The Best of Bob Dylan (1997 album)

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The Best of Bob Dylan
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Greatest hits album by
Released2 June 1997 (1997-06-02)
Recorded1962–1989
Genre
Length76:10
Label Columbia
Producer
Bob Dylan chronology
MTV Unplugged
(1995)
The Best of Bob Dylan
(1997)
Time Out of Mind
(1997)

The Best of Bob Dylan is a compilation album released in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and Canada on 2 June 1997. It was later released in Europe and Japan, although it has never been released in the United States.

Contents

Track listing

No.TitleOriginal releaseLength
1."Blowin' in the Wind" The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)2:48
2."The Times They Are a-Changin'" The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)3:14
3."Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)3:40
4."Mr. Tambourine Man" Bringing It All Back Home (1965)5:29
5."Like a Rolling Stone" Highway 61 Revisited (1965)6:10
6."Just Like a Woman" Blonde on Blonde (1966)4:56
7."All Along the Watchtower" John Wesley Harding (1967)2:33
8."Lay Lady Lay" Nashville Skyline (1969)3:20
9."I Shall Be Released" Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II (1971)3:05
10."If Not for You" New Morning (1970)2:43
11."Knockin' on Heaven's Door" Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)2:32
12."Forever Young" Planet Waves (1974)4:58
13."Tangled Up in Blue" Blood on the Tracks (1975)5:43
14."Oh, Sister" Desire (1976)4:02
15."Gotta Serve Somebody" Slow Train Coming (1979)5:25
16."Jokerman" Infidels (1983)6:17
17."Everything Is Broken" Oh Mercy (1989)3:15
18."Shelter from the Storm" (alternate version) Blood on the Tracks (1975)6:00
Total length:76:10

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) [1] Gold35,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ) [2] Gold7,500^
Norway (IFPI Norway) [3] Platinum50,000*
Sweden (GLF) [4] Gold40,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI) [5] Platinum1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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