500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Bob Dylan, 'Mississippi'
Producer: Jack Frost
Released: Sept. '01, Columbia
Dylan first recorded "Mississippi" for 1997’s Time Out of Mind, but he hated producer Daniel Lanois’ busy arrangement. This version, produced pseudonymously by Dylan, has a sturdy, straightforward groove. "Polyrhythm doesn’t work for knifelike lyrics about majesty and heroism," he said.
Appears on: Love and Theft (Columbia)