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
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, 1994 and November 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

  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

The European release includes "Love Minus Zero/No Limit".

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.