|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|
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).