Black Gold

As Max rightly points out, for the Drinkingmen’s generation BoTT is the best Dylan album. Born in the sixties, we can only imagine the impact of the classic records from that decade. They are great but they do not have the emotional impact of Idiot Wind, Tangled up in Blue or Simple Twist of Fate. Strange, people getting pleasure out of so much pain. Which led me to thinking about the record labels that albums and artists appear on, and whether CBS/Columbia would be our most prized. Lose the label back catalogue and you lose, Dylan, the Clash, Cohen, Costello, Paul Simon, Patti Smith, Springsteen and a hundred brillirant others. I suggest this is unsurpassed. The list appears here: