Which BOB DYLAN Album Were They Talking About?

Dear Folks,
As promised, HERE IS our little quiz:

WHICH BOB DYLAN ALBUM WERE THEY TALKING ABOUT?

Note: This quiz is NOW LIVE on the Facebook Box of Vision Page. Click here to access it: http://on.fb.me/gcVwDF

Its 11 questions are based on content included in the Catalography book from the BOB DYLAN Archive, coming this April (pre-orders start on or around March 10th). The discography includes over 90 excerpts from historical reviews of Bob Dylan albums. We selected 11 edits for the quiz, and all you have to do is identify which albums they were about….it’s easy!

You can win a free BOB DYLAN Archive collection from Box Of Vision ® or an exclusive pre-order discount (on top of the pre-order offer we will extend in March).

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YOU MUST ENTER BY Midnight EST on MARCH 5, 2011 to qualify to win.

♦ The first 5 entries to list all 11 of the answers correctly (i.e., listed in the correct order) will win a free BOB DYLAN Archive – shipped among the very first ones to ship out worldwide in early April.

♦ At least 2 entries from the rest to list all 11 of the answers correctly will win one too (we will pick them at random from all of the correct entries).

We will give away at least 5 free copies, so even if we don’t receive enough perfect entries, we will pick randomly from those entries that come closest. So don’t get discouraged…try no matter what!

♦ At least 10 entries will receive an exclusive discount on a BOB DYLAN Archive collection, if purchased during the pre-order period from March 10, 2011 through April 1, 2011. We will pick these from all of the entries, whether you listed any of the answers correctly.

Winners will be posted on the Box of Vision ® Facebook page on March 6, 2011.

Good Luck!

Jon

P.S. I am really proud of the Bob Dylan Archive…if you have not watched the preview video yet, take a look here….. http://bit.ly/dQ0Zry

Box
of Vision ®

presents the

WHICH
BOB DYLAN ALBUM WERE THEY TALKING ABOUT? Quiz


Win
a free BOB DYLAN Archive collection
from
Box Of Vision ®.


Enter by
sending an email to
Quizmaster@BoxOfVision.com,
listing the letters in front of the album title listed in the "answers"
below, in the order of the correct corresponding numbered "questions"
below. So, for example, if you think the answer to questions 1, 2, and 3 below
are Empire Burlesque, Under The Red Sky, and Planet Waves
respectively, you would list them in your email as "I, K, C, etc."

YOU MUST ENTER BY Midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on
MARCH 5, 2011 to qualify to win.

♦ The
first 5 entries to list all 11 of the answers correctly (i.e., listed in the
correct order) will win a free BOB DYLAN Archive – shipped among the
very first ones to ship out worldwide in early April.


♦ At
least 2 entries from the rest to list all 11 of the answers correctly will
win one too (we will pick them at random from all of the correct entries).

We
will give away at least 5 copies, so even if we don’t receive enough perfect
entries, we will pick randomly from those entries that come closest. So don’t
get discouraged…try no matter what!


♦ At least
10 entries will receive an exclusive discount on a BOB DYLAN Archive collection, if purchased during the pre-order period from March 10, 2011 through April 1,
2011. We will pick these from all of the entries, whether you listed any of the
answers correctly.

Winners
will be posted here on the Box of Vision ® Facebook page on March 6, 2011.

Good
Luck!



DYLAN
QUIZ QUESTIONS

Here are
the answers*:

a) Highway
61 Revisited
b) John Wesley Harding
c) Planet Waves
d) Blood on The Tracks
e) The Basement Tapes
f) Desire
g) Street Legal
h) Slow Train Coming
i) Empire Burlesque
j) Down In The Groove
k) Under The Red Sky

*except,
one is not a correct answer– its thrown into confuse you– and one is the correct
answer to two of the questions.

And
now the questions– well, the same question for each of the below:

Which Bob Dylan album were they talking about?

