We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I don't know how far back you go with "BD listening materials" but very early BD can't be beat. When I couldn't understand the words to new songs (and didn't recognize the words to songs I knew) he started to lose me. That being said, Bob Dylan's impact on us is unmatched. IMO.
Tried to find an internet video of BD's "Early Morning Rain" but I'm not able. Did find my double LP "Self Portrait" where Side 1 #5 holds the missing nugget. Alas, my trusty Dual 552 Turntable (Shure 91E Ceramic Cartridge) is feeding a dead JVC tuner/amp. Blown fuse I 'spect. Look forward to hearing an anolog version of a great tune!
Replying to both of your above replies (gotta love the internet!), my understanding of Dylan's voice was that it was "better" before his motorcycle accident. I ain't hearing "good" in either time frame. His impact is undeniable, though, and I love him for that.
I used to read Audiophile Magazine and collect record albums, and always dreamed about getting a great analog setup. You are my hero, and I hope you get things fixed up. I know I'm blathering on here and sidetracking the thread, but I wonder now if they (Audiophile et al) were right, now that we have super digital remasters of the Beatles for instance, when it was painfully obvious at the beginning of the digital age (IE CDs) that analog still ruled. (?)
I believe the analog sound is a "warmer" sound. My recording studio buds agree. But you need a "sound room" to capture the warmth. With the current digital outfits (ProTools for example) you can turn your bathroom into a recording studio, in effect. Just set up and record. The gain on one side is a loss on the other.