Bob Dylan Blood On The Tracks
Q: Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"
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- Released: June 1, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Sony
Rolling Stone - 12/11/03, p.96Ranked #16 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...No one disputes the album's luxuriant tangle of guitars, the gritty directness in Dylan's voice and the magnificent confessional force of his writing..."
Q - 1/03, p.69Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"
Q - 12/93, p.1315 Stars (out of 5) - "...Suddenly Dylan no longer seemed to be straining to recapture the surreal poetic torrents of the '60s....this is probably Dylan's most complete and most unified album--and yes, damnit, his best..."
Alternative Press - 5/01, p.104Included in AP's "10 Essential Breakup Albums" - "...Dylan has never been so thematically clear....representing a man full of regret and misery, singing through his tears."
Vibe - 12/99, p.157Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century
Q (Magazine) - p.110"Against the backdrop of his own collapsing marriage, it's as close as he ever got to the confessional school of singer-songwriters..."
NME (Magazine) - 10/2/93, p.29Ranked #85 in NME's list of the "Greatest Albums Of All Time."
NME (Magazine) - 9/18/93, p.19Ranked #29 in NME's list of the "Greatest Albums Of The '70s."
NME (Magazine) - 8/12/00, p.28Ranked #13 in The NME "Top 30 Heartbreak Albums" - "...A bitter, sorrowful eulogy to love and the pain of breaking up."
Paste (magazine) - "[F]ire up your turntable, grab the tissues and give this classic breakup album some love."
- 1.Tangled Up In Blue
- 2.Simple Twist Of Fate
- 3.You're A Big Girl Now
- 4.Idiot Wind
- 5.You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
- 6.Meet Me In The Morning
- 7.Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts
- 8.If You See Her, Say Hello
- 9.Shelter From The Storm
- 10.Buckets Of Rain
Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar); Kevin Odegard, Chris Weber (guitar); Buddy Cage (steel guitar); Peter Ostroushko (mandolin); Gregg Inhofer (keyboards); Paul Griffin (organ); Tony Brown, Billy Peterson (bass); Bill Berg (drums); Eric Weissberg & Deliverance.
Includes liner notes by Pete Hamill.
Issued for Record Store Day in the spring of 2019, this LP is an exact replica of the impossibly rare withdrawn test pressing of Blood on the Tracks from December of 1974. After Bob Dylan recorded the set at A&R Studios in New York with Eric Weisberg & Deliverance, he was unsatisfied. The emotional intimacy and vulnerability proved too revealing and vulnerable. He played a test pressing for his brother, producer David Zimmerman, back in Minnesota, who encouraged him to re-record five of the songs with local musicians in order to liven it up. Dylan withdrew the album he'd handed in, leaving only five test pressings, making it the scarcest of Dylan rarities. He cut new versions of five songs -- "Tangled Up in Blue," "You're a Big Girl," "Idiot Wind," "Lily, Rosemary & the Jack of Hearts," and "If You See Her, Say Hello." While the officially issued 1975 offering included selections from both sessions, this LP contains the ten original tracks cut in New York. ~ Thom Jurek
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