Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Bob Dylan|Blood On The Tracks

Blood On The Tracks

Bob Dylan

Available in
logo Hi-Res
24-Bit 96.0 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

Following on the heels of an album where he repudiated his past with his greatest backing band, Blood on the Tracks finds Bob Dylan, in a way, retreating to the past, recording a largely quiet, acoustic-based album. But this is hardly nostalgia -- this is the sound of an artist returning to his strengths, what feels most familiar, as he accepts a traumatic situation, namely the breakdown of his marriage. This is an album alternately bitter, sorrowful, regretful, and peaceful, easily the closest he ever came to wearing his emotions on his sleeve. That's not to say that it's an explicitly confessional record, since many songs are riddles or allegories, yet the warmth of the music makes it feel that way. The original version of the album was even quieter -- first takes of "Idiot Wind" and "Tangled Up in Blue," available on The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3, are hushed and quiet (excised verses are quoted in the liner notes, but not heard on the record) -- but Blood on the Tracks remains an intimate, revealing affair since these harsher takes let his anger surface the way his sadness does elsewhere. As such, it's an affecting, unbearably poignant record, not because it's a glimpse into his soul, but because the songs are remarkably clear-eyed and sentimental, lovely and melancholy at once. And, in a way, it's best that he was backed with studio musicians here, since the professional, understated backing lets the songs and emotion stand at the forefront. Dylan made albums more influential than this, but he never made one better.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

More info

Blood On The Tracks

Bob Dylan

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 90 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this playlist and more than 90 million songs with our unlimited streaming plans.

From £10.83/month

1
Tangled up in Blue (Album Version)
00:05:40

B. Dylan, Composer - B. Dylan, Lyricist - Bob Dylan, Performer - Bob Dylan, Vocal - Buddy Cage, Steel Guitar - Paul Griffin, Organ - Phil Ramone, Engineer - Producer not documented on available sources, Producer - Tony Brown, Bass - Unknown, Producer

(P) 1975 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

2
Simple Twist of Fate (Album Version)
00:04:17

B. Dylan, Composer - B. Dylan, Lyricist - Bob Dylan, Performer - Buddy Cage, Steel Guitar - Paul Griffin, Organ - Phil Ramone, Engineer - Producer not documented on available sources, Producer - Tony Brown, Bass - Unknown, Producer

(P) 1975 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

3
You're a Big Girl Now (Album Version)
00:04:34

B. Dylan, Composer - B. Dylan, Lyricist - Bob Dylan, Performer - Bob Dylan, Vocal - Buddy Cage, Steel Guitar - Paul Griffin, Organ - Phil Ramone, Engineer - Producer not documented on available sources, Producer - Tony Brown, Bass - Unknown, Producer

(P) 1975 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

4
Idiot Wind (Album Version)
00:07:47

B. Dylan, Composer - B. Dylan, Lyricist - Bob Dylan, Performer - Bob Dylan, Vocal - Buddy Cage, Steel Guitar - Paul Griffin, Organ - Phil Ramone, Engineer - Producer not documented on available sources, Producer - Tony Brown, Bass - Unknown, Producer

(P) 1975 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

5
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Album Version)
00:02:55

B. Dylan, Composer - B. Dylan, Lyricist - Bob Dylan, Performer - Bob Dylan, Vocal - Buddy Cage, Steel Guitar - Paul Griffin, Organ - Phil Ramone, Engineer - Producer not documented on available sources, Producer - Tony Brown, Bass - Unknown, Producer

(P) 1975 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

6
Meet Me in the Morning (Album Version)
00:04:21

B. Dylan, Composer - B. Dylan, Lyricist - Bob Dylan, Performer - Bob Dylan, Vocal - Buddy Cage, Steel Guitar - Paul Griffin, Organ - Phil Ramone, Engineer - Producer not documented on available sources, Producer - Tony Brown, Bass - Unknown, Producer

(P) 1975 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

7
Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (Album Version)
00:08:52

B. Dylan, Composer - B. Dylan, Lyricist - Bob Dylan, Guitar - Bob Dylan, Harmonica - Bob Dylan, Performer - Bob Dylan, Vocal - Producer not documented on available sources, Producer - Unknown, Producer

