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POLL: Bob Dylan's Street-Legal - your favourite track?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dave Gilmour's Cat, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

  2. 905

    905 Senior Member

    St. Louis
    I was listening to some of this one last night.
    No Time to Think
  3. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

    Oslo, Norway
    "No Time to Think". I consider this a great Dylan album overall. I had to think to vote. :)
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  4. stetsonic

    stetsonic Forum Resident

    For me, "Changing of the Guards" is one of his best tracks ever.
  5. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

    "Senior," one of my all-time favorite Dylan songs from any album, any era.... I also really like "Changing of the Guards" and most of the album -- "Where Are You Tonight," and "True Love Tends to Forget" in particular, but for me "Senior" is an all-timer.
  6. John Rhett Thomas

    John Rhett Thomas Forum Resident

    Macon, GA, USA
    This is really hard. "Changing of the Guards" has such a great arrangement and some stirring lyrics, while "Where Are You Tonight" is as epic as it can get. But I'm gonna go with "Señor"... enigmatic, spooky...love it. (Honorable mention for "New Pony".)
  7. Thomas Casagranda

    Thomas Casagranda Forum Resident

    Changing of The Guards is a great opener. Where Are You Tonight is also great, so too Señor.
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  8. Thomas Casagranda

    Thomas Casagranda Forum Resident

    You should also ask which version of Street Legal people prefer ? The original 1978 mastered down a wind tunnel, or the remastered 1999 version with the extra minute, almost, on Changing of the Guards. For what it's worth, I prefer the 1999 version.
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  9. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    "New Pony"

    Very good Dylan album, but not in my top 10.
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  10. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    Bizarrely underrated album. Maybe his last great one, with the exception of Love and Theft. So far, that is...
  11. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Senior Member

    Changing Of The Guards by a long way.
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  12. stef1205

    stef1205 Forum Resident

    The 1999 version is a remix. Most people, me included, prefer it. The newly remastered original mix (only available in the complete album collection) is not shabby either.

    Very good album, it was hard to choose a single track, but I went with Senor.
  13. soundfanz

    soundfanz Forum Resident

    Señor for me.

    I love this album too, and it is entrenched in my top 10 Dylan albums.
  14. dylankicks

    dylankicks Forum Resident

    Oshkosh, WI
    Lots of great tracks here. Everyone will go with Changing or Señor, so I went with "No Time To Think." I see "We Better Talk This Over" has no votes and I love that song and almost voted for it.
  15. Moshe

    Moshe Forum Resident

    Changing Of The Guards
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  16. cublowell

    cublowell Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Side 2 is one of the most underrated Dylan album sides ever - I think people hear a bit of "Is Your Love In Vain?" and don't listen to the rest. IYLIV is probably the weakest track on here. I get why he started the side with it, the way it blasts in, but it seems a bit out of place otherwise.

    "Where Are You Tonight?" gets my vote. It's such a great song, and I love how you can hear the band get excited about it as the song progresses and really get behind it. Great song plus great performance equals great Dylan moment.
  17. andy75

    andy75 Forum Resident

    One of my absolute favourite Dylan albums! Voted for the epic "Changing of the Guards".
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2016
  18. SonicBob

    SonicBob Forum Resident

    West Virginia
    Senor is the top choice for me and then its Where Are You Tonight?, Changing of the Guards and either New Pony or True Love Tends to Forget. Not one of my favorite Dylan albums, but when I do listen to it, on a rare occasion, its good.
  19. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    Can you cook and sew, make flowers grow
    Do you understand my pain?
    Are you willing to risk it all
    Or is your love in vain?


    Seriously though...it's one of those very even Dylan album where every track is a keeper.
    For entertainment, I always liked the bluesy groove of New Pony, where he ominously compares his ex-lover to the devil, and his new one indulges in voodoo...a definite pointer to his state of mind at the time and what happened next...
  20. Elton

    Elton I Hope Being Helpful, Will Make Me Look Cool

    Carson Ca.
    "Changing of the Guards" is a great song in a prime spot, very impressive. "Baby, Please Stop Crying" is in second place for me, but it took a while to appreciate the rest of the album. "Is Your Love In Vain" and "Senor (Tail of Yankee Power)" has grown on me in the last couple of months. This is the first Dylan I bought upon release, it has a soft spot for me.
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  21. adriatikfan

    adriatikfan Forum Resident

    Changing Of The Guard with 'Where Are You Tonight' a very close second.

    Best Wishes,
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  22. AJH

    AJH Forum Resident

    PA Northern Tier
    Changing of the Guards
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  23. JL6161

    JL6161 Forum Resident

    Michigan, USA
    I love every second of this album, but yeah, gotta go with "Changing of the Guards." Classic Dylan lyric, fantastic arrangement (horns! organ! backing vox!), and best of all, Bob's totally audacious DGAF lead vocal. All the little ornaments and flourishes and bits of texture: "That's right, I'm a soul singer, wanna make something of it?"

    It always takes a long time for me to get through the album because I have to stop and re-listen to several songs multiple times.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2016
  24. apple-richard

    apple-richard Overnight Sensation

    Feel the same way you do. Always loved this album and saw this Tour. :edthumbs:
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  25. When In Rome

    When In Rome It's far from being all over...

    Guess I'm on my own here but I never really got into this album. Maybe it was the poor mixing to begin with or the seemingly sudden r-e-a-l-l-y nasally vocals that came out of nowhere that put me off. I do like 'Changing of the Guards' but plumped for 'Baby Stop Crying'. I should try it again I suppose. I can see the pitchforks and torches heading my way already, I'm out of here...
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