The Best of Bob Dylan (1997 album)

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For the 2005 release, see The Best of Bob Dylan.
The Best of Bob Dylan
A blue photograph of Dylan playing guitar
Greatest hits album by Bob Dylan
Released 2 June 1997 (1997-06-02)
Genre Rock, folk, Country
Length 76:10
Label Columbia
Producer Barry Beckett, Gordon Carroll, Don DeVito, Bob Dylan, John H. Hammond, Bob Johnston, Mark Knopfler, Daniel Lanois, Leon Russell, Jerry Wexler, Tom Wilson
Bob Dylan chronology
MTV Unplugged
(1995)
The Best of Bob Dylan
(1997)
Time Out of Mind
(1997)

The Best of Bob Dylan is a compilation album released in the U.K., New Zealand, Australia and Canada on 2 June 1997. It was later released in Europe and Japan; although it has never been released in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Original release Length
1. "Blowin' in the Wind"   The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963) 2:48
2. "The Times They Are a-Changin'"   The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964) 3:14
3. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"   The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963) 3:40
4. "Mr. Tambourine Man"   Bringing It All Back Home (1965) 5:29
5. "Like a Rolling Stone"   Highway 61 Revisited (1965) 6:10
6. "Just Like a Woman"   Blonde on Blonde (1966) 4:56
7. "All Along the Watchtower"   John Wesley Harding (1967) 2:33
8. "Lay Lady Lay"   Nashville Skyline (1969) 3:20
9. "I Shall Be Released"   Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II (1971) 3:05
10. "If Not for You"   New Morning (1970) 2:43
11. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"   Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) 2:32
12. "Forever Young"   Planet Waves (1974) 4:58
13. "Tangled Up in Blue"   Blood on the Tracks (1975) 5:43
14. "Oh, Sister"   Desire (1976) 4:02
15. "Gotta Serve Somebody"   Slow Train Coming (1979) 5:25
16. "Jokerman"   Infidels (1983) 6:17
17. "Everything Is Broken"   Oh Mercy (1989) 3:15
18. "Shelter from the Storm" (alternate version) Blood on the Tracks (1975) 6:00
Total length:
76:10