Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Compilation
Bob Dylan is the legendary American singer-songwriter who for many decades had a huge impact on the development of modern music ... Dylan released his most famous hits in the 1960s: it was then that he received his resounding title of “voice of a generation” ... He also stated about himself as the main figure of the protest: in many ways, his tracks "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" contributed to this. In the mid-1960s, the musician changed his direction, breaking away from the American folk movement, and recorded his iconic anthem "Like a Rolling Stone": to this day, this song is considered a turning point in the history of pop music of the twentieth century ...
Dylan has never been afraid to touch philosophical, political and social topics in his works. Today, this man is one of the best-selling musicians in history: the world circulation of his records has long exceeded the mark of 100 million copies ... Bob Dylan also became the first musician in history, whose albums, starting from the 1960s, were included in the Top 40 of the American Billboard 200! Today we will recall his main works, which for so many years have not lost their relevance, but only on the contrary - have increased it ... Let's start!
"Blowin' In The Wind"
A famous song from Dylan's early repertoire. In the lyrics of "Blowin' In The Wind", the musician touches on topics such as war and peace, freedom and happiness ... Thanks to this, the track has become the unofficial anthem of the American civil rights movement!
Subsequently, many artists, including Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton, recorded their own cover versions of "Blowin' In The Wind" ...
"Like A Rolling Stone"
This song was hailed by critics as revolutionary! Many noted Dylan's trademark vocals, the combination of various musical elements, as well as rather harsh and sometimes cynical lyrics ...
It was "Like a Rolling Stone" that opened the door for Dylan to the title of a real rock star ...
"The Times They Are A-Changin'"
Today this composition is included in the list of "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" according to Rolling Stone magazine!
"Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"
"It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"
“Leaflets will scatter, you won’t have time to blink.
Following the calls, you get to the war,
And the waterfalls of pity roar
And a groan breaks, but this time for some reason you
You understand that you will only add to the general rumble
Against the background of countless works by Dylan, this song stands out for its length - 11:21 - and surreal lyrics ...
"A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall"
"Masters Of War"
"You are the ones who did nothing,
You play with my world
like it's your toy.
You put your gun in my hand
And hide from my eyes.
And when the bullets whistle
You turn your back and run…”
"Mr. Tambourine Man"
It is noteworthy that The Byrds version released in the same year turned out to be more successful than Dylan's original ... Together with this track, The Byrds entered the Grammy Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ...
"Tangled Up In Blue"
Today this song is included in the list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Back in 1975, “Tangled Up In Blue” graced the album Blood on the Tracks…
"Subterranean Homesick Blues"
At first glance, the lyrics of "Subterranean Homesick Blues" are rather meaningless ... But at the same time, they reflect the atmosphere of the hurried city life that the disillusioned young generation of the 1960s lived ...
Visions Of Johanna
"Just Like A Woman"
And she feels pain like a woman
But she breaks down like a little girl…”
"Idiot Wind" is the name of one of Bob Dylan's most famous songs, which supplemented his album Blood on the Tracks in 1975 ...
"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"
The song "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" features a raucous minus brass band. No less interesting is its name, which is never found in the text of the song itself ... Because of this, critics called this track very ambiguous and strange.
"Isis" was written by Dylan in collaboration with Jacques Levy. There are references to ancient Egypt in the text, but Dylan himself described "Isis" as a "marriage song".
"I Want You"
"Bob Dylan's Dream"
In a short time, Dylan made the song a permanent part of his repertoire, performing it at his first major concert in New York at City Hall on April 12, 1963...
"When I Paint My Masterpiece"
As time shows, this composition is very popular in the world of cinema and on television in general!
The origin of this song is a rather controversial topic for discussion. It is generally accepted that "Moonshiner" is a folk work that appeared in America.
In addition to Dylan, it was performed by many artists, including Elliott Smith ...