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LONDON - JUNE 20: Singer Bob Dylan performs on stage at The Fleadh 2004 at Finsbury Park June 20, 2004 in London, England. The Fleadh 2004 doubles as the London stop of the UK leg of his European tour.

There’s the Bob Dylan album discography, and then there’s the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series discography. If you have all of Dylan’s albums (or at least all of the albums that you are interested in) and you want to dive even deeper, the Bootleg Series is a veritable goldmine.

Of course, there are a lot of releases in the series: 15 to be exact (the first release was a box set which included volumes 1 through 3). And some of them have varying lengths, depending on if you want the standard or deluxe versions. Some of these collections are just for the most hardcore collectors – if you want to dive into Dylan’s weak ‘80s era, or his demos that he sent to a publishing company, go for it! If you want to listen to more than 20 takes of “Like A Rolling Stone,” well, you can do that, too.

There’s cool tracks to be found on every one of these, but we ranked them based on how well they play as standalone collections.

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