Energetic Happy Hypnotic. In a truncated rock and roll version of "Mr. Tambourine Man" had been a No. The remaining six tracks all made the Billboard Top 40 in and When this album was remastered for its issue on compact disc 30 years later, a slightly longer alternative mix of "Positively 4th Street" was substituted for the original single version.
An audiophile version of the album was released in August , mastered by Steve Hoffman for the Audio Fidelity label as a kt gold-plated CD. This disc is a limited edition of 5, individually numbered copies. The original album package also included Milton Glaser 's now-familiar "psychedelic" poster  depicting Dylan. II , a compilation Dylan had much more control over. All tracks were written by Bob Dylan and all releases were by Columbia Records. A great read and very insightful!
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TonyAttwood says:. Kevin Paramore says:. October 2, at pm. Lea Quail says:. October 25, at am. Rodney Baldwin says:. November 29, at am. Ryan says:. November 29, at pm. Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. With Dylan not expected to release any new material for an extended period of time, CBS Records president Clive Davis proposed issuing a double LP compilation of older material. Dylan agreed, compiling it himself and suggesting that the package include a full side of unreleased tracks from his archives.
After submitting a set of excerpts from The Basement Tapes that Davis found unsatisfactory, Dylan returned to the studio in September to recut several Basement songs, with Happy Traum providing backup.
The remaining tracks were drawn from existing releases. The album package was designed to capitalize on the publicity surrounding George Harrison 's Concert for Bangladesh , about to be released as a film and album. The photograph on the album cover is a cropped version of a photo taken during Dylan's performance at the concert by the film's still photographer, Barry Feinstein.
The album cover is similar to the previous volume, Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits , which utilized Rowland Scherman 's photo. II is now certified five times platinum in the US, making it one of Dylan's best-selling albums.
Neither year would produce an album, at least not an album entirely composed of newly recorded material. Only two originals were recorded—'Watching the River Flow' and 'When I Paint My Masterpiece'—but both confronted the same subject matter, a continuing dearth of inspiration, in a refreshingly honest fashion.
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The Portable Flower Factory. A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall. The Tribes. Bryan Ferry. Hard Rain. Barbara Dickson.A4 track listing typesetting on label with extra spacing (contrast to Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume II). Side A label does not show "Record 1" text. D5, D6, D7 recorded October Title on jacket front "Greatest Hits inneselcavirdars.vawarcedigirelounutmolesata.co" Issued in a gatefold sleeve.