MTV Unplugged (Bob Dylan album)

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MTV Unplugged
A photograph of Dylan playing guitar onstage in front of a microphone
Live album by Bob Dylan
Released May 2, 1995 (1995-05-02)
Recorded November 17–18, 1994, Sony Studios, New York City, New York
Genre Folk rock, rock and roll, folk
Length 69:24
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
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

MTV Unplugged is a live album by Bob Dylan, released in 1995 by Columbia Records (reissued in 2007 by Sony).[4] It documents Dylan's appearance on the then-highly popular MTV Unplugged television series, recorded at Sony Music Studios in New York on November 17 and 18, 1994. It gave Dylan his best sales in years, reaching US #23 and going gold, while hitting #10 in the UK.

The singer-songwriter had originally wanted to do a set of traditional folk songs. At MTV's behest, he instead performed mostly classics from his early albums.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bob Dylan.

US release
No. Title Length
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

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UK release
No. Title Length
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. "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

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Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians
Technical personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. MTV Unplugged (Bob Dylan album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Artist 169". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Richardson, Susan (2 February 1998). "Rolling Stone : Bob Dylan: MTV Unplugged : Music Reviews". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 9 December 2006. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "MTV Unplugged releases". allmusic. Retrieved 22 February 2013.