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Before the Flood

Bob Dylan & The Band - Before the Flood
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1974 Ratings: #42 / 129
User Score
Based on 60 ratings
1974 Rank: #137
Liked by 8 people
June 20, 1974 / Release Date
Live / Format
Asylum / Label
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An excellent live album, I feel like theh both bring the best out of eachother in a live setting. While Dylans tracks outshine The Band a great deal, it is an invigorating performance.


An excellent showcase for Bob and the Band, Bob on his own and the Band on their own. Excellent record and despite a couple of suggestions elsewhere, I feel that The Band enhance in many ways some of the Dylan songs and make him push himself vocally, leading to a different kind of energy on this double LP.

Essential Track - It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)


Bob Dylan and The Band's first collaboration actual came a year before their inevitable album, The Basement Tapes, when in 1974 they performed live with each other. This album is a compilation of live songs the I am assuming a tour the two did together as there are places such as the LA Forum and one Madison Square Garden song. You can really tell both Dylan and The Band are having a blast playing each song as it both sounds good and even they are pumped, it's such a feel good time and I ... read more

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Track List

Disc 1

  1. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I'll Go Mine)
  2. Lay Lady Lay
  3. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
  4. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  5. It Ain't Me, Babe
  6. Ballad of a Thin Man
  7. Up on Cripple Creek
  8. I Shall Be Released
  9. Endless Highway
  10. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  11. Stage Fright
Disc 2
  1. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  2. Just Like a Woman
  3. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
  4. The Shape I'm In
  5. When You Awake
  6. The Weight
  7. All Along the Watchtower
  8. Highway 61 Revisited
  9. Like a Rolling Stone
  10. Blowin' in the Wind
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Added on: June 20, 2016