Bob Dylan Best Songs from the 70s – 6 different lists (Rolling Stone, Uncut, The Guardian and more..)

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I was layin’ in bed
Wondrin’ if she’d changed at all
If her hair was still red[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Four of the original lists aren’t actually made up of songs only from the 1970s, but I’ve pulled out the songs recorded in the 1970s and ranked accordingly.

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The Guardian

From the list “Bob Dylan’s 50 greatest songs – ranked!” – April 2020
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    1. Idiot Wind – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    2. Tangled Up in Blue – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    3. I Shall Be Released – Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II (1971)
    4. Hurricane – Desire (1976)
    5. Simple Twist of Fate – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    6. Isis – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    7. Slow Train – Slow Train Coming (1979)
    8. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
    9. If Not For You – New Morning (1970)
    10. Forever Young – Planet Waves (1974)
    11. Went to See the Gypsy – New Morning (1970)
    12. Changing of the Guards – Street-Legal (1978)

Idiot Wind

Tangled Up In Blue

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Bob Dylan: Live versions of 9 songs from “Blood On The Tracks”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”mulled_wine” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-quote-left”]A lot of people tell me they enjoy that album. It’s hard for me to relate to that. I mean, you know, people enjoying the type of pain, you know.
~Bob Dylan (to Mary Travers April 1975)

In stunning, total contrast to the previous album, Before the Flood, this 16th Dylan album triumphantly shows more subtlety and nuance than anything he’d ever done, and as honed a use of understatement as on John Wesley Harding. At the time this was the most unexpected leap of Dylan’s career. After years of comparatively second-rate work and a considerable decline in his reputation, here was an album to stand with Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde.
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Blood on the Tracks is the fifteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on January 20, 1975 by Columbia Records.

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Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1992

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”mulled_wine” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-quote-left”]There comes a point for everything, but… ah, you know… playing music’s a full time job you know, It’s hard to shut if off and turn it off and on like a faucet.
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Facts from Wikipedia:

Start date March 18, 1992
End date November 15, 1992
Legs 5
No. of shows 20 in Oceania
61 in North America
11 in Europe
92 in Total

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”mulled_wine” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-quote-left”]The early weeks of May found Dylan in resplendent form; some of the best shows of the NET are claimed to have come from these particular dates.
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The Warfield Theater
San Francisco, California
5 May 1992

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Jerry Garcia (guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Ian Wallace (drums)
  • Charlie Quintana (drums & percussion)

Idiot Wind

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”mulled_wine” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-quote-left”]Someone’s got it in for me
They’re planting stories in the press
Whoever it is I wish they’d cut it out quick
But when they will I can only guess[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1976

Bob Dylan 1976

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”mulled_wine” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-quote-left”]I just try to be poetically and musically straight. I think of myself as more than a musician, more than a poet. The real self is something other than that. Writing and performing is what I do in this life and in this country. But I could be happy being a blacksmith. I would still write and sing. I can’t imagine not doing that. You do what you’re geared for.
-Bob Dylan (Neil Hickey Interview, Malibu, California – 11 September 1976)[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]

First of Dylan made a guest appearance @ a Roger Miller & Larry Gatlin concert on January 23 @ The Troubadour, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Then came The Carter Benefit Show on January 25 @ Houston Astrodrome, Houston, Texas.

Rolling Thunder Revue II – April 18 – May 25.

Last he also played:

  • Winterland, San Francisco, California – November 25The Last Waltz

Civic Center
Lakeland, Florida
18 April 1976

If You See Here, Say Hello

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She left here in a hurry; I don’t know what she was on
You might say that I’m in disarray and for me time’s standing still
Oh I’ve never gotten over her, I don’t think I ever will[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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