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Blood On The Tracks [Original recording remastered]

Bob Dylan Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (263 customer reviews)
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5. You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
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Remastered Japanese reissue of the 1975 album. Sony. 2005.


Inevitably, when critics praise a new Dylan album, they label it the "best since Blood on the Tracks," and with good reason. Inspired by a crumbled marriage, and recorded after a tour with The Band had apparently re-ignited his creativity, Blood is among Dylan's masterpieces. The album's epic songs are well known, but its real high points are the shorter numbers--"You're a Big Girl Now," the flawless blues "Meet Me in the Morning," and the sweetly devastating "Buckets of Rain." These are songs of "images and distorted facts," each expressed through tangled points of view, and all of them blue. --David Cantwell --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
By Amazon Customer HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
It has been thirty years since "Blood on the Tracks" was released and of all of the albums recorded by Bob Dylan it is the one that has most increased in stature simply because every album produced since then has failed to rise to this level. I think the reason for this is mainly because it was born in a creative burst of pointed lyricisim as his marriage to Sara Lowndes collapsed, with all the songs written in two months in the middle of 1974. I would no more expect any personal turmoil to provide similar inspiration any more than I would have expected any of the songs on this album to rise to the level of social rhetoric found in his greatest songs of the Sixties.
In "Blood on the Tracks" Dylan also turned his back on his greatest backing band, returning to his artistic routes on an album that is largely acoustic-based. The songs run the emotional gamut from sorrow and regret to bitterness and pain. At the same time, despite the obvious point of origin for most of these songs, this is not an openly confessional album (cf. Courtney Love's "America's Sweetheart"). After all, we are talking the lyrics of Bob Dylan, which means cryptic riddles and allegories abound all laid out in ten classic tracks:
"Tangled Up in Blue" is the best song on the album and the ambguity about the characters and relationships Dylan sings about has only increased over the years with the shifting lyrics in various performances. The cover version by the Indigo Girls remains my favorite Dylan cover.
"Simple Twist of Fate" is another great four-word phrase in a song that represents the most overtly personal song on the album. The stark instrumentation only serves to highlight the heartbreak of the existentialist lyrics and the mournful sound of the vocals.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars POST-FLOOD BLUES Oct. 9 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is a murky record, only partially successful. The opening track, "Tangled Up in Blue," was improved by one of the Minneapolis guitarists by changing the key to A (compare earlier version released on 'Bootleg Series'), but the recording is irritating to listen to because the mix is sloppy. This song comes off much better in live shows (never better than Milwaukee '97), and the lyrics were considerably improved for the 'Real Live' version. The earlier version of "You're a Big Girl Now," released on 'Biograph,' is so superior to the one on this record that one wonders what Dylan and his producers could possibly have been thinking. The original version features a beautifully sad steel guitar, tender and bittersweet vocals, and a heart-wrenching harmonica part. The version released here has no steel, a pretty good vocal, and (by comparison) a terrible harp solo. It does feature some nice flamenco-style guitar playing, but most of the power of the song has been left behind. "Idiot Wind," which comes off perfectly on 'Hard Rain,' is too vitriolic here because there's not enough humility in the performance. I did witness an excellent live performance of this one in Minneapolis back in '92; guess it took time to gel. "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome" is one of the highlights of this album: a timeless song enthusiastically performed, with none of the self-pity (and self-loathing) that tends to weaken so many of the other songs on this record. Bob would do well to (re)introduce this one into his current show. Read more ›
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By Mark Anderson TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
The owner of a local CD store recently told me that the 15 - 25 year old demographic is re-discovering 1970s music in a big way. He says that 1970s artists like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd are outselling all contemporary bands among this age group.

Interesting, if it's true. And judging by the number of teen and 20 somethings I see sporting T-shirts of 1970s bands, I'm inclined to think it has some validity.

For anyone exploring 1970s music, or discovering (re-discovering?) Bob Dylan, this is an essential album.

It's Dylan's best 1970s album as well as being one of the best albums of that decade. It's also one of the best albums of Dylan's lengthy, productive career.

Bottom line: this CD should be in any collection of 1970s music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best record I own July 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
That's right.
I have a lot of CDs, enough for me to have lost count a long time ago, but this one I keep coming back to.
I'm not saying that this is necessarily my all-time favorite album, although it is certainly one of them. But I do believe that it is the best.
A quiet, understated album, "Blood On The Tracks" is dominated by strummed acoustic guitars, perhaps a piano, and once in a while a drummer playing a gentle rock shuffle.
The melodies, and the lyrics, too, are among the best things that Bob Dylan have ever written. Lovely and melancholy all at once, and production is superb.
And there is literally not a weak track on this entire album. It opens with the wonderful "Tangled Up In Blue", Dylan singing softly and pleasently, accompanied by a shuffling backbeat and gently ringing guitars, one picked, one strummed.
"Simple Twist Of Faith" is just a bass and two or three acoustic guitars, and a superb, slightly folkish tune, almost a ballad.
And the sparse, acoustic instuments work perfectly. These tunes are too beautiful to be buried beneath layers of electric guitars and pounding drums.
The slow, mellow "You're A Big Girl Now" starts of with an immediately catchy guitar intro, two acoustic guitars playing Spanish-style melodies, and sports a similarly Latin-tinged tune.
And then follows the eight-minute "Idiot Wind". Dylan sings without pause for seven minutes and three seconds with not a single instrumental break, accompanied by drums, organ and guitars (still acoustic).
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE my Blood on the Tracks CD !
I LOVE this CD. I LOVED it when I had it on vinyl and audio tape and now that I have it on CD my set is complete - until the next time someone comes out with yet another format. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Diane M Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Dylan- On Track
One of my fav Dylan albums, sounds great. They obv used the orig masters and made this the reference version of Blood On The Tracks on vinyl.
Published 2 months ago by Rick Kahn
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it Probably Bob's best work
loved it Probably Bob's best work.
Published 2 months ago by bill johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful vinyl
I have both the MFSL CD & vinyl. Tremendous SQ. The record is flat & silent. More importantly the music is lively with a spacious & realistic soundstage. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Geee!
5.0 out of 5 stars Massive!
Perhaps the peak of a peak-strewn career from a craggy artist. The songs are thoughtful, poignant, witty and memorable. The music is not intrusive. Read more
Published 18 months ago by eeyoore
5.0 out of 5 stars Dylan's most accessible album: cubism built on paradoxes, October 10,...
This is Dylan's most talked-about LP from his post 1960s career, and while initially the critics were unsure about it, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS rapidly became perceived as one of the... Read more
Published on Sept. 1 2012 by Mike London
5.0 out of 5 stars His best?
Blonde on Blonde, Highway 61 etc. No need to debate what Bob's best was. One should only consider this as a contender. Read more
Published on March 4 2012 by highparkdave
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great One Among Great Ones
Fans of Bob Dylan can be extremely passionate about their favourite albums and performances and with this great artist it is extremely difficult to decide which of his great works... Read more
Published on April 6 2011 by lowrider
5.0 out of 5 stars This cd will leave you feeling somewhat blue, but never indifferent...
I heard many friends raving about Bob Dylan, but... I didn't pay attention. My loss, as I discovered not long ago, when I bought "Blood on the tracks" on a whim, just to see what... Read more
Published on Jan. 8 2007 by M. B. Alcat
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lyrical Masterpiece
Few artists can match the impact that Dylan has had on the music industry and Blood On The Tracks is simply on of the best albums ever made. Read more
Published on July 14 2004 by David Shadd
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