MTV Unplugged (Bob Dylan album)

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MTV Unplugged
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ReleasedMay 2, 1995 (1995-05-02)
RecordedNovember 17–18, 1994
VenueSony Studios, New York City, New York
Genre Folk rock, rock and roll, folk
Length69:24
Label Columbia
Producer Jeff Rosen
Bob Dylan chronology
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume 3
(1994)
MTV Unplugged
(1995)
The Best of Bob Dylan
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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MTV Unplugged is a live album by Bob Dylan, released on May 2, 1995 by Columbia Records (reissued in 2007 by Sony). [3] It documents Dylan's appearance on the then-highly popular MTV Unplugged television series, recorded at Sony Music Studios in New York City on November 17 and 18, 1994. It gave Dylan his best sales in years, reaching US No. 23 and going gold, while hitting No. 10 in the UK. The performance was released on DVD in March 2004, including a 5.1 surround sound mix.

Contents

Track listing

All songs written by Bob Dylan.

US CD release
No.TitleLength
1."Tombstone Blues"4:54
2."Shooting Star"4:06
3."All Along the Watchtower"3:36
4."The Times They Are a-Changin'"5:48
5."John Brown"5:22
6."Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"3:31
7."Desolation Row"8:22
8."Dignity"6:30
9."Knockin' on Heaven's Door"5:30
10."Like a Rolling Stone"9:09
11."With God on Our Side"7:16
DVD, UK CD release
No.TitleLength
1."Tombstone Blues"4:54
2."Shooting Star"4:06
3."All Along the Watchtower"3:36
4."The Times They Are a-Changin'"5:48
5."John Brown"5:22
6."Desolation Row"8:22
7."Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"3:31
8."Love Minus Zero/No Limit"5:22
9."Dignity"6:30
10."Knockin' on Heaven's Door"5:30
11."Like a Rolling Stone"9:09
12."With God on Our Side"7:16

All releases are longer than the original MTV broadcast, which did not include Tombstone Blues, John Brown, Desolation Row or Love Minus Zero/No Limit.

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