500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Bob Dylan, 'Mississippi'

Writer: Dylan
Producer: Jack Frost
Released: Sept. '01, Columbia
Non-Single

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)

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