(1)

[It] is
a hauntingly beautiful work, a wise, thoughtful and, far from least, joyously
musical album. Not only is Dylan singing with more boldness and confidence than
ever, but the new material is rich with the deeply personal themes and immensely
quotable lyrics that have characterized his best songs.
….Unlike his early protest material, Dylan’s new songs are more personal than
social, more built around the concept of self-reliance than collective action.
There’s an overriding sense of sometimes comforting, but always useful self-exploration
in the album-a process that has apparently brought much strength and inner peace
to him.
….There are only a few times when a pop music album reaches beyond its surface
entertainment level to truly touch its audience on a personal, emotional scale.
Dylan, more than anyone else in the rock era, has bridged that gap. He has done
it once again… It’s a brilliant return to form.


(2)

The album…contains
some of the most wonderful music Mr. Dylan had ever made, and it’s the music
that will assure its place in our affections…..There seems to be some feeling
of disappointment about [the] music …. It’s [too] similar in mood, they feel,
lacking in energy and excitement after the best of Mr. Dylan’s sets during the
[last] tour. This listener disagrees. The Dylan sets on tour were wonderful,
but so is [this] in its own more focused way. And if there are similar musical
devices in many songs, they bind the record together as a whole far more effectively
than the sometimes labored literary devices of many "concept albums."…..A
wonderful record.


(3)

[It] is not only his most satisfying album since "Blonde on Blonde"…but
also his most finely honed look at one of the acclaimed songwriter’s favorite
themes: romance….
The musical textures…offer his boldest mix in years of his early folk,
country and blues influences. In some ways, the album is a hookup with the organ-accented
"Blonde on Blonde" sound….But the lyrics continue to be the most
important lure. Despite the constant surprises, some things in his music never
change, he’s always got something to say…..Though some of the arrangements…are
a touch slick, there’s a haunting, authentic quality on the best tracks that’s
suggests…a confident return to the "Blonde on Blonde" mystique.


(4)

Dylan seems
to feel no need to respond to the predominant trends in pop music at all. And
he is the only major pop artist about whom this can be said….What we are forced
to see…is Bob Dylan growing up. In every possible respect. On this album
Dylan’s songs are no longer just him, they are separate identities which exist
apart from their author. And we see Dylan moving toward an identity of himself
as a classical artist, not as just a pop artist…I think we are also beginning
to see a Dylan who is prepared more than ever before to accept uncertainty,
to give up the search for the finite, a Dylan who no longer feels that each
of his songs must tell us everything he knows. He is prepared to look at the
pieces of reality, and let the miller tell his tale.


(5)

It takes
only one listening to realize that [this] is the best album Bob Dylan has made
since "The Basement Tapes" …The more I hear the new album…the
more I feel that it’s one of the finest records Dylan has ever made. In time,
it is possible that it might even be considered his greatest….
Bob Dylan has, at long last, come back into our lives and times, and it is with
the most commercial LP he’s ever released…. Bob Dylan once again has something
urgent to sing. He’s back in the land of opportunity, fate and inexplicable
twists. [This album,] built on an accumulation of reluctant and arduous changes,
is the record that’s been a long time coming, with an awesome, sudden stroke
of transcendent and cohesive vision. This is what makes it so overwhelming….


(6)

The intimacy
and warmth of the key tracks suggest that this American rock legend enjoys the
rare freedom to step away from the expectations and pressure surrounding new
collections of his own tunes and simply play music on a more relaxed level……
While [it] lacks the essential quality of a collection of gripping new Dylan
tunes, its best moments offer an interesting blueprint of a landmark musician’s
own musical heritage.


(7)

He has,
in effect, dragged folk music, perhaps by the nape of its neck, into areas it
never dreamed existed, and enriched both it and himself a thousandfold by the
journey. Now, for the first time, I think, with this album, we have finally
progressed out of Then and into Now. With a Minnesota gypsy leading us, we have
truly become contemporary….


(8)

We needn’t
bow our heads in shame because this is the best album of 1975. It would have
been the best album of 1967 too. And it’s sure to sound great in 1983.

(9) (10) and (11)

One well
know American critic said the following, in reviews of three different Bob Dylan
albums (presented below chronologically):

(9) "…
this is his best album since Blood on the Tracks." (B+)

(10) "…his
best album since Blood on the Tracks." (B+)

(11) "…Dylan’s
best album in 15 years" (A-)

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