Released on March 27, by Columbia Records , in the non-productive period after Dylan's motorcycle accident in , it was the first compilation album of material by Dylan. It contains every Top 40 single Dylan had up to , plus additional tracks, including songs not released as singles by Dylan. It peaked at No. Greatest Hits presented Dylan's first appearance on records after his praised Blonde on Blonde double-LP of May and his motorcycle accident of that summer. With no activity by Dylan since the end of his recent world tour, and no new recordings on the immediate horizon the sessions that would in part be released in June as The Basement Tapes were still months away , Columbia wanted new product to continue to capitalize on Dylan's commercial appeal, so released Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits , the label's first Dylan compilation.
This list contains songs written by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan , including those where he is credited as co-author. The list omits traditional songs where Dylan has claimed arranger's copyright. Recorded by B. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dylan The Bootleg Series Vol. The band's American singer and guitarist, Billy Cross, had been touring with Bob Dylan from to Retrieved American Songwriter. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on
50. Changing of the Guards (1978)
Name the 10 best Bob Dylan songs? Why not try and pick the 10 best stars in the sky? Or maybe the 10 best numbers? You see the problem here. Dylan seemed as skeptical of his receiving the Nobel Prize as he has been of other honors that have come this way. Others were skeptical, too, wondering if songs could really be construed as literature. But that is an argument for another time and place. What is certain, though, is that Dylan and his songs changed the culture.
It seems like only yesterday that we launched our inaugural Top Songs List, featuring the greatest work of one of our all-time heroes, his Bobness. But that was many Dylan albums ago. Oh, these modern times. Here now, for your reading pleasure, and in honor of every day being a great day to listen to nothing but Dylan…is a little piece of our back pages: The Top 30 Greatest Bob Dylan Songs of All Time. Click on each song entry to read the accompanying essay. Like A Rolling Stone. Desolation Row. Masters Of War.