Blood on the Tracks

5 out of 5

$18.57

SKU: B000VAHBIS Category:

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2017 180g vinyl reissue. Essential 1975 ‘break-up’ album featuring “Tangled Up In Blue” & “Idiot Wind”

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3 reviews for Blood on the Tracks

5 out of 5
  1. Michael

    Blood on the Tracks is a classic and highly regarded album by one of the greatest artists of all time. This is one of the best albums that Bob Dylan ever released. It’s timeless. Every track is outstanding. With amazing songs like Tangled Up in Blue, Shelter from the Storm and Simple Twist of Fate, this album is a winner from start to finish. Dylan is one of the greatest songwriters of all time, and there will never be anyone like him. If I sound a bit biased, it’s true. I’m a die-hard Dylan fan and always will be. However, this album is outstanding and a must-have for any Dylan fan or anyone else who loves great music.

  2. S. M. H. Klauber

    After the mixed reception of Planet Waves (1974), Bob Dylan had written numerous songs that he first previewed to his fellow friends in the music industry such as Neil Young and Graham Nash, these were the songs that would eventually turn up on his next LP. First recorded in September of 1974 in New York, a few of the songs were recut that December in Minneapolis with local musicians. The final release includes some of the slower recordings done in New York and the faster ones done in Minneapolis. First released in January of 1975, the legend behind Blood On The Tracks is that it was inspired by Dylan’s crumbling marriage at the time, to which he denies but there is so much pain and sadness in these songs that it’s hard not to imagine that it at least partly had to do with it. Songs like “Idiot Wind” seem pretty much confessional with it’s piercing lyrics and vocal agony and a haunting organ that sounds like a death march. There are still songs that show Dylan’s amazing storytelling capabilities with “Tangled Up In Blue”, which could be autobiographical though Dylan has changed the first person perspective in the lyrics on live recordings, as well as “Lilly, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts” and “Simple Twist Of Fate.” There is plenty of bittersweet melodies with “Shelter From The Storm” and “Buckets Of Rain”, which ends the album on a rather hopeful note in the final lyric “Life is sad, life is a bust. All you can do is do what you must. You do what you must do and you do it well. I do it for you, honey can’t you tell?” Again, weather if this is coming from his personal life or not, we’ll never know. In the end, Blood On The Tracks is a masterpiece among folk rock records that continues to endure and inspire, even if its intentions are a mystery, just like Dylan himself.

  3. Linn Carpenter

    Blood on the Tracks is a classic and highly regarded album by one of the greatest artists of all time. This is one of the best albums that Bob Dylan ever released. It’s timeless. Every track is outstanding. With amazing songs like Tangled Up in Blue, Shelter from the Storm and Simple Twist of Fate, this album is a winner from start to finish. Dylan is one of the greatest songwriters of all time, and there will never be anyone like him. If I sound a bit biased, it’s true. I’m a die-hard Dylan fan and always will be. However, this album is outstanding and a must-have for any Dylan fan or anyone else who loves great music.

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