Bob Dylan "Blood On The Tracks"

Posted 21 May 2010 in 70s, Albums of 1975, Albums of the 70s

Today’s Cool Album of the Day  is Bob Dylan’s 1975 release, “Blood On The Tracks.”

After going obscure, I felt it was time for a biggie.  Well, “Blood On The Tracks”  surely fits that bill.  This is the album that included one of his best ‘early, middle period’ songs, ‘Tangled Up In Blue.’

Other highlights include ‘Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts, Simple Twist of Fate and Shelter From the Storm.’

One of those songs can make up a decent album these days. There’s four on one disc.  The rest of the album was pretty darn good too.

Bob Dylan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 1988.

Personnel

  • Bob Dylan – Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Organ, Mandolin
  • Billy Peterson – Bass (Minneapolis Sessions)
  • Eric Weissberg – Banjo, Guitar (NYC Sessions)
  • Tony Brown – Bass (NYC Sessions)
  • Charles Brown, III – Guitar (NYC Sessions)
  • Bill Berg – Drums (Minneapolis Sessions)
  • Buddy Cage – Steel guitar (NYC Session)
  • Barry Kornfeld – Guitar (NYC Sessions)
  • Richard Crooks – Drums (NYC Sessions)
  • Paul Griffin – Organ, Keyboards (NYC Sessions)
  • Gregg Inhofer – Keyboards (Minneapolis Sessions)
  • Thomas McFaul – Keyboards (NYC Sessions)
  • Chris Weber – Guitar, 12 String Guitar (Minneapolis Sessions)
  • Kevin Odegard – Guitar (Minneapolis Sessions)
  • Peter Ostroushko – Mandolin (Minneapolis Sessions)

Track listing

All songs written by Bob Dylan.

Side one

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

Side two

  1. “Meet Me in the Morning” – 4:22 (A & R Studios – New York, NY – 9/16/74)
  2. “Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts” – 8:51 (Sound 80 Studio – Minneapolis,MN – 12/30/74)
  3. “If You See Her, Say Hello” – 4:49 (Sound 80 Studio – Minneapolis, MN – 12/30/74)
  4. “Shelter from the Storm” – 5:02 (A & R Studios – New York, NY – 9/17/74)
  5. “Buckets of Rain” – 3:22 (A & R Studios – New York, NY – 9/19/74)

Posted by Larry Carta


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