Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume 3

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Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume 3
A black-and-white photograph of Dylan's face
Greatest hits album by Bob Dylan
Released November 15, 1994 (1994-11-15)
Recorded 1973–1990
Genre Rock
Length 77:24
Label Columbia
Producer Gordon Carroll, Don DeVito, Jerry Wexler, Barry Beckett, Chuck Plotkin, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Daniel Lanois, Don Was, David Was, Brendan O'Brien
Bob Dylan chronology
World Gone Wrong
(1993)
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume 3
(1994)
MTV Unplugged
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume 3 is a compilation LP album by Bob Dylan, released on Columbia Records on compact disc in 1994, catalogue CK 66783. It peaked at No. 126 on the Billboard 200.

Content[edit]

It encompasses recordings released between the years 1973 and 1991, the time period since the previous volume of the series, released in 1971. All of Dylan's studio albums from this time span are represented, with the exceptions of: Dylan, compiled by Columbia without Dylan's input; The Basement Tapes, consisting of material predating this time period; Saved; and Empire Burlesque. The track "Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar" was added to later pressings of Shot of Love after initially being released on the flipside of a single. It includes four Top 40 singles and one previously unreleased track, an outtake from the sessions for Oh Mercy, the song "Dignity" with a new backing track overdubbed and produced in the autumn of 1994 by Brendan O'Brien.[4]

Six of its tracks had been released as singles in the United States. "Changing of the Guards" and "Jokerman" did not make the singles chart, while "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" peaked at No. 12, "Tangled Up in Blue" at No. 31, "Hurricane" at No. 33, and "Gotta Serve Somebody" at #24. The liner notes provide a more detailed track-by-track personnel listing.

In 2003, this album was released along with the other two Dylan greatest hits sets in one four-disc package, as Greatest Hits Volumes I–III.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bob Dylan, except where noted.

  1. "Tangled Up in Blue" – 5:42
  2. "Changing of the Guards" – 6:36
  3. "The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar" – 4:03
  4. "Hurricane" (Dylan, Jacques Levy) – 8:34
  5. "Forever Young" – 4:58
  6. "Jokerman" – 6:16
  7. "Dignity" – 5:58
    • previously unreleased recording from Oh Mercy sessions
  8. "Silvio" (Dylan, Robert Hunter) – 3:07
  9. "Ring Them Bells" – 3:02
    • from the album Oh Mercy
  10. "Gotta Serve Somebody" – 5:25
  11. "Series of Dreams" – 5:53
  12. "Brownsville Girl" (Dylan, Sam Shepard) – 11:04
  13. "Under the Red Sky" – 4:09
  14. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" – 2:30

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume 3 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Artist 169". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ Richardson, Susan (February 2, 1998). "Rolling Stone : Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 3 : Music Reviews". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on January 6, 2007. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ pulled from Olof's About Bob website June 24, 2009