Blood on the Tracks Original recording remastered
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Mobile Fidelity Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid CD/SACD. Mastered from the Original Master Tapes. Heartbreaking 1974 masterpiece.
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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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.Read more ›
Anyone familiar with art know that some of the best art in the world comes from pain. Bob Dylan's music from 1969 to 1974 was very much characterised by a sort of domesticity which was the central undercurrent to most of his music, being characterized by his familia lifestyle. While the music found on these albums (NASHVILLE, SELF-PORTRAIT to some extent, NEW MORNING, and PLANET WAVES) are sometimes exciting (especially NASHVILLE, the best of the lot), generally they never quite rise to the level of the artistically impeccable.
While the domesticity was heartfelt and sincere, it seems Dylan was too content with his life to put a lot into his art. There was no central drive like there was in the early days, when Dylan wanted to be the next Woody Guthrie, and then the more poetic direction of the mid 1960s, and then a more mellow country direction. Dylan was too interested in pursuing this path to make us care about the music found on NEW MORNING, etc. Now, however, he must channel that pain through into his art so he can deal with it. There's a real passion here that's lacking in the other albums of this period. This is the culmination of his mellow period, driving Dylan to an artistic catharsis because of a new ingredient in the mix of domestic bliss: pain.Read more ›
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.
Most recent customer reviews
Best bob dylan album!
You can talk a lot about blonde on blonde but blood on the tracks is just perfect as a whole!
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 morePublished 22 months ago by Diane M Johnson
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 23 months ago by Rico 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 morePublished on April 5 2014 by Geee!
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 morePublished on April 27 2013 by eeyoore
Blonde on Blonde, Highway 61 etc. No need to debate what Bob's best was. One should only consider this as a contender. Read morePublished on March 4 2012 by highparkdave
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 morePublished on Jan. 8 2007 by B. Alcat