The 21 tracks on this 1972 release are the same as on 1971's "Greatest Hits, vol. II", and both albums are greatest hits-compilations only in the loosest sense of the word.
1966's "Greatest Hits" was excactly that, Dylan's greatest hits, but this is much more - and in a way even better.
"More Greatest Hits" compile genuine hit singles, rarities and album tracks, making this double album one of the strongest releases in the Dylan catalogue.It starts off with the non-album track "Watching The River Flow" (covered by Joe Cocker among others), which is one of Dylan's best rock songs, and one of the highlights of the album (well, they're pretty much all highlights). And it's this mixture of singles and non-singles that makes this such a fabulous album...it shows the incredible breadth and depth of Dylan's talent much better than a literal hits compilation could have done.
Other highlights include "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again" (one of the longer titles in popular music!), a live version of another non-LP track, "When I Paint My Masterpiece", the simple, country-ish "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight", and "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue". But as I said, they're really all highlights. "My Back Pages", "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere", "I Shall Be Released", "If Not For You", "Lay, Lady, Lay", "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You", "The Mighty Quinn"....well, you get the picture.
On most of these songs, Dylan is backed by other musicians, making them more immediately accessible than his earliest, sometimes rather harsh folk songs.
All in all, this is a super CD, and should not be missed. "More Greatest Hits" features some of the very best songs recorded by popular music's greatest and most versatile talent, and it proves that there was much, much more to Bob Dylan than just an angry protest singer with a harmonica rack and a handful of weird, stream-of-consciousness narratives.