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May 20, 2008


Al Borges

I have all of Bob Dylan's studio & live releases, as well as about forty bootlegs, and let me tell you it was a task.


I've bought every Dylan album as it came out since "Freewheelin'". It has enriched my life.


Only the 32 studio albums? You've just begun the journey, Grasshopper. The Bobster is the only one I know of that has a bootleg and unreleased side that not only rivals, but in many cases surpasses his released output. This is almost certainly true of his live recordings. Check them out. Also, give Shot of Love a second chance. Many diamonds in there.


Biograph contains about 1 entire cd of unreleased material, much completely essential. I can't imagine even a marginal Dylan fan thinking he doesn't need it.


His studio albums are often great, but check out the live albums! I have betweem 150 and 200 CDs and a bunch of LPs, that is often where the REAL diamonds are hidden!

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