(P) 1975 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

8
If You See Her, Say Hello (Album Version)
00:04:47

B. Dylan, Composer - B. Dylan, Lyricist - Bob Dylan, Performer - Bob Dylan, Vocal - Buddy Cage, Steel Guitar - Paul Griffin, Organ - Producer not documented on available sources, Producer - Tony Brown, Bass

(P) 1975 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

9
Shelter from the Storm (Album Version)
00:05:00

B. Dylan, Composer - B. Dylan, Lyricist - Bob Dylan, Performer - Bob Dylan, Vocal - Buddy Cage, Steel Guitar - Paul Griffin, Organ - Phil Ramone, Engineer - Producer not documented on available sources, Producer - Tony Brown, Bass - Unknown, Producer

(P) 1975 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

10
Buckets of Rain (Album Version)
00:03:22

B. Dylan, Composer - B. Dylan, Lyricist - Bob Dylan, Performer - Bob Dylan, Vocal - Buddy Cage, Steel Guitar - Paul Griffin, Organ - Phil Ramone, Engineer - Producer not documented on available sources, Producer - Tony Brown, Bass - Unknown, Producer

(P) 1975 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Album Description

Following on the heels of an album where he repudiated his past with his greatest backing band, Blood on the Tracks finds Bob Dylan, in a way, retreating to the past, recording a largely quiet, acoustic-based album. But this is hardly nostalgia -- this is the sound of an artist returning to his strengths, what feels most familiar, as he accepts a traumatic situation, namely the breakdown of his marriage. This is an album alternately bitter, sorrowful, regretful, and peaceful, easily the closest he ever came to wearing his emotions on his sleeve. That's not to say that it's an explicitly confessional record, since many songs are riddles or allegories, yet the warmth of the music makes it feel that way. The original version of the album was even quieter -- first takes of "Idiot Wind" and "Tangled Up in Blue," available on The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3, are hushed and quiet (excised verses are quoted in the liner notes, but not heard on the record) -- but Blood on the Tracks remains an intimate, revealing affair since these harsher takes let his anger surface the way his sadness does elsewhere. As such, it's an affecting, unbearably poignant record, not because it's a glimpse into his soul, but because the songs are remarkably clear-eyed and sentimental, lovely and melancholy at once. And, in a way, it's best that he was backed with studio musicians here, since the professional, understated backing lets the songs and emotion stand at the forefront. Dylan made albums more influential than this, but he never made one better.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

About the album

Distinctions:

Improve album information

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

The Line Is A Curve

Kae Tempest

The Line Is A Curve Kae Tempest

Prioritise Pleasure

Self Esteem

Prioritise Pleasure Self Esteem

Prioritise Pleasure

Self Esteem

Prioritise Pleasure Self Esteem

The Line Is A Curve

Kae Tempest

The Line Is A Curve Kae Tempest
More on Qobuz
By Bob Dylan

Fragments - Time Out of Mind Sessions (1996-1997): The Bootleg Series, Vol. 17 (Deluxe Edition)

Bob Dylan

RTL & BD Music Present Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Highway 61 Revisited

Bob Dylan

Oh Mercy

Bob Dylan

Oh Mercy Bob Dylan

Springtime in New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16 / 1980-1985 (Deluxe Edition)

Bob Dylan

Playlists

You may also like...

Only the Strong Survive

Bruce Springsteen

Only the Strong Survive Bruce Springsteen

Revolver

The Beatles

Revolver The Beatles

The Dark Side Of The Moon

Pink Floyd

Rumours

Fleetwood Mac

Rumours Fleetwood Mac

The Wall

Pink Floyd

The Wall Pink Floyd
In your panoramas...
Nebraska: When Bruce Springsteen Laid Himself Bare

In 1982, at the height of his glory, the Boss surprised the world with “Nebraska”: a stripped back, entirely acoustic album; a timeless masterpiece bathed in echoes and reflections; an album that describes the fringes of America, and that many consider to be his best.

Nick Cave: Bad Seed

Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds remain one of the most prolific adventures of the post-punk era. Since the late 1980s, the vast magnetism of the Australian singer has swirled through violent paroxysms, fulminating covers, piano ballads and sweaty rock'n'roll. As the years went by, Cave became more and more of a crooner, part way between a punk Frank Sinatra and an austere Johnny Cash.

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Atlantic

From 1967 to 1979, Aretha Franklin recorded her greatest albums for the Atlantic label. These records were rooted in the gospel of her childhood, to which she added rhythm & blues to redefine the shape of modern soul music.

In the news...