Various Artists

Bob Dylan Cover to Cover: The Originals

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Although one wouldn't know from the packaging of this four-disc set, this isn't a collection of Bob Dylan singing anything, but is instead a disc of the original versions by the original artists of songs that Dylan has covered at one point or another, either at recording warm-up sessions or as part of a live concert. While this set is a little misleading that way, it doesn't diminish the fine music at hand. Dylan is a truly American artist, and any look at his musical roots reveals a virtual history of American music, from folk, blues, and country to R&B, gospel, jazz, and early rock & roll, and a little bit from all of these genres is represented here. Dylan fans will easily see where he borrowed and reconfigured, but this set is a fascinating collection on its own even without the Dylan connection.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:17
2 2:21
3
2:55
4 2:44
5 3:03
6 3:19
7 2:29
8 2:58
9 2:53
10 2:48
11 2:41
12
2:36
13 2:09
14 2:10
15 2:54
16 3:10
17 2:27
18
2:18
19 2:51
20
2:50
21 3:02
22 2:36
23 2:57
24 3:11
25 2:50
26 2:56

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:25
2 5:07
3 2:59
4 2:40
5 3:18
6 3:07
7 3:14
8 2:46
9 2:52
10 2:33
11 2:40
12 3:01
13 2:08
14 2:18
15 2:57
16 2:52
17 2:31
18
3:00
19 3:14
20 2:47
21 2:45
22 2:44
23 3:37
24 2:54
25
3:06

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:17
2 3:10
3 3:12
4 3:30
5 2:57
6 2:27
7 2:50
8 2:51
9 2:22
10 2:24
11
2:21
12 2:35
13 2:24
14 2:55
15 2:34
16 3:22
17 2:54
18 2:52
19
2:15
20 2:42
21
2:46
22
2:17
23 3:08
24 2:49
25 2:37
26 2:44
27 2:55

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:38
2 2:47
3
1:58
4 2:59
5 2:57
6 3:07
7 3:44
8 2:58
9 2:48
10 3:03
11 2:37
12 2:27
13 3:24
14 2:52
15 2:09
16 2:38
17 2:57
18 2:50
19 2:19
20 2:51
21
3:12
22 4:27
23 2:32
24 2:08
25 3:05
26 2:51
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