The Best of Bob Dylan (1997 album)

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The Best of Bob Dylan
A blue photograph of Dylan playing guitar
Greatest hits album by
Released2 June 1997 (1997-06-02)
Bob Dylan chronology
MTV Unplugged
The Best of Bob Dylan
Time Out of Mind

The Best of Bob Dylan is a compilation album released in the United Kingdom, 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.TitleOriginal releaseLength
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


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[1] Gold 7,500^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[2] Platinum 50,000*
Sweden (GLF)[3] Gold 40,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Bob Dylan – Best of". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  2. ^ "IFPI Norsk platebransje Trofeer 1993–2011" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway.
  3. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1999" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 23 April 2019.

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