Bob Dylan's Greatest Songs of the 1980s

20 songs worth hearing from Dylan's most overlooked decade

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'Caribbean Wind' (1981)
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'Caribbean Wind' (1981)

No matter how much promise a song shows, if Dylan gets frustrated with something he's written, he tends to chuck it overboard rather than try and fix it. That was the sad fate of "Caribbean Wind." The nearly six-minute epic could have elevated Shot of Love, but he couldn't seem to find the song and he gave up. It was salvaged four years later for his Biograph boxed set. That version certainly sounds done, and he even played it live once in November 1980.

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