight.
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  21. tmwlng

    tmwlng Forum Resident

    The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest... The penmanship and storytelling could only come from Dylan. Other favorites would be As I Went Out One Morning and Down Along the Cove. All songs are pretty much well above the mark, though.

    Admittedly, I listen more to Robert Palmer's version of I'll Be Your Baby Tonight than Dylan's. :hide: *gunshots*
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  22. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  23. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    I voted "I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine". Not to be cool, but because of this performance it became my favorite.

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  24. Mr. Grieves

    Mr. Grieves Forum Resident

    Went with the title track. Love that one & it kicks off the album greatly. Love where Dylan went here stylistically/lyrically on this album. Could have also gone with the haunting All Along the Watchtower, of course.
  25. OneStepBeyond

    OneStepBeyond Nuttier than a Snickers bar

    My #1 Dylan album! :love:

    Favourite track: I Pity The Poor Immigrant - the music and lyrics just wrap themselves around me... I just can NOT be distracted when the song is playing and if anything does then I have to start it again.
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