According to the Nobel Prize Jury, Dylan won the prize for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.
Bob Dylan is the first American to win the literature prize since Toni Morrison in 1993.
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Bob Dylan is the debut album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released in March 1962. Produced by Columbia's legendary talent scout John H. Hammond, who signed Dylan to the label, the album features folk standards, plus two original compositions, "Talkin' New York" and "Song to Woody".
Good As I Been To You from 1992 is an album with modest ambitions. Recorded at his Malibu home in his garage studio, it's filled with traditional Folk songs, Bluegrass standards & other covers. There isn't an original composition in sight; still it's an intimate portrait of a legendary musician.
I'm Not There is a meta-biographical film re-imaging the life of Bob Dylan as portrayed by six different actors in six different phases of the artists life and career. The 4LP I'm Not There set features songs from and inspired by this film, performed by an eclectic cavalcade of acclaimed and celebrated contemporary musicians including Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Sonic Youth, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Jack Johnson, Sufjan Stevens, Mark Lanegan and many others!
In early 1974 The Band joined Bob Dylan on a 40-date, 21-cities tour across America to record a live album. The recordings of Before The Flood, made mostly in New York and Los Angeles, were released in June 1974, and would peak at #3 in the Billboard 200. Available on vinyl for the first time in 25 years!
John Wesley Harding marked Dylan's return to acoustic music and traditional roots, after three albums of electric Rock music. "All Along the Watchtower" became one of his most popular songs after it was covered by Jimi Hendrix in 1968.
Released one year after his praised Blonde On Blonde [MOVLP245] album from 1966 and his motorcycle accident of that summer, Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released in 1967. Certified five times platinum by the RIAA, it is his best-selling album in the U.S.
Slow Train Coming is the 19th studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. It was the artist's first effort since becoming a born-again Christian, and all of the songs either express his strong personal faith. The album peaked at #2 on the Charts in the UK and went Platinum in the US, where it reached number 3. Slow Train Coming was listed at number 16 in the 2001 book CMM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music.
World Gone Wrong (1993) is the 29th Bob Dylan studio album. It was Dylan's second consecutive collection of only traditional folk songs, performed acoustically with guitar and harmonica. The songs tend to deal with darker and more tragic themes than the previous outing, Good As I Been To You [MOVLP427].
Shortly after the controversial album Self Portrait Dylan released New Morning which expands on the laid-back-country-rock of John Wesley Harding [MOVLP246] by adding a bit more Rock & Roll. In the US New Morning reached #7 going gold and in the UK it even bumped Led Zeppelin III from the number one position.
Modern Times is the thirty-second studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, originally released in 2006. Following Time Out Of Mind [MOVLP1049] and Love And Theft [MOVLP506], the album was Dylan's third album in a row to be met with nearly universal praise from fans and critics. It continued its predecessors' tendencies toward Blues, Rockabilly and pre-Rock balladry, and was self-produced by Dylan under the pseudonym "Jack Frost".
Another Side of Bob Dylan is Bob Dylan's fourth studio album, originally released on August 8, 1964. The album deviates from the more socially conscious style which Dylan had developed with his previous LP, The Times They Are A-Changin'.
On October 16, 1992, New York City's hottest concert ticket was the live gathering of musical giants who'd come to Madison Square Garden to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bob Dylan's first Columbia Records album. With remastered audio, the 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration - Deluxe Edition makes this historic all-star musical event available for the first time on vinyl.
Released in 1997, Time Out of Mind is hailed as one of Dylan's best albums, and it went on to win three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year in 1998. Original vinyl copies of Time Out Of Mind were made in small numbers, making this official reissue a much needed one!
Dylan's Hard Rain is a live album, captured during the second leg of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour. It is recorded on 2 dates in May, 1976, during a concert at Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins, Colorado. It is the follow up of the 1974 live album Before The Flood [MOVLP340].
Empire Burlesque is the 23rd studio album by Bob Dylan, released in 1985. Dylan produced the album himself, and eventually the album peaked at number thirty-three in the US and at number eleven in the UK. This may very well be the most consistent record Bob Dylan has made since Blood on the Tracks, filled to the brim with subtle gems. Highlights of the album include "Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love?)", "Emotionally Yours" and "Dark Eyes".