THE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN (2000)
The Essential Bob Dylan is a compilation by Bob Dylan, released as a double-CD set in 2000, part of Columbia Records' "The Essential" series. The Essential Bob Dylan spans from 1963's "Blowin' in the Wind" (taken from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan) to 1999's "Things Have Changed" (Dylan's Oscar-winning song from the motion picture, Wonder Boys).
"Matching* folio to the album
released in December of 2002 – contains over 30 songs. Includes classics as well
as tracks from Time Out of Mind and the previously unreleased hit song Things have Changed (from the Wonder Boys Soundtrack). For piano, vocal and guitar. 111 pages" (information bobdylan.com). Music Sales #AM969573. ISBN 082561838X.
*Actually, there are 32 songs on the CD and 30 in the songbook:
-On CD and not in songbook: Ring them bells, Make you feel my love, Mississippi, Beyond here lies nothin’, Duquesne whistle, When the deal goes down.
-In the songbook not on CD: It’s all over now baby blue, Shelter from the storm, Silvio, Everything is broken.
Thank you to Peter Oudejans for pointing these differences.