Blood on the Tracks is the 15th studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on January 20, 1975 by Columbia Records. The album marked Dylan's return to Columbia Records after a two-album stint with Asylum Records. Dylan commenced recording the album in New York City in September 1974. In December, shortly before Columbia was due to release the record, Dylan abruptly re-recorded much of the material in a studio in Minneapolis
Blood on the Tracks was originally recorded during four days in New York City in September, 1974. A few months later, Dylan felt the album needed a different approach and rerecorded five of the tracks at Minneapolis Sound 80 Studios beginning in late December of that year. The only recordings remaining from the Minneapolis Sound 80 sessions are the multi-track masters of the five performances included on the finished Blood on the Tracks album. All songs written by Bob Dylan.
Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series pretty much gave up on the casual fan about five years ago when it explored, in depth and on two CDs, the mostly maligned 1969-71 period that yielded Self Portrait, an album that proved the voice of a generation was fallible. Since then, the series has gone deep with six discs of The Basement Tapes, 18 CDs of the celebrated 1965-66 period and a nine-disc look at the born-again era that comes close to Self Portrait for its hatred among Dylanphiles.
Following on the heels of an album where he repudiated his past with his greatest backing band, Blood on the Tracks finds Bob Dylan, in a way, retreating to the past, recording a largely quiet, acoustic-based album. But this is hardly nostalgia - this is the sound of an artist returning to his strengths, what feels most familiar, as he accepts a traumatic situation, namely the breakdown of his marriage. This is an album alternately bitter, sorrowful, regretful, and peaceful, easily the closest he ever came to wearing his emotions on his sleeve.
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Listen free to Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks (Tangled Up in Blue, Simple Twist of Fate and more). Blood on the Tracks is singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's 15th studio album, released in 1975 by Columbia Records, which marked Dylan's return to Columbia after a two-album stint with Asylum Records. The album, which followed several years of lukewarm reception for Dylan's work, was greeted respectably by fans and critics