Monday, December 19, 2011

Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks

Catch up with Bob Dylan at Amazon.com

One of the greatest albums of all time is Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks

This isn't the Bob Dylan who's going to change the world with a folk anthem, it's the Bob Dylan who's telling stories taken from life and the news. It's Bob focused on telling stories, like Tangled Up in Blue and You're a Big Girl Now and Simple Twist of Fate

Get Blood on the Tracks at Amazon.com

Blood on the Tracks is Bob Dylan's 15th studio album, released by Columbia Records in January 1975. The album marked Dylan's return to Columbia after a two-album stint with Asylum Records.

The album, which followed on the resurgence of critical acclaim for Dylan's work after Planet Waves, was greeted enthusiastically by fans and critics. In the years following its release it has come to be regarded as one of his best albums; it is quite common for subsequent records to be labeled his "best since Blood on the Tracks." It is also commonly seen as a standard for confessional singer-songwriter albums; though Dylan has denied that the songs are autobiographical, his son Jakob Dylan has stated: "The songs are my parents talking." Most of the lyrics on the album revolve around heartache, anger, and loneliness. In 2003, the album was ranked number 16 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 charts and #4 on the UK Albums Chart. The single "Tangled Up in Blue" peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The album remains one of Dylan's all-time best-selling studio releases, with a double-platinum US certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

"Tangled Up in Blue" – 5:42 (Sound 80 Studio – Minneapolis, MN – 12/30/74)
"Simple Twist of Fate" – 4:19 (A & R Studios – New York, NY – 9/19/74)
"You're a Big Girl Now" – 4:36 (Sound 80 Studio – Minneapolis, MN – 12/27/74)
"Idiot Wind" – 7:48 (Sound 80 Studio – Minneapolis, MN – 12/27/74)
"You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" – 2:55 (A & R Studios – New York, NY – 9/17/74)

Side two

"Meet Me in the Morning" – 4:22 (A & R Studios – New York, NY – 9/16/74)
"Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts" – 8:51 (Sound 80 Studio – Minneapolis, MN – 12/30/74)
"If You See Her, Say Hello" – 4:49 (Sound 80 Studio – Minneapolis, MN – 12/30/74)
"Shelter from the Storm" – 5:02 (A & R Studios – New York, NY – 9/17/74)
"Buckets of Rain" – 3:22 (A & R Studios – New York, NY – 9/1

No comments: