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The best two CDs in my collection,
This review is from: The Essential Bob Dylan (Audio CD)
I was introduced to Bob Dylan through the Beatles (not in person obviously - although that would have been nice!)
I started listening to Dylan and could instantly understand why he is held in such high regard, I'd never heard poetry like it.
This album is the perfect stepping stone for someone (like I was) who has little knowledge of Bob Dylan's work. It introduces you to some of his most melodic and well known tracks and hopefully hooks you to explore his other work.
Bob Dylan has one of the biggest back catalogues of albums, he tried different styles (not to everyone's delight) and as a result there is such a rich collection of his music to be enjoyed.
As I said before, this album is a perfect way to introduce someone to him, my favourite tracks are Tangled up in Blue and Knocking on Heaven's Door, amongst others.
There are no weak songs on here, if I could only ever listen to one album - this would be it. The songs are emotive, often political, and often tell a great story. This is music at its very best.
Location: Doncaster, Yorkshire, UK.
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