Blood On The Tracks CD (2004)

Artist: Bob Dylan

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Product Overview


Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 61008323
UPC 827969239827
UPC 14 00827969239827
Format CD
Release Date 6/1/2004
Author Bob Dylan
Associated Artist/Work Baez, Joan
Associated Artist/Work Band (The)
Associated Artist/Work Cash, Johnny
Associated Artist/Work Dylan, Nob
Associated Artist/Work Ferry, Bryan
Associated Artist/Work Four Seasons (The)
Associated Artist/Work Freeman, Denny
Associated Artist/Work Garcia, Jerry
Associated Artist/Work Grateful Dead
Associated Artist/Work Greene, Jackie
Associated Artist/Work Highway 61 (Bob Dylan Tribute B
Associated Artist/Work Highway 61 Revisited
Associated Artist/Work Hitchcock, Robyn
Associated Artist/Work Howe, Steve
Associated Artist/Work Jewels & Binoculars
Associated Artist/Work Jungr, Barb
Associated Artist/Work Nob Dylan & His Nobsoletes
Associated Artist/Work O'Brien, Tim
Associated Artist/Work O.S.T.
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Pickin' On
Associated Artist/Work Seeger, Pete (Folk)
Associated Artist/Work Valentino, Sal
Associated Artist/Work Vitamin String Quartet
Associated Artist/Work Wynn, Steve
Technical Info
Engineer Phil Ramone
CatalogID 92398
Lable Name Columbia (USA)
Released 06/01/2004
Original Release 1975
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 51m : 36s
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00827969239827
Musical Guests
Buddy Cage
Eric Weissberg
Album Notes and Credits
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.
By the mid-'70s, even Dylan's most ardent supporters began taking his artistic decline for granted. Albums like NEW MORNING and PLANET WAVES were fine works, but lacked the visionary spark of his seminal '60s recordings. At 34 he was already being written off as a has-been. That presumption is what made BLOOD ON THE TRACKS such a glorious sucker-punch of a record.
One of Dylan's most mournful efforts, this album, which easily ranks among his best, is full of stories about lost love and the struggle for peace of mind. With a simple, country-flavored backing somewhat akin to NASHVILLE SKYLINE, he recounts shattered love affairs in heart-breaking detail on songs like "Simple Twist Of Fate" and "If You See Her Say Hello." On the vengeful "Idiot Wind" he rails mercilessly against the ignorant and self-obsessed a la "Like A Rolling Stone." The difference here, and the major breakthrough for Dylan, is that by the end of the song, he's lumping himself in with those he excoriates so vehemently.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.96) - Ranked #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.69) - Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"
Q (12/93, p.131) - 5 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.104) - Included 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.157) - Included 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.29) - Ranked #85 in NME's list of the "Greatest Albums Of All Time."
NME (Magazine) (9/18/93, p.19) - Ranked #29 in NME's list of the "Greatest Albums Of The '70s."
NME (Magazine) (8/12/00, p.28) - Ranked #13 in The NME "Top 30 Heartbreak Albums" - "...A bitter, sorrowful eulogy to love and the pain of breaking up."
Disc 1
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
Product Attributes
Artist Dylan,Bob
